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2023 Sandhill Crane 5 day Photo Workshop


Location: Grand Island, Nebraska


Experience level: Intermediate 


Schedule:  March 15th - 19th  2023  Price: $1995  Maximum of 3 participants. Full


Instructor : Rick Rasmussen

Rick has been capturing images of nature and wildlife for over 45 years. He is best know for his captivating images of Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River in South Central Nebraska. 


Rick has 2 blinds on private property built specifically for photographing Sandhill Cranes. Each blind holds 4 photographers comfortably with slots for your tripod so you can have your lens out the window.


What You'll Need

  • Long telephoto lens in the 400-800mm range 

  • Mid-range telephoto zoom 

  • Wide angle lens 

  • Digital camera

  • Tripod 

  • Laptop with image processing software

  • Layered clothing with wind and water protection, warm boots, gloves, and warm head-wear. no bright colors camouflage preferred but not necessary


What You'll Learn

  • Proper wildlife and nature photography techniques

  • Best equipment for nature and wildlife photography

  • How to set up your camera menus

  • Photoshop techniques  



  • This workshop will provide opportunities to photograph sandhill cranes as they come back to the river to roost for the evening, and when they leave the river  in the mornings. In the mornings we will be up early and get to the blind and be settled in an hour before sunrise and will not leave until the birds have left the river. In the evenings, we will arrive at our location about two hours before sunset and will not leave until dark. Between blind trips, we will download and edit images, have a group critique session of selected images and teach you how to edit your images in photoshop.


Food and Lodging not included        


Deposits: Initial $500 deposit required.   


Cancellations and Refunds: 

90 + days before the start of the workshop: 100% of the deposit refunded.

89-46 days before the start of the workshop: 50% of the deposit is refunded.

45 or fewer days before the start of the workshop: No Refunds


 For more information or to sign up for the workshop contact:                                                           


Rick Rasmussen    


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