Birds are everywhere and generally approachable…making them popular targets for wildlife photographers…even in urban areas. This learning adventure will teach you how to make extraordinary bird photos, rather than just getting snapshots of the species that you see. Renowned wildlife and nature photographer (and former wildlife biologist), Mark Buckler, will share his secrets to creating extraordinary bird photos and provide you with the tools that you need to make more interesting and compelling images. This session will concentrate on field techniques, concepts and tips. If there is enough time, we may cover some essential processing strategies for your bird images.
About Mark: Mark Buckler has been actively documenting nature for over 30 years. Mark was born on Cape Cod, MA and his passion for photography was ignited and honed in this area of natural beauty. In 2005, Mark moved to the Outer Banks of NC, where he continues to reside and pursue his passion for nature, wildlife and landscape photography. Mark’s degree in wildlife biology from the University of Vermont and his extensive experience as a wildlife field biologist provides him with a deep understanding of nature and animal behavior. This knowledge enhances Mark’s ability to capture unique and interesting nature images and also put his workshop clients into the right spots to capture the most compelling images. Additionally, his 15 years of experience as a high school biology teacher contributes to Mark’s ability to offer engaging, meaningful and enjoyable instructional workshops and presentations. Mark is a renowned photographic instructor who has been invited to teach workshops or give presentations nationwide. Mark’s highly acclaimed images have received numerous international, national, regional and local awards. His fine art prints have been featured in many exhibitions and can also be found in several galleries. Mark’s photos have appeared in dozens of magazines and other publications, Along with co-author, Steve Alterman, Mark has documented the abundant wildlife and diverse habitats in and around the Outer Banks in a book, Coastal Wild – Among the Untamed Outer Banks.