Kevin's photography workshops are ideal for bird, nature, and photo festivals. Workshops are identified as INDOOR or OUTDOOR; each can be stand alone presentations or sessions, or they can be combined to create a robust learning experience. They vary in length to accommodate individual situations. Generally indoor workshops last 90 minutes and outdoor workshops last 2 to 4 hours.
Advanced Flight and Action
INDOOR: Digital photography advances allow us to capture flight and action images like never before. Even with these advantages, it is important to learn how to capture a dynamic wildlife image with the most efficient field techniques and camera settings for a variety of situations.
Advance Flight & Action Photography
OUTDOOR: This comprehensive workshop teaches the basics of flight and action photography, including handheld technique; proper exposure; subject acquisition; subject tracking; and importance of practice, practice, practice. Each participant will get individual attention on how to best capture flight and action wildlife images.
Capturing & Composing Nature Photos
INDOOR: This workshop covers camera basics as well as photographic principles. Learn about photo composition, using light, evaluating background scenes, shooting different perspectives, anticipating action to get the best possible motion photo, compensating quickly for white or dark subjects, and artistic freedom.
Shooting Outside of the Box
INDOOR: This interactive workshop shares tips on how to take your creative photo skills to the next level. Learn how judges identify “winner photos” among the hundreds submitted to photo contests and then take part in “view and critique” session where participants share photos and the group discusses composition, creativity and artistic vision.
Photographing Birds in Open Spaces
INDOOR: Join Kevin as he shares personal tips on how to capture portraits, flock and action images and ground level photos. He will share approach strategies, portable and stationary blinds and camouflage options and camera settings for different types of open space shooting.
INDOOR: Learn how to take exciting images of birds of prey, both perched and in flight. Topics covered include stationary and portable blinds for perched raptors; use of owl decoys to attract raptors to your shooting site; choosing appropriate sites for raptor photography; and mechanics of flight photography for capturing raptors in motion.
INDOOR: Warblers move fast and light changes quickly. While there is no one “best way” to photograph warblers, tips are shared on tripod versus hand-held techniques; automatic camera modes versus manual mode; flash photography and various compensation override modes for different field settings; and several metering techniques for dealing with mixed sunlight and shadow scenes.
Shooting for the Edge
INDOOR: Kevin shares many trade secrets from his 30+ years as a bird and wildlife photographer from tips on how to minimize your presence in the field using stationary and portable blinds to how to attract birds to outdoor feeding or water stations. He will also share basics of field approach techniques and etiquette of wildlife photography.
Basic Bird & Nature Photography
OUTDOOR: This in-the-field workshop covers basic and artistic composition, lighting principles and different camera settings, different perspectives to maximize each photo scene, basic principles of flight and action photography, and anticipating action to get the best possible motion photo. Every participant gets individual attention; knowledge of basic camera functions is required.