Birds of South Florida

Take your wildlife images
to the next level

with Lewis Kemper

Feb 3-5, 2017 9:30am - 5:30pm

© Lewis Kemper
© Lewis Kemper
Members: $725 • Non-members: $775
Prerequisites: None
Space Limited to 12 participants.
Birds SF, Kemper:   Member Price $725.00 
Birds SF, Kemper:   Non-Member Price $775.00 
Special Hotel Prices for Workshop Registrants
© Lewis Kemper
© Lewis Kemper


People come from all over the world to see and photograph the birds of South Florida. And some of the best locations for bird photography are close by the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. In this class Lewis Kemper is going to teach you how to take your bird photography to the next level. First we will discuss setting up your camera for the unique challenges of bird photography, discussing metering modes, focus points, shutter speeds and apertures. Instead of just taking textbook images of birds we are going to concentrate on Depth of Field, backgrounds, shutter speeds, light and shadow, camera angle, and post processing to create artistic, captivating images of birds in their natural habitat.

We will spend sunrise and early morning photographing birds at Wakodahatchee and Green Cay Wetlands and the afternoons critiquing and processing our images. Each day you will enter the field with more knowledge and experience about how to take a bird photograph that transcends the ordinary and becomes a work of art. The techniques we learn in this class will be useful in not only bird photography but all wildlife and nature images as well.

In the digital darkroom we will learn techniques to making the star of your image the most import element of the photograph. Through techniques to control the light in your image using the local adjustment tools in Lightroom and Photoshop, including the Graduated Filter, the Radial Filter and the Adjustment Brush, you will learn how to guide the viewer’s eye through your photograph. We will also explore techniques for controlling Depth of Field after the fact using layers, mask and the Blur Filter Gallery.

If you are tired of being a snapshooter and want to become a creative, artistic photographer then this class is for you!

© Lewis Kemper
© Lewis Kemper


Lewis Kemper is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing and teaching throughout the United States.

Lewis has written or photographed many books. He was the photographer for, “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Kemper’s monograph, “Capturing the Light” won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. His latest publication “Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide” was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ latest project “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal”, features a years worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA.

You’ll find his website at

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