In The Field Nature Photography Workshops and Guided Photo Tours
 
The Original Tampa Bay by Boat Workshops and Tours!
Arthur Morris/Birds As Art, Approved and Recommended Private and Small Group Workshops/Tours
Wild Florida Photography, with lead instructor James Shadle, is proud to present In The Field Nature Photography Workshops and Guided Photo Tours. These workshops are customizable, one-on-one and small group learning environments that allow for the utmost attention to be given to each participant. Taking your photography to the next level requires learning and understanding both the technical side of photography and just as importantly, your subject. We're pleased to announce our affiliation between Wild Florida Photography and Arthur Morris/Birds As Art. We are now an Arthur Morris/Birds As Art, Approved and Recommended Private and Small Group Workshop / Tour provider.

Image Copyright 2007 James Shadle - Roseate Spoonbill - Nature photography workshops Image Copyright 2007 James Shadle - American Oystercatcher - Nature photography workshops Image Copyright 2007 James Shadle - Roseate Spoonbill - Nature photography workshops Image Copyright 2007 James Shadle - Magnificent Frigatebird - Nature photography workshops
Image Copyright 2007 James Shadle - Laughing Gull - Nature photography workshops Image Copyright 2007 James Shadle - Roseate Spoonbill - Nature photography workshops Image Copyright 2007 James Shadle - Snowy Plover - Nature photography workshops Image Copyright 2007 James Shadle - Black Crowned Night Heron - Nature photography workshops


James Shadle is an international award winning nature and wildlife photographer and Florida Master Naturalist, his work has been featured in numerous publications including: National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Audubon Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, Pop Photographer Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine, and Visions Magazine, to name a few.

As a Florida Master Naturalist, James is qualified to teach you about your subject as well as the technical skills needed to photograph it beautifully. James was born in Tampa, Florida in 1958, and grew up in rural Hillsborough County, playing in woods and fields where homes and businesses now stand. Till this day, he still lives only a few miles away from where he was raised. So to say that James is a native is an understatement.

  Blake Shadle, is a fine young nature and wildlife photographer and web design specialist, as one of the "young guns" he brings fresh "vision" to the field. Like his father, he shares a special bond with "Wild Florida".
You will find that both James' and Blake's enthusiasm and passion is contagious.

James and Blake share an old school work ethic with the skill and ability to teach you the latest techniques using the latest equipment. They "shoot" digital camera's to provide instant feedback to their clients. James has many years of experience with many film formats, and has been "shooting" digital for over 5 years.


Custom Workshop & Tour Pricing
The pricing listed below includes both our Terrestrial and Boat workshops and tours.

Terrestrial Workshops and Tours Boat Workshops and Tours
Full Day Full Day
1 Photographer, $350
2 Photographers, $300 each
3-4 Photographers, $250 each
1 Photographer, $450
2 Photographers, $400 each
3-4 Photographers, $350 each
Half Day Half Day
1 Photographer, $250
2 Photographers, $225 each
3-4 Photographers, $200 each
1 Photographer, $300
2 Photographers, $275 each
3-4 Photographers, $250 each

If you have any questions, or to schedule a Custom Workshop or Tour, contact James Shadle via email at james@wildflorida.net or via cell phone at (813) 363-2854.


In The Field Instruction

What we teach our participants while in the field is driven by their needs, goals, and aspirations. Information that we'll cover during an instructional workshop will at least include:

Matters of Light
  • Light Quality
  • Light Quantity
  • Soft Light/Harsh Light
  • Color Temperature and it's Psychological Effect
  • Light Direction, On axis, off axis and backlighting
How to make tack sharp images, time and time again
  • Using your camera's Auto Focus Modes
  • Using your camera in Manual Focus Mode
  • Handholding and Flight Techniques
  • Long Lens and Tripod Techniques
Nailing the exposure, the most difficult element of photography to learn(or teach for that matter)
  • Understanding Metering Modes
  • Understanding Reflected and Incident light
  • How to distinguish different tonalities and how they effect the final image
 
Wild Florida Photography is the original Tampa Bay by boat nature photography workshop and tour provider. We have an exciting list of locations that will give you the opportunity to create incredible images of dramatic behavior. A partial list of species that can be photographed includes:
  • Roseate Spoonbill
  • White Ibis
  • American Woodstork
  • White Morph Reddish Egret
  • Reddish Egret
  • Great Egret
  • Snowy Egret
  • Cattle Egret
  • American Oystercatcher
  • Black Crowned Night Heron
  • Little Blue Heron
  • Tri-color Heron
  • Caspian Tern
  • Royal Tern
  • Sandwich Tern
  • Least Tern
  • Laughing Gull
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
 
Testimonials
"I have been dreaming of this image for years… Thanks to James Shadle’s expertise, it is now a reality rather than a vision. He is driven, hard-working, talented, and just a helluva nice guy (as is his son Blake). If you visit Jim's web site (http://www.wildflorida.net/), you will quickly see that he is a fine photographer; be sure to check out the Wildlife and the Abstract galleries. Most excellent photographers are also-almost by necessity-excellent naturalists as well and James, having taken the Freshwater Module of Florida University's "Florida Master Naturalist" program fits right into that category. His ability to spot small creatures like rattlesnakes (swimming in salt water) and baby Diamondback Terrapins borders on the supernatural (and he is-of course-a fine macro photographer)." - Arthur Morris
www.birdsasart.com
"James - Thank you for a great day photographing birds in Tampa Bay. I never would have taken so many great shots without your knowledge of the best locations, and your ability to quietly approach to within close proximity. My primary goal was to photograph roseate spoonbills in flight, and I was thrilled with the images I got. I'm planning on bringing my family the next time so they can enjoy the incredible spectacle of hundreds of birds in a natural environment." - Jim Zuckerman
www.jimzuckerman.com
"Look no further than James Shadle if you want the best photographer/guide in the state of Florida. He not only knows all the hot spots, he also knows the small, little known nature spots that other guides have no idea even exist. If his instincts for finding wildlife aren't enough, he is also an outstanding photographer who loves to share his skills and knowledge and is an excellent teacher. I highly recommend James and his tours!" - Jim Caldwell
www.specialty-media.com
"Jim, A late but heartfelt thanks for the great 3 1/2 days photographing in the Tampa Bay area. The birds were great and the company even better. I have been spending a lot of time deleting and organizing my pictures. Got some real good ones and attached a few. It was fun going out with just you and Arthur to the "Pit". That was a fun spot. I'll be back -- I just don't know when. Take care. Regards, John " - John Canning
"Jim, Had an awesome time shooting last Saturday. As much as I loved the spoon shots, I really loved the eye level oystercatcher shots we got with that killer background of mangroves." - Michael Pancier
"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the boat ride yesterday morning. What a wonderful experience! While I haven't reviewed my images yet, I'm sure I will have some successes." - Edie Hinckley
 
Current Workshop Schedule
Please contact us for availabilities.
Contact James Shadle via email at james@wildflorida.net or via cell phone at (813) 363-2854 for latest availabilities.
 
Workshop / Tour Payment Information
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required for each workshop. We currently accept Check, Money Order, and Credit Card (via PayPal). The non-refundable deposit amount is due at the time of booking. Full balance of workshop is due within 30 days of the scheduled date. If we do not receive the balance by this time, we reserve the right to cancel your workshop or fill your spot off of our waiting list.
 
Contact Information
If you have any questions, or to schedule a Custom Workshop or Tour, contact James Shadle via email at james@wildflorida.net or via cell phone at (813) 363-2854.

Please make deposit checks out to “James Shadle” and mail them to:

James Shadle
3305 Clyde Roach Place
Valrico, FL 33594
 
 
 
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