Join us in beautiful Western Cape in November 2023 and take advantage of the opportunity to capture great photos of the incredible landscapes and the sugarbirds.
Learn how to achieve the maximum shutter speed your DSLR camera is capable of, 1/8000 sec and up to 1/64000 sec in the case of mirrorless cameras, depending on the brand you are shooting with. This will enable you to capture sharp images of sugarbirds interacting that will wow your friends and peers.
Learn how to shoot landscapes at low ISO without a tripod and chase the light in a scene to capture unique photos.
Check out the images below to see what is possible with today’s cameras and editing technology.
25 Nov – (Morning) AI Editing (optional extra, or available as a separate workshop)
25 Nov – (Afternoon) Sugarbirds & Landscapes theory seminar
26 Nov – (Morning) Sugarbird field trip
26 Nov – (Afternoon) Landscape field trip
This session is available as an optional extra as part of the Cape Town workshop.
However, if you only want to attend the Editing session, click here to learn more and register.
An essential part of digital photography is the ability to edit the images captured. As digital camera technology has evolved, so has editing technology, allowing photographers to edit images they may have previously deleted and produce wonderful images.
In this session, Lou will edit a number of photos using:
Birds, in general, and especially Sugarbirds, are challenging subjects to photograph. They can be small, move quickly, and change direction often. Capturing great bird images requires fast shutter speeds, accurate focus, good depth of field control, anticipated behaviour and the selection of the appropriate shooting modes
This workshop will cover the various camera features and settings that can be used to maximize your potential to capture great bird photos, including:
Historically, a landscape photographer is pictured as lugging a heavy tripod around, shooting longer exposures at low ISO using small apertures. The consequences are that often only a few shots are captured in a session and many people swear off landscape photography. It doesn’t have to be that way.
The landscape seminar will cover an approach to landscape photography at low ISO, with good depth of field, without a tripod. We will cover:
In the morning, we will focus on Sugarbirds, putting the information learned in the seminars into practice.
In the afternoon, we will focus on Landscapes, putting the information learned in the seminars into practice.
” If you love photography, but you want that extra edge… You will not make a mistake! I am inspired and empowered! I took a step in the right direction! “
“Their knowledge of avian and wildlife behaviour combines with an unrivalled technical expertise in cameras and photography to give their clients the best possible experience in the wild, as well as a memorable photographic record of it.
” An Immediate and Phenomenal Increase in available shutter speed, allowed me to capture images I’ve always longed for “
Lou Coetzer will be the leader for the entire workshop. Lou is an award-winning nature and wildlife photographer. He has been a photographer for over 50 years, mastering the art and technology of photography starting in the days of film, through the early digital cameras, to the mirrorless cameras of today.
Lou has established a reputation for his willingness to generously share all his own knowledge.
R 8995.00 – The Sugarbirds and Landscapes seminar & practical
Expert tutelage from Lou Coetzer during seminars.
Expert tutelage and individual attention during sugarbirds and landscape field trips.
Light lunch on the 25th of November.
Digital Photography Toolbox evergreen course videos to the value of R 7900
Transportation to seminar venue and field trip locations.
Meals and drinks.
* AI Editing seminar available as a separate workshop @ R 4950
(includes the DxO PhotoLab 6 online evergreen course worth)
Book both the AI editing and the Sugarbirds and Landscapes Workshops and only pay R 11 945 (SAVE R 2000)