Frozen Moments – High Speed Nature Photography

Bat in Flight by Steve Gettle
  • Steve Gettle

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Beacon Hall - Room 1
  • Audience: Intermediate, Advanced
  • Price: $30
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Technological advances have now made stop action photography accessible to virtually every photographer. Join nature photographer Steve Gettle as he presents his all new presentation, “Frozen Moments.” This jam-packed, 90-minute talk explores the exciting world of High Speed Nature Photography.

We will start off discussing using just a camera and natural light to create stop-action images of subjects on the move, such as birds in flight and running animals. We will cover such things as: acquiring initial focus lock, tracking your subject, optimizing your auto-focus system, trigger systems, other equipment, and more.

Next we will learn how to use off-the-shelf electronic flash for true high speed photography. You will learn how to create breathtaking, high-speed images of things on the move, with a special emphasize on photographing hummingbirds frozen in flight.

Finally, we will look at the creative doors kicked open by adding a simple, inexpensive trigger system (infrared and laser) for both natural light and high speed flash photography — allowing you to create images of bats in flight, tiny songbirds on the wing, leaping frogs, insects in flight, flying squirrels, and so much more! The possibilities are truly only limited by your imagination!