NEW DATE FOR THE WHALE WATCHING WORKSHOP IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

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NEW DATE FOR THE WHALE WATCHING WORKSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER JODI FREDIANI IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5.

DATE CHANGE: Due to bad weather conditions, we had to change the date of this trip from Saturday, September 28 to the new date of Saturday, October 5.

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MORE PHOTOS: To see photos from photographers who attended a past trip click on the link below:

https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Photography-Events/photos/29159495/

Join us for a very special Whale Watching and Wildlife Photography Adventure Workshop on Monterey Bay. The biodiversity in Monterey Bay is among the highest of any place on earth.

THIS WORKSHOP: Our workshop is very different from others because it is organized by Photographers for Photographers. In order to provide the very best experience for everyone, we charter the entire boat and put less than half the normal number of passengers on the boat. The advantage of having a limited number of people on the boat is that you will be able to move from one area on the boat to another area and not have to fight for a space from which to photograph the whales and wildlife as they appear in various locations. If you have been on other whale watching tours, you know the kind of feeding frenzy that can occur when there are too many people on the boat. As wildlife appears in different areas, everyone rushes from place to place making it very difficult to get clean shots. There is also a lack of courtesy by people who are not serious photographers - we have all had those cell phones pushed into our shots.

ORIENTATION: Prior to the trip, Jodi will conduct a class in which she will share technical information on how to get the best shots, what to look for in animal behavior, how to function on a moving platform, etc. She will also cover, in advance, suggestions about the best equipment to use and what to wear. In addition to Jodi, there will be another marine biologist/naturalist on board to help locate whales as they appear.

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR: Acclaimed Photographer and Whale Researcher Jodi Frediani will be the instructor for our workshop. She has been swimming with and photographing Humpback Whales on the Silver Bank for the past 15 years and is currently in charge of gathering fluke ID photos and collecting match-sightings data from the Silver Bank calving grounds of those North Atlantic Humpback Whales. In addition, she has been photographing the marine life of Monterey Bay for the past 11 years while taking time off for photographic adventures to Brazil, Argentina, Antarctica, Thailand and Africa. She has also taught a variety of topics both throughout the U.S and internationally.

Links to other of Jodi's accomplishments

Jodi has recently won first place in the Art of Nature category.
https://www.bigpicturecompetition.org/2017-winners

http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/17/killer-whales-pursuing-a-dolphin-off-central-california/

More of her photography at (http://www.jodifrediani.com/)

NEW DATE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019

TIME: 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm

LOCATION: Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey

PRICE: $98.

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Edward Woods