When you join me for a workshop, providing you with an excellent photographic experience is my number one priority. Well before departure, I'll contact you about pre-trip gear selection. In the field I'll be there for you with tips on composition, exposure, camera settings, and post-processing. And after the workshop is completed, I'm happy to help answer your questions on camera gear purchases, post-processing techniques, bird ID, and pretty much anything else that we covered in the workshop.
Tropical Bird Photography with Doug Brown and Greg Basco - Through a mix of presentations and hands-on instruction, award-winning photographers Doug and Greg will help you on a daily basis to learn techniques such as metering and exposing complex scenes, fill-flash in the field, multiple flash lighting for natural and creative looks, composition in-camera, and digital post-processing. Group size is limited to 8 participants so we will provide plenty of personalized instruction. We'll be photographing an amazing array of subjects including toucans, parrots, macaws, tanagers, vultures, hummingbirds, herons, motmots, crocodiles, red-eyed tree frogs, and monkeys -- all in the wild!
West Coast Flight 2013 - Join BBC award-winning photographers, Jim Neiger and Doug Brown, in July, 2013 for a workshop focusing on birds in flight. We've selected the area around Huntington Beach, California for its incredible number and variety of birds, not to mention the great weather! In July, Terns will number in the tens of thousands, and there should be no fewer than five different species (Elegant, Forster's, Caspian, Royal, and Least). Black Skimmers, Pelicans, Egrets, Herons, and Gulls will all be plentiful. There will also be opportunities to photograph more challenging subjects such as raptors, Kingfishers, and shorebirds. These workshops are filled with non stop flight action. If you wish to learn the best techniques for photographing birds in flight, followed by unlimited opportunities to practice these techniques and develop the skills required to consistently photograph birds in flight, then this is the workshop for you. The focus of the workshops will be on mastering the hand held, long lens technique favored by both Jim and Doug. Manual exposure for birds in flight will also be emphasized. There will be an instructional lecture on the first day, followed by morning and afternoon sessions in the field for each of the next three days. As an added feature, you will have the opportunity to hone your Lightroom and Photoshop skills with Jim and Doug during the free time in between field sessions. Noted flight photographer Arash Hazeghi will be joining us as a guest instructor during the July 6-9 workshop. The workshop will be limited to twelve participants; with two expert instructors available, everyone will receive plenty of individualized attention both in the field and the classroom.
Bosque 2013 with Doug Brown, Greg Basco & Keith Bauer - Join BPN avian moderator Doug Brown, NSN avian moderator Greg Basco, and NPN avian moderator Keith Bauer for a 3 1/2 day workshop at the Bosque del Apache this December! The workshop experience will be broad-based, emphasizing manual exposure for long lens flight photography (either hand held or with a tripod). The other major emphasis will be on image optimization with Lightroom and Photoshop. All 3 instructors are well versed in image processing, but Keith is a true expert who teaches classes on both Lightroom and Photoshop. We'll be doing formal and informal computer sessions every day. Additional workshop highlights will include environmental avian photography (one of Greg's specialties), landscapes (including sunrises and sunsets), long exposures, and silhouettes. We'll also devote some time to captive raptor photography with a fantastic collection of birds from a local raptor education and rehabilitation center.
INTRODUCTION I just received my new Canon 600mm f/4L IS II courtesy of Gary Farber and John Duggan at Hunt’s Photo & Video. I think I put down a deposit almost a year and a half ago! My first impression is that this lens is light! The new 600mm weighs about 3.2 pounds less than [...]
Here’s an easy way to adjust brush size in Photoshop CS5 on the Mac. This tip should work for any tool that uses a brush. Select the tool and position it over the image you are processing. Hold down the Control and Option keys. Click and hold the left mouse button (one finger click on [...]
I just got back from another awesome workshop in Costa Rica that I co-led with my good friend Greg Basco. On our last day there we spent 3 exhilarating hours photographing a Barred Forest-Falcon as it followed a swarm of Army Ants through the forest. They feed on both the ants and on the insects [...]