Bird and wildlife photography basics

Learn how to photograph birds and wildlife in manual mode.

Understand the camera settings required to ensure that you click sharp photos of birds, especially birds in flight, and wildlife with telephoto lenses.

Learn how to tell photo stories about urban wildlife, national parks, habitats, and people who are directly engaged in wildlife tourism and conservation.

This course is designed for anyone who has a keen interest in nature and photography—school and college students who are our future scientists, conservationists, journalists, and policymakers, working professionals who are looking for fulfilling ways in which to de-stress, and senior citizens who want to discover their creativity after retiring from service.

You do not need to have any prior knowledge about photography to begin this course.

I have designed the content of this course based on over 800 hours of on-field practical wildlife photography experience in Mumbai and its surrounding regions, Bhigwan, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Panna Tiger Reserve, Sanjay Dubri National Park, Kaziranga National Park, Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Khichan, The Thar Desert, Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve, Goa, and Chiplun, etc. since 2010.

This course consists of 5 sessions. All sessions will be held in Mumbai.

How will you benefit from this course?

  • Learn how to use your camera in the manual mode instead of the automatic or semi-automatic modes
  • Focus to get sharp photos of birds in flight/animals running around
  • Set the iso, aperture and shutter speed (exposure) to give you the best results
  • Camera settings in low light
  • Depth of field (out-of-focus or in-focus background/foreground)
  • Set the appropriate metering mode, white balance, tonality, etc.
  • Composition
  • Understand image formats such as JPG, RAW, TIFF, etc.
  • Learn how to handle a super-telephoto lens
  • Work out the optimum camera settings to click sharp photos of birds and wildlife based on your comfort levels with your camera equipment
  • Introduction to photo editing edit and exporting photos for print and social media
  • Understand how to tell stories through photographs
  • Write captions that make the invisible, visible.

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