Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Basics of Bird Photography

Last night I was welcomed by the Whaling City Camera Club at their monthly meeting. They invited me to discuss the basics of bird photography with them.
It was a pleasure meeting many of the club members. Hearing their stories about bird photography and chatting about photography in general was great fun. Not to mention that they served a delicious homemade blueberry pie for snack!

This is a popular presentation in which I discuss everything from equipment to photo techniques and the importance of studying bird behavior. My approach is to teach some simple techniques for making beautiful photographs of birds with affordable, versatile and portable equipment. After discussing the basics of bird photography, I present a slideshow of some of my favorite images of birds to show how I used the techniques that I presented earlier.

I'd like to thank the Whaling City Camera Club and all of its wonderful members. I truly enjoyed meeting everyone. Thank you for making me feel so welcome!

I will be giving this presentation again on October 19, for the South Shore Camera Club.

Image: California Gulls preening at Mono Lake, Lee Vining, California.

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