with Rick Sammon
Join Rick Sammon in Bosque del Apache as he teaches you how to master the art and craft of bird photography. Rick shares plenty of tips on stopping action, capturing gesture, shoot... READ MORE
lessons: 13 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 33min
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Breathtaking Bird Photography: Pro Settings and Techniques
with Rick Sammon
Join Rick Sammon in Bosque del Apache as he teaches you how to master the art and craft of bird photography. Rick shares plenty of tips on stopping action, capturing gesture, shooting at different times of day, composition techniques, the gear he uses, and so much more. From birds on the ground to birds in flight, Rick covers all the situations and scenarios you’re likely to encounter. <br><br>This class is perfect for anyone interested in bird photography. BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Taking Better Bird Photographs (free course preview)
Join Rick as he introduces the class, and then jumps into his tips for taking better bird photographs.
lesson 2: Action and Gesture
Rick shares tips for showing action and capturing gesture.
lesson 3: Shoot With Both Eyes Open
Rick continues his series of tips for better bird photographs.
lesson 4: Lenses and Accessories
The lenses and accessories used for bird photography can help you get the shot.
lesson 5: Sunrise and Sunset Tips
Join Rick out at Bosque del Apache for a sunrise shoot.
lesson 6: Gear Talk
Rick goes through his gear bag for his Bosque del Apache shoot.
lesson 7: Scouting
You want to scout the location, check angle for the sun, and look for backgrounds.
lesson 8: Battle of the Bird Photography Tips
Rick is joined by Don Carter for an epic battle of bird photography tips.
lesson 9: Blast Off
The blast off is the early morning moment when all the birds take to the air at once.
lesson 10: HDR
Rick shares some tips on capturing for HDR.
lesson 11: Respect
Photographing at popular locations comes with large numbers of photographers.
lesson 12: Wrap Up
Rick wraps up the class and shares some closing thoughts to help you move forward.
lesson 13: Bonus: Interview with Wildlife Refuge Director
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meet  Rick Sammon
Canon Explorer of Light and award-winning photographer Rick Sammon is one of the most active photographers on the planet. With over 40 years of experience he divides his time between creating images, giving seminars, developing online classes, leading workshops, and making personal appearances. Rick’s enthusiasm for digital imaging is contagious and it’s his mission to make digital photography fun, creative, exciting, and rewarding for others.
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