2019 Horicon Marsh Events

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Friends of Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center are excited to offer a variety of fun, exciting and family friendly programs.  Check out the calendar below and our e-Newsletter for more information.  Click here for a printer friendly version of all activities around the marsh.

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Introduction to Bird Photography Class at Horicon Marsh

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Introduction to Bird Photography class at Horicon Marsh

Please join PhotoMidwest for an approximately 3-hour introductory bird photography class at the Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center on Saturday, October 19.

The class will begin with an optional, 1-hour pre-class at 8am, focusing on introduction to camera use for anyone not knowledgeable about exposure, aperture, Depth of Field, ISO, and autofocus modes. We strongly encourage attending this session if you do not have a good understanding of any of these concept

The bird photography part of the class will run from 9am-12pm with a classroom session followed by about 2 hours photographing in Horicon Marsh. If there is bad weather, DNR staff will have mounted specimens to practice photographing indoors at the Visitor Center.

8 am – 9 am: Optional class on camera use for those not knowledgeable about exposure, aperture, Depth of Field, and autocus mode. We strongly encourage attending this session if you do not have a good understanding of any of these concepts.

9 am – about 12 pm: Classroom presentation on bird photography followed by about 2 hours in the marsh photographing birds.

Advance registration and payment is strongly encouraged because the class is limited to 15 photographers.  Please use the form below to register and submit online payment here.  You must do both to secure your spot.

Prerequisites: Bird photography is one of the most demanding types of photography for both the equipment and the photographer. You must have a camera with at least a 4X telephoto lens for this class. This corresponds to the equivalent of a 200 mm focal length lens on a camera with a full-frame sensor. Note that this must be a 4X optical telephoto lens; a camera which merely enlarges the same number of pixels for a 4X “digital zoom” is not adequate. If you have questions about the adequacy of your camera equipment for this class, please email your concerns to Camera@PhotoMidwest.Org before you register for this class.

The class will cover basic camera settings for bird photography such as shutter setting, burst rate, auto-focus settings, and the trade-offs between the aperture f-stop and the ISO setting. We will then cover how to determine the best time of day, location, weather, and aspects of bird behavior to give the best potential for good photographs birds in flight and at rest. Finally we will review basic safety and ethical/animal welfare considerations.

For questions or more information please contact Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893, elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov or PhotoMidwest at Camera@PhotoMidwest.org.

Please fill out the form below to enroll for this class. To submit your $25 non-refundable payment please go to https://www.horiconmarsh.org/product/introduction-to-bird-photography/

The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located at N7725 Highway 28 in Horicon, WI.

Details

Date:
October 19
Time:
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center
N7725 Hwy 28
Horicon, WI 53032 United States
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Phone:
920-387-7893
Website:
www.horiconmarsh.org

We hope to see you at many of the events that the education center has to offer. All events are subject to change. The Horicon Marsh Education and Visitor Center is located on Hwy. 28 between the cities of Horicon and Mayville. For more information please call Liz Herzmann at 920-387-7893 or e-mail her at elizabeth.herzmann@wisconsin.gov.