The Birdlife Photography 2024 Conference has many photographers from all around Australia and as far away as South Africa. The topics are broad and targeted towards beginners, intermediate and expert bird photographers.
Birdlife Photography 2024 Conference Programme
|Friday 22 March|
|5:00pm – 7:00pm||Conference Registration. The bar will be open and nibbles will be served.|
|Saturday 23 March|
|8:00am||Registration for those who can’t make the previous night|
|8:30am||WELCOME AND PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS: Tim Van Leeuwen|
Richard Flack – Conference Keynote 1
How do we take great images so we can make a positive difference?
An award-winning South African bird photographer, Richard will discuss what makes a “great” image, how we can build confidence as bird photographers to achieve this end and how these images can be used to make a positive difference in our world
In the earlier years of her photography journey, Shelley focussed solely on capturing bird behaviour. However, as her confidence grew she started to experiment more with light and found her preferred artistic style. Shelley’s passion is to inspire and motivate others to express their creative artistry when photographing birds.
No one has ever looked at a digital camera purely in the context of the brain behind it, and the image as a product of fine motor control, visual cortex function and neurological processing.
Raoul believes that the final frontier in achieving excellence in bird photography is understanding what your brain is doing while there is a camera in hand.
What gear is required to enjoy bird photography and what you can achieve with that gear?
Duade will cover different budgets from beginners to experienced photographers and include gear that he has used over the last 12 years in the field.
Luke shares his tips and hints for locating some of Northern Australia’s most special birds like the Northern Shrike-tit, grasswrens and Gouldian Finches. Luke will talk about seasonal cycles and understanding his bird subject aids his photography. He will share his knowledge of finessed ethical field craft which allows him to get his photographs
So many photographers are only concerned with the technical: what ISO should I use? What is the best camera brand? Which noise reduction software is best?
We get so caught up and overwhelmed by the technical gear stuff that actually creating a thoughtful or striking image where composition is king, simply doesn’t happen, either at the point of capture, or in the computer afterwards.
We’re often so busy thinking that we don’t see.
In this session David will challenge you to not just ‘capture’, but to ‘create’.
Q+A with speakers from today’s program
|7:00pm||Dinner and After-dinner speakers|
|Sunday 24 March|
Richard Flack – Conference Keynote 2
Filming Birds: the technical aspect for better storytelling and capturing behaviour
|4:30pm||Q+A with speakers from today’s program.
Information about the bird photography tours can be found on the Tours page