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Arthur Morris Bird Photography Tutorials

Bird Photography with Arthur Morris
Bird Photography with Arthur Morris

Bird Photography with Arthur Morris

Renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris demonstrates the techniques, settings and gear he uses to capture beautiful photos of birds in flight. The setting is the Bosque del Apache in New Mexico early mornings until bright daylight. He shares the exposures he uses to freeze action as well as to depict blur, to photograph silhouettes, the use of the histogram, AI Servo AF, tripod and tele-extenders.

There are seven video tutorials:

  1. Location scouting for the perfect shot
    Learn how to position yourself against the light and wind when photographing outside and how to use both elements creatively in your photos.
  2. One Shot and AI Servo AF
    Learn how to capture fast moving subjects using One Shot AF, AI Servo AF, Back Button AF, various multi-point AF, orientation linked AF and more.
  3. Sunrise and Sunset Blurs and Silhouettes
    Arthur shows how to take advantage of light and time of day, to create beautiful, artistic images of birds in flight, and dynamic silhouettes.
  4. Getting the right exposure
    Different factors are involved when achieving proper exposure in your photos. Learn how tools like Evaluative Metering, Highlight Alert and Histograms help you achieve this.
  5. Arthur’s Gear Bag
    From cameras and lenses to apparel and accessories, see what gear renowned wildlife photographer Arthur Morris brings with him on a typical trip and why.
  6. Camera settings
    Learn how features like Picture Style, White Balance, Back Button AF and other custom settings can help you capture beautiful photos of fast-moving wildlife.
  7. Tele-Extenders
    See how attaching a tele-extender to your lens can allow you to zoom in closer and how it affects your f-stop.

Even though the gear used is Canon EOS DLSRs and lenses, these techniques should be applicable to DSLRs, mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and telephoto lenses from other brands.