This class is taught online only. RMSP uses Zoom for online education. We limit enrollment in online courses to ensure there is time for students to ask questions. Time will not be spent learning Zoom in class so we recommend familiarizing yourself with the platform prior to starting class. Click here to download the Zoom app on your computer. A Meeting ID number and password will be emailed to all registered students before the first class session. If you have not received login instructions 24 hours before the first class session, please email email@example.com.
Class sessions are live and are not recorded for later viewing. Please click "Schedule" for specific dates and times.
Birds are some of the most appealing creatures to photograph, but they can also be some of the trickiest. Many of them are tiny, they move quickly, and their behavior can seem almost unpredictable. In this class, you’ll learn basic observational and photographic strategies to help you get the most from your time in the field or in your backyard.Observational topics:
You’ll also have a chance to put what you learn into practice and get feedback on your work; the final session is primarily critique of student-submitted images.
You should come to this class with a basic understanding of exposure. If you’re still shooting on Auto or simply want a great refresher, check out our YouTube video Photography Basics: Part I – Understanding Exposure.
Headphones or earbuds are strongly recommended for the purpose of minimizing audio feedback during the online class sessions.
For Online Courses, tuition will be refunded in full if you notify RMSP at least two business days (48 hours) before the course begins. If you notify RMSP fewer than two business days prior to the course start date, full tuition is retained by RMSP.
Drew Lefebvre is a naturalist, birder, and general outdoor-enthusiast, and she holds an MS in Environmental Education from the University of Montana. She has led a variety of adult education programs, including citizen science, natural history, and trail work crews, and currently works as the Museum Programs Coordinator at the Montana Natural History Center. She enjoys guiding students toward a deeper understanding of the outdoor areas and ecosystems that are right on our doorstep.
By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.
The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.