Wildlife and Zoo Photography
201 California St.
San Francisco, California 94111
If you love photographing wildlife, either in their natural environment, game parks or in a zoo, this program is for you. It’s also a great class to prepare you for the San Francisco Zoo photo walk on Sunday February 18, 2018.
First, we’ll discuss camera and lens features such as ISO, aperture and long lens techniques including focus preset, image stabilization, power focus and AF stop using Canon’s infamous telephoto lenses. And, to increase your reach we’ll discuss how to use telephoto extenders.
Then, after we master the camera equipment, we’ll focus on animals in the field and in zoos.
We’ll cover all the basics of photography like selective focus, high ISO/low light photography, filters and composition apply in the field and in zoos. We’ll show you how to best utilize these features and techniques to create the images you are looking for.
Canon Speedlites play an important role in wildlife photography. Flash-fill in sun or overcast lighting provide facial detail that might otherwise be obscured by dark shadows. We’ll cover how and when to use it effectively.
HD video provides us the opportunity to not only show the motion of animals but also to capture their unique sounds. We’ll cover focus and lighting techniques and discuss which microphones you should consider to minimize the background noise of other visitors.
Zoos offer the opportunity to capture images of animals that might otherwise prove very difficult to make but they also have obstacles that must be overcome to get these images. We’ll cover the different types of animal enclosures and how to work around these obstacles and how to plan your day around the light to maximize your success.
Join us for a fun seminar on capturing images of animals.
What you will learn:
• Dave’s menu favorites for wildlife action photography
• Multiple ways to stabilize your camera
• Picture Styles to manage dynamic range in contrasty light
• How to shoot moving action
• How to manage depth-of-field for selective focus
• How to move focus points
• How to plan your shooting day at a zoo
What is provided:
• Canon notebook, pen and lens cloth
• Water and light snacks