Birds in the Landscapes Photography Workshop

Learn how to see the bigger picture and photograph birds in the landscape.

Level: Intermediate*
Instructor: Diana Andersen
Date: Saturday 11 February 2023
Duration: 5.40am – 8.00am
Cost: $198
Maximum participants: 8
Location: Coodanup Foreshore, Mandurah

Birds in the landscape is a category in many bird photography competitions. However, when starting with bird photography, enthusiasts become obsessed with a desire to get closer to their elusive subjects. Inevitably, longer lenses, lens extenders, and camouflage gear follow.

Unfortunately, many closely framed or cropped images fail to tell much of a story about the subjects’ lives. Often, providing space can give more context to your birds and include environmental elements that add interest to your image. Many bird photography competitions now have a category that explores a broader view of birdlife.

This workshop will introduce you to assessing your wildlife scene and positioning yourself to make the most of environmental assets, such as light, surrounding landscape and water. Join me for this workshop and learn how to photograph birds in the landscape.


  • Assessing the wildlife scene and choosing your location based on light and landscape.
  • How to choose appropriate aperture, shutter and ISO settings.
  • Exposing for the lightest part of your subject.
  • The different types and uses of exposure metering modes.
  • Shooting action/moving subjects by using continuous focus modes.
  • Shooting angles to enhance the impact of your images.


  • Your interchangeable lens camera.
  • Preferable telephoto/zoom lens between 100mm and 600mm.
  • The manual for your camera.
  • Notebook and a pen.
  • A towel or mat to sit or lay on.

* This workshop is suitable for digital cameras with manual controls (P, A/Av, S/Tv and M modes) including DSLRs and interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras.


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