Bird and wildlife photography basics

Learn bird and wildlife photography basics via live 1:1 video communication.

This curriculum is designed for DSLR, mirrorless, and bridge camera users—consists of six 1-hour-long sessions, is open to anyone above the age of 8 located anywhere in the world.

You will learn how to photograph birds and wildlife in the manual mode, understand camera settings to click sharp photos—even birds in flight using telephoto lenses.

The sessions will be scheduled at times that are most suited to you.

Please get in touch with me through the mailing form lower down on this page.

How will you benefit from this course?

Learn how to use your camera in the Manual mode instead of automatic and semi-automatic modes

Set the focus correctly to ensure that your pictures are always sharp, even in low light

Learn how to make informed decisions with regards to the ISO, aperture and shutter speed (exposure) of your pictures

Choose a relevant depth of field, for example, focus on your subject and have the background go out of focus and vice versa

Understand metering modes, white balance and tonality


Understand image formats such as JPG, RAW, TIFF, RAW+JPG etc.

Learn how to click sharp photos using telephoto and super-telephoto lenses

Derive the optimum camera settings to click sharp photos of birds and wildlife based on your comfort levels

Understand how to tell stories through photographs

Write captions that make the invisible visible.

What do you need?

Any DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera

Telephoto or Super-telephoto lens

A notebook and pen to make notes

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I'll be glad to hear from you!