| Broome Bird Observatory 4th - 7th of October 2010
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Broome Bird Observatory is one of Australia’s birding hotspots and a bird photographer’s nirvana. With more than 300 species on record we will spend our time from dawn until dusk (and more) shooting and developing the required skills to create beautiful avian images.
Bring plenty of storage space and loads of enthusiasm because our days will be filled with shooting some of the plentiful bird species around the BBO. We will get up before dawn to get to you in the best locations for the current conditions and will shoot til way past sunset. Yes you can make fantastic images after the sun has left the sky. Lunchtimes will be spent discussing the previous shoots and working on techniques to develop your photographic skills.
This course is not designed for beginners, there is an assumption that you already know your apertures from you ISOs but if you are looking to improve your existing wildlife photography skills, then this workshop is perfect for you. In the field and through cleverly designed discussions and workshops, we will explore a vast array of photographic techniques to improve your nature photography. During the course you will learn how to create artistically pleasing and technically excellent images of our natural environment, of birds and other wildlife using the BBO and Roebuck Bay and surrounds as our classroom.
After dinner on the first evening we will have an informal chat to help the group get to know one another and to help work out each participant’s levels and goals for the trip. This helps us decide upon what we need to cover in the workshops and makes sure everyone’s aims are covered during the four days. After dinner each day (and at any other spare moment) participant are welcome to process the days images with help and tutorials on image processing and filing in an open friendly environment.
This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about nature photography, composition and lighting in an outdoor setting in a unique Australian environment.
Amateur to Advanced
Level 2 – Moderate. Some moderate walking will be involved.
• The opportunity to capture images at one of the world’s best shore bird locations.
• Expert Tuition in the field, learn while you shoot
• Group shots of enormous flocks of shore birds
• Biological tuition to help you get closer to your subject.
• Personal critiques of your work to allow you to improve your photography each day.
MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION:
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included. We will spend the entire time in and around the BBO. Due to the location and in an attempt to keep prices as low as possible, participants will be expected to help out at meal times with food preparation and cleaning up.
Accomodation can be arranged directly with the Observatory via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 08 9193 5600
$889 includes tuition, handouts and meals. Non-participant partner price available on request. Limited to 12 participants.
WHAT TO BRING:
You will need to bring you camera and tripod, as well as your camera manual. As we will be shooting predominantly birds you will need a long lens. Something in the 300mm range like a 70-200mm with a 1.4 converter is a good start and a 400mm lens is ideal. Nikon or Sigma 80-400 or the Canon 100-400 are all great birding lenses. A wide angle will come in handy as will a normal lens and a short telephoto, but neither are essential. Most importantly bring your enthusiasm and be prepared to join us on this exhausting and exhilarating trip to expand your photographic horizons.