Photograph Birds of Prey

Photo sessions are scheduled every hour on the hour from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Each session will last approximately 45 to 50 minutes, and will permit photos in a natural setting of four different raptors (hawks, owls or falcons).

Nature Visions Expo, Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10900 University Blvd, Manassas, Va. 20110 George Mason University, Prince William Campus (Phone: 703-993-7550).

SONY DSCThe photo sessions will take place just outside of the Hylton Performing Arts Center.

Raptor Conservancy of Virginia (RCV) handlers will have 8 different falcons, hawks and owls available for photography in a natural outdoor setting outside of the Hylton Performing Arts Center.  Alternate hourly sessions will each feature four of these raptors, shown two at a time by two handlers, with birds available for approximately 25 minutes per session. Each session is limited to 15 photographers.

SONY DSCCost/Passes:
$25 per person.  Passes can be purchased online through the RCV.  Some additional tickets may be available at the event.

Raptor Photography Workshop:

Join Alan DeFelice for a two-part hands-on workshop on Bird Photography.  The first hour will feature a classroom lecture that will discuss equipment and composition techniques for Bird Photography.  During the second hour you will photograph Birds of Prey alongside a wooded area just outside the Hylton Center.  Your subjects are provided by our friends at Raptor Conservancy of Virginia.  Alan will be on hand outside for one-on-one instruction.  Class size is very limited, so register early.  Your purchase of a workshop pass includes the cost of photographing the raptors.


Other info:
The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia is a 100%-volunteer organization dedicated to rehabilitation and release of injured, ill, or orphaned birds of prey (raptors) and education of the public about raptors and the preservation of their habitat.  All funds received will go for the upkeep and care of RCV raptor patients and resident birds.

Please read the RCV Guidelines for Photographers to learn about taking photos around wild birds.







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