Each week for four weeks this exciting course will take you on a journey like no other as you will explore how to capture some of life’s most beautiful creatures from the birds of prey, songbirds and shorebirds, as well as many of our common and not so common animals, reptiles and amphibians that you can find right in your own backyard.
Think you don’t have lots of wildlife around you? Then be prepared as we will unlock the secrets that will help you seek out that wildlife as well how to photograph birds and animals that you can find once you learn the secrets to locating and identifying them.
Every lesson is jammed packed with information, tips, and tricks on how to capture award winning image from the camera to the digital darkroom. We will also explore some very interesting techniques that take the ordinary and turn it into a piece of art that will give you the tools to see the world around from a whole new perspective.Every lesson is jammed packed with information, tips, and tricks on how to capture award winning image from the camera to the digital darkroom. We will also explore some very interesting techniques that take the ordinary and turn it into a piece of art that will give you the tools to see the world around from a whole new perspective.
When you are ready to step outside an immerse yourself into nature perhaps in your backyard, a local, state or national park or perhaps you will be joining a wildlife photography safari or workshop this course will get you prepared when you arrive and have that split second decision to capture the moment flawlessly each and every time.
Wildlife Photography is based in part on the article written by Robert La Follette that appeared in Florida Wildlife Magazine as well as very popular on-location workshops Robert conducts in the Tampa, Florida area but takes that article and information much deeper and in-depth. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro it is considered the “how-to” blueprint on wildlife photography and this course will give you the insight and information like no other available today and everyone is welcomed to learn the “Formula For Success” no matter your skill level.
This is the most comprehensive course taught on the internet about photographing wildlife today! Don’t delay, sign up now and you too can learn how to take the amazing wildlife photographs!
LESSON ONE: Getting Started
In this lesson you will explore the different types of equipment needed to photograph wildlife including cameras, lenses, accessories and the different types of settings and terminology used when using or selecting new gear. If you have ever wondered what you need then this lesson will give you the insight on everything the wildlife photographer needs to know on having the right set of tools available to them.
LESSON TWO: Outside Our Backdoor
Delve deep in the world of wildlife photography as you will find out just how to seek out wildlife right outside your backdoor. You will also explore about how to put your five senses to use in wildlife photography in ways you have never thought of how important they are in becoming successful on your outings. Lastly, you will learn things to avoid that are common pitfalls for many wildlife photographers and how to overcome them.
LESSON THREE: Formula For Success
This is the meat and potatoes that every wildlife photographer can benefit from with the “Formula For Success” that has been developed over the years and have refined and mastered and now offered to you that will take your wildlife photography to a whole new level. This formula will revolve around the not only your equipment but also you to help you define and refine your level of capturing that amazing photograph I know you are capable of capturing.
LESSON FOUR: Digital Darkroom
In your final lesson you will have access to a series of videos that explores the tips and tricks of editing your amazing wildlife photographs in the digital darkroom. You will explore such subjects as Camera Raw, Cropping, Adding Canvas, Cloning and Composition that will help you fix and correct some common mistakes that will really speed up your workflow.
Digital SLR camera; a good understanding of aperture and shutter speed; various lenses including telephoto, macro and wide angle; understanding of such topics as exposure, rule of thirds, backgrounds and depth of field is also very helpful. Please feel free to contact the instructor if you have any questions.
Instructor: Robert La Follette
Since 1991 Robert has been working as a graphic designer and professional photographer. Many of his photos have won numerous awards and have appeared in Shutterbug, Informant Guest, People, National Geographic Kids, Spirit Southwest, Country Living and Creation Magazines.
In 2009 Robert was a contributing award-winning writer and photographer for Florida Wildlife Magazine where his article and photography for “Wildlife Photography 101: 10 Tips For Success” was awarded the “Charlie Award” for writing excellence from the State of Florida and Florida Magazine Association.
Many of Robert’s images and work also appears around Tampa Bay and most notably with Visit Tampa Bay as well as Visit St. Pete/Clearwater where his images showcases the beauty and attractions that make Tampa Bay a world-renowned vacation destination. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and Clearwater Marine Aquarium also uses his photography for its beauty and his unique ability to capture their wildlife that is used in their marketing and promotional materials.
As highly acclaimed graphic designer, Robert has worked in many industries as a production and graphic designer that has set new standards and broke new ground in both of the terms of the unique and cutting-edge designs as well as creative director in the advertising, software and marketing fields.