Greg Sullavan, Canon Collective Ambassador

Birds and Wildlife Photography – Brisbane

Where:Oxley Creek Common, Sherwood Rd, Rocklea QLD 4106
Cost: $49
Skill level: Intermediate
Maximum event size:1-6 people
  • 20 Mar, 2:30PM - 5:30PM / 03 Apr, 2:30PM - 5:30PM / 17 Apr, 2:30PM - 5:30PM / 01 May, 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Greg Sullavan

About the event:

Join Greg Sullavan from Canon Collective for an in-depth practical workshop on birds and wildlife photography at Oxley Creek Common, including the use of a range of Canon EOS cameras and telephoto lenses included. In this workshop, we will spend the first hour discussing how to get the best from your EOS camera to maximise your chances of successfully capturing stunning wildlife photographs. Then for 2 hours you will experience photographing wild birds as a group and then on your own to discover your own inspiration from one of Brisbane's best photography walks, Oxley Creek Common. The surrounding bush-land homes a vast variety of wild birds including Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, Kites, Fairy Wrens, Honey Eaters, Bee Eaters, Finches, Waders, Shore Birds, Mannikins and much more.

During this masterclass, you will be taken through many of Greg's incites and experience to better understanding your gear, the setup, and techniques used in nature photography such as:

• Camera settings and set up for successful wildlife photography
• Focus set up and techniques
• Introduction to back button focus
• Exposure and metering for wildlife and nature photography
• Aperture and depth of field when using long lenses
• Shutter speed and how it affects your wildlife images
• How to use TV, AV and Manual setting and when to use which mode
• ISO and how it is used in wildlife photography
• Working with light and dealing with problems you might encounter in the wild
• Composition

Equipment Provided: Greg will bring a selection of Canon cameras for guests to loan including the EOS 1D X Mark II, EOS 5D Mark IV, EOS R, EOS 7D Mark II and EOS 90D. Lenses available for loan include the EF100-400 L II, EF200-400 EXT1.4L, EF400 F2.8L II, EF300 F2.8L II, EF500 F4L and 1.4X & 2X extenders. Equipment will be available on a shared basis and can not be reserved for the entire duration of the workshop. Each guest will have equal access to loan gear to ensure you have a long lens at all times.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please choose carefully. Except where otherwise indicated, we do not offer refunds unless an event has to be cancelled, rescheduled to a date you cannot attend, or where required under Australian Consumer Law. View the Terms of Registration.

The little details:

Recommended equipment:

Please BYO camera and long lenses. A selection of Canon EOS cameras and long lenses will be available for all guests to use. Ensure you bring your memory cards, charged batteries, and appropriate closed-toe walking shoes and clothing for outdoors. A monopod if you own one will be useful to reduce the weight of your gear. A water bottle and snacks would also be advised as there are no facilities for food or drinks on site.

Event location:

Meeting at Main carpark. Please arrive at least 10-15 mins ahead of the starting time as the workshop will start on time. Free parking available onsite.

Important Information

A general fitness level is required. We recommend closed toe shoes for walking. As this event takes place outdoors, please be mindful of your surroundings.

Share your images with us

We'd love to see what you capture! Please share your images from this event by tagging @canoncollectiveofficial or #canoncollective for your chance to be featured on the Canon Collective Instagram account.

Your Ambassador

Greg Sullavan

Brisbane based photographer, Greg Sullavan is well known and respected in the industry as an expert in the areas of wedding, portrait, travel and nature photography.

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