Getting Started in Bird Photography

at Capital Photography Center - Baltimore

Course Details
$99 5 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Aug 08, 9:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

1876 Mansion House Drive
At Mansion House Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
Price does not include entrance fee.
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this on location photography class:

Join us at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and learn how to photograph birds in the wild. Learn the concepts of digital photography, field skills and equipment needed capture our feathered friends.  Designed for the beginning/novice photographer, this course will get you well on your way in photographing nature and wildlife at its best.

Learn some of the tips and secrets bird photographers use to get those beautiful captures that you see and gain confidence in your photography while capturing some of the exciting birds at the zoo.

Learn how to anticipate the bird’s behaviors and choose the right camera settings for a variety of lighting and shooting situations.  Expand your technical and field knowledge to get closer to the bird and improve your images. This course combines lecture with in-field practice and image feedback.

Topics include:

  • Equipment and associated accessories needed for bird photography.
  • Light, exposure, histogram and composition techniques.
  • The role of software and the digital darkroom as a management and processing tool.
  • Where to go and how to approach birds.
  • Ethical issues associated with nature photography.

Recommended Equipment:

  • DSLR with telephoto lens
  • Tripod
  • Extra memory card and battery
  • Camera manual

Please note that there is an entrance fee of $22.00 not included in the price.

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Refund Policy

A refund or a credit towards another class (less a $20 processing fee) can be given if cancellation notice is given more than 5 business days from the scheduled class.

If there is no cancellation notice, or it is given 5 business days or less, no refund or credit will be given. Requests to reschedule a class will incur a $20 processing fee provided notice is given more than 5 business days prior to the class. If request to reschedule is given less than business 5 days prior to the class, no refund or credit will be given.

If Capital Photography Center cancels or postpones a class due to weather or low enrollment, you can choose a full refund or a credit towards a future class.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time Emily Carter Mitchell 1 $99

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Capital Photography Center was created by Marie Joabar who for more than a decade was the Education Programs Manager and Corporate Trainer at Penn Camera, one of Washington D.C.’s long standing photography retailers. Marie developed that company’s educational program growing it from...

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