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Online: Special Guest Multi-Session- Turn Your Backyard into a Wildlife Studio with Joe & Mary Ann McDonald

March 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Class Summary

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March 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How to create easy set ups for making great bird portraits of songbirds, woodpeckers, and other species
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Special Guest Photographers Mary Ann & Joe McDonald

Wednesday March 8th & 15th, 7pm EST ? Optional third session March 29th
Why travel when some of your most rewarding bird and other wildlife photographs may be right outside your door? Joe and Mary Ann McDonald will show you how you can create easy set ups for making great bird portraits of songbirds, woodpeckers, and other species.
This class will can either be taken as two or three sessions. In the first session, Joe and Mary Ann will discuss setting up your backyard studio. Setting up a backyard studio is easy, and they will provide plenty of examples and ideas for attracting birds and other wildlife for photography. In the second, they will focus on photographic techniques to make the most of your opportunities. Photo techniques will include discussions on the best camera settings, lenses and tripods, fill-flash, and even remote triggers for special, hard to get shots.
Registrants will also have the opportunity to participate in a special third session which will have a critique of personally submitted images. If you would like to participate in this third session, make sure to register for the correct ticket type.
About Joe and Mary Ann McDonald: Joe and Mary Ann McDonald have been a professional wildlife photography team for over 35 years. They are the authors of over 40 books and have been published in every major natural history magazine in the US. They are field editors for Nature Photographer magazine and both have been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North American Nature Photography Association. Today, Joe and Mary Ann lead tours to Africa and South America, as well as maintaining a YouTube channel and writing how-to ebooks. Both Joe and Mary Ann are Olympus Ambassadors.

Registering and what is needed
After you register for this class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include information about how to access the online class, including an online ID code that you will need to get into the class. Make sure to save this information. We will also send a reminder email about 24 hours prior to the class time with that same information.
Layout of the class
The class will begin promptly at the time listed. The majority of the class–90 minutes to 2 hours– will be a presentation on the topic, followed by a short Q&A. During the class, you are welcome to type in questions in the Chat box if you have specific questions as they are asked. We will do our best to answer those questions, but if not, feel free to ask them at the end.
?You Are Being Recorded? (And Other Note Related Items)
We will be recording this class! The video will be available for download about 24-hours after the class for all attendees, so don?t worry about taking unending notes. We will send this link attendees to download and rewatch at any time. In addition to this, we will generally send out a PDF of the presentation (when applicable) and handouts on the topic. If handouts and PDFs are included, we will send it out with the link for the video.
Can’t attend the class?
If you can’t attend the class but still want to download the video, no problem: Just sign up for the class! You don’t need to attend and we will send the video link the next day!
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