Photo workshop and conference

Subject: Photo workshop and conference
From: Grahame Rogers <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 15:13:05 +1000
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:

1. Introduction.
- 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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Grahame Rogers


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