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Lakota Wolf Preserve Workshop – Now March 30, 2018 – Postponed from original March 9 date

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Lehigh Valley Photography Club Workshop Special – Lakota Wolf Preserve

Date: March 9, 2019 (please note: This is a Friday)

Lakota Wolf Preserve outing is postponed

New date is Friday, March 30 (Please note: This is a Friday)

Due to an even heavier snowfall than expected, we have to reschedule our trip to Lakota Wolf Preserve. With so much snow on the ground, the trail to the preserve is impassable. TJ from Dan’s Camera will be contacting you with updated information soon. Of course, if you can’t make it on the new date, we’ll refund your ticket purchase. If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to get in touch at 610-434-2313.

Have a great weekend, we’ll see you soon!

Event Length: All Day – We will begin at 10:30 with an 1 hour workshop at Dan’s Camera, followed by lunch (included) and then a charter bus ride to the Lakota Preserve. Following the shoot, we will have a refreshment break and the the bus ride back to Allentown. We expect to return around 6 p.m.

Cost: $250 – You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in this workshop, 21 or older to participate in the wine tasting.

Courtesy Ken Hubbard

Space Available: 30 people maximum

Difficulty: Easy, no extreme walking, variety of shooting distances

Bonus Feature: Tamron will have an array of lens choices available for use during the event (Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax Mounts only)

Sign-up via this exclusive link: LVPC at Lakota

Inclement Weather Policy: We will be updating this information regarding the policy of cancellations or postponements due to weather. Trust that we are looking into this for you, but needed to post the general information as soon as possible as there is a short sign up window.

The LVPC is working with Dan’s Camera and Tamron Lens to offer a workshop at the Lakota Wolf Preserve. To fill all of the spaces available, this event will be offer to the general public; however, we have the exclusive rights for sign up until January 24!

The focus of the workshop will be on Tundra, Timber and Arctic wolves in a natural setting, but we’ll also have opportunities to photograph  foxes and bobcats. At this time of year, the animals will have full winter coats and, hopefully, we will even have a little snow on the ground to add to the mood of the images. You will likely hear wolf vocalizations and playful dominance challenges between animals, so you may also wish to record some of the day’s events on video!

Many may be asking whether we will be inside the fenced area with the wolves or have to shoot through fencing. The wolf pens are surrounded by a double row of fences for general containment. We will be in a walkway between the two rows of fences. Along the inside fence line, there are photography openings about 12 inches high that allow us to have unobstructed photographs of the action.

Other question you may have is whether to bring a tripod, monopod and what size lenses are needed.  Shooting distances vary depending on animal position and whether you are going for a portrait or more of a landscape with wildlife; however, you should be able to get good shots with anything from 30mm to 100mm range. Tamron will bring loaner lenses that shoot up to 600mm. You are free to bring a tripod or monopod, but you probably will not need these. Though there should be no need to use it, you are also free to bring flash.

In case you want to see some short video clips of what the setting is like, check out these links:

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Our day will begin on 10:30, Friday morning at Dan’s Camera City in Allentown with Tamron Field Services Manager Ken Hubbard leading our classroom presentation. We’ll discuss tips and techniques for great wildlife photos, including:

Courtesy Ken Hubbard

  • Proper use of telephoto and all-in-one zoom lenses
  • Choosing a composition for strong impact
  • Making the light work for you, and more.

After a pizza lunch provided by Tamron, our bus will take you to our destination, The Lakota Wolf Preserve, where we will spend several hours on location photographing the wolves of Lakota with exclusive access just for our students.

Ken Hubbard, Dan’s Camera City, and Tamron staff as well as experienced wildlife photographers from the Lehigh Valley Photography Club will be right there with you for hands-on guidance and feedback. Then we’ll wrap up with a free wine tasting at Brook Hollow Winery. Free Tamron lens loaners will be available for use throughout the event. Hurry, we only have a short exclusive window, so sign up today!

Details

Date:
March 9
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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