Photographing Butterflies at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory

Webcode: WORKSHOP247


Price: $150.00
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 3 hours
Prerequisites: Basic Camera knowledge
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Photographing Butterflies at the Niagara Butterfly Conservatory

Join us in Niagara Falls, Ontario for this exclusive photo class & private photo event at the region’s prestigious Butterfly Conservatory. Starting with a 1-hour in-classroom photo primer to help you get ready to photograph the day’s subjects, we’ll then move into the conservatory’s main viewing area for our special 1 hour, closed-to-the public walkabout where you’ll have the opportunity to photograph, unobstructed, 2,000 + butterflies (45 different species) as they fly freely in the conservatory’s lush rainforest environment. After our one-on-one time with the butterflies, we’ll then move outside for a private live raptor demo where you’ll once again have the opportunity to photograph, unobstructed, a selection of nature’s majestic birds of prey.

Contest: Participants will have the opportunity to submit their best shot from this event for a chance to win a 16”x20‘ canvas wrap ($100 value), made from their winning image.

Event includes free access to Niagara’s Royal Botanical Gardens, located next to the Butterfly Conservatory.

You will receive an email from your instructor a few days prior to the event including the meeting details as well as any other important information.

Prerequisites:

Basic Camera knowledge

Course Outline:

- Welcome & Orientation
- Photo Lesson: Understanding and preparing for the photographic challenges ahead - including: dealing with low light, controlling exposure and colour, ‘macro’ (close focusing) techniques and more.
- One-on-One with the Butterflies: With the support of your Henry’s Learning Lab instructor, participants will have the opportunity to photograph the conservatory’s butterflies while doors remain closed to the public.
- Private, Live Outdoor Raptor Demo: With your Henry’s Learning Lab instructor and professional bird handler, participants will have an opportunity to learn about and then photograph, unobstructed, a selection of nature’s majestic birds of prey.

Who Should Attend?

Beginner to intermediate level owners of interchangeable lens cameras (DLSR or mirrorless) who are looking to improve both their knowledge & skills at photographing butterflies in a challenging environment as well as predatory birds. Fundamental camera techniques including: basic focusing methods, image playback and menu navigation should already be familiar. Awareness of semi-auto camera modes (shutter & aperture priority), exposure compensation, white balance, ISO control are also valuable assets, but will be discussed during the classroom component.

What To Bring To Class:

Camera Gear:
- Fully charged battery + extra battery
- Memory cards
- Lens(es): 50mm-135mm range (or similar) with close focusing (‘macro’) capabilities

Other Recommended Gear:
- 100mm f/2.8 macro prime lens (or similar)

Clothing & Other:
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Snack (ex: energy bar)
- Water bottle

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From $200 and up $75.00
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  • In the event of a course cancellation or postponement, all pre-registered attendees will be notified to arrange another suitable date.
  • Customers may reschedule or refund registrations up to 48 hrs prior to the course start time at no charge.
  • If less than 48 hrs notice is given, up until the course start time, only rescheduling will be offered and an administrative fee will apply. (See Fee Table)
  • Refunds will not be issued and rescheduling will not be permitted, if requested after the stated course start time. Missed courses are not eligible for refunds or rebooking.
  • Course credits with Henry's Learning Lab will be valid for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase of the original course.

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