San Diego Bird Festival Free Photography Stroll
Meet us in the Field, with Fujifilm & Micheli Oliver!
Join the Fujifilm Flock out in the field, with Photographer Micheli Oliver as she guides us on a fulfilled field excursion on a search to witness and create beautiful bird images in their natural habitats. Fujifilm Techs and gear will be available so you can ask questions and try the latest and greatest Fujifilm GFX/X Series cameras, long zooms lens and Fujinon binoculars. The first 15 attendees to arrive will receive some free Fujifilm swag!
The group will meet in the parking lot by the Tin Fish at Santee Lakes, Lake 5. You can park in the lot (there is a fee) or park outside the park near the pedestrian access and walk in.
Santee Lakes GPS: 32.857780842692904, -117.00664351117247
From Highway 52 going east, exit at the Mast Blvd. off-ramp, turn left to go under the freeway, proceeding east on Mast to Fanita Parkway. Turn left and proceed to the stop sign at Lake Canyon. Turn right and park. Enter the lake area at the walk-in gate and meet in the parking lot by the general store at Lake #5. Look for the Fujifilm flag in the lot!
If you are registered for the San Diego Bird Festival, please call us to add this to your schedule. If you are not registered for the Festival, please use this form to register.
Micheli Oliver is a photographer, filmmaker and human rights activist. Her hope is to facilitate connection with the world we all come from and to help folx fall in love with the land we must protect. She centers BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ voices in all that they do and works to create intentional safe space for honest and joyful storytelling. She looks for loud voices that refuse to be silenced, both human and more-than-humans, to paint a story with their light box. When Oliver picks up her camera she wields it with compassion, consent and reciprocity understanding the importance of autonomy in personal story. Everything Oliver does is to bring humans back to a relationship with the land and to uplift voices so often unheard.
Oliver has worked as the still photographer on "Spirit of the Peaks" by WonderCamp and "Who Is a Runner" by Camp4Collective. Their photo and writing work is published in Backcountry Magazine, Powder Magazine, Freeskier Magazine, Sisu Magazine and has been featured with Fujifilm, Patagonia, Hydroflask, Solomon, Backcountry, REI and more. Follow their work on their website loudmouthvisuals.com or on instagram @micheliphoto.