Backyard Beauties: Photographing Birds at Home with Marie Read
Want to take beautiful photos of birds? Stuck at home with travel plans on hold? No worries—there are great photo opportunities all year round right outside your door. In this lively presentation, acclaimed wildlife photographer Marie Read shares lots of practical advice to help you turn your backyard into a bird photography paradise. She’ll reveal insider tips and creative techniques for capturing beautiful shots of the birds that share your yard, including using photo equipment and blinds, creating attractive and naturalistic setups, working with bird feeders and natural food plants, action and flight shots, and more. Plus tips to increase the avian diversity of your yard for even more photo opportunities using bird-friendly gardening practices.
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Time: 07:00 PM EDT
Duration: 45 mins with a 15 min Q&A
Wildlife photographer/author Marie Read has forged a career out of capturing special moments in birds’ lives, creating images that combine beauty with impactful storytelling. While she loves to travel in search of subjects for her camera, her central New York backyard has given her some of her most memorable shots. Marie’s award-winning photos are published nationally and internationally in magazines, books, and calendars. She’s won awards and honorable mentions in numerous contests, including Bird Photographer of the Year 2020, NANPA Showcase 2021, Share The View, Audubon Photography Awards and Nature’s Best. Her articles and photo essays about bird behavior and bird photography have appeared in Living Bird, Bird Watching, Nature’s Best, and Wild Planet, among others. Marie has authored or co-authored five books, most recently Mastering Bird Photography: the Art, Craft and Technique of Photographing Birds and Their Behavior (Rocky Nook) published 2019.