Bird Photography: Audubon Series

Eduardo del Solar

This workshop aims to develop skills and strategies to improve your bird photographs. Technical, artistic, and practical topics associated included in this workshop are:

       Equipment and associated accessories needed for static and birds in flight photography.

       Light, exposure and composition techniques.

       The role of software and the digital darkroom as a management and processing tool.

       Where to go and how to approach birds.

       Ethical issues associated with nature photography.

 

What is bird photography?

       Bird on a stick. page 1-2

·       Bird only. page 2-3  

       Environmental photography. page 3- 4

       Behavioral: breeding, feeding, migration, displaying etc. page 5-8

       Birds in flight . 218-257 page 8-9

·         Realism or documentary vs. expressionistic/artistic photography page 9-10

 

Improving your skills

       Master shooting pigeons, gulls, sparrows at first.

       Create bird photo projects for yourself. Start small, think big.

       Join a bird photography forum, post/critique daily.

       Let light organize your shooting schedule. Aim for the magical hours.

       Consider taking a bird/ornithology workshop.

 

Resources

Equipment Reviews

       http://www.dpreview.com/

       http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/

       http://www.photozone.de/

       http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/browse/Photography/ci/989/N/4294538916

 

Forums

       http://www.naturescapes.net/forums/

       http://www.audubon.org/

       http://birding.aba.org/search.php

       http://www.birdsasart.com/

 

Equipment/Paper

       http://www.redrivercatalog.com/

       http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

 

Books

       Birds as Art, Arthur Morris

 

Locations

  • Shawn Carey Bird Locations in Massachusetts
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    Contact Info

    Eduardo del Solar

    Website http://www.delsolar.org/

    Email delsolar@bellatlantic.net

    Cell 617-3191862