December 6-8, 2020
Low - not much walking, moderate temps.
We begin early today to maximize our chances at catching a great shot! We'll meet in the town of Rockport at 7:30am and drive to our favorite eagle-watching spot on the Skagit River. We'll spend a few hours photographing the eagles as they hunt for salmon in the morning light, changing locations occasionally to maximize our opportunities. Since the birds are most active in the mornings and evenings, after our morning session we’ll head into Marblemount for lunch and a group editing session before heading back out for more photography in the evening.
After sunset we'll all retire to our lodging for the evening and get some rest before the big day on Saturday!
We'll meet just before sunrise again along the banks of the mighty Skagit River (location tbd, depending on weather conditions). We'll continue refining the skills and techniques developed the previous days, working with the light to capture the perfect shot. We'll stop again for lunch and editing discussions before our evening outings!
There are numerous quality lodging options in the Skagit Valley. We recommend staying somewhere between Marblemount and Concrete to maximize time in the field. If you'd prefer to stay down near Bellingham be advised that your morning/evening drive times will be a bit longer.
What skill level is required to attend?
All levels are welcome, whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.
What fitness level is expected?
Low. There will be some walking around mostly on flat ground. Anyone of average fitness level will be fine!
Is this going to be the most fun I've ever had?
Yes. It's very likely you'll never recover, and may struggle to attain this level of happiness ever again. Life will be bleak after this workshop and you'll be craving the next opportunity to hang out with Nate and Mio in the wild. Fret not, little one, more workshops are around the corner!
Nate is a professional landscape/travel photographer from Seattle, Washington. He is a member of the Sony Alpha Collective and his work has been featured in several nation-wide publications in both print and online.
You can find more of Nate's work at @nateinthewild
Raised in the PNW and refined in the mountains of Colorado, Mio has made a name for himself with experience-driven photography around the world. His work has been utilized in several major multi-national branding campaigns.
You can find more of Mio's work at @Monascherie
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