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We offer Educational Photo Shoots!

Join us for one of our many unforgettable experiences photographing some of our amazing ambassadors!

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Talons and Tripods Photoshoots

A Raptor Photo Shoot Fundraiser with Opperman Photographics, Inc in Florence, CO on October 16th, 17th and 18th!

Join Opperman Photographics, Inc and Nature's Educators for a single-day, two-day, or three-day raptor photo shoot! Not only will you photograph our incredible raptor ambassadors in close proximity and learn various techniques to help you get the best photos, you will be supporting our very important mission to educate the public about these magnificent birds. During the lecture, you will learn to read raptor behavior to help you understand them better in the wild. During the photo sessions, you will capture portrait shots as well as flight shots of several raptor species! Whether you are a beginner or experienced photographer, this unique opportunity will allow you to take home some amazing images, improve your skills, and contribute to the wellbeing of these birds that require a lifetime of care due to injuries or imprinting.


You will be photographing on location in the areas around Florence and Canon City, Colorado.

Cost is $495 per day, with a limit of 8 participants per day. You can sign up for as many days as you like! Lodging and meals will not be provided, but there are hotels and restaurants nearby in Florence and Canon City.

Each day will provide different opportunities, settings, and animals to photograph. The fee is for tuition only. Lodging, transportation, and meals are not included.

COVID mandates and precautions will be observed. Please bring your mask.

Daily Schedule

Sunrise - 11am: Photo Session
11am - 2pm Break for lunch
2pm - 3pm: Lecture: Raptor Behavior for Photographers
(Photographers joining us for multiple days will have this chance to relax or have some critiquing/equipment help from Cheryl)
3pm - Sunset Photo Session

Sign up now!


Do you want to schedule a private shoot for your camera club or group? Let us know! Fees from photo sessions go toward caring for our ambassadors.

Please note, we do not allow touching or handling of our birds! These photo sessions are educational - we will be teaching you about each bird you are photographing. We will have them perched outside with great backgrounds or inside with fabric backdrops if that is of interest.