19 November 2019

Bird Flight - An Illustrated Study Of Birds' Aerial Mastery

Bird Flight - An Illustrated Study Of Birds' Aerial Mastery
Bird Flight  Front Cover
Bird Flight - An Illustrated Study Of Birds' Aerial Mastery
Robert Burton 1990 (hard copy)


During 2016 I received a copy of this fascinating book from one of my Birds in Flight Photography Workshop delegates. As an avid Birds in Flight photographer around Woodbridge Island, Cape Town I'm delighted for adding this book to my photography book collection.

The stunning selection of more than 120 birds in flight images and the research / graphic detail of bird flight biology is presented in a well illustrated ornithological study by an experienced writer of natural history books.

Book Availability
Bird Flight is still available on Amazon and a few other Online Retailers.

Chapter Contents

Conquering the Air

  • Into the air 
  • Evolution of bird flight 
  • Learning how birds fly 

The Bird as a Flying Machine

  • Basic principles 
  • The wing of the bird 
  • Spreading the wing 
  • Feathers 
  • Gliding 
  • The tail 
  • Flapping flight 
  • Power for flight 
  • Power and speed 
  • What speed to fly 
  • Built for flight 
  • Fuel for flying 
  • Heart and lungs 
  • Flight maintenance 
  • Moulting 

Flying Skills

  • Taking off 
  • Landing 
  • Control of flight 
  • Fine control 

Styles of Flight

  • Wings and flight 
  • Free-wheeling 
  • Soaring 
  • Ground effect 
  • Formation flying 
  • Hovering

Living in the Air

  • Time in the air 
  • Flight for feeding 
  • Flying to avoid predators 
  • Flight for migration 
  • Flight for breeding 
  • First flight 

Bird Flight - An Illustrated Study Of Birds' Aerial Mastery
Bird Flight  Back Cover

Action Photography Milnerton Beach Cape Town

A couple of casual surfing snapshots during the final morning of a private Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EOS 5D Mark III workshop at Milnerton Beach off Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. All photos by Vernon Chalmers with Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens (M Mode / Handheld). Minor image cropping / post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.

Action Photography / Manual Mode Settings

  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s 
  • Aperture: f/6.3
  • ISO 640 
  • Focal length 400mm (Canon prime lens)
  • Continuous shooting (10 fps / AI Servo) 
  • Extended Zone Autofocus / Lens AF on

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Action Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm lens

Action Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm lens

Action Photography Cape Town : Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm lens

Action Photography Cape Town: Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm lens
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15 November 2019

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Zoom Test

Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens Zoom Test
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens : Different Focal Lengths Test

Objective: Demonstrating four different focal lengths using the Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens (paired with the Full Frame Canon EOS 6D).

Location
Diep River, Milnerton Lighthouse and Table Mountain
Cape Town.

Note: All photos in Av mode (f/8), handheld and no cropping (except the last image). Canon lens profile correction and minimal post-processing via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7. No filters used.

Canon EOS 6D Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings
  • f/8
  • ISO 100
  • Auto-Focus on (body / lens)
  • Lens IS on / Handheld


Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 24mm
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 24mm Sample Image

Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 35mm
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 35mm Sample Image


Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 50mm
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 50mm Sample Image


Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 70mm
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 70mm Sample Image


Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 24mm Cropped
Canon EOS 6D / EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Lens @ 70mm Sample Image
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Canon EOS 6D / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Zoom Test

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens : Different Focal Lengths Test

Objective: Demonstrating the difference between five focal lengths using the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lens (paired with the Full Frame Canon EOS 6D) across the Milnerton Lighthouse, Woodbridge Island towards Table Mountain Cape Town.

Note: All photos handheld with no cropping in Av mode (except the last two images). Images captured in RAW (JPG conversion via Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7). Applied Lens Profile correction with minimum post-processing.

Canon EOS 6D Av Mode - Aperture Priority Settings
  • f/6.3
  • ISO 100
  • Auto-Focus
  • Lens IS: Mode 1 / Handheld 

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 70mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 70mm Sample

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 100mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 100mm Sample

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 135mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 135mm Sample

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 200mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 200mm Sample

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm Sample

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm - Cropped -
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm - Cropped - Sample

Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm - Cropped -
Canon EOS 6D Full Frame Body  / EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Lens @ 300mm - Cropped - Sample

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Sample Images View

Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens: Professional / Consumer Reviews View

13 November 2019

Update on the AutoFocus Workshop and Birds in Flight Training

Update on the AutoFocus Workshop and Birds in Flight Training
Pied Kingfisher after a dive - with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Important Update wrt my current Advanced Autofocus (AF) Training Workshop - to the benefit of all Canon EOS photographers still interested in mastering Birds in Flight Photography. (available during my one-on-one / private training sessions)

The current Advanced AF Training workshop is now being integrated as a module in all Birds in Flight learning sessions.

Historically, the Canon EOS Advanced AF Workshop was mainly offered to photographers with EOS bodies with the 61-Point or 65-Point AF systems (i.e. Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EOS 5D Mark III / IV and the Canon EOS-1D X (Mark II) bodies.

Canon EOS photographers with the 45-Point AF or older 19-Point AF systems are now all offered with more in-depth Canon Optical Autofocus training and resources on said AF Systems (i.e. as deployed in the Canon EOS 60D / 77D / 70D / 80D / 90D).

This will be offered in the current time frames of two or three session options. I will work with every photographer to maximise his / her time ito AF System at no additional cost.

Update on the AutoFocus Workshop and Birds in Flight Training
Cape Canary in flight above Woodbridge Island
What generally happen is the photographers with more advanced AF systems can decide if they want one or two of the sessions spent on AF configurations and settings - or just one (with the other settings / theory) and two practical sessions. The same for all the other systems - I will work with the individual photographer to provide the best settings / practical balance in the two sessions.

All sessions are up to five hours and deemed adequate time to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of a specific Canon EOS AF System (as applied in Birds in Flight photography). One or two practical sessions will assist for providing a hands-on experience of photographing birds in flight around the Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Reserve areas.

Two Session BIF Photography Training (Less advanced AF)
The option for two sessions will still available at R950-00 (minimum of 10 hours). There will be some Lightroom post-processing orientation (if required) and an extra session could be costed in for Lightroom training at less than half the cost of a separate Lightroom training session.

Three Session BIF Photography Training (More Advanced AF)
The standard three session option will still be available at R1 250-00 (minimum of 15 hours) This option will also get more detailed Lightroom facilitation (if required) and an extra session could be costed in for Lightroom training at less than half the cost of a separate Lightroom training session.

I'm a firm believer that birds in flight photography can be achieved and enjoyed with probably all Canon EOS bodies on the market today. With technique, a 70-300mm lens, understanding of the AF System, a few settings and good light most Canon EOS bodies will produce crisp and well-exposed in-flight images. See image with entry-level Canon EOS / Old EF 70-300mm lens.

For more information / bookings visit the Birds in Flight Photography Training Page 

10 November 2019

Overpowering the midday sun with Speedlite Flash

Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT with Diffuser
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT with Diffuser
All three sample images were captured between 12:00 – 13:00 on a bright sunny day earlier in the week. We generally shoot flowers and insects in softer morning light, but this is not always possible for the photographer.

Butterfly and small flowers were captured with my Canon EOS 6D / EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro lens with a Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT flash (with its proprietary white plastic Stofen-like diffuser covering the flash head).

For overpowering the strong sun light I selected the fastest sync speed of the Canon EOS 6D (1/180s) and small(er) apertures (f/11 - f/16) for providing a relativity dark ambient exposure.

Using High-Speed Sinc (HSS) will provide an even darker ambient exposure. Most Canon DSLRs (and Canon E-TTL / E-TTL II Speedlite flashes) will have HSS for the built-in flash and / or external Speedlite flash.

Speedlite flash head was tilted slightly upwards (for minimising direct flash light on the subjects). Speedlite was used in E-TTL mode.

Camera Exposure Settings
Av Mode: f/11 - f/16 / ISO 400 / 1/180s - the highest shutter flash sync speed not using HSS (on the EOS 6D, some cameras like the EOS 70D / 7D Mark II, HSS is 1/250s).

Images post-processed in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC 8.2

Canon Speedlite Flash Resources

Overpowering the sun with Canon Speedlite Flash - Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Small butterfly with Canon Speedlite Flash - Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Overpowering the sun with Canon Speedlite Flash - Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Small flowers with Canon Speedlite Flash - Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Overpowering the sun with Canon Speedlite Flash - Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers
Small butterfly with Canon Speedlite Flash - Image Copyright Vernon Chalmers

Canon Speedlite Flash Training Classes, Milnerton Cape Town View

Copyright Infringement Warning to Cape Town Photographers

Its every photographer's responsibility to be vigilant in terms of images being used without permission and to take the necessary steps to manage / report the copyright infringement to the appropriate users / parties / authorities.

Copyright infringement / management will also be discussed during our upcoming Landscape / Long Exposure Workshop Workshop at Intaka Island / Woodbridge Island, Cape  Town on 7 / 8 April.

Below is a post I made earlier today (on my Vernon Chalmers Photography website) of an Airbnb establishment on Woodbridge Island using a landscape / seascape  image without my permission.

Brownie Points Africa is the latest Vernon Chalmers Photography image without permission Brownie Points Africa

Other local / international websites (mainly accommodation, travelling / tourism and advertising) using / used  a Vernon Chalmers Photography image without permission (links to posts on this website)

Original Post on my Vernon Chalmers Photography website (and I'm in the process of taking the necessary steps with all relevant parties)

Attached Image: As used / amended by the Airbnb establishment

<<Bright Beachside on Woodbridge Island Using a Vernon Chalmers Image Without Permission: Bright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island Using a Vernon Chalmers Woodbridge Island / Table Mountain Image Without Permission

It came to my attention that Bright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island at www.airbnb.com is using a Vernon Chalmers Woodbridge Island Milnerton, Cape Town copyright image without permission.

When visiting theBright Beachside En-suite on Woodbridge Island website the Vernon Chalmers Woodbridge Island Milnerton, Cape Town image is located on the View Photos section listed on the main image on the the www.airbnb.com website.

This is the Woodbridge Island image that was taken by Bright Beachside on Woodbridge Island without permission from a Vernon Chalmers website in Cape Town, South Africa. >>

www.vernonchalmers.photography/2018/03/bright-beachside-on-woodbridge-island.html

Copyright Infringement Warning to Cape Town Photographers: Bright Beachside on Woodbridge Island Using a Vernon Chalmers Image Without Permission
Copyright Infringement Warning: Bright Beachside on Woodbridge Island Using a Vernon Chalmers Image Without Permission

Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy View

Latest Use Of A Vernon Chalmers Photography Image Without Permission - Brownie Points Africa

05 November 2019

Birds in Flight after some dismal weather conditions

African Ibis in flight against the Milnerton Golf Course
African Ibis in flight against the Milnerton Golf Course
After some dismal weather conditions the last two weeks or so I faced the northeaster this morning to see how the birds are doing.

Birds in flight from top to bottom:
  • African Ibis
  • Cape canary
  • Common starling
  • African darter
  • Grey heron
  • Cape wagtail
  • Kelp / Cape Gull

Updated Woodbridge Island Photography Index
This mornings outing also provided an opportunity to ass two new species (Cape canary / Kelp gull) to my own Woodbridge Island / Table Bay Nature Reserve Bird species Index. View Bird Species Index

Lightroom Post-Processing
All images processed in Lightroom Classic 9. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction. Sharpness and noise reduction applied. Due to the low light / higher ISO images I spent more time with post-processing that I would in good light.

Cape Town LocationMilnerton Lagoon Woodbridge Island, Cape Town. Over the Diep River flowing past the Milnerton Golf Course

Equipment (Birds In Flight / Action Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • SanDisk Extreme 64GB 120MB/s CF Card

Manual Mode Settings
  • Shutter speed: 1/4000s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto ISO (ISO 400 - 640)
  • Continuous shooting mode (10 fps)
  • AI Servo / AF Mode Option (Large / Wide Zone AF / Case 1)
  • Lens AF On / No IS / Handheld


Cape Canary in Flight at Woodbridge Island
Cape Canary in Flight at Woodbridge Island

Common Starling in Flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island
Common Starling in Flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island

African Darter in Flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island
African Darter in Flight over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Grey Heron landing on the small island, Woodbridge Island
Grey Heron landing on the small island, Woodbridge Island


Cape Wagtail in Flight above Woodbridge Island
Cape Wagtail in Flight above Woodbridge Island



Kelp / Cape Gull in Flight Over the Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Birds in Flight Photography View

02 November 2019

Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River

As a birds in flight photographer I;m always on the lookout for something different, something unique to add into an ever growing gallery of in-flight images. The "Crashing Pied Kingfisher" was one of those unique opportunities that I get from time to time down here at Woodbridge Island.

This series of 5 images that I captures of a low flying pied kingfisher was not that different from their normal low flying style, or so I thought at the time of the captures. It was only when back in the studio that I saw that the pied kingfisher was flying really low and ended up crashing in the water. I only saw the detail in Lightroom and  was really amazed seeing the crashing towards the end of the sequence.

Credit goes to the professional responsiveness and Autofocus tracking of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II paired with my trusted EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens shooting at 10 frames per second. Generally I do not use images this far out from me, but the uniqueness of this unlikely event made me keep the images.

 The images was originally published on my Woodbridge Island Photography website in 2016 and with the migration to the Vernon Chalmers Photography website somehow never added them back online.

Rugby world Cup final 2019 Japan: England vs South Africa
It was only after South Africa won the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan against England that I decided it was time to bring this 'Crashing Pied Kingfisher' series back and I published the images on my Vernon Chalmers Photography Facebook Page and the BirdLife South Africa Facebook Group under the heading of ''This is unlikely to happen...' Eddie Jones thought so as well earlier this morning.

Eddie Jones is the current England ruby team head coach who lost 12-32 against South Africa's Sprinkboks on 2 November 2019 at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan. 2019 Rugby World Cup Final Japan

5 consecutive images of a pied kingfisher crashing into the Diep River, Woodbridge Island

Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River - Image 1
Image 1 / 5: Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River

Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River - Image 1
Image 2 / 5: Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River

Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River - Image 3
Image 3 / 5: Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River

Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River Image 4
Image 4 / 5: Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River

Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River - Image 5
Image 1 / 5: Low flying Pied Kingfisher crashing into the Diep River
Birds in flight Photography View

01 November 2019

Portraits of Birds: World of Birds Hout Bay, Cape Town

Bird image while testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Cape Town, South Africa
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens - Portraits of Birds - Cape Town

Objective: 2015 testing of the then relatively new Canon EOS 7D Mark II body / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens with ISO's between 800 - 6400. 

Note: Hand-held in Av mode. All images processed in Lightroom 5.7. Converted from RAW to JPG. Lens profile correction. Minor colour correction and some noise reduction.

Conditions: Overcast and mostly in low light (due to aviaries / enclosures)

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

Cape Town Location

World of Birds Hout Bay, Cape Town

Canon Equipment
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body 
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens 

Aperture Priority Mode Settings

  • Aperture: f/5 - 6.3 
  • ISO 800 - 6400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250 - 1/2000s 
  • Focal length 263 - 400mm 
  • Image Stabilization on (Mode 1) 
  • Auto-Focus mode (Case 1)
  • Single Shot
  • Handheld
(Click to Enlarge / Slideshow)
Portraits of Birds with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - World of Birds Hout Bay Cape Town

Portraits of Birds with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II - World of Birds Hout Bay Cape Town

Portraits of Birds with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II World of Birds Hout Bay Cape Town

Bird image while testing the Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Cape Town, South Africa
Canon EOS 7D Mark II World of Birds Hout Bay Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II World of Birds Hout Bay Cape Town

Portraits of Birds with Canon EOS 7D Mark II Cape Town
Canon EOS 7D Mark II World of Birds Hout Bay Cape Town


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

    A visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

    During May 2019 I had an opportunity for testing the Canon EOS R mirrorless body. For one of my outings I paired the Canon EOS R with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens for a trip to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden close to Cape Town.

    It was a bit late in the morning with the summer sun pounding down on Cape Town. Nevertheless, I was quite pleased with some of the images captured. I've captured a lonesome, but busy Lesser Double Collared Sunbird and fauna and flora.

    All images Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography Copyright Policy

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Canon EOS R at ISO 100 / 200mm (f/4 / IS on and Handheld)
    Lesser Double Collard Sunbird Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Canon EOS R at ISO 100 / 200mm f/4

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Canon EOS R at ISO 100 / 102 mm (f/2.8 / IS on and Handheld)
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Canon EOS R at ISO 100 / 102 mm  f/2.8

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Canon EOS R at ISO 100 / 200mm (f/2.8 / IS on Handheld)
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Canon EOS R at ISO 100 / 200mm f/2.8 

    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Canon EOS R at ISO 100 / 200mm (f/4 / IS on Handheld)
    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden Canon EOS R at ISO 100 / 200mm f/4

    Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Website

    Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town Gallery

    Canon EOS Advanced Autofocus Training Module

    Canon EOS Advanced Autofocus Training Module
    Advanced Autofocus Training Module - Image with Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    "Master your Canon EOS AF System / Fine-tune your Camera for Action and Birds in Flight Photography"

    Over the last six years I have facilitated a number of Birds in Flight Photography workshops in Milnerton / Woodbridge Island, Cape Town.


    Autofocus / AI Servo Training Module Objective

    To provide Canon EOS DSLR photographers with a hands-on learning and configuration experience through-out the full duration of the theory / settings sessions covering the current Canon 61-Point and 65-Point AF Systems - with enough shooting opportunity via practical shooting sessions.


    Please note: This advanced training module is integrated into my Birds in Flight Training sessions. The Canon Autofocus / AI Servo one-on-one training module will be facilitated from a Birds in Flight Photography perspective.

    More on my Birds in Flight Photography Training>>

    Applicable Canon EOS Bodies
    Canon EOS-1D X (Mark II) / EOS 5D Mark IV / EOS 5D Mark III / EOS 6D Mark II /  EOS 7D Mark II / EOS 90D / EOS 80D

    Contact Me should you wish to learn more about the advanced Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo One-On-One Training Module

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    Advanced Canon EOS Autofocus (AF) One-On-One Training Module Cape Town
    This hands-on Canon EOS AF / IA Servo Master Class Cape Town will be facilitated to both enthusiast and professional Canon EOS photographers for configuring and tweaking a variety of AF / AI Servo settings for the best possible AF accuracy and tracking performance.

    Canon Autofocus / AI Servo one-on-one training will be facilitated from a Birds in Flight / Action Photography perspective.

    This advanced Autofocus module will predominantly cover the Canon EOS 7D Mark II and the EOS Full Frame 61-Point advanced AF Systems, but for photographers with the following Canon EOS bodies the Birds in Flight Photography Training / Workshop should be more applicable for your requirements:

    • Canon EOS 77D
    • Canon EOS 800D
    • Canon EOS 70D
    • Canon EOS 80D
    • Canon EOS 90D
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS 6D
    • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
    • Older EOS-1D bodies
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    Key Autofocus Module Learning Areas
    • Autofocus overview
    • Telephoto / Super Telephoto Lenses (Prime / Zoom)
    • Tele-converters (Mainly Canon EF 1.4x / 2x)
    • Memory cards (all current options: CF / SD)
    • 61-Point AF Systems (EOS Full Frame)
    • 65-Point AF System (EOS 7D Mark II)
    • AI Servo Focus Areas / Zones
    • AF Cases and detailed fine-tuning of Case parameters
    • Tracking variables for birds in flight (planning and application in the field)

    Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
    Canon 65-Point AF System / AF tracking in action
    Latest Canon 61-Point Autofocus System
    This training module will also include the enhanced 61-Point AF System of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV / Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

    Canon EOS bodies (AF Systems) to be covered:
    • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    • Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    • Canon EOS 5Ds / 5Ds R
    • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    • Canon EOS-1D X
    • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

    Photographers with EOS R / RP / 70D / 60D bodies
    Please
    Contact Me for more information for discussing the suitability of this workshop for your current / future Canon EOS / Autofocus requirements.

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    Canon EOS Autofocus / AI Servo Master Class Workshop Cape Town
    Fast Flying Dove  :  Canon EOS 7D Mark II / 400mm Lens  :  Woodbridge Island Cape Town

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

    Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town View

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    Canon Photography Private Training Classes Milnerton, Cape Town
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