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Class Schedule

Pre-registration is required for all classes.

Call The Nature Shop 206-523-4483 between 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday to register. Or register online here. Also see Class FAQs for more information. 

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more classes will be posted by Sept. 1

Call the Nature Shop at 206-523-4483 to register. 

Improve Your Bird Photography
with Tim Boyer, Professional Bird Photographer and Master Birder Program Graduate
Lecture:  Tuesday, September 6th, Thursday, September 8th and Thursday, September 13th, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Field Trip/Practice Session: September 10th, 2016
Location:  Board Room, 2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle WA 98144
Costs:  $100 members, $120 non-members  
Limit: 15

Learn how to make and improve beautiful bird images. We’ll cover: Light, Sharpness, Point of View, Backgrounds, Edges of the Frame, Composition, Exposure and lots of field techniques and camera settings for photographing birds. In addition, we’ll go over particular challenges including Birds-in-Flight, Low-Light, Flash Photography, what equipment accessories are helpful and more.

While the examples for many of the camera settings will be based on the popular Canon 7D Mark II, any camera or camera system that has the ability to change ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed is welcome.

This bird photography class will have two, two-hour classroom sessions, then a bird photography field trip, then a final two-hour classroom session.

Currently the field trip is planned for Ocean Shores. We’ll leave from Green Lake (Ravenna) Park and Ride  at 5 AM, photograph from 7:30 to 11:30, have lunch and drive back, or people could stay overnight and shoot the next day for extra practice. Back in Seattle by 4:30 PM

Half of the final classroom session will consist of a review of images we make on the field trip.  The instructor will bring his five best and worst images from the field trip so you can learn by example, and you are asked to bring up to five of your best images for review.  

You can review Tim’s photography work at : REGISTER NOW



*Seattle Audubon classes can be held at four different locations. Please be sure to check where your class will be held.  Here are the directions:

  The Center of Urban Horticulture
CUH is located at the 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle, 98195.  Take the Montlake Boulevard exit and drive north on Montlake Boulevard. Stay to the right as you cross the bridge and pass Husky Stadium. At the five-way intersection of N.E. 45th and Mary Gates Memorial Drive, turn right onto Mary Gates Memorial Drive. Continue to the bend in the road where Mary Gates Drive becomes N.E. 41st St. The center is on your right. NHS Hall and Isaacson Hall are in the first complex of buildings. Douglas Classroom adjacent to the greenhouse.

 The 2100 Building
The 2100 Building is located at 2100 24th Ave S, Seattle, 98144. To get there from I-5: Take I-90 East toward Bellevue / Spokane exit. At exit 3, take ramp right and follow signs for Rainier Ave S. Bear right onto Rainier Ave S. Bear left onto S Walker St, and then immediately turn left onto 24TH Ave S.

Phinney Neighborhood Center
The Phinney Neighborhood Center is located at 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, 98103. To get there from I-5: Take the NE 50th St/NE 45th St exit. Follow the 50th Street off ramp, and turn west onto 50th Street and travel west about 1 1/2 miles to Phinney Avenue North (watch the street signs after 6 stoplights so you don't get in the wrong lane accidently). The arterial curves to the right and becomes Phinney Avenue North. Travel north on Phinney about 1 mile. When the road veers to the left, turn right instead onto North 67th Street (just before Starbucks). The upper parking lot, which serves the Blue Building, is the first driveway to your right.

 Lakeside School
The Lakeside School is located at 14050 1st Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98125. Classes are held in the Allen-Gates Hall. From I-5 north or south, take exit 175 (NE 145th St). Turn west (left from northbound, right from southbound) onto 145th, and move to the left-hand lane. Go up the hill, and turn left at the first light (1st Ave NE). The Upper School campus will be on your left; enter via the second driveway. Turn into the main driveway from 1st Avenue NE, and then take an immediate right followed by an immediate left. Parking is located in front of Allen-Gates Hall.


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