If you are ready to dive into your portfolio to get some suggestions on what can be improved and learn some techniques and things to look for that can improve your wildlife photography and post processing this is a perfect course for you. This is an online remote course where I will share my computer screen with you to review your portfolio together and discuss the specifics that can make it overall better. Next we will choose some of your photos that I will show you how I would edit them using Lightroom and Photoshop.
I believe the best way to learn many things are to do them yourself, this particularly applies to photography. When anyone asks my opinion on the best way to get better at photography the first thing I tell them is to get out and shoot, a lot, I mean take photos as often as you possibly can. You will learn so much with your camera in your hand and just getting out there.
A tutorial showing how I use Adobe Lightroom to organize, edit and share my wildlife photography. This covers everything from overall Lightroom workflow, organizational structure, importing, culling, color correcting and other photo editing, and lastly sharing your photos online efficiently.
A tutorial showing how I use Adobe Photoshop to edit my wildlife photography. Covering everything from basic RAW editing, using shortcuts to speed up workflow, advantages of a graphics tablet vs. using a mouse or trackpad, how to leverage the layer mask for precision editing, advanced selection methods, creating basic actions to speed up workflow, precise dodging and burning methods, removal of small distractions, precise color correction and image enhancement using adjustment layers and the removal of large distractions.
The other half of photography is done on the computer where post processing plays a very important role. From simply organizing thousands of photos to taking a particular photo to the next level, all the steps involved on the computer side of photography can be just as important as the camera side.
Join me to photograph the normally elusive Wood Duck at a location where they are numerous and very friendly. The Wood Ducks of Wissahickon Creek are generally habituated to people and will allow you to get very close to them. The males are one of the most beautiful and colorful ducks found in the area and watching the group that lives here can be very entertaining. You will usually get to photograph individuals, pairs and hopefully lots of interaction between the ducks. So reserve your spot now and spend a morning or afternoon learning how to photograph these amazing waterfowl.
Join me in photographing the wide variety of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds at the Barnegat Light jetty and beach. It's a cold and usually windy place to be but you can find such a variety of birds concentrated along the jetty here that can be tough to find anywhere else, most famously the Harlequin Duck!
Join me in photographing the gorgeous and elusive Hooded Merganser.These beautiful ducks are notoriously hard to get close to but I have had the privilege of having a group of them return every winter to a small pond in southern New Jersey that allows for close and water level opportunities. These waterfowl generally return at the end of November and stay through the end of December, you can book a private session anytime during this period.