January Bird Photography Weekend

January 2018 Bird Photography Weekend

 January is always a tough time for workshops, weather, and Christmas still in people's minds, but we had a full house for the Bird Photography Weekend, and welcomed some newcomers to the courses.

The weather was fine on day 1 but rained solid on day 2, meaning we had time for our first editing and post processing day indoors.

Half of the group on the small bird feeding station spot, the other half were deep in the woods with top guide Sandra looking for jays and corvids

We split up into 2 groups for the outdoors session, using a well prepared small bird feeding station to bring in the woodland favourites, like this robin shot by Amber Currie (14), a DGPix regular and great young photographer:

Copyright belongs to A. Currie despite watermark!

Day 2 was spent indoors on the computers editing and processing from Day 1 - the first time we've done this on the workshops and it was a roaring success.  Usually, I'd push to be outside as often as we can for photography and teaching, but this time it wasn't possible, but we will certainly think of a 1 day workshop on processing and editing images in the future as this was a learning day for all, me included.  Using their own laptops, the group were able to live edit their own bird photos led by myself and good friend and Photoshop guru, Rosie McConville.

Some of the group busy putting newly learned Lightroom & Photoshop techniques into practice

Our next workshops are boat based (and fully booked) - two separate trips on the 24th and 25th March on-board the Master McGrath cruiser taking in the south shoreline of Lough Neagh and seeing the wildlife and landscapes from a unique perspective. 


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