Paterson Photography Lethbridge
Paterson Photography Ltd.

1263C 2 Ave South Lethbridge, Alberta Canada T1J 0E7
403-327-1114

Birding Photography Workshop
Our bird workshops are designed for those that want to get out and learn specifically how to photograph birds.  The class that accompanies the workshop is designed for those that have a good knowledge of their camera and photography, if you do not have a good knowledge I suggest that you take at least one introductory course before taking the birding workshop

Because of the nature of bird photography the workshops with teaching (Class A & C) are designed to be taken in the afternoon with late afternoon / early evening shooting.  The workshop that starts with shooting (Class B) can be taken either first thing in the morning or late afternoon.  We can break the classes / shooting up to two days - the first day with teaching and the second with an early morning shoot.


Workshop A

Two hours teaching & an hour shooting

This class starts with camera settings designed for shooting birds (ISO, Focus Settings, Exposure, etc), lens selection and other techniques such as blinds, tripods, monopods, locations, etc.

Then we head out to a location to practice what we have learned in the classroom.

Cost $140
Workshop B

Two hours taking pictures & an hour editing

We head out to a location(s) to take some pictures then back to the studio to edit the images. The editing concentrates on how to get images ready for print, cleaning up an image, color correction and enhancements for the web / social media.

Cost $140
Workshop C

Two hours teaching, two hours shooting & an hour editing

This class starts with camera settings designed for shooting birds (ISO, Focus Settings, Exposure, etc), lens selection and other techniques such as blinds, tripods, monopods, locations, etc.

Then we head out to a location to practice what we have learned in the classroom, visiting a couple popular birding spots.

Then we return to edit our images. This editing concentrates on how to get images ready for print, cleaning up an image, color correction and enhancements for the web / social media.

Cost $250
Notes:

  •  Workshops are for teaching only and do not include transportation to the location of the shoots
  • As the workshop is based on wildlife we cannot guarantee wildlife for shooting (welcome to the world of wildlife).  I do my best to locate wildlife but cannot guarantee anything!
  • Several locations are scouted prior to the day of the workshop and can be changed according to the weather / wildlife
  • These workshops can be run at any time of the year but the prime times are Spring & Fall followed by Summer and finally Winter
  • These workshops are available to be run in / around Lethrbidge or any place in western Canada. If outside of the Lethbridge area a travel fee will apply.