BIRDS AS ART ON-LINE Note: December 23, 2002
As I will be on
the road for all but two of the next 11 weeks,
it will just about be impossible for me to
respond to e-mails as I usually do (until March).
As is, I have about 100 unanswered e-mails in the Inbox right no,
and I do hate when that happens as I make a supreme effort to
answer each and every one. If your e-mail does go unanswered, please
accept my apologies. Thanks for understanding.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each
and every one of you for subscribing, and wish you and yours a
wonderful holiday season and a safe, productive, happy, and
fulfilling 2003 filled with great images. Thanks also to those
who helped with the various seminars, to those who sent info for the
potential Atlanta seminar, to those who sent digital advise, and of
course to all those who have participated in IPTs and Photo Weekends
and Seminars over the past year. Thanks also to the hundreds of
you who have made our mail order business a success beyond our
Lois Smith, who, with Jen raising my two
grandchildren, just about runs the show here at BIRDS AS ART, has
been doing a great job as Santa's helper and she has my profuse
thanks as well. And though Jennifer is not here as much as I would
like <smile>, her contributions to the success of BIRDS AS ART have
been and continue to be monumental. Without both Lois and Jen I
would be dead in the water.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL
OF US AT BIRDS AS ART!
BATON ROUGE PHOTO WEEKEND A GO
Photography Weekend: Baton Rouge, LA
Sponsored by Canon USA
The Art Of Nature
Photography: It Ainít Just Birds!
A Full Day How-To Seminar:
Saturday, April 5, 2003
Free Public Program Friday
night, April 4, 2003 "A Bird Photographer's Story"
In-The-Field Workshops April
6 & 7, 2003 at Lake Martin
On Saturday, April 5, 2003, internationally
renowned bird photographer Arthur Morris will present a full day
Seminar, "The Art of Nature Photography; It Ainít Just Birds" in
Baton Rouge, LA. More than 12,000 of Mr. Morris' technically
perfect, artistically designed images have appeared in
countless natural history, nature photography, and birding
publications, as well as in many general interest publications and
advertisements, and on posters, prestigious calendars, and web sites
as well. Artie has been a Canon contract photographer since 1995,
has done a worldwide television commercial for the EOS 1N, and has
appeared in eight episodes of the Canon Photo Safari television
program. He is a contributing photographer with VIREO
(Philadelphia), Visuals Unlimited (NH), Windrush Photos (UK), and
The Corbis Stock Market, (New York). He has written or been featured
in more than 150 photo-illustrated magazine articles, and has
written four books; the latest, "The Art of Bird Photography" is
the classic how-to work on bird photography. Artie is an
Outdoor Photographer columnist.
It Ainít Just Birds!
This seminar is for all
nature photographers (not just for bird photographers), who want to
learn to make better images. Artie will describe the methods and
techniques that he has used and developed used since 1983. His
comments on equipment (including digital equipment), film, autofocus,
light, exposure, composition and image design, image sharpness,
getting close to wild subjects, and his tips on photographing action
and behavior will benefit everyone with an intermediate or long
telephoto lens who wishes to dramatically improve the quality of
their photographs. 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, and digital photography.
2. How to get closer than ever
before to free and wild creatures while minimizing disturbance.
3. The secrets of producing razor
sharp images and the benefits of image stabilized lenses.
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 day!
6. How and when to use flash
or projected flash as main light and flash 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
9. How to use the cameraís
evaluative metering system to come up with perfect exposures
quickly and how to use digital histograms to do the same in the
Workshops ($200/day--sign up for one or both) will be held at Lake
Martin, LA on the Sunday and Monday following the Seminar and
are open only to Saturday seminar registrants. They are strictly
limited to 12 participants. A 300 mm lens (with a 1.4X teleconverter)
is the minimum recommended focal length lens for this ITF-Workshop.
500 or 600mm telephoto lenses are ideal. (These one-day I-T-F
Workshops will run from pre-dawn until sunset with a two-hour break
The cost of the Saturday How-To
Seminar (9am sharp - 4:30 pm) is $75 ($55.00 for students under age
24 with a valid student ID.). The fee for the I-T-F-Workshops is
$200/day. Note: you must be signed up for the Saturday Seminar to
attend the I-T-F Workshop(s). ARTHUR MORRIS/BIRDS AS ART
THE ART OF NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
BATON ROUGE, LA APRIL 5,
PLEASE REGISTER ME FOR THE:
Saturday, April 5, 2003 The Art of Nature Photography
Full-day Seminar in Baton Rouge, LA ($75.00)
a.m. sharp TILL 4:30 p.m. DOORS OPEN AT 8:00 a.m.
selection of books, prints, and photographic accessories will be
available on Saturday.
Sunday, April 6, 2003 In-The-Field Workshop ($200.00)
Monday, April 7, 2003 In-The-Field Workshop ($200.00)
Note: the I-T-F Workshops (above) are open only to Saturday
The In-The-Field Workshop
will surely sell out almost immediately, so please register early if
you wish to attend; a waiting list will be maintained.
Please make checks
payable to: Arthur Morris
Please mail this completed
registration form to:
Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART
PO BOX 7245
Indian Lake Estates, FL 33855
For a printable PDF file of
the registration form, visit the web site.
Seminar and In-The-Field Workshop registration confirmations (which
locations and directions) will be sent to all registrants one month
before the Saturday Seminar.
will use e-mail (if possible) or the US mail if necessary.
For info on
purchasing books, screen savers, signed prints, JRF Lens Covers,
Better Beamer Flash Extenders, Hama Double-Bubble Levels and
Wimberley Heads, Sidekicks, Flash brackets, plates, and clamps,
or call 863-692-0906
subscribe to BIRDS AS ART On-Line Bulletins (free), visit the web
site and click on the link on the home page.
Those wishing to help publicize these
events may of course reproduce this information elsewhere in any
Cancellation Policies: Cancel your seminar registration
before March 5, 2003 and receive a refund less a $10 processing fee.
Cancel before March 29, 2003 and receive a refund less a $20
processing fee. Cancel after March 29, 2003 and forfeit your
For the ITF-Workshop: Cancel
two months before and receive a refund less a $10 processing fee.
Cancel later than two months before and receive a refund less a $20
only if your slot is filled from the waiting list,
otherwise forfeit your entire fee.