Lake Guntersville State Park

Year of Alabama Birding Photography Workshop

Event Dates:
January 27, 2024, 12:00 pm
January 27, 2024, 4:00 pm
lgsp YOAB Workshop

Year of Alabama Birding Photography Workshop with Beth Cowan Drake 2024

Sponsored by Alabama Tourism Department and Alabama State Parks 


Join Beth Cowan Drake from Alabama the Beautiful for a photography workshop designed to teach the field techniques of bird photography. From numerous approaches to photographing different species of bird, she will explain how to control the variables to capture the image of a bird, discuss her personal settings for various images she has captured, and review her Lightroom editing technique. Beth’s many years of photography experience helps in understanding composition, balance, and form as she teaches all levels of photographers how to create artistic and beautifully pleasing images. The time in the workshop belongs to you: Beth’s guidance will make your experience exceed your expectations.  


Date: January 27th, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)

Location: Lake Guntersville State Park, AL 

Fee: $35 per participant 

Preregistration is REQUIRED by January 25th, 2024. Please contact



Beth Cowan Drake is a Huntsville native, a software engineer, and former Silicon Valley product manager. She launched Alabama The Beautiful Magazine in 2021 and has grown the digital publication to 160K viewers by showcasing the beauty of Alabama and featuring our talented photographers all over the state. She enjoys many genres in photography including landscape, nature, wildlife, cityscape, historical, astro and drone photography. She is an FAA certified drone pilot. Beth created the popular Facebook group Alabama The Beautiful in 2017 and has grown the group to 250K members with a reach of 2M people a month, igniting an interest across the state in both photography and tourism as well as being a catalyst for the Alabama photography community. She speaks and teaches regularly at events around the state. Her work is featured often on social media, on multiple business websites, and on the walls of her followers, including commercial clients. She and her husband Benny live in the Big Cove community of Huntsville. Photo Credit: Beth Cowan Drake 

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