Online Class

Photographing Birds in the Wild

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Set yourself up for success and learn proven techniques to capture the beauty and grace of birds in the wild.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable gear and accessories list, focusing guide and photography tips
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Neil Losin
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Take impressive photographs of birds in the wild with professional photographer and esteemed biologist Neil Losin as your guide. Get gear recommendations for every budget, and learn to quickly adapt your camera settings for quality results in any weather. Capture fast-flying birds with tack-sharp focus using Neil’s foolproof techniques, and find out how to adjust exposure for challenging lighting conditions. Master composition and fill flash to ensure your hard work in the field pays off with striking images, and use post-processing tips to heighten impact with detail and contrast. Throughout the class, Neil shares his expert insights on bird behavior, enabling you to anticipate movement and photograph your subject at the right moment.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet your instructor, renowned photographer and biologist Neil Losin, as he shares his approach to photographing birds.
2. Equipment
3. Technical Basics
4. Weather & Light
5. Getting Close
6. Flash
7. Composition
8. Editing & Post-Processing

Recommended with this class

  • Digital SLR camera
  • Tripod

Taught by

Neil Losin
Neil Losin
Neil Losin has been fascinated by nature since he was eight years old, and has spent 20 years studying wildlife. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in ecology and evolutionary biology, and has been photographing birds for more than a decade. Neil’s images have been published internationally and have won numerous awards.

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