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26 Jun 2019

“Mastering Bird Photography” Zoom Presentation

Do you enjoy photographing birds? Are looking for ways to improve you bird photography? Then join me on this 90 minute Zoom presentation where I share all my secrets on how to take great bird photos. I will show you ways on how to set up your backyard to attract birds, as well as utilizing props to make your photos look like they were taken in the wild. I will aslo share with you some of my top birding locations throughout the southeastern United States, from Florida to the southeastern coast of South Carolina, and throughout the the midwest. Photographing birds is my passion and I have spent most of my life photographing them.

Things you will learn:
Best time of day for photographing birds.
My favorite food choices for backyard birds.
Camera settings and tips for getting great photos.
Using a remote shutter release for your camera.
Setting up props for great bird photos at your feeders.
Key elements for a good photo.
How to take advantage of the different seasons. Like the migration, spring and fall. Nesting season.
Best times of the year for the best plumage on birds.

Cost: $24.95 per person.

Date: Thursday March 28th 2024 7pm-8:30pm





26 Jun 2019

Frog and Reptile Macro Workshop June 1st and 2nd 2024 Louisville KY. “SOLD OUT”

Frog and Reptile Macro Workshop back once again in Louisville Ky.
Saturday June 1st and Sunday June 2nd 2024 “SOLD OUT”
9am-4pm
Drury Inn and Suites
9597 Brownsboro Rd.
Louisville Ky.40241
(502)-425-5500

Cost of the Workshop $1295.00 per person if paying by check

Cost of the Workshop $1495.00 per person if paying by C.C. via PayPal

Have you ever wanted to photograph colorful exotic frogs and reptiles? Then join me for this exciting two day workshop as we explore this small but beautiful world of macro photography right here in Louisville Ky. You will have the opportunity to photograph between 25-30 live Frogs and Reptiles like the red eyed tree frog and colorful dart frogs and more. I will also have lots of still life subjects of exotic insects from my entire collection. New for this year I will have my water drop system to capture some beautiful waterdrop collisions from my Stop Shot Studio, and much much more. This workshop has been very popular over the last eleven years down in south Florida and sells out every year. But this year I decided to bring it back to my hometown of Louisville Ky. By doing so I have been able to reduce the cost of the workshop by not having all the travel expenses involved. There will be 3-4 shooting stations with real plants, flowers, leaves, and bark for natural looking backgrounds. The results will be photos that appear to be taken in the wild, actually looking better than in the wild. You would have to travel to over ten different countries to find this array of colorful species. In some cases you will be shooting only inches away from some of these beautiful subjects with no glass to interfere with image or lighting quality. Once again, I will have a couple of mirror set ups for gorgeous reflective surfaces with animals placed on them.

Things you will learn but not limited to:
How to use flash perfectly when only inches from your subject.
How to protect the highlights from blowing out in your pictures.
How to get maximum depth of field and sharpness for small subjects.
Creating stunning images of exotic frogs,reptiles,water drops, exotic insects, and much much more.

Skill Level:
The workshop is open to people of all skill levels and experience. The majority of people shoot with either mirrorless cameras or digital SLRs, but this is not a pre-requisite for attending this workshop. Even the newer iPhones have great macro capabilities

Recommended Equipment:
I suggest a Macro lens or some way of focusing very close, such as extension tubes used with a telephoto lens.
Some sort of flash system, ring flash, speed light flash, or twin flash.
Compact flash cards and extra batteries for flashes.
Tripods are not needed for the macro portion, but feel free to bring one if you would like.

Lastly, there is so much you can do here in the Bluegrass state if you decided to stay over for a few extra days. There are Bourbon Tours, Gorgeous Horse Farms not to far away, and much much more.
I would be happy to give you some suggestions if you would like.

Please see the booking link below to receive a special discounted rate for your stay for attending this workshop. The hotel has also agreed to extend this discount if you choose to stay over a few additional days.
https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=10077584

Please let me know if you have any other questions. Email me at [email protected]

* Cancelation Policy: No refunds after 90 days prior to the workshop unless I can fill your space.

30 Mar 2016

Bird Photography: “Editing like a Pro” Zoom presentation

Have you wanted to learm more about editing your bird photos after you have taken them?
Then join me for this indepth look at improving your bird images using Photoshop and other software programs.
I will teach you all of my tips and tricks for taking a good image and making it a great image that are worth printing and framing.
Let me show you some of my daily workflow as I walk through multiple images demonstrating some of these techniques.

Things you will learn:
Photoshop basics using Camera Raw as your starting point.
How to eliminate distractions in an image.
How to control the lighting of both the subject and the background.
How to add directional light to improve the image.
How to use layers to combine images.

Cost: $24.95 per person

Date: Coming soon March 2024





17 Dec 2015