Bird photography workshops by a photographer and birder. (Tim teaches shorebird identification classes for Audubon chapters.) Tim teaches, you shoot, practice and learn. Click on Workshops in the menu bar above to get to the full list of workshops offered.
Flash For Bird Photographers - Learn everything necessary and master Off-Camera Flash for Bird Photography. We'll cover: Popup Flash, Setting up TTL Flash, Flash Exposure Compensation, High-Speed Sync, Controlling the Flash Unit from the Cameras LCD Screen, Best Rechargeable Batteries for your shooting style, Flash Extenders, Off-Camera Flash Cords and Brackets, CTO gels, Wired 0ff-Camera Flash, Optical Flash Communication, Radio Flash Communication, Soft Boxes and Diffusers for Bird Photography, Controlling the Ambient Light, and how to use the flash unit to Enhance Auto Focusing in Low Light Situations. This workshop is limited to 5 participants so you'll get a lot of personalized attention, it's an 8-hour class with a lunch break, and will be held on location - outdoors so everything you learn you'll also practice throughout the day!
Sonoran Desert Birds - SE AZ - Four days of photography, 9 shooting sessions! Four morning sessions in photo blinds (desert birds & hummingbirds), four afternoon/evening photography sessions, in photo-blinds . There is one optional session for photographing bats in the evening. Six hummingbird species are possible and over 40 other species. We'll be based out of Green Valley for all four days. The workshops will begin at 5 PM on April 25th with an orientation to bird photography. Two days will focus on Arizona desert birds and will be in photo-blinds near Green Valley, the next two days will be in Madera Canyon, with half of the focus will be on hummingbirds and the other on the birds of Madera Canyon. Limited to four (4) workshop participants!
Private One-on-One Instruction - One-on-one instruction is available, learn how to take your nature photography to the next level by working on the artistic and technical side of photography together. We'll discuss what you want to learn, review some of your images, determine the curriculum for the day, then choose an appropriate location. These are full days, we'll be out in the field during the best light in the morning and the evening, with a break in the middle of the day for; lunch, image review, LightRoom CC post-processing, and if necessary re-calibration of the curriculum (I want you to get the most out of your day!). The skies the limit, so contact me if you're interested. The fee is $400 per day for one participant plus expenses (which includes meals, transportation and lodging if necessary). The per-day cost/per person is reduced as additional participants are added to the private workshop. (Two participants is $375 per person per day plus my expenses, three participants is $350 per person per day plus my expenses, four participants is $300 per person per day plus my expenses and five participants would be $275 per person per day plus my expenses.) If you're interested call me and we can work out the details. (206) 730-6925
Earlier this week I went to Newport, Oregon to photograph a Mountain Plover. The weather forecast was for 10 to 25% chance of rain, but I knew if I was creative I could get a reasonably good image, as long as it didn’t rain too much. The first thing was to understand that Mountain Plovers […]
Three shooting locations and three different light situations, by managing the light, shadows, angle the light was striking the birds, it all works. The beautiful warm light of early morning and late afternoon are best, but not always possible so let’s figure out how to work with what we have. On foggy mornings it’s […]
#1 Get Outside Early The number one thing you can do to improve your bird photography is to make/create your images within two hours after sunrise. The light is the best then, soft and warm yellow tones and the birds are their most active. If you can’t make it outside that early, you could shoot […]