01 January 2023

Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town

Learn Birds Flight Photography : For Canon EOS / EOS R Cameras 

Intaka Island | Woodbridge Island

Birds in Flight Photography Training Classes Cape Town - Image Vernon Chalmers
Birds in Flight Photography Training Woodbridge Island | Intaka Island

Canon Birds in Flight Photography Training Milnerton, Cape Town

Vernon Chalmers facilitates the popular Birds in Flight Photography Workshop / Private Training (for Canon EOS / EOS R) in Milnerton, Cape Town - with hands-on practical sessions along the Diep River, Milnerton Lagoon and around the Table Bay Nature Reserve, Woodbridge Island.

Birds in Flight Practical Photography Training Intaka Island
Training can be facilitated at Intaka Island, Century City as well. Please note these sessions will be afternoons only (with the setting sun at the back of the photographer / bird hide I use) More here >> 

Please note that the Birds in Flight Photography training is for Canon EOS / EOS R bodies only. 

New / Updated: The Advanced (AF) Autofocus photography training workshop is now integrated as an advanced AF Module in the current Birds in Flight Photography workshop.

Birds in Flight Photography Training Costs:

Cameras EOS / EOS R Cameras R2 250-00 (Three Sessions of 4 Hours+ each)
There will be some Lightroom post-processing orientation (if required) and an extra session could be costed in for Lightroom training at half the cost of a separate Lightroom training session.

Optional Lightroom Session: Add R500-00 for 1x four hour session

Ongoing Birds in Flight Photography Support
All delegates are eligible for WhatsApp / Email Support for uploading / discussing photos, learn more, get online support and / or shoot with me at Woodbridge Island (after the original workshop practicals). 


Birds in Flight Practical Training / Application
More than 55+ different bird species (in-flight and perched) have been photographed over the last couple of years at Woodbridge Island, Milnerton- all within a relatively short walking distance from the training studio apartment. Bird Species | Google Map

Canon EOS bodies covered in Birds in Flight Photography application / training:
  • Canon EOS 700D / EOS 750D / EOS 800D
  • Canon EOS 60D / EOS 70D / EOS 77D
  • Canon EOS 80D /  EOS 90D
  • Canon EOS 7D / EOS 7D Mark II
  • Canon EOS 6D / EOS 6D Mark II
  • Canon EOS R / EOS RP / EOS R3 / EOS R5 / EOS R6 / EOS R7 / EOS R10
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III /  EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS-1D X / EOS-1D X Mark II / EOS-1D X Mark III

Recommended lenses for Birds in flight Photography (Focal Length)
  • 70-300mm (Canon / Sigma / Tamron)
  • 100-400mm (Canon / Sigma)
  • 100-500mm (Canon RF)
  • 150-600mm (Sigma / Tamron)
  • 300mm / 400mm / 500mm / 600mm / 800mm (Canon Prime)

Photography Training Gift Voucher
Birds in Flight Photography training is available as a Birthday / Christmas Gift training option with a one year validity period. It could also form part of general Canon camera training option as well. More information  

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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.

Further no-cost fine tuning is available after the initial workshop practicals at Woodbridge Island. 

Detailed notes and other relevant information resources will be provided during / after the workshop.


Birds in Flight Photography Training Cape Town
Birds in Flight Photography Training Woodbridge Island / Cape Town

Birds in Flight Photography Practice 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?
DSLR / Mirrorless Canon EOS Camera, telephoto or zoom lens & your own memory cards.

Recommended lens focal length300mm 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 focal length).


Birds in Flight image samples with a 70-300mm variable aperture Zoom Lens

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.

Private Training / Workshop 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
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