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.



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    Contact Info

    Eduardo del Solar



    Cell 617-3191862