Have you ever wished you could capture an up close and personal portrait of the elusive Belted Kingfisher? Join me for a session with this wonderful bird anytime of year at a small pond in southern New Jersey. For the last year I have been documenting this cooperative male Belted Kingfisher and have been lucky enough to capture him just sitting around, with fish in his beak, and once even while he devoured a small frog.
I believe the best way to learn many things are to do them yourself, this particularly applies to photography. When anyone asks my opinion on the best way to get better at photography the first thing I tell them is to get out and shoot, a lot, I mean take photos as often as you possibly can. You will learn so much with your camera in your hand and just getting out there.
The other half of photography is done on the computer where post processing plays a very important role. From simply organizing thousands of photos to taking a particular photo to the next level, all the steps involved on the computer side of photography can be just as important as the camera side.
Join me to photograph the normally elusive Wood Duck at a location where they are numerous and very friendly. The Wood Ducks of Wissahickon Creek are generally habituated to people and will allow you to get very close to them. The males are one of the most beautiful and colorful ducks found in the area and watching the group that lives here can be very entertaining. You will usually get to photograph individuals, pairs and hopefully lots of interaction between the ducks. So reserve your spot now and spend a morning or afternoon learning how to photograph these amazing waterfowl.
Join me in photographing the wide variety of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds at the Barnegat Light jetty and beach. It's a cold and usually windy place to be but you can find such a variety of birds concentrated along the jetty here that can be tough to find anywhere else, most famously the Harlequin Duck!
Join me in photographing the gorgeous and elusive Hooded Merganser.These beautiful ducks are notoriously hard to get close to but I have had the privilege of having a group of them return every winter to a small pond in southern New Jersey that allows for close and water level opportunities. These waterfowl generally return at the end of November and stay through the end of December, you can book a private session anytime during this period.