BIRDS AS ART ON-LINE BULLETIN #43 January 15, 2001
- Washington D.C. Seminar And In-The-Field Workshops
Washington D.C. Seminar And In-The-Field Workshops
In late April 2001, an exhibit entitled "On a Wing and a Prayer: The
Migratory Birds of North America" will open at the National Zoo in
Washington D.C. The exhibit, which will feature 62 BIRDS AS ART images,
will run for one year and then become part of the Smithsonian's Traveling
Exhibit Program. In conjunction with the exhibit and with a program that
I will be doing for Migratory Bird Day, I will be conducting a BIRDS AS ART
Photography weekend at the Zoo. The details and a registration form for
Saturday Seminar and the Sunday In-the-Field Workshop are cut and pasted
below and are also attached as an MS Word file. This information may of
course be reproduced elsewhere in any form by those wishing to help
publicize the events. The In-The-Field Workshop will surely sell out
immediately, so please register early if you wish to attend; we will
maintain a waiting list.
The Art Of Nature Photography
Full Day How-To Seminar: Saturday, April: 28, 2001
In-The-Field Workshop: Sunday, April 29, 2001
At The National Zoo, Washington, D.C.
With Arthur Morris / Birds As Art
On Saturday, April 28, 2001, internationally renowned bird photographer
Arthur Morris will present a full day How-To Seminar at the National Zoo
Washington, D.C. More than 10,000 of Mr. Morris' technically perfect,
artistically designed images have appeared in virtually all natural
photography, and birding publications, as well as in many general interest
publications, prestigious calendars, advertisements, and on posters and
sites. Artie has been a Canon contract photographer since 1995, has done
worldwide television commercial for the EOS 1N, and has appeared in six
episodes of the Canon Photo Safari. He is a contributing photographer with
VIREO (Philadelphia), Windrush Photos (UK), and The Stock Market, (New
York). He has written four books; the latest, The Art of Bird Photography
is considered the classic how-to work on bird photography.
This seminar is for all nature photographers (not just bird
who want to learn how to make better images. Artie will describe the
methods and techniques that he has developed and used since 1983. His
comments on equipment, film, autofocus, light, exposure, composition and
picture design, image sharpness, getting close to wild subjects, and his
tips on photographing action and behavior will benefit everyone with a
telephoto lens who wishes to dramatically improve the quality of their
Attendees will learn:
1. All about modern autofocus cameras and lenses as well as the pros and
cons of both the Canon and Nikon systems.
2. How to get closer to free, wild and unrestrained creatures than ever
before while minimizing disturbance.
3. The secrets of producing razor sharp images and the benefits of image
4. About Artie's two favorite films, and how and when he uses them.
5. How to shoot calendar quality silhouettes at almost any time of the
6. How and when to use flash and projected flash as main light and as fill
7. How the quality and the direction of natural light affects your images.
8. How to come up with pure, clean, out-of-focus backgrounds that are the
hallmark of Artie's style.
9. Why Artie is one of the few pros who rarely spot meters anything.
The In-The-Field Workshop will be held on the grounds of the National Zoo,
is open only to Saturday seminar registrants, and is limited to 15
participants. Adult participants will be invited to mentor deserving
children for two hours after lunch.
The cost of the How-To Seminar is $65.00 ($55.00 for National Zoo and
participating camera club members, $45.00 for students under age 24 with a
valid student ID.)
The cost of the In-The-Field Workshop is $125.00 (and is open only to
Saturday seminar registrants).