January 30 – February 1
Birds of South Florida: Take your wildlife images to the next level
with Lewis Kemper
Members: $725 • Non-members: $775
January 30-February 1
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 workshop, 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 make 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!