I'm Ben Knoot, this is Beginner's Guide to Bird Photography. I've been doing bird photography for about 15 years now, and it's something I'm really passionate about and I really love teaching. Currently, I lead bird photography tours for a company called Tropical Birding where we take people all around the world to show them birds. During this class, we'll go over some basic things like composition, lighting, basic camera settings, understanding your bird behavior, and then at the end, some post-processing to help you really make that image pop. By the end of this class, you'll have everything you need to get started.
Ben is a 23-year-old nature photographer originally from California. Before graduating in 2018, he studied Environmental Policy and Environmental Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington State. Ben now leads educational and instructive photography tours and workshops for Tropical Birding Tours.
I liked this class. It gives beginners a great place to start photographing birds. I especially liked his lesson on post-processing. Too many classes skip that part. The use of bird calls is what it is. To be competitive in bird photography you probably have to use them. I personally won't; it's just not worth it to me. So nice to see a young person active in this field!
This class is wonderful. Ben give you some very helpful information to starting your photo birding adventures. The apps he suggested are very helpful. The tips for scouting and what to look get you going. I will definitely be watching it again.
a Creativelive Student
I really enjoyed this course. The instructor doesn't beat around the bush. He gives you useful information that you can implement. I especially loved that he talks about apps on your phone that could be used to make your experience more fruitful. The only thing I didn't like was the advertisement for Olympus, but you can just skip that part.