Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Howell Nature Center 
1005 Triangle Lake Rd
Howell, MI 48843

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Howell Nature Center 
Howell Nature Center 

October 22nd, 2022 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Birds of Prey


Birds of Prey

Steve Gettle will present an engaging and informative photography lecture at the start of the day. At the conclusion of his talk, a buffet lunch will be served.

Each year, the Howell Nature Center rehabilitates and releases thousands of injured or orphaned animals back into the wild. These fundraisers are vital to our operations! The Birds of Prey photo shoots are our second largest fundraiser. The Howell Nature Center receives 100% of all funds generated by this event and all proceeds go directly to wildlife.

Photography Session

After lunch, we head into the field for our up close and personal experience with amazing photo opportunities with several birds of prey. World-class and widely published photograpers Steve Gettle, Nicole Sudduth, and Doug Locke are on hand to answer photography questions and help out in the field. All of the wildlife models at the shoot are unable to be released back into the wild for one reason or another. When they are not modeling for our cameras, the birds reside in our wildlife park acting as ambassadors to educate the public about raptors.

About Steve

We are honored that Steve donates his time and knowledge to the Howell Nature Center!

Steve and Nicole lead nature photography tours to exciting destinations around the world.  They enjoy sharing their knowledge of the natural world and helping people capture amazing images of our planet. Steve has over 30 years of nature photography experience and has been recognized through numerous awards. These include being a multi-award winner of the BBC’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year and recognized in the prestigious Nature’s Best photography contest. His images are often featured in National Geographic and other nation-wide publications. Nicole has over 15 years of nature photography experience and enjoys discovering and sharing wild connections with others.


Pre-registration is required. This event will sell out.

$90 - Photographer

$25.00 - Non- shooter

+$7 - Pre-event Wild Wonders Wildlife Park Tour  

Workshop Timeline:

9:45am *OPTIONAL* Wild Wonders Park tour (Additional Cost)

11:00am - Informational presentation by Steve

12:00pm - Buffet lunch will be served 

1:00pm - Head into the field for up close and personal photo opportunities 

Please note:

A tripod is recommended and knowledge of how to use the camera that you're bringing.

Important Disclaimer!

If 30 days prior to the shoot - Highly Pathogenic Avian Flu is still being detected in our area we will have to cancel this event.