13 August 2021

Testing the original Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens

Perched Levaillant's Cisticola Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Small Birds / Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town

This morning I had another opportunity for testing the older Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens along the Diep River and the Table Bay Nature Reserve at Woodbridge Island.

I'm still trying to find the best body / lens combination for my Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town small bird and flower photography.

My Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM lens my preferred go-to lens, but it is rather limited as a prime / non-zoom 400mm lens for my shooting requirements at Kirstenbosch. 

Canon DSLR vs Sony Compact Camera for my Kirstenbosch Photography Decision
Currently I am looking at my Canon EOS 70D or a new Canon EOS 90D body to pair with this (used) Canon EF 100-400mm lens. Another serious consideration is the possible addition of my first Sony camera - the Sony RX10 IV compact / bridge camera with ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm  f/2.4 - f/4 optical zoom lens. 

I've done a fair amount of research on the Sony RX10 IV and am really impressed with the optical performance of the 25x optical zoom lens, image quality and continuous shooting speed. This non-DSLR Sony bridge camera may just be the ultimate (travel) solution for photographing a variety of architecture, birds, flowers, landscapes and plant images between the very appealing 24-600mm focal length range.

Canon Camera / Lens used at Woodbridge Island: 
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens (Mark I)
  • AV Mode: 400mm / f/5.6 / Auto- ISO (Various) Shutter Speeds (Various)
  • Manual Mode: 400mm / f/5.6 / Auto- ISO (Various) / 1/1000s - 1/3200s shutter speeds
  • Lens IS Switched off / Handheld

Post-Processing
: Adobe Lightroom 

Perched Karoo Prinia Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Perched Karoo Prinia Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Perched Southern Masked Weaver Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Perched Southern Masked Weaver Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Yellow-Billed Duck in Flight Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Yellow-Billed Duck in Flight Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Grey Heron in Flight Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island Copyright Vernon Chalmers Photography
Grey Heron in Flight Table Bay Nature Reserve Woodbridge Island, Cape Town

Also with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Glorious Morning at Kirstenbosch

01 August 2021

Birds in Flight Photography Training Milnerton

Birds in Flight Photography Training Classes Cape Town - Image Vernon Chalmers  :  Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Birds in Flight Photography Training Milnerton - With EOS 7D Mark II
Canon Birds in Flight Photography Training Milnerton, Cape Town

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


Please note that the Birds in Flight Photography training is for Canon EOS 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 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 R5 / EOS R6 (Mirrorless)
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III /  EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Canon EOS-1D X / EOS-1D X Mark II

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

Birds in Flight Photography Training Costs:


Cameras with less advanced AF Systems R1 250-00 (Two Sessions x 5 Hours each)
There will be some Lightroom (Classic CC up to Ver 9 )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 R450-00 for 1x five hour session ((total programme hours = 15)

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Cameras with Advanced AF Systems R2 000-00 (Three Sessions x 5 Hours each)
There will be some Lightroom (Classic CC up to Ver 9) 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 R450-00 for 1x five hour session (total training hours = 20)

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Please note: 25% discount applies if you've attended any of my previous workshops

Self Catering Accommodation Milnerton
Vernon Chalmers photography training is facilitated from a self-catering apartment in Arnhem, Milnerton (opposite Woodbridge Island) with an option for local and international photographers to overnight during the various training sessions. Optional accommodation will be calculated at reduced rates into the Photography Training Proposal / Invoicing. More Information

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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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Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
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.


Exclusive Ongoing Birds in Flight Photography Support
Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town
Any registered delegate who attends the Birds in Flight Photography Workshop Cape Town is welcome to join the Birds in Flight Photography Cape Town Support Group for uploading / discussing photos, learn more, get online support and / or shoot with me at Woodbridge Island (after the original workshop practicals). 

More information will be provided during the registration / payment process.

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 Workshop 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 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

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 / EOS 90D / EOS 6D Mark II
  • 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 5D Mark IV / EOS 5Ds / EOS 5Ds R / EOS-1D X (II) 
  • 65-point AF System (EOS 7D Mark II)

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    Bird & Flower Photography Training Practical Kirstenbosch

    Bird & Flower Photography Training Practical Kirstenbosch Vernon Chalmers Photography
    Vernon Chalmers Bird & Flower Photography Training
    Morning Photography Training Practical
    This is an opportunity for new Canon photographers to learn hands-on how to photograph small birds and flowers at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

    One-on-on early morning training around the Kirstenbosch Garden as either part of an once-off practical learning experience or other Vernon Chalmers (introductory) Photography Training Options to master Canon Autofocus, exposure settings and techniques for capturing perched small birds and various flowers around Kirstenbosch.

    Training Objective / Level
    For assisting the developing nature photographer with the understanding and application of introductory to intermediate small bird and flower photography around the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. 

    Learning Areas
    • Cameras / Lens / Menu Overview
    • Autofocus Settings
    • Exposure Mode(s)
    • Exposure Settings
    • Technique

    Integrated Hands-On Learning Approach - Kirstenbosch Photography Training
    The training will have a relaxed integrated hands-on learning approach throughout the morning session with your own gear. 

    Training Duration
    One session of up to three hours photographing various small birds (the occasional butterfly) and flowers around Kirstenbosch Garden. 

    Training Cost
    R450-00 for three hours around the Kirstenbosch Garden areas. This fee is exclusive of the Day Entrance Fee rate of R80-00. Please bring along your SA ID document. This is a Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden entrance requirement.

    Maximum delegates: Up to two people
     
    Canon Body / Lens Requirements
    • Any Canon DSLR (APS-C / Full frame) / Certain Canon Powershot models could also be considered
    • 70-200mm / 70-300mm / 100-400mm / 400mm+ lenses recommended
    • No tripod / monopod required

    Contact Vernon Chalmers for More Information

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    Introduction to Photography / Canon EOS DSLR Training Cape TownPhotography / Private Camera Training Courses
    This one-on-one beginner training programme / lessons in Minerton, Cape Town  is designed for assisting the developing Canon EOS photographer with mastering the fundamentals of photography and the introduction of the settings and menu system of the Canon EOS DSLR camera.

    Learning Objectives and Outcomes
    The Introduction to Photography / Canon EOS DSLR Training programme is facilitated over three sessions / lessons (of up to five hours each) with specific reference to the following objectives and outcomes:
    • Suited for new / beginner photographers with Canon EOS cameras
    • Understanding and applying photography fundamentals (Aperture / ISO / Shutter Speed) 
    • Understanding and applying the Canon EOS menu and Autofocus systems (and related settings) 
    • Opportunities for practical exposure in various genres (Birding / Landscape / Macro / Portraiture)
    • Introduction to photography challenges and composition guidelines  (for various genres)
    • Future support / recommendations on possible future Canon Camera / Lens / Accessory purchases

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    A short orientation / overview lesson on Lightroom as as an post-processing / editing suite will also be demonstrated (if required). More on the optional Adobe Lightroom training sessions.

    High Academic Standards and Learning Environment
    Each session / lesson is started with a detailed agenda and camera manual / handling notes (specific to the learner's) EOS camera, available lenses and specific photographic interests). Vernon Chalmers Photography Training Mission / Philosophy

    Requirements: Canon EOS DSLR / Canon or Canon compatible lens for Canon EOS and a memory card.

    Cost: R2 000 per delegate - Three sessions (up to five hours each) - in Milnerton, Cape Town.

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    Discount on any future training classes
    25% discount will apply for any future photography training / bookings with Vernon Chalmers Photography private training / or group workshops.

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    Example Session 1 Agenda / Assessment (To be adjusted for level of experience / Canon EOS body)
    • Introduction
    • Current camera gear / challenges
    • Current workflow / post-processing
    • Exposure (Aperture / ISO / Shutter Speed)
    • Canon EOS Menu System / Configurations 
    • Exposure Settings / Shooting Modes
    • Autofocus / Manual Focus Settings
    • Specific Genre Application / Settings

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