BIRD & WILDLIFE
1st May 2024
20th August 2024
19th September 2024
Your stay includes a room in the historic Wooleen homestead, all meals, and hosting during your stay. The workshop is capped at a maximum of 8 participants to ensure you enjoy a personalised, tailored experience. If you would like to learn how to improve your bird photography, whilst experiencing the vast Australian outback and its wonderous birds, then this bird photography workshop is for you.
Never short of subjects to photograph, birds are a focus of the trip, but don't be limited by that. Spend time enjoying the scenery and photograph the night skies, wildflowers, historical buildings and machinery. So much memorabilia scattered around the homestead and are fascinating to look at and photograph.
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW
Bird Photography Wooleen Station August 2022.
Where to start...so many beautiful birds, the homestead, lovely weather, the hosts, the meals, the wines and of course the company! Shelley you were amazing! You have fulfilled a lifelong dream to be at one in nature and capture some of its beauty in a photograph.
It didn't matter that I came to this workshop with no skills or experience in bird photography. I was welcomed, nurtured, gently prodded and guided with such patience and enthusiasm. You believed in me and I came away with so much learning and a new passion as well as some lifelong friends ( I hope).
The 4 days were jam packed with new experiences. I discovered how to sit quietly and observe, to move slowly with respect and just breathe it all in. I think I leant the most from watching you. I love the sense of empathy and reciprocity that you brought to every encounter with a bird and how the birds in turn connected with you.
No wonder your photos are so beautiful and show such deep connection. Thank you for giving your time and knowledge so freely and for going that extra mile to make sure we all got everything we we could out of the workshop.
You are a fantastic educator. Your passion for what you do and sharing your knowledge really shines through. It turns out I LOVE bird photography and I will be back for more. by Robyn
Passion. Light. Creativity.
Join me for a fun morning at Mandurah estuary.
Let's go find birds!!
This workshop will start with photographing in low light looking for beautiful colours at sunrise.
Sunrise- shoot silhouettes - some tips.
Then, we shall walk around looking for birds to photograph.
- Shooting in low light
- Backlight/Side light
- Shooting Egrets tips and ideas.
- What to look for when locating birds.
- How to find birds.
- How to get shots in difficult shooting conditions
- How the setting/environment makes a difference
- How to use your settings for getting those shots
- What about noise? Tips on how to process your photo dealing with noise in low light
- Access to private video link on Backlight after completing the workshop
Approx. 3 hrs
Learn about the birds around the Mandurah Estuary
I will answer all your questions
Small workshops to give personal attention
Notes provided prior to the workshop