Let's explore one of our local "A Class" Bird Sanctuary through the lens of our camera. This meetup will focus on learning to use your longest telephoto lens for both bird spotting and landscape treasures. Got a 400 mm or 200 mm? Then bring it!
From learning more about your camera's functions to easy ways to take better photos using a telephoto lens.
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FUN WALKABOUT This is a fun to learn walkabout tour. Where questions will be answered by professional portrait and landscape photographer Cyrus from Lighthouse Photography.
TOPICS TO COVER
Cyrus prefers an interactive approach, so if you need clarification or guidance on a particular technique/subject please ask... Topics covered on the day may include...
• How to shoot daytime landscapes.
• Manual settings for portraits, close-ups, and landscapes.
• How to get what you want in focus.
• Rules of shutter speed.
• How to create bokeh (beautiful blurry backgrounds).
• How to make a photo look blue or warm using white balance settings.
• What does ISO do?
• Finding interesting shots from challenging lighting conditions.
• How to create art using creative settings and composition.
• How to identify and capture beauty in a photograph.
• Working with light and backgrounds.
• Nature closeups & interesting patterns.
• How to shoot macro images
• Potential birdlife
• Bush & nature photography.
"The Sanctuary is home to many different birds including ducks, pelicans, white faced herons, swallows, honeyeaters, reed dwellers and hawks. At dusk, hear the raucous laughter of kookaburras and the croaking frogs. During springtime, ducklings are always a treat to see.
Take a leisurely stroll around the lake. The Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary is adjacent to several parklands including the Riverside Gardens and is a good place from which to explore further afield."
You are free to either follow the general group or to wander around and return when you have a question.
WHAT YOU NEED
• Closed shoes
• Preferably an SLR camera, however, smartphone camera or compact camera is ok.
• Enough battery & memory card space to last more than 2 hours.
• No need for a tripod (unless you plan to shoot into the sunset or if you have a powerful ND filtre - Leave tripod in your car until needed).
• A bottle of water (optional).
• A mini notepad and pen (optional).
Perth Learn Photography is an Act-Belong-Commit partner. Our members experience many fitness & mental health benefits. Photography is a liberating creative outlet, reducing stress & anxiety. Photography has the potential to inspires us as well. Photography has an empowering effect on many, especially: · Disadvantaged & marginalised communities · Youth · The elderly · The differently enabled Our sessions foster good community connection with small groups of less than 20. Practising photography may improve memory, may increase emotional intelligence and people skills. Photography has the potential to strengthen storytelling skills & self-confidence. After learning how to take better photos photographers generally feel a strong sense of fulfilment & achievement.
Fitness Taking photos is a physically active event. There's lots of walking, thinking, lifting the camera, controlling your breathing as you take a series of photographs.