Monday, December 19 @ 7pm

Zoom Only Meeting – Robert R. Fletcher

There are many, many opinions and options on the best way to photograph birds. I will share with you what I do to photograph birds.

I know that you have many Award Winning Bird Photographers at Redlands Camera Club and I have followed their techniques and learned from them.

With that in mind, I will share:

  • How I prepare my camera gear before I arrive at the site
  • Exposure Triad that works for me
  • High and Extremely High ISO usage
  • Camera choices (film, DSLR, Mirrorless, full-frame, cropped sensor, etc.)
  • Lens choices based on the bird, background, end-use of the image
  • Focus Choices (mode and points)
  • Using filters
  • Still and/or Video ?
  • Tripod or Not (IBIS)
  • Using the existing light to your advantage
  • A little bit about Post-Production
I look forward to sharing with you what I know about photographing birds. Please feel free to ask any and all questions as the presentation proceeds.

Presented by Robert R. Fletcher

I started photographing professionally in January 1970. I learned photography the old-fashioned way… through mentoring with established photographers. Bill Stockwell, Rocky Gunn, Monte Zucker, David Peters, and many others.

In the late 1990’s I started using the early Kodak/Canon digital hybrid cameras and was immediately hooked on digital photography. Around that time I also started working for Canon USA as a Freelancer. That relationship continues to this day I have always mentored beginning photographers and taught them the art and business of photography so they could also make a living from something that they loved to do. My heart is in the future but my desire to train others is in the present. It is a joy to share with others the love that I have for the art of photography.