Bald Eagles of Klamath Basin


Winter Wings Bird Photography FunShop™


FEB 10 and 11 2016 • 2 FULL DAYS


$350 for both days

To Register please email direct to In The Rhythm Tours™

LIMIT 8 participants


Join professional wildlife photographer Jim Stamates at the Winter Wings Festival for this action filled 2 day field FunShop™ photographing the many birds of the Klamath Basin including Bald Eagles, Hawks, Owls, and waterfowl. We will focus our attention and our cameras on the hundreds of Bald Eagles that winter at the Klamath Basin NWR along with thousands of Swans, Geese, and Ducks. This is the place to be for wintering waterfowl, bald eagle and birds of prey photography.

Jim will share is low impact field techniques that have helped him capture thousands of amazing photographs that have been published world wide. Jim will use his 35 years of experience and knowledge of wildlife, birds, and the natural environment to help you express your uniqueness through your photography. He will also share a little known secret on how to find and get close to wildlife.


You will learn:
The 3 Essentials to making great images – Exposure, Composition, and Creativity
Follow focus for birds in flight
How to blur an image to show motion
Long Lens shooting techniques
Tripod Use Made Simple
Flash techniques for birds and wildlife and when not to use it
How and ‘when not’ to Approach Birds and Wildlife
How close is too close
The Basic Rules of Photography and how to break the rules with intent
How and where to find birds and wildlife subjects
How to anticipate your subjects next move
Low Impact Field Techniques of a Professional Wildlife Photographer
You will learn camera settings for active wildlife and quiet landscapes

Who should attend: Anyone with a desire to improve their photography of the natural world from beginner to seasoned pro. All camera brands including point and shoot are welcome. Jim will be spending time with each participant individually to help you improve your level of experience.

What to expect: You will drive your own vehicle to the surrounding wetlands. Carpooling is encouraged, 2 persons per vehicle.  Lessons will be conducted in the field between shoots. Jm will have inside information as to where the birds are and we will search the best locations for the best photo opportunities. We will break for lunch as a group at one of the local eateries. More lessons and great opportunities await us for the afternoon shoot.

Lodging: Lodging suggestions will be provide upon registration.

“The Winter Wings Festival is by far the best birding festival I’ve attended. A well organized event you won’t want to miss. The festival dates for 2016 are Feb 11-14. We start our 2 day field workshop the day prior to the festival to give you the opportunity to stay for the entire weekend and join some of the other events on the schedule including a keynote address by Steven Johnson, a Canon Explorer of Light”…Jim