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An Eye For Birds

Words & photos by Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne and Birdwatching Magazine. (source: getolympus.com)


Join Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne and Bird Watching Magazine on a photographic journey – learn pro tips, techniques, styles and tools. Take your bird photography skills to the next level and download this multi-part series.
 
PART 1: CREATING EXCEPTIONAL PORTRAITS

You will learn:

  • Why it’s important to shoot at eye-level
  • The one part of the bird that must be in focus
  • The best backgrounds for portraits for birds
  • Why studying bird behavior is a critical skill for bird photographers

Click to read the tips!


Shot with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800.

 

PART 2: MASTERING FLIGHT SHOTS

You will learn:

  • Behaviors to watch for that signal a bird is about to fly
  • Why you should shoot with the sun and wind at your back
  • The benefits of shooting in manual mode
  • How to get your lens to focus faster

Click to read the tips!


Shot with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. 1/1500 sec, f/11, ISO 200.

 
PART 3: PHOTOGRAPHING OWLS

You will learn:

  • Why you should not look for owls but listen for them
  • How to approach an owl once you find it
  • Where to go to photograph owls when you’re just starting out
  • Why you’ll need a flash
  • The best settings for your camera
  • A top-notch camera and lens for shooting owl photos

Click to read the tips!
 


Shot with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. 1/1000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200.

 
 
ABOUT SCOTT BOURNE

Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne is professional wildlife photographer, author and lecturer who specializes in birds. He was one of the founders of This Week In Photo, Founded Photofocus.com and is co-founder of the new Photo Podcast Network


 

 

2 thoughts on “An Eye For Birds”

    1. You’re welcome! We hope some folks apply their knowledge of photography to help these animals find their new forever home. 🙂

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