Enter To Win A Class On Photographing Birds In The Wild

Spring and summer brings warmer weather and more opportunities to photograph wildlife. A photographer I know once mentioned that taking photos of wild animals is probably one of the most difficult subjects in photography. Birds especially are not easy to find or photograph because they are notoriously hard to get close to, and their ability to fly means a quick exit. If you love wildlife photography then you should take a peek at a course by Neil Losin, an established photographer and biologist. Not only will you improve your photography with Neil’s expert tips, but he’ll also share his insights on bird behavior, helping you anticipate movement and photograph birds at the right moment.

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What you’ll get with this helpful photography course:
– 8 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
– Class materials that include Neil’s gear list and photography tips
– Detailed video instruction, including animated diagrams and on-screen hints
– Direct feedback from Neil in the virtual classroom
– Watch classes on your own schedule: wherever, whenever you want
– Your access never expires
– Money back guarantee

We’ve also teamed up with Craftsy to give one of our readers this course for free. Enter to win this photography class here. Deadline to enter is Monday, June 9, 2014.

Photographing Birds in the Wild Course Preview

1. Introduction
You’ll be introduced to Neil and his background in photography and biology.

2. Equipment
Creating amazing wildlife photography is a little more complicated in the gear department. Neil will showcase some pretty cool essential equipment (500mm lens) and accessories as well as show you how you can achieve similar results with more affordable options.

3. Technical Basics
Neil discusses aperture, ISO, and shutter speed and their relation to photographing birds. This is also the lesson where he teaches proper exposure using the DSLR camera’s manual and automatic settings, a great refresher for even experienced photographers.

4. Weather & Light
Weather affects bird behavior and Neil teaches you how to put yourself in the position for the best wildlife shot while dealing with the changing forecasts and light.

5. Getting Close
Observing and approaching birds is one of the most important things to learn when it comes to getting great photographs of them. You’ll get to know bird behavior, how to respect their environment, and create natural shelters to help you get closer.

6. Flash
Discover what light conditions yield maximum benefits and how to avoid some of the most common flash pitfalls. Birds are also affected by how you shoot them and Neil discusses some of those concerns.

7. Composition
You can shoot in the best conditions but your photo can turn out subpar if your composition isn’t set up well. With fast moving wildlife like birds, you’ll need a solid foundation when composing your pictures in order to get the best shot.

8. Editing and Post-Processing
Neil teaches how to edit and organize your photos before demonstrating Photoshop techniques for reducing noise, removing dust and adjusting colors. He also shares his philosophy of trying to keep his photos as natural as possible.

Learn more about this birding photography class on Craftsy here.

Enter the giveaway for this course here.

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Gail Sullivan

This would be an awesome thing to win.

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