09 February 2016

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town

Vernon Chalmers will once again facilitate the popular Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop at Studio22 Milnerton with a hands-on practical session at Woodbridge Island on 3 - 5 March 2016.

Session 1 : 3 March 17:30 - 21:30 (Studio22)
Session 2 : 4 March 17:30 - 21:30 (Studio 22)
Session 3 : 5 March 06: 45 - 12:00 (Woodbridge Island)


Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town
Cormorant - Woodbridge Island
Attend the Intro to Intermediate and / or Advanced Sessions
The first session (intro / intermediate) will be for owners of all DSLR's for getting a good hands-on understanding of the overall exposure / camera / lens settings for Birds in Flight / Action photography, with the second (more advanced) session's focus on Canon EOS DSLR owners keen to fine-tune their Canon EOS Autofocus (AF) system settings and various other more advanced camera / lens configurations. 

Detailed notes and other relevant information resources will be provided.
All delegates are welcome to attend both sessions.

The third practical / shooting session at Woodbridge Island is available for any delegate who attended session one or two (or both).

Photo Competition: A Studio22 voucher up to R3000-00 off you next Canon purchase will be up for grabs! Submit your best picture taken and you could be a winner! The closing date is 31 March 2016.


Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town
Canon EOS 70D / Diep River Milnerton
Session 1: Introduction to Intermediate BIF / Action Photography 
Anybody interested in getting started with Birds in Flight / Action Photography (irrespective of camera brand) and / or who wants to learn more about the the various exposure / camera settings and techniques required for getting the best out of your current DSLR body / lens pairing for Birds in Flight Action photography. Any DSLR body capable of shooting in multi-shot / continuous shooting mode at 4 frames per second or higher. Please see the sessions contents / learning areas below.

Cost: R650-00 per person attending Session 1 and Session 3


RSVP: Essential – 20 delegates maximum (Contact Vernon Chalmers for booking / payment arrangements)
 

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens
Session 2: Intermediate to Advanced BIFt / Action Photography
Anybody with a Canon EOS DSLR who wants to get a more in-depth understanding of the Canon EOS Exposure Modes, Autofocus (AF) system and its application / tuning for Birds in Flight / Action photography. Detailed discussion will be provided for all modern Canon EOS bodies up to the 65-point AF system. Please see the session's contents / learning areas below.

Continuous assistance/ support for fine-tuning specific Canon EOS body / lens combination.

Cost: R850-00 per person attending Session 1, Session 2 and Session 3

RSVP: Essential – 20 delegates maximum (Contact Vernon Chalmers for booking / payment arrangements)

Low Light Shooting - Woodbridge Island
Session 3: Practical at Woodbridge Island
Practical / walk-around shooting session for attendees of both Session 1 and Session 2. This is an opportunity to experiment with the various exposure settings, AF system configurations and capturing / composition techniques with the various birds species around Woodbridge Island. Guidance will be on hand for fine-tuning of exposure settings and AF system configurations.

What do you need to bring? A DSLR Camera, telephoto or zoom lens & your own memory card. 


Recommended min lens focal length: 250 - 300mm ie: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS (STM) or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6(L) IS USM lens (or any 3rd party lens of similar FL).

Contact Me if you need more information about your DSLR body and lens pairing.

Each delegate will receive a ring binder folder with all workshop information and other useful resources. 

Refreshments will be provided.

Session 1: Workshop Contents / Learning Areas

  • Introduction to BIF Photography 
  • BIF Fundamentals / Considerations 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Lenses for Birds in Flight 
  • Teleconverters / Extenders 
  • Exposure Settings / Techniques 
  • Memory Cards / Card Readers   

Session 2: Workshop Contents / Learning Areas

  • BIF Fundamentals / Considerations 
  • Canon EOS Bodies / Lenses for BIF 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure Settings 
  • Continuous shooting / AI Servo Modes 
  • Canon AF Systems (9-point to 65-point) 
  • Advanced AF System tuning (AF configuration / Area Selection Modes) 
  • Advanced body / lens focus tuning / techniques / recommendations
  • Post-processing considerations for Birds in Flight Photography

All EOS body owners (or future EOS owners) are welcome to attend. Please note that the in-depth discussion / tuning around AF systems will primarily be focused around the following AF systems with specific emphasis from the 19-point AF system EOS bodies which offers more advanced case and zone configurations:

  • 9-point AF System (EOS 500D / 550D / 600D / 650D / 700D / 60D / 5D / 5D Mark II) 
  • 11-point AF System (EOS 6D) 
  • 19-point AF System (EOS 750D / 760D / 70D / 7D) 
  • 45-point AF System (EOS 1D / 1D Mark II / 1D Mark III / 1D Mark IV / Older 1D's) 
  • 61-point AF System (EOS 5D Mark III / EOS 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R / EOS-1D X) 
  • 65-point AF System (EOS 7D Mark II)

Vernon Chalmers Birds in Flight Photography - Woodbridge Island Milnerton Cape Town

Birds in Flight Images captured with Canon EOS 6D / Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 70D / Canon EOS 700D paired with various Canon EF lenses

(Click to enlarge)
Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town
Canon EOS 6D  @ 300mm Lens  -  Woodbridge Island (Fog / Low Light)

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens  -  Woodbridge Island

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town
Canon EOS 70D / 400mm Lens  -  Woodbridge Island

Birds in Flight / Action Photography Workshop @ Studio22 Cape Town
Canon EOS 700D  / 70 - 300mm Lens  -  Woodbridge Island

More Vernon Chalmers Bird in flight Photography @ Woodbridge Island

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08 February 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Presentation @ CTPS

Vernon Chalmers will be doing a Birds in Flight Photography (BIF) presentation / information session at the Cape Town Photographic Society in Pinelands on Wednesday 17 February 2016. All visitors are welcome to attend.

Birds in Flight Presentation @ Cape Town Photographic Society
Pied Kingfisher  :  Diep River / Woodbridge Island
Goal of the Birds in Flight Photography Presentation
To introduce Birds in Flight Photography to new / intermediate DSLR photographers keen to learn more about the requirements, settings and techniques for taking their BIF photography to the next level. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation for discussing individual questions / challenges.

Outline / Interest Areas

  • Introduction to BIF / Image Slide-Show
  • BIF / Action Photography Considerations 
  • Body / Lens Requirements & Settings
  • Exposure Settings / Technique 
  • Other Bird Photography Options 
  • Cape Town / Western Cape Birding Spots
  • Q&A Session 

Time / Duration  19:00 Start for +- 1 hour (with tea break before Q&A)

Cost: Free

Contact me for more Birds in Flight Presentation information.

Venue
Cape Town Photographic Society
St Stephens Church Hall
Pinelands Cape Town


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Email: info@ctps.co.za
Website: www.ctps.co.za


Intermediate to Advanced Birds in Flight Workshop Cape Town
This Birds in Flight Presentation will be followed up with an intermediate to advanced Birds in Flight Workshop at Studio22 in Milnerton Cape Town during the 1st week in March 2016.

More information: Birds in Flight Workshop Cape Town- March 2016

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Birds in Flight Presentation @ Cape Town Photographic Society
Sandwich Tern  :  Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island

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Woodbridge Island Photography

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Vernon Chalmers Canon Camera Photography Workshops
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 100-400mm Lens
Vernon Chalmers Canon Camera Photography Workshops

Vernon Chalmers presents Canon EOS DSLR camera / photography workshops in Milnerton Cape Town / Woodbridge Island.

Available Workshops / Private Tutoring (on request)

  • Birds In Flight Photography 
  • Close-Up / Macro Photography 
  • Canon EOS Autofocus Systems (APS-C Bodies) 
  • Introduction to Canon EOS DSLR Cameras 
  • Introduction / Advanced Canon EOS 6D (Full Frame) 
  • Introduction / Advanced Canon EOS 7D Mark II 
  • Introduction / Advanced Canon EOS 70D 
  • Introduction to Canon EOS bodies / EF lenses 
  • Introduction to Photography / Exposure Triangle 
  • Introduction / Using Canon Speedlite Flash
  • Landscape / Long Exposure / Night Photography
  • Social Media / Image Management / SEO Workshops
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7 / 6 Editing & Workflow (Jan 2016)

Please Contact Me to discuss any specific Canon Camera / Photography learning requirements. I am available to travel to specific locations for one-day and longer workshops.


For more information view / visit Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops


New Year 2016 Fireworks Celebrations - Over Woodbridge Island / V&A Waterfront Cape Town

New Year 2016 Fireworks Celebrations- Over Woodbridge Island / V&A Waterfront Cape Town
Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens (Fireworks Cape Town)