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 specially designated blinds, positioned for the best lighting, with a maximum of 2 people, so you will have a guaranteed front row seat the entire morning. You will drive your own vehicle to the lek area, and have the flexibility to remain on the lek as long as you like. 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. New for 2013, the blinds on the leks will 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 $175 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!).