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<ul><li><p>Wildlife Photography </p><p>Paul Burwell paul@bsop.ca </p></li><li><p>Page 2 of 42 All text and images Paul Burwell Photography unless otherwise indicated </p><p>This page left intentionally blank</p></li><li><p>Page 3 of 42 All text and images Paul Burwell Photography unless otherwise indicated </p><p> This page left intentionally blank ........................................................................................... 2Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 5</p><p>Whats covered in this course ....................................................................................................... 5Equipment ................................................................................................................................ 6</p><p>Cameras ............................................................................................................................................... 6Lenses .................................................................................................................................................. 6Camera Support .................................................................................................................................. 7</p><p>Hand-holding ..................................................................................................................................... 7Tripods .............................................................................................................................................. 7Tripod Heads - Gimbal Heads .......................................................................................................... 7Tripod Heads - Ballheads ................................................................................................................. 8Beanbags and other specialized devices .......................................................................................... 8</p><p>Storage ................................................................................................................................................. 9Camera Bags .................................................................................................................................... 9Memory Card Storage ....................................................................................................................... 9Portable Storage Devices ................................................................................................................. 9Keeping your equipment from the elements ..................................................................................... 9Flash and flash extenders ................................................................................................................. 9</p><p>Making Pictures ..................................................................................................................... 11Film versus digital ............................................................................................................................ 11RAW versus JPEG ............................................................................................................................ 11Digital advantage: histogram ........................................................................................................... 13Camera Exposure modes ................................................................................................................. 15Using Electronic Flash ..................................................................................................................... 16Controlling the light .......................................................................................................................... 16Backgrounds, backgrounds, backgrounds .................................................................................... 17Autofocus considerations ................................................................................................................ 17Image Stabilization Vibration Reduction ..................................................................................... 18Portrait versus behaviour ................................................................................................................ 18Landscape and portrait orientation ................................................................................................. 18Making Sharp Images ....................................................................................................................... 19Eye-to-eye .......................................................................................................................................... 20Water .................................................................................................................................................. 20</p><p>In the field ............................................................................................................................... 21Research is your best friend ............................................................................................................ 21Strategies for getting close .............................................................................................................. 21</p><p>Should You? ................................................................................................................................... 21By foot ............................................................................................................................................. 22Being Patient ................................................................................................................................... 22Blinds portable, permanent and mobile ....................................................................................... 23Feeding Sites .................................................................................................................................. 23Luring .............................................................................................................................................. 24Blending In ...................................................................................................................................... 25</p><p>Being creative ........................................................................................................................ 26Composition ...................................................................................................................................... 26</p><p>Examples Stronger versus weaker images ...................................................................... 26Example 1 .......................................................................................................................................... 27Example 2 .......................................................................................................................................... 28Example 3 .......................................................................................................................................... 29Example 4 .......................................................................................................................................... 30Example 5 .......................................................................................................................................... 31</p></li><li><p>Page 4 of 42 All text and images Paul Burwell Photography unless otherwise indicated </p><p>Digital Darkroom tools for the Wildlife Photographer ........................................................ 32RAW tools .......................................................................................................................................... 32</p><p>Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) ........................................................................................................... 32Adobe Lightroom ............................................................................................................................. 32</p><p>Image processing tools .................................................................................................................... 32Adobe Photoshop ........................................................................................................................... 32Nik Softwares Viveza ..................................................................................................................... 32Noise Ninja or Neat Image .............................................................................................................. 32</p><p>Printing ................................................................................................................................... 33Print or die ......................................................................................................................................... 33Home versus lab ............................................................................................................................... 33Fine Art printing ................................................................................................................................ 33</p><p>Where to find wildlife ............................................................................................................. 34Close to home ................................................................................................................................... 34</p><p>Elk Island National Park .................................................................................................................. 34Hawrelak Park ................................................................................................................................. 34Whitemud Creek ............................................................................................................................. 34North Saskatchewan River Valley ................................................................................................... 34Murray Marsh .................................................................................................................................. 35Beaverhill Lake ............................................................................................................................... 35</p><p>Around Alberta .................................................................................................................................. 36Jasper National Park ....................................................................................................................... 36</p><p>Canada ............................................................................................................................................... 36Riding Mountain National Park ....................................................................................................... 36Churchill Manitoba .......................................................................................................................... 36Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia ......................................................................................... 36</p><p>International ...................................................................................................................................... 37Game Farms and Captive Animals .................................................................................................. 38</p><p>Canadian Locations ........................................................................................................................ 39US Locations ................................................................................................................................... 39</p><p>Selling your work ................................................................................................................... 40Magazines ....................................................................................................................................... 40Stock ............................................................................................................................................... 40Calendars, greeting cards, etc. ....................................................................................................... 40</p><p>Other information .................................................................................................................. 41Useful web sites ................................................................................................................................ 41</p><p>Wildlife Photography PBS Television Series .................................................................................. 41Nature Photography Web Sites ...................................................................................................... 41Wildlife Photography Workshops and Tours ................................................................................... 41</p><p>Paul Burwell Photography ............................................................................................................... 42</p></li><li><p>Page 5 of 42 All text and images Paul Burwell Photography unless otherwise indicated </p><p>Introduction </p><p>Whats covered in this course Equipment </p><p>o Cameras o Lenses o Camera Support o Storage o Keeping your equipment from the </p><p>elements o Flash and flash extenders </p><p> Making Pictures o Film versus digital o RAW versus JPEG o Digital advantage: histogram o Camera Exposure modes o Using Electronic Flash o Controlling the light o Backgrounds, backgrounds, </p><p>backgrounds o Autofocus considerations o Image Stabilization Vibration </p><p>Reduction o Portrait versus behaviour o Landscape and portrait orientation o Making Sharp Images o Eye-to-eye o Water </p><p> Being creative o Composition </p><p> Examples of stronger versus weaker images </p><p> In the field </p><p>o Research is your best friend o Strategies for getting close </p><p> The Digital Darkroom o RAW tools o Image processing tools o Photoshop tools </p><p> Printing o Home versus lab o Fine Art printing </p><p> Where to find wildlife o Close to home o Around Alberta o Canada o International o Game Farms and Captive Animals </p><p> Selling your work o Calendars, greeting cards, etc. o Stock </p><p> Other information o Useful web sites </p></li><li><p>Page 6 of 42 All text and images Paul Burwell Photography unless otherwise indicated </p><p>Equipment </p><p>Cameras </p><p> Any camera can be useful for wildlife photography. Practically, a high-end point-and-shoot with an optical zoom of at least 10x is necessary Optimally, I recommend use of an SLR camera which supports interchangeable lenses </p><p>o There are a variety of digital SLRs and they sport a variety of sensor sizes o A standard, or full-frame sensor has the same coverage as a 35mm film camera o Some of the lower-end digital SLR cameras can be extremely use...</p></li></ul>

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