Birds Australia Southern Queensland Third Annual Conference Saturday 26
March 2011, in the Abel Smith Lecture Theatre at the University of
Queensland, St Lucia.
There will be a workshop at 9 am on Digital Cameras and Bird Photography
– A Beginner’s Guide by Tom Oliver from Birds Queensland:
- General discussion about the presentation and the topic order.
- How bird photography differs from other photography genres.
- Different types of cameras and lenses.
2. Preparation for a Bird Photography session
- Batteries charged, spare CF/SD cards, camera modes reset etc
- Carry/Read camera handbook.
3. Getting close to your subject.
- Be patient, learn about bird habitat and behaviours.
- Zoom/Telephoto lenses (advantages and limitations)
4. Shooting and Focusing modes.
- Program Auto, Aperture and Shutter priorities, Manual.
- Depth of Field, Camera shake, Reciprocal rule etc.
5. What to do with your images.
- Process images yourself/take them to Photo Continental etc.
- Brief talk on types of software.
- Useful bird photography web sites.
Presentations start at 10:30 am, and include:
Trends and status of Australian birds in 1990-2010 by Judit Szabo,
Charles Darwin University
Regional Planning for IBA Conservation in Southern Queensland, by Dez
Wells, Birds Australia Southern Queensland
Monitoring the Glossy Black-Cockatoo: What have we learned from a
regional community based approach? by Guy Castley, Griffith University
Wader disturbance in Moreton Bay, by David Milton, Qld Wader Study Group
The impacts of urban growth on Brisbane’s birds by Richard Fuller,
University of Queensland
Effects of surrounding urbanisation on the avifauna of small bushland
remnants – a 15-year study, by Carla Catterall, Griffith University
Noisy miners as avian despots: should we support regime change? by
Martine Maron University of Queensland
Foxes, felines, feathers and farms: a review of feral predator impacts
and catchment-management options for bird conservation in the Queensland
Murray-Darling Basin, by Greg Ford Balance! Environmental
An overview of supplementary feeding of wild birds in Australia by
Michelle Plant, University of Queensland
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