Photographers must be patient in order to catch the exact moment when the sun crests the horizon or a child learns empathy. Stop time with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $115 for a half-day Seattle-wildlife photography workshop for one person and one copy of Wildlife of Lake Washington (up to a $233.95 value)
- $225 for a half-day Seattle-wildlife photography workshop for two people and two copies of Wildlife of Lake Washington (up to a $467.90 value)
This wildlife-photography workshop encompasses a four-hour safari with tips, training, and advice from award-winning, professional nature photographer Aaron Baggenstos. Designed for photographers of all levels with all cameras, Aaron tailors instructions to individuals' needs, covering shutter speed, ISO, aperture, exposure calculation, selection of focus modes, image composition, white balance, and even Photoshop techniques. All of this takes place while shutterbugs document Seattle's surprising abundance of wildlife inside various parks. Aaron accompanies groups of no more than six on a quest to track down helmeted wood ducks, camouflaged screech owls, bright hummingbirds, and sparkler-clutching bald eagles. Each participant will also receive a copy of Aaron's limited-edition coffee-table book, Wildlife of Lake Washington. Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Aaron's Photo Tours
For Seattle-based Aaron Baggenstos, "it's not just about capturing a photograph, it's about connecting with the natural world.” From his experience traveling the world and capturing internationally recognized wildlife portraits, Baggenstos understands the value of experiencing nature's wonders firsthand. His tours range from two-hour private introductions to the feathered denizens of Seattle to three-day camping trips on the snow-capped, elk-laden Olympic Peninsula. Explorers don't even need to bring their own camera, as Baggenstos is happy to send the shots he takes by email or heron. Those who do want to improve their photography will not be disappointed, as Baggenstos gives not only practical advice about camera settings and image composition but also tips on finding a good camera at a reasonable price. By acting as an explorer first and a photography instructor second, Baggenstos fosters a shared sense of awe and provides tours suited for nature and wild-life enthusiasts.