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R • A• W | Real Amazing Wildlife Photography Series helps nature photographers be a part of something greater. We will not only learn about photography but the environment that surrounds us. Capturing an image of a dragonfly’s wings glistening in sunlight is a reward in itself, but understanding the behavior and life cycle of the dragonfly brings the photographer a deeper connection to the subject and nature itself. When you develop an understanding of subjects in nature it allows you to hone your photography and know when you have truly captured something amazing, maybe a behavior, life stage or even species that is rarely seen.

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R • A• W | Real Amazing Wildlife Photography Series is a two day workshop. Workshop is held at Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville, Florida

Day One: Environmental educators and/or biologists will be on-site to talk about the subjects and the environment we will be photographing. Photographer Alice Mary Herden will review camera settings and helpful tips to capturing that best photo. Workshops are 3 hours from 10am to 1pm.

Day Two: Meeting up for the Hike.

Photography hike begins at 9 AM and run until 12 PM. Please arrive by 8:45 AM to check in for hike.

The minimum participants are 2 with maximum of 6. Participation is limited to allow each participant individualized attention.

Your registration fee includes any single daily permits required at some locations.


R • A• W | Real Amazing Wildlife Photography Series updates….

We know that some dates are not available to all and Green-Fly Media want to ensure that those who are interested and have a passion for Nature photography are able to attend these workshops.

R • A• W | Real Amazing Wildlife Photography Series was created for photographers who enjoy hiking, visiting new areas, creating new friendships but also learn about these habitats and wildlife as well as photographic techniques.

Registrations now have three options:

  • Two Day Workshop 
    • Day One
      • Three hour educational workshop
      • Guest speakers will talk about the specific habitats, plants and wildlife
      • Photographer Alice Mary Herden of Green-Fly Media will discuss a variety of photographic techniques for Nature Photography
      • Guided photography mini hike * (when applicable )
    • Day Two
      • Three hour guided photography hike to some of the most incredible scenic areas in and around Hernando County
      • On hand photography tips and lessons
  • Workshop Only 
    • Guest speakers will talk about the specific habitats, plants and wildlife of a specific location
    • Photographer Alice Mary Herden of Green-Fly Media will discuss a variety of photographic techniques for Nature Photography
    • Guided photography mini hike * (when applicable )
  • Hike Only
    • Take an adventure photographing some amazing scenic areas in and around Hernando County with Alice Mary Herden of Green-Fly Media
      • Three hour guided hike
      • On hand photography tips and lessons
    • Guest trail guides
      • Special guests will hike along to explain on hand about the habitat and wildlife * when available

*** On event page, click registration to view options and pricing.


Refunds

Refunds are not issued at this time, you are free to apply that towards a future R • A• W | Real Amazing Wildlife Photography Series.

Where to Stay

A good Central location is the State Road 50 exit from I-75 (exit 301).

  • Hampton Inn 30301 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34602 Phone: (352) 796-1000
  • Quality Inn 30301 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34602 Phone: (352) 796-1000
  • Microtel Inn and Suites 6298 Nature Coast Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34602 Phone: (352) 796-9025
  • Holiday Inn Express 30455 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34602 Phone: (352) 796-0455
  • Days Inn   6320 Windmere Road, Brooksville, FL 34602   352-796-9486

  • The Dolan House Bed & Breakfast,  701 Museum Court, Brooksville 34601      352-631-8822 http://www.dolan-house.com

  • Chinsegut Hill Retreat Cottages,  22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville 34601   352-799-5400  www.chinseguthillretreat.com

Our Photography Hikes

Hikes are geared toward more photography, less walking. Most hikes are less than 2 miles in length with several scenic stops selected along the route. Some areas have rugged terrain. Please be mindful of how much gear you choose to bring along. If locations are suitable for tripod use you will be notified at registration.

Bring on Hike

  • Camera, Tripod or Monopod (optional), assorted lenses (optional)
  • Walking Stick (optional)
  • Water, Snacks, Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Travel First Aid, and any other necessities you may need (in your backpack)
  • If you have allergies to plants or wildlife please plan accordingly with Rx supplies.

Wear

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Hat
  • Sturdy Shoes (no open-toed shoes)

Capability

  • Able to hike (walk) on unbalanced terrain
  • Able to hike at least 2 miles
  • Able to be out in seasonal weather for a maximum of 4 hours

Reminder

  • Have your camera battery charged
  • Cell phone charged
  • Extra memory cards

Rules:

  • Stay on the trails and do not wander off while on workshop time
  • Be patient and respectful (whispering is awesome)
  • The plants and animals in all locations are protected. It is unlawful to collect or remove any items other than trash.
  • Do not provoke wildlife

Guests:

At times and when availability is open, we will have special guests attending our photography hikes. These guests are experienced and educated in wildlife, botany, environmental and/or conservational areas.  Guest will be announced on the registration page.


At this time of year there are more active insects like ticks, mosquitos, spiders, spider webs and horseflies as well as other critters… Please be careful of your surroundings and where you step. Poison Ivy is not uncommon in natural areas. You are out in nature, you are entering at your own risk.


Registering

Register thru Eventbrite by clicking on the registration button. Payment must be made prior to photography hike date. Refunds are not issued at this time. If you cannot make that registered date, your paid registration can be applied to another date. Please email Alice@Green-FlyMedia.com for any questions or cancellation.

Participants must be 16 years or older.

Disclaimer

By registering you agree that you have read this information and hold Alice Mary Herden | Green-Fly Media LLC and/or associates, volunteers, sponsors and/or guests invited by Alice Mary Herden | Green-Fly Media LLC harmless and not liable and/or legally responsible for any property that is stolen or damage and/or personal to any items and/or equipment you own/rented and/or borrowed. You also hold Alice Mary Herden | Green-Fly Media LLC and/or associates, volunteers and/or sponsors and/or guests invited by Alice Mary Herden | Green-Fly Media LLC harmless and not liable and/or legally responsible for any personal and/or bodily harm/injury you may occur while participating in outdoor activities.  You are agreeing that you are participating of free will and are aware of the risk of these locations. You are aware that you are entering these locations at your own risk and have read this disclaimer.

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R • A• W | Real Amazing Wildlife Photography Series is provided by Alice Mary Herden | Green-Fly Media. Photos taken during the hikes may be used for our website, promotional marketing and/or magazine.

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