• Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Australasian Gannet

    Australasian Gannet.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australian Pied Oystercatcher

    Australian Pied Oystercatcher.   Photographer: Mal Carnegie

  • Silver Gull

    Silver Gull.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Black-browed Albatross

    Black-browed Albatross.   Photographer: Richard Smart

Our bi-annual Digital Photography In The Bush event will be held at the Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong on the 11th & 12th March 2017.  It will be augmented by a series of local bird outings on 9th, 10th, 13th and 14th March, and Welcome and Farewell dinners on 10th & 12th March.

A summary of the program is presented here.  Final details will be provided when registration for the event opens in early December; some items shown below are yet to be confirmed, and are shown as "TBC".  Seminars are scheduled between 8:30am and morning tea at 10:45am; they will be held in a 150-seat lecture theatre. For this reason, registration for this event is limited to 150 people. Workshop sessions are scheduled for the periods before and after lunch, and will run concurrently in rooms with seating capacities ranging from 35 to 150.  Some workshops have been developed to accommodate the needs and interests of either our Entry Level (shown as "E" below) or Intermediate/Advanced (shown as "I/A" below) members; others are suitable for anyone.  Following registration, you will be requested to nominate your preferred workshops.  Whilst we will endeavour to accommodate your preferences, there will be maximum participation limits for some workshops, imposed by the seating capacity of the venues, which is beyond our control.

Times for the concurrent workshop sessions are shown in the Session Selection form.

Thursday 9th March 
  Local bird outings to several locations, organised by Ian Smissen.  Details have been sent to registered attendees.  You can access the on-line registration form for these outings here.
 Friday 10th March
  Western Treatment Plant Outings, organised by Jill Wilson.  See here for important information.
  Local bird outings to several locations, organised by Ian Smissen.  Details have been sent to registered attendees.  You can access the on-line registration form for these outings here.
  Registration Session 1, Deakin University
  Welcome Drinks & Dinner, Wharf Shed Cafe
 Saturday 11th March
  Registration Session 2
  Official Opening: Dr Graham Cam, President BirdLife Photography
  Opening Address: Paul Sullivan, CEO BirdLife Australia
  Seminar: Just One Frame - a long-term study of Wedge-tailed Eagles, encapsulated in a single defined moment. Steve Tredinnick, UWS
  Seminar: Animal Ethics in Ornithology and Bird Photography. Georgina Steytler
  Workshop: How to Capture Bird Videos - Part 1. Les Peters
  Workshop: How to Capture Bird Videos - Part 2. Les Peters
  Workshop: From Muddles to Medals. Kim Wormald
  Workshop: The Art of Bird Photography. Georgina Steytler
  Workshop: Ideas to ponder. Rob Annesley, Nikon Australia (two sessions, at 13:30 and 14:50)
  Workshop: Tips and Tricks for Bird Flight Photography. Rob Annesley, Nikon Australia (two sessions, at 14:10 and 15:30)
  Workshop: Framing Your Photos - Frameco
  Workshop: Digiscoping - Swarovski Australia
  Workshop (I/A): Photoshop Luminosity Masks - Are They Useful in Bird Photography? Graham Cam
  Workshop (I/A): Using Natural Light. Keith Lightbody
  Workshop (I/A):Using Natural Light - practical. Keith Lightbody
  Workshop (E): Basics 1: Camera Modes, ISO sensitivity, White Balance. Steve Tredinnick
  Workshop (E): Basics 2: Metering Modes, Histograms. Steve Tredinnick
  Workshop (E): Basics 3:File Formats, Exposure Bracketing, Advanced SLR Settings, Dealing With Dust. Steve Tredinnick
  Workshop (E): Basics 4: Editing & Retouching - Levels, Curves, Sharpening, Colour Balance, Colour Fringing. Richard Slaughter
  Workshop (E): Basics 5: Editing & Retouching - Reducing Noise, Removing Distracting Objects, Simulate DOF to Blur Backgrounds. Ian Smissen
  Local bird outings after completion of workshops.
 Sunday 12th March
  Seminar: Mastering Flight Photography. Ian Wilson
  Seminar: Attracting Birds for Exceptional Photography. Brian O'Leary (2015 Tom Oliver Award winner)
  Seminar: Navigating the BirdLife Photography Website. Rob Parker
  Workshop: My Wildlife Approach. David Burren
  Workshop: Producing an eBook. Ian Smissen
  Workshop: NIK Software is Free; Why You Should Use It. Graham Cam
  Workshop: Monitor calibration, Printing Workflows and Paper Selection. Kayell Australia
  Workshop: Setting-up Your Camera. Canon Collective
  Workshop: Camera Settings for Bird Photography. Canon Collective
  Workshop: Useful Tips and Techniques for Better Bird Photography with the EOS System. Canon Collective
  Workshop: Knowing Yor Light Meter and Shooting Manual Exposure for Consistent Results.Canon Collective
  Workshop (I/A): Advanced Bird Specific Post-processing Workflows for Canon Users. Ian Wilson
  Workshop (I/A): Lightroom Workflows - Managing Your Images. David Burren
  Workshop (I/A): Developing Images with Lightroom. David Burren
  Workshop (I/A): Advanced Flash Photography. Ian Wilson
  Workshop (I/A): PS: Working with Smart Objects, Noise Reduction, Sharpening Workflows. Keith Lightbody
  Workshop (I/A): PS: Removing Distracting Objects, Retouching Techniques, Saving Changes in PS & LR. Keith Lightbody
  Workshop (E): Integrating Bridge and Camera Raw into Your Workflow. Richard Slaughter
  Workshop (E): A Simple Method for Assessing Exposure Compensation for a Range of Lighting Scenarios. Graham Cam
  Demonstrations/Equipment Trial: Nikon Australia
  Question & Answer Session and Closing Address. Nikon/Canon/Presenters
  Local bird outings after completion of workshops.
  Farewell Dinner, Wharf Shed Cafe.
Monday 13th March
  Western Treatment Plant Outings, organised by Jill Wilson.  See here for important information.
  Local bird outings to several locations, organised by Ian Smissen.  Details have been sent to registered attendees.  You can access the on-line registration form for these outings here.
Tuesday 14th March
  Local bird outings to several locations, organised by Ian Smissen.  Details have been sent to registered attendees.  You can access the on-line registration form for these outings here.

 

BirdLife Photography's Annual General Meeting, for BLP members only, will be held during lunch on Sunday 12th March; a complimentary lunch will be provided.

Digital Photography in the Bush 2017 is proudly supported by:
Canon Collective
David Burren Photography & LuminOdyssey Photo Expeditions
Frameco
Kayell Australia
Nikon Australia
Swarovski Australia

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