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. 2-28

·       Bird only. 29-54  

·       Environmental photography. 55-116

·       Behavioral: breeding, feeding, migration, displaying etc. 117-217

·       Birds in flight . 218-257

·         Realism or documentary vs. expressionistic/artistic photography 258-286

·       Outdoor studio photography vs. nature or “natural” photography. 287-293

·       Captives

 

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