05 December 2016

Photography Book Giveaway Cape Town - Digital Photographer's Handbook

Photography Book Giveaway - Digital Photographer's Handbook
Digital Photographer's Handbook
5th Edition By: Tom Ang 


A complete revision of the bestselling Digital Photographer's Handbook, which has sold more than half a million copies worldwide.

Includes many new images taken by Tom Ang especially for this edition

Describes the latest Creative Trends in photography

Features exciting new photographic and image-manipulation projects.

Book Contents
  • Core Skills
  • Photography Projects
  • Image Development
  • Showing and Sharing
  • Buying Guide
  • Going Further

Motivation Requirement (320 characters max)

Please complete this form with your personal motivation why you should be the recipient of this Digital Photographer's Handbook. Closing Date / Time : 15 December 2016 / 20:00

We will select the best motivation and inform the recipient via email and then a brief post reference on my Social Media platforms.

The book may be collected from me at Century City / Cape Town. Arrangements will be communicated.

Please note: No email addresses will be used for any future marketing / promotions.

21 November 2016

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town - Nov 2016

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens
Upcoming Photography Workshops Cape Town
Vernon Chalmers will be facilitating five workshops at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town and Woodbridge Island, Milnerton Cape Town during September - November 2016.


25% Discount on Future Workshops
Anybody that made a previous workshop booking via the Vernon Chalmers website will receive a 25% discount towards listed Photography Workshops (excluding the Canon Speedlite Flash Workshop, but booking for the workshop will entitle delegates a 25% discount on future 2016 - 2017 bookings).

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town (Completed)
22 / 23 / 24 / 25 September 2016 Intaka Island  / Woodbridge Island
Cost: R650 - R850 (25 max)
More Information>>

Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town
15 October 2016 (Full Day) Intaka Island Cape Town
Cost: R850 (20 max)
More Information>>

Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town
17 November 2016 Intaka Island Cape Town
Cost: R350 (25 max)
More Information>>

Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town
24 & 26 November 2016 Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Cost: R485 (20 max)
More Information>>

Book Giveaways / Photo Competitions
All listed workshops will either have a photography book giveaway or a photo competition.

01 November 2016

Small Birds in Flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island

Small Birds in Flight - Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Small birds in flight in the Table Bay Nature Reserve close to Woodbridge Island / Milnerton Cape Town. A morning that started with lots of blue sky and perfect conditions for birds in flight changed very quickly to an overcast and rather cool morning. Some of the birds was at quite a distance and to compensate for the low light (for autofocus) I used Single Point AF for better in-flight results.

All images by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens - handheld in overcast / poor lighting conditions.

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Bishop : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island
Bishop in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Cape Sparrow : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island
Cape Sparrow in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Cape Sparrow : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island
Cape Sparrow in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Cape Sparrow : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island
Pied Kingfishers in Flight : Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

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


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

Pigeon in Flight - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Pigeon in Flight - Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island
A rock / speckled pigeon doing some fast low flying above the Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island. All pigeon photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 70D and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens. (fast shutter speeds 3200). Handheld.

The first decent captures of the rock / speckled pigeon with the Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens. The pigeons nest just off Woodbridge Island and make short random flights over the water. Higher shutter speed of 1/2500s. ISO 640 - 500 and Aperture of f/6.3 across all images.

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Rock Pigeon in Flight  Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)
Rock Pigeon in Flight  Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)

Rock Pigeon in Flight  Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)
Rock Pigeon in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)


Rock Pigeon in Flight  Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (Canon EOS 70D / 400mm lens)
Rock Pigeon in Flight Woodbridge Island, Cape Town (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 Town
Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

01 October 2016

Landing Routine of an Oystercatcher - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

A fast and vocal African Black Oystercatcher bird coming in for landing. During a windless morning of shooting we encountered many of these two-tone birds - I've never seen so many Oystercatchers up and down the Diep River, Woodbridge Island.

All images captured by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens (Handheld). Close to Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve.

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African Black Oystercatcher - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve
African Black Oystercatcher in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve


African Black Oystercatcher - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve
African Black Oystercatcher in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve


African Black Oystercatcher - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve
African Black Oystercatcher in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve


African Black Oystercatcher - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve
African Black Oystercatcher in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve


African Black Oystercatcher - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve
African Black Oystercatcher in Flight - Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve


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

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

Birds in Flight Photography over Milnerton Lagoon / Woodbridge Island

Some of my last Birds in Flight Photography before Winter 2016. Various birds in flight in the Milnerton Lagoon, Diep River / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town.

All photos copyright Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens.

Manual Mode: f5.6 / Auto-ISO / 1/5000s / 10 fps / AI Servo / Extended Zone AF / AF Case 1 / Handheld.

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Copyright Vernon Chalmers: Birds in Flight Photography Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Swift Tern : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island , Cape Town

Copyright Vernon Chalmers: Birds in Flight Photography Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Cisticola : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Copyright Vernon Chalmers: Birds in Flight Photography Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Swift Tern : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Copyright Vernon Chalmers: Birds in Flight Photography Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Pied Kingfisher : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Copyright Vernon Chalmers: Birds in Flight Photography Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Woodbridge Island Cape Town
King Gull : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Copyright Vernon Chalmers: Birds in Flight Photography Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Woodbridge Island Cape Town
African Spoonbill : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


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

19 September 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - September 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - September 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island Cape Town - September 2016
Vernon Chalmers facilitated the popular Birds in Flight Photography Workshop at Intaka Island Century City, Cape Town 22 / 23 September 2016 with two hands-on practical sessions at Woodbridge Island on 24 / 25 September 2016.
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Session 1
: 22 Sept 17:00 - 22:00 (Intaka Island)
Session 2 : 23 Sept 17:00 - 22:00 (Intaka Island)
Session 3 : 24 Sept 08:00 - 12:00 (Woodbridge Island)
Session 4 : 25 Sept 08:00 - 12:00 (Woodbridge Island)


Note: All delegates are welcome to attend both practical sessions at Woodbridge Island, irrespective if you're attending the intermediate and / or advanced sessions.

This workshop will be the same format as my previous Birds in Flight Workshops - with choices from Intermediate (Canon / Nikon) and / or advanced (Canon Autofocus Systems).

Equipment / Settings / AF Systems - Intaka Island

  • Thurs  22 Sept 17:00 -22:00 - Intermediate (Canon / Nikon)
  • Friday 23 Sept 17:00 - 22:00 - Advanced (Canon AF Systems)

Application / Practice - Woodbridge Island

  • Sat  24 Sept 08:00 - 12:00 (Canon / Nikon)
  • Sun 25 Sept 08:00 - 12:00 (optional / alternative day Canon / Nikon)

Attend the Intro to Intermediate and / or Advanced Sessions
The first session (intro / intermediate) will be for owners of all DSLR's for getting a good hands-on understanding of the overall exposure / camera / lens settings for Birds in Flight / Action photography, with the second (more advanced) session's focus on Canon EOS DSLR owners keen to fine-tune their Canon EOS Autofocus (AF) system settings and various other more advanced camera / lens configurations.

Detailed notes and other relevant information resources will be provided.

All delegates are welcome to attend both sessions.

Session 1: Introduction to Intermediate BIF / Action Photography
Anybody interested in getting started with Birds in Flight / Action Photography (irrespective of camera brand) and / or who wants to learn more about the the various exposure / camera settings and techniques required for getting the best out of your current DSLR body / lens pairing for Birds in Flight Action photography. Any DSLR body capable of shooting in multi-shot / continuous shooting mode at 4 frames per second or higher. Please see the sessions contents / learning areas below.


Nikon Support
There will be a dedicated Nikon support photographer available during the workshop (Session 1: Thursday evening) and for both the Saturday and Sunday morning practical sessions.


25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website


Cost: R650-00 per person attending Session 1 and Session 3 / 4.

Booking>>     (25 Max)

Session 2: Intermediate to Advanced BIF / Action Photography
Anybody with a Canon EOS DSLR who wants to get a more in-depth understanding of the Canon EOS Exposure Modes, Autofocus (AF) system and its application / tuning for Birds in Flight / Action photography. Detailed discussion will be provided for all modern Canon EOS bodies up to the 65-point AF system. Please see the session's contents / learning areas below.

Continuous assistance/ support for fine-tuning specific Canon EOS body / lens combination.

25% discount for delegates who made any previous booking(s) via the Vernon Chalmers Website


Cost: R850-00 per person attending Session 1, Session 2 and Session 3 / 4

Booking>>    (25 Max)

Session 3 / 4: Practical at Woodbridge Island
Practical / walk-around shooting session for attendees of both Session 1 and Session 2. This is an opportunity to experiment with the various exposure settings, AF system configurations and capturing / composition techniques with the various birds species around Woodbridge Island. Guidance will be on hand for fine-tuning of exposure settings and AF system configurations.

What do you need to bring? A DSLR Camera, telephoto or zoom lens & your own memory card.

Recommended min lens focal length: 250 - 300mm ie: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS (STM) or EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6(L) IS USM lens (or any 3rd party lens of similar FL).

Contact Me if you need more information about your DSLR body and lens pairing.

Each delegate will receive a folder with all workshop information and other useful resources.

Refreshments will be provided.

Session 1: Workshop Contents / Learning Areas

  • Introduction to BIF Photography 
  • BIF Fundamentals / Considerations 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Lenses for Birds in Flight 
  • Teleconverters / Extenders 
  • Exposure Settings / Techniques 
  • Memory Cards / Card Readers 

Session 2: Workshop Contents / Learning Areas

  • BIF Fundamentals / Considerations 
  • Canon EOS Bodies / Lenses for BIF 
  • Camera / Lens Settings 
  • Exposure Settings 
  • Continuous shooting / AI Servo Modes 
  • Canon AF Systems (9-point to 65-point) 
  • Advanced AF System tuning (AF Configuration / Area Selection Modes) 
  • Advanced body / lens focus tuning / techniques / recommendations

All EOS body owners (or future EOS owners) are welcome to attend. Please note that the in-depth discussion / tuning around AF systems will primarily be focused around the following AF systems with specific emphasis from the 19-point AF system EOS bodies which offers more advanced case and zone configurations:

  • 9-point AF System (EOS 500D / 550D / 600D / 650D / 700D / 60D / 5D / 5D Mark II) 
  • 11-point AF System (EOS 6D) 
  • 19-point AF System (EOS 750D / 760D / 70D / 7D)
  • 45-point AF System (EOS 80D) New
  • 45-point AF System (EOS 1D / 1D Mark II / 1D Mark III / 1D Mark IV / Older 1D's) 
  • 61-point AF System (EOS 5D Mark III / EOS 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R / EOS-1D X / EOS-1D X II) 
  • 65-point AF System (EOS 7D Mark II)

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

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Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Starling : Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island

Swift Tern: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Cormorant: Canon EOS 70D / Woodbridge Island Cape Town


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - September 2016
Swift Tern: Canon EOS 6D / EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens


Pied Kingfisher: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens


Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town - September 2016
Small Bird in Flight: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

01 September 2016

Elusive Malachite Kingfisher at Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Record shots of Woodbridge Island's only / elusive Malachite Kingfisher
Very happy to know we have at least one Malachite Kingfisher at Woodbridge Island. Very far out perched on the side of the old wooden bridge and lately in the Woodbridge Island / Milnerton Lagoon section of the Table Bay Nature Reserve


Added a second image of the Malachite Kingfisher after spotting him during my latest Birds in Flight Photography Workshop practical at Woodbridge Island.

Update: Elusive Malachite Kingfisher in Flight (Table Bay Nature Reserve) 

Malachite Kingfisher in the Table Bay Nature Reserve - Woodbridge Island
I was hiking with a few delegates from my Birds in Flight Photography workshop when we spotted the Malachite perched in a dead tree across the Diep River. Image by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens. (Av Mode: f6.3 / ISO 125 / 1/500s (Handheld).


Malachite Kingfisher in the Table Bay Nature Reserve - Woodbridge Island
Malachite Kingfisher - Table Bay Nature Reserve / Woodbridge Island

Malachite Kingfisher on the wooden bridge - Woodbridge Island

Only spotted him three times before over the last couple of months before this stalked opportunity. Image by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens. (Manual Mode: f6.3 / ISO 800 / 1/5000s (Handheld).

Malachite Kingfisher on the wooden bridge - Woodbridge Island
Malachite Kingfisher - Wooden Bridge / Woodbridge Island

26 August 2016

Photography Inspiration after Launch of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

A Close-Up / Sunny Morning - Table Bay Nature Reserve, Cape Town

With the announcement of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV yesterday I was naturally inspired to take out some of my Canon EOS / EF kit on a bright and sunny morning at Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve, Cape Town.

Canon Equipment
Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens M Mode: f/5 - 6.3 ISO 100 - 2500 1/500 - 1/4000s Handheld.(Canon EF25 II Extension Tube) FL 170-300mm.

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Photography Inspiration after Launch of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Close-Up Photography Cape Town - Canon EOS 6D

Close-Up Photography Cape Town - Canon EOS 6D

Photography Inspiration after Launch of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Close-Up Photography Cape Town - Canon EOS 6D

Photography Inspiration after Launch of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Close-Up Photography Cape Town - Canon EOS 6D

Photography Inspiration after Launch of Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Close-Up Photography Cape Town - Canon EOS 6D

Vernon Chalmers Photography Training / Workshops Cape Town

  • Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Cape Town More
  • Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Canon Speedlite / Ring Lite Flash Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Landscape / Long Exposure Photography Workshop Cape Town More
  • Digital Workflow / Lightroom Post-Processing Workshop Cape Town More

01 August 2016

Small Birds on / around WoodBridge Island, Cape Town

Small birds on / around Woodbridge Island / Milnerton Cape Town: Levaillant's Cisticola, European (Common) Starling and Fiscal Shrike. All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 70D / Canon EOS 700D and Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens / Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens.

The Levaillant's Cisticola is the smallest bird I have ever photographed on / around Woodbridge Island. Really tiny, and never still for a nano-second. With Canon EOS 70D / EF 400mm f/5.6L Lens (Av mode: f/7.1 ISO 320 1/640s). Handheld.

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WoodBridge Island (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)
Levaillant's Cisticola WoodBridge Island (Canon EOS 7D Mark II)


Levaillant's Cisticola - WoodBridge Island
Levaillant's Cisticola - WoodBridge Island (Canon EOS 70D)


European Common Starling - Woodbridge Island
European Starling - Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 70D
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Fiscal Shrike - Woodbridge Island
Fiscal Shrike - Woodbridge Island (Canon EOS 700D)


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 Town
Bird Species Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

17 July 2016

Canon EOS Camera Book Recommendations Cape Town

I currently use the Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the Canon EOS 70D DSLR's as my go-to photography bodies (paired with a variety of  Canon EF consumer and professional lenses).

Snapshots to Great Shots Book Series
Before acquiring any of the Canon EOS bodies I did extensive research in terms of the detailed specifications, functions and other body-specific criteria. Soon after getting each body I also acquired the relevant 'From Snapshots to Great Shots' series book to learn more - and as future reference guide (together with the Canon user guides).

I have found these books of great assistance and made detailed recommendations on my Canon Camera News website. Each Canon EOS book below will have a link to the more detailed recommendation.

On all the original book recommendation pages are useful links to a variety of other online camera / photographic resources (specific to each of the three Canon EOS bodies). 

Availability (Hard Copy / Kindle / PDF)
The From Snapshots to Great Shots series should be available from Orms (Cape Town / Bellville), most local Cape Town book retailers and / or online retailers such as AmazonPeachpit and Takealot.
    

Canon EOS 6D: 'From Snapshots to Great Shots' By Colby Brown
Canon EOS 6D : Book Front Cover *
Canon EOS 6D: 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
By Colby Brown 2013


This book is highly recommended for current or prospective Canon EOS 6D owners: It's an insightful blend of the camera's features, photographic instruction and general / advanced reference guide.

My interest areas with the Canon EOS 6D:

  • Events photography
  • Fireworks photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Long exposure / night photography

Main Canon lens pairings:
  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens

Read full Recommendation>>

Canon EOS 7D Mark II: 'From Snapshots to Great Shots' By Jeff Revell
Canon EOS 7D Mark II  : Book Front Cover *
Canon EOS 7D Mark II: 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
By Jeff Revell 2015


This book is recommended for current or prospective Canon EOS 7D Mark II owners: It explains the Canon EOS 7D Mark II's basic to advanced features with detailed photographic instruction and EXIF data - Aperture / ISO / Shutter Speed information from in-camera together with selected lens focal length.

My interest areas with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Action photography
  • Birds in Flight photography
  • Perched birds / flowers (close-ups)

Main Canon lens pairings:
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens

Read full Recommendation>>

Canon EOS 70D: 'From Snapshots to Great Shots' By Nicole S. Young
Canon EOS 70D : Book Front Cover *
Canon EOS 70D: 'From Snapshots to Great Shots'
By Nicole S. Young 2014


This book is highly recommended to all current or prospective Canon EOS 70D owners: It explains the Canon EOS 70D's features with detailed photographic instruction and EXIF data - Aperture / ISO / Shutter Speed information from in-camera together with selected lens focal length.

My interest areas with the Canon EOS 7OD
  • Action photography
  • Birds in Flight photography
  • Events photography
  • Macro photography

Main Canon lens pairings:
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens
  • Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM lens
  • Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens

Read full Recommendation>>

Visit the Vernon Chalmers Photography Book Recommendations section for more.

For Cape Town Photography Workshops visit Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops.

* Book Cover Images: From Vernon Chalmers Personal Hard Copies

01 July 2016

Little Egret In The Sun - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

A lonesome Little Egret flying around the Diep River / Woodbridge Island Cape Town earlier this morning. A crisp almost winters morning with slight fog patches across the water.

 All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens (Handheld). Manual mode: ISO 500 - 1000 / f/6.3 1/5000s

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Little Egret : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island


Little Egret : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island


Little Egret : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island

Little Egret : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island

Little Egret : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens Woodbridge Island

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

Pied Kingfishers Fooling Around - Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Two pied king fishers sharing a few moments above the Milnerton Lagoon, Woodbridge Island. I generally don't capture birds in flight with a blue sky / into the sun view, but could not resist these happy kingfishers,

All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens. (Manual Mode: f6.3 / ISO 800 / 1/5000s / 10 fps / AI Servo / Handheld).

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Pied Kingfisher - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island
Pied Kingfishers in Flight  - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Pied Kingfisher - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island
Pied Kingfishers in Flight  - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island, Cape Town


Pied Kingfisher - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island
Pied Kingfishers in Flight - Canon EOS 7D Mark II Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

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

08 June 2016

Birds in Flight Photography Shoot @ Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Shoot @ Woodbridge Island
Canon EOS 80D  : Woodbridge Island 
Invitation to all Birds in Flight Photographers in Cape Town / or new photographers interested in Birds in Flight photography

With our Macro / Close-Up Photography Workshop  now only scheduled for Saturday 2 July @ Intaka Island I will be doing an informal shoot & discussion next Saturday morning from +- 08:30 - 11:00 at Woodbridge Island.

This Birds in Flight Photography shoot is not a training session, just a walk-about opportunity for fine-tuning your own skills / settings. I'm happy to answer as many questions as possible. All camera bodies welcome. Minimum recommended lens length +- 300mm (a kit lens of 55-250mm is the absolute minimum).


Canon EOS 80D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM 1st Impressions Article.


There is no cost. Please dress warm. There are a few coffee shops on the Island should you want to stop by for a coffee after the shoot.


You do not have to RSVP for this event. We will just proceed at 09:00. I will meet everybody from 08:30 in front of the Milnerton Canoe Club - just over the Main Bridge to your right (between the two bridges). Map to Woodbridge Island

Feel free to Contact Me for more information.

More Birds in Flight Photography at Woodbridge Island Cape Town.

Birds in Flight Photography Discussion Points
  • Body / Lens settings
  • Exposure settings
  • Bird behaviour
  • Best areas to shoot (around Woodbridge Island)

Birds in Flight Informal Shoot @ Woodbridge Island 11 June 2016
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens : Woodbridge Island
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - Birds in Flight Photography Gallery

Vernon Chalmers Photography Workshops Cape Town View