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The Coast of MD, VA, & DE (Wildlife and Landscapes)

Join us on an instructional photo tour to Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Bombay Hook, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Assateague Island with professional photographer John Slonina. 

We will be visiting the best places to photograph along the Delmarva Peninsula.

Located on the southern end of Assateague Island in Virginia, the refuge was established in 1943 for the protection of migratory waterfowl habitat with emphasis on conserving the greater snow goose.

The refuges has more than 14,000 acres of beach, maritime forest, saltmarsh, and freshwater marsh habitats. This diverse ecosystem is home to a spectacular variety of migratory birds, plants, and other animals.

The refuge is also one of the most visited refuges in the country and provides outstanding opportunities to connect you with nature.

We will also visit Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

This is a great time to photograph this awesome area. We have thousands of migrating Snow Geese taking off and landing. This is a event you will never forget. It is a great photo opportunity.


We will also look for other wildlife. The species we usually photograph include Tundra Swans, Herons, Egrets and other waterfowl species. Mammals include Red Fox, the endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel etc, River Otters, and White Tailed Deer etc. We also will look for the famous Wild Horses. Since this area is protected wildlife sighting are common and many species allow a close approach.

This area is a landscapes photographers delight . There area includes several beautiful coastal landscapes, sand dunes, surf, forests, sea shells, marshes, and a lighthouse.

Day One: We will meet at the hotel for a quick meeting followed by a afternoon sunset shoot at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge then dinner. Day Two: Sunrise shoot Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge then drive to Chincoteaque. Check into hotel, afternoon photo shoot till sunset. Dinner

Day Three: We will travel to several different locations (depending on the lighting conditions) starting on location at sunrise. We will also have some classroom time to review and critique work, digital techniques, digital processing tips ect. John will be bringing a digital projector for presentations.

Day Four: Morning Sunrise AM shoot, breakfast check out of hotel and drive to next hotel in Dover DE. Afternoon - Sunset Shoot Bombay Hook Delaware. Day Five: Sunrise Shoot Bombay Hook Delaware. Return to hotel intime for 11 am checkout.

When:

November 30- December 4, 2016

Price:

$ 1495 (this Includes hotel, instruction and refuge permemits admission)

Deposit: $300

Payment:

Payment can be made by check to Slonina Photography.

We also accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

If you prefer to use credit card you can call our office at (508)[masked] or use the online shopping cart.

What's Included:

The hotel is included in this tour (4 nights). Instruction

Lodging: Included (3 Star Hotels) 

Fitness Level:  

This trip will involve some short flat walks. None of the hikes are long most of them within site of my tour van. So you do not have to be in great shape for this tour. 

Group size: 

Our groups are small in size and are limited to 6 people. This group size allows for flexibility in our plans if interesting and unexpected photo opportunities present themselves. Also it will allow us to work with each participate to provide complete, informative, helpful lessons.

Goals:

The entire workshop is devoted to capturing the best nature images possible on digital camera or film. John draws upon his decades of experience as a professional photographer to offer several methods to improve your nature photography. John will share numerous proven beginner thru advanced techniques.

On location, John will demonstrate how you can best use your equipment. We will do our best to help you get beautiful professional high dynamic quality images which will make gorgeous prints on your wall.

Before and after each workshop we will access each participants needs, interests and skills so we can teach techniques that will help each participant. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned pro we will help you grow as a photographer. At the end of the workshop you will be able to comfortably apply these tools and start your own unique style.

What you will learn: Our job is not only to help you create beautiful images and have fun but also teach skills and techniques you can use to take your photography to the next, higher level! Attendees will have a solid understanding of many basic and advanced principles related to nature photography.

About Me:

John Slonina is a professional nature photographer who has been photographing the nature for over 25 years. He has been published in multiple books, magazines, and calendars. He has a love of natural history as well. You will receive education not just in photo technique, but also in the natural world. Understanding the natural world not only increases your appreciation of nature but also helps you become a better nature photographer.

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