AN EYE FOR BIRDS:
A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

BY OLYMPUS VISIONARY SCOTT BOURNE AND BIRDWATCHING MAGAZINE

Join Olympus Visionary Scott Bourne and BirdWatching Magazine on a photographic journey – learn pro tips, techniques, styles and tools. Take your bird photography skills to the next level and download this multi-part series.

1 CREATING EXCEPTIONAL PORTRAITS

You will learn:

  • Why it’s important to shoot at eye-level
  • The one part of the bird that must be in focus
  • The best backgrounds for portraits for birds
  • Why studying bird behavior is a critical skill for bird photographers


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  • Shot with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800.

    Shot with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. 1/1500 sec, f/11, ISO 200.

    2MASTERING FLIGHT SHOTS

    You will learn:

    • Behaviors to watch for that signal a bird is about to fly
    • Why you should shoot with the sun and wind at your back
    • The benefits of shooting in manual mode
    • How to get your lens to focus faster

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    3 PHOTOGRAPHING OWLS

    You will learn:

    • Why you should not look for owls but listen for them
    • How to approach an owl once you find it
    • Where to go to photograph owls when you’re just starting out
    • Why you’ll need a flash
    • The best settings for your camera
    • A top-notch camera and lens for shooting owl photos


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    Shot with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II, M.Zuiko 40-150mm F2.8 PRO. 1/1000 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200.

    Capture your stories.