17 October 2015

Birds In Flight / Action Photography Workshop Cape Town

Birds In Flight / Action Photography Workshop Cape Town
Canon EOS 70D / 400mm Lens (Milnerton Golf Course Woodbridge Island Cape Town)

Update:  Canon Birds in Flight Photography Training / Workshop Cape Town>>
Vernon Chalmers facilitated Birds in Flight / Action Photography for Canon EOS DSLR's in Milnerton and Woodbridge Island  Cape Town Friday 16 / Saturday 17 October 2015.

Workshop Contents / Learning Areas

  • Introduction to Birds in Flight Photography 
  • Canon Camera Bodies / AF Systems 
  • Lenses for Birds in Flight 
  • Teleconverters / Extenders 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • AF Settings / Technique 
  • Practical (Woodbridge Island) 

Please note: recent Birds In Flight Workshop (Milnerton / Woodbridge Island Cape Town) was fully booked, but with sufficient demand we will plan / facilitate an additional workshop soon.

For more / booking information: Vernon Chalmers >>

If you're not in Cape Town / Cape Peninsula
Contact me direct should you be interested in a similar workshop (in your area).

More Photography Workshops Cape Town / Woodbridge Island>>

Cormorants in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Cormorants in Flight - Woodbridge Island
A few white-breasted cormorants in flight while facilitating the Canon DSLR Birds in Flight Workshop at Woodbridge Island Milnerton, Cape Town on Saturday morning 17 October 2015.

All images by Vernon Chalmers Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens M Mode: ISO 400 - 500 f/6.3 1/3200s (Handheld).

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Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)
Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)

Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)
Cormorant Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)


Cormorant in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)
Cormorant Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town

09 October 2015

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town

Long Exposure Photography during Sunset - Woodbridge Island Main Bridge

Next Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town
Next Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town

Vernon Chalmers facilitated a beginner-to-intermediate landscape / long exposure Canon EOS DSLR photography workshop in Milnerton / Woodbridge Island Friday 9 October 2015.

Workshop Contents / Learning Areas
  • Introduction to Landscape / Long Exposure Photography
  • Canon Camera Bodies / Lenses
  • Tripod Decisions
  • Camera / Lens Settings
  • Exposure Settings / Technique
  • Long Exposure Article / Demonstration
  • Filters Overview
  • Practical (Low light / Sunset Woodbridge Island) 

01 October 2015

Birds In Flight Test with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island

Birds In Flight Test with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
New / Updated Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery>>

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens - Birds In Flight

Objective: Testing the relatively new Canon EOS 7D Mark II body / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens with fast Bird in Fligh Action shooting at 10 frames per second. Various ISO's / same Shutter Speed.

Note: Fast shutter speeds / panning hand-held in Manual. All images processed in Lightroom 5.7. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Article / Stand-Out Features >>

Cape Town Location
Milnerton Lagoon Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens 

Manual Mode Settings
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s 
  • Aperture: f/6.3 
  • Focal length 349-400mm 
  • ISO 160-500 
  • Image Stabilization off 
  • Auto-Focus mode (Case 2 / Zone)
  • Continuous shooting mode (10 fps) / AI Servo 
  • Handheld


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Egyptian Goose in flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 349mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/2000s - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Egyptian Goose in flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 349mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 500 / 1/2000s


Greater flamingo in flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 200 / 1/2000s - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Greater flamingo in flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 200 / 1/2000s


Little Egret in Flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 200 / 1/2000s - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Little Egret in Flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 200 / 1/2000s


Doulbe-Breasted Cormorant in flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 200 / 1/2000s - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town
Doulbe-Breasted Cormorant in flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 400mm Manual Mode: f/6.3 / ISO 200 / 1/2000s

Birds in Flight Photography with Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens - View

Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photo Gallery

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town

Peregrine Falcon at Arnhem Milnerton, Cape Town

Peregrine falcon near Woodbridge Island, Arnhem Milnerton Cape Town. This is a regular visitor, but elusive for capturing high quality images at times.

All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 70D / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens (M Mode / Handheld).

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Peregrine Falcon at Arnhem Milnerton Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 01
Peregrine Falcon Arnhem, Milnerton (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


Peregrine Falcon at Arnhem Milnerton Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 01
Peregrine Falcon Arnhem, Milnerton (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


Peregrine Falcon at Arnhem Milnerton Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 01
Peregrine Falcon Arnhem, Milnerton (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


Peregrine Falcon at Arnhem Milnerton Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 01
Peregrine Falcon Arnhem, Milnerton (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


Peregrine Falcon at Arnhem Milnerton Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens) 01
Peregrine Falcon Arnhem, Milnerton (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery

Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town


Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape TownBird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town