Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
We’re pleased to offer a package this year designed specifically for the serious photographer. If you sign up for the Photographer’s Package you will be placed in a specially designated blind, positioned for the best lighting, with a guaranteed front row seat the entire morning. Assuming the birds return to this lek, you will be in a permanent 6 person blind. You will drive your own vehicle to the lek area, about 1 hour away (note the lek used for the Photographer’s Package is not on the Selman Ranch). You can return to the Selman Ranch house for brunch and then have access the entire day and evening to all areas of the Selman Ranch, which offers an abundance of photographic opportunities, including blinds at a wildlife feeding station and water source that can be used in late afternoon or evening.
Depending on lek locations blinds on the Selman Ranch leks may also be available for your use in the late afternoon, since the birds will often return to the leks at that time. So you can have a second opportunity, in different light, to photograph the birds!
The number of spots is limited, so register early. The price for blind use and all day access to the Ranch is $200 per day.
Workshop With Noppadol Paothong
Join Noppadol for a field and classroom photography workshop on Thursday. We’ll begin the morning shooting on the Selman Ranch in the early light, and then visit the leks (after the birds have left) to discuss of how to photograph the chickens (to prepare for your own visit later in the festival.) Noppodal will explain LPCH behavior, how they differ from Greaters, how to capture them in natural settings, and the equipment you need. The rest of the morning will be spent photographing on the Ranch. After lunch in Woodward with Noppadol (on your own), you will move to the Northwest Inn for a session “Going Beyond Basic Photography and Shooting Like Pro” where he will share his photos and discuss how he captured them, how to find better composition, light, color, and formation, and other photo techniques and equipment. Time permitting, he will offer critiques of participants photos. Cost is $150. (Maximum of 10 participants, so register early!).