Bird Photography Workshops Information Sheet

(A minimum of 55% all profits from The Essentials 1 Day Workshop (and a minimum of 15% of ALL workshop classes) will be donated to bird conservation).

Note: so that you get the most out of The Workshops, half a day will be spent on Theory and half a day will be spent out and about PRACTISING and reinforcing the theory.

ONE-ON-ONE MORNING SESSIONS

For a limited time only, I will be offering one-on-one 3-4 hours bird photo lessons available in Northam for $100. Contact me by email to hello@georginasteytler.com to arrange a date.

Please Note: I highly recommend you attend the workshops as you will learn much more than I can teach you in the field in just a couple of hours. 

 

 The ESSENTIALS - 1 Day Workshop 

All the information you need to take and process good bird photos - simplified and distilled into easy-to-follow instructions and reinforced with practical application

Duration: 1 Day. Half a day will be theory then we will go out in the afternoon and practice, practice, practice!

Time: Sunrise to Sunset.

Cost:  $150.  To Book, click here. If you wish to join a class, but don't want to pay until closer to the date, please choose the option (in scroll menu of product page) of Book Now, Pay Later and  don't forget to send me an email of the date of the workshop that you wish to book so I can save you a place.

Size: Min 5 - Max 8 people with my Personal Time Guarantee*.

Catering: Morning tea and coffee, snacks and a light lunch provided.

Dates: 8 December 2018 (Perth) (SOLD OUT), 29 December 2018 (Perth), 9 January 2019 (Toodyay); 9 February 2019 (Mandurah) and Albany (in March on TBA)**.

Locations: TBA (within 20kms of respective CBDs).

Topics covered: 

  • Camera equipment*** (what goes into the essential kit for a bird photographer);
  • Camera settings (yes, by the end of this you will know how to use Manual mode with confidence!);
  • Technique (low angle, hand-holding, Birds in Flight, getting close);
  • Ethics - the Dos and Don'ts of Bird Photography;
  • Basic post-processing (eg using free software and/or Adobe Lightroom)
  • Practical reinforcement of techniques throughout the day and in the field;
  • Access during workshop to my extensive bird photography resources (books, equipment etc);
  • USB thumb-drive containing everything you will learn on the day so you don't have to worry about taking notes!; and
  • FUN!

 The ESSENTIALS PLUS - 2 Day Workshop  

 

Australian Fairy Tern

All the knowledge you need to be a self-sufficient and innovative bird photographer in Western Australia

Duration: 2 Days

Time: Sunrise to Sunset

Cost: $300. To Book, click here. If you wish to join a class, but don't want to pay until closer to the date, please choose the option (in scroll menu of product page) of Book Now, Pay Later and  don't forget to send me an email of the date of the workshop that you wish to book so I can save you a place.

Size: Min 3 - Max 8 people with my Personal Time Guarantee*

Catering: Morning tea and coffee, snacks and a light lunch provided.

Dates: 8-9 December 2018 (Perth) (SOLD OUT), 29-30 December 2018 (Perth), 9-10 January 2019 (Toodyay); 9-10 February 2019 (Mandurah) and Albany (in March on TBA depending on South Coast Festival of Birds)**.

Locations: TBA (within 20kms of respective CBDs).
Topics covered: 
  • The Essentials (see above);
  • Customising your camera settings;
  • Art of Birds photography techniques (see my free e-book that won the BirdLife Photography Tom Oliver Award for a free educational resource: The Art of Bird Photography - 10 Inspirational Ideas to turn common birds into Art);
  • Advanced post-processing (with Adobe Photoshop);
  • How to get eye-catching images;
  • Best places, time of day and conditions for bird photography in and around Perth, Mandurah and Toodyay;
  • Best resources for bird photography around the world;
  • What to do with your bird images;
  • Extra time in the field and access to birding resources (that is, the morning and afternoon of the second day);
  • Review of best bird images from the morning and afternoon outings;
  • Join my Workshops email list and receive exclusive ongoing tips, including how and where to photograph birds in Australia as and when I find them;
  • USB thumb-drive containing everything you will learn on the day so you don't have to worry about taking notes; and
  • Lots and lots of other really cool stuff (but no steak knives).

 

 The MASTERCLASS 

 

Black-shouldered Kite

Cost: $450. To Book, click here. If you wish to join a class, but don't want to pay until closer to the date, please choose the option (in scroll menu of product page) of Book Now, Pay Later and  don't forget to send me an email of the date of the workshop that you wish to book so I can save you a place.

The Masterclass includes the two day Essentials Plus workshop, as well as (within a 6 month period):

  • 2 additional bird photography outings of 5- 6 hours (date and location chosen based on weather conditions and best bird photographic opportunities) and opportunity to use any of my photography equipment (max 1 other photographer); and
  • one-on-one online mentor-ship. Ask me anything, anytime about bird photography by email and send me up to 5 of your best images per month for critical review, processing and advice.

    * Personal Time Guarantee: I have limited the group sizes to TEN people. I will endeavour to spend time with each and every person going through their settings and equipment and adjusting their technique in the field. If for some reason I can't get enough time with any particular person, I will organise a follow-up session at no extra cost.

    **Money Back Guarantee: If the workshop does not achieve minimum capacity, or for some reason you cannot attend a workshop and you do not wish to reschedule, you will get a FULL Refund. 

    *** Equipment advice: Please note that I use Canon so my advice on equipment will be general in nature. I can only give specific advice with confidence on something that I have personally used or know about. I will never pretend to know everything. If I don't know something, I will find out where you need to go to get that information or advice.

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions about any of the above, or special needs, please send me an email to hello@georginasteytler.com.