Birds in Flight Shooting Experience

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Our Price: $129.00

Birds in Flight Shooting Experience

Join us for birds in flight and live falconry demonstrations. During this class you will get up close and personal with flying birds, trained and handled by a professional falconer. The class will include flying demonstrations and ample opportunity to photograph the birds flying predictably with beautiful backgrounds.

Precision Camera University instructor Andrew Fritz will provide a quick class on photographing birds in flight prior to your session to help those interested get up to speed.

Once again, Olympus has stepped up and will have their great micro-43 cameras available for attendees of this experience. All camera brands are welcome, but this will be a great time to try out their gear.

Concepts Covered

• Basic Bird Photography - Birds on the Wing
• Basic Bird Photography - Perching Birds
• Ideal Bird Photography Camera Setup
• Two hours of private, up close bird photography with flying birds

Required Equipment

Loaner Gear: Olympus Camera will be on hand with loaner equipment for those that want to try their magnificent micro-43 cameras and professional glass. Just bring your own SD card.

Your Own Gear: Students may use their own equipment, of any brand, as well. Students should have a camera, lens(es), charged battery and empty memory card(s). Since we will be able to be very close to the birds, any lens from portrait length (70mm on Full frame, 50mm on Crop) to telephoto 200mm+ is usable. A 70-200mm, 24-105mm, 55-200mm or similar are great all-around options. Longer telephotos like a 200-500mm will also be helpful for isolating the bird against the background. Longer telephoto lenses will be useful for the flying portion of the photography session.

Questions? Send Andrew a note and he'll help you figure out what you need.


This is an all levels class. We will cover the basics you need to know to photograph the birds.


The class will be held The Vineyards at Florence, a beautiful local vineyard that seems to be right out of Tuscany. It is located about 45 minutes north of Precision Camera.

111 Via Francesco
Florence, TX 76527

Bring your Dad or significant other and they can enjoy the beautiful grounds, world-class brunch and a tasting while you photograph the birds. Participants receive a 10% discount on food and drink at the vineyard.

Schedule and Format

Session 1: 9 a.m. until Noon (9 to 10 a.m. classroom/lecture, 10 a.m. to Noon birds)

Session 2: 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. (1:30 to 2:30 p.m. classroom/lecture, 2:30 to 4:30 birds)

The class will start with a short classroom/lecture session covering bird photography. We will then spend two hours with the birds learning about and photographing them up close.

About the Instructor 

Andrew is a self-taught experiential learner who is addicted to the possibilities that new (to him) gear opens up. He loves to teach other people skills and techniques he has puzzled through. He finds that hands-on learning makes new concepts easier to master. Andrew started out doing landscape, nature and night photography but has since branched out to portraits, weddings and wildlife photography. Andrew is a full-time professional photographer shooting weddings and commercial projects around Austin. Andrew's former life as a startup software developer has given him a keen grasp of the technical both while shooting and in the digital darkroom. He enjoys sharing that knowledge with others and helping them master their equipment, and tame their workflow. 

See more of Andrew's images at and

You can contact Andrew with questions about the class at

This class qualifies as a Special Event. Please review our class cancellation policy below. 

Class & Event Cancellations

Mock Wedding, Flash Fest, Special Events and One-Time Classes
You have up until seven days before a scheduled Mock Wedding, Flash Fest, Photo Campouts under $200 (including Caprock Canyon, Spring and Fall Photo Camping Extravaganza), special events and one-time classes to cancel and receive a full refund or to reschedule. If you do not show up for a class that we are only holding one time or a class that we hold rarely, your class registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. We will not offer a reschedule attempt to individuals who don't show up to the Mock Wedding Workshop or Flash Fest due to the high amount of resources required for that class. 

How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.

Minimum Enrollment
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be canceled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.


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