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1 Day: Bird Photography

Half Moon Bay, California

January 14 

(7AM – 12 noon)

10 participants

(Sold Out)

The San Francisco Bay Area earns a superb reputation for bird photography. Many species of waders, waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, owls, song birds and many more are either migrating through our region or have established permanent residence.

The bird photography workshop is about finding the right location for birds, learning techniques that will enable you to get sharp pictures, and improving your skills through practice and candid critiques.

You will photograph with camera on tripod, monopod or handheld with field assistance from the instructor. Remember that the instructor is here to assist and answer your questions. Don’t be shy!

Upon signing up for the workshop, you will receive a coursebook that details the photoshoot locations and tips on bird photography.

What you'll learn:
• How to plan for wildlife photography
• Tips learned and applied over the years to capture sharp images
• Exposure for common and tricky situations
• Critical exercises to lock, track, and capture your subject
• Elements to make your bird photography stand out
• How to evaluate your images and select them (speed, accuracy, and quality)
• How to immerse yourself in bird photography (not to be missed!)

We are looking forward to meeting you at the bird photography workshop in January.

Don't delay your registration, as there is very few sessions scheduled this year.


Fee : $180 (Sold Out)

January 14 (7AM – 12noon)


Oliver Klink’s wildlife images have been published in National Geographic, Days of Japans, European wildlife, and many more. His hummingbird portfolio was exhibited at ModernBook gallery. One of his eagle images (Eagle Landing) has received many praises and received honorable mentioned in photo contests. “Bird photography will turn into an insatiable passion, when you acquire the skills to detect them and photograph them with great success. The more you do it , the more you become creative to turn a documentary image into fine art.”

- Detecting and attracting birds
- Mastering exposure, speed, ISO
- Basic and advanced skills to lock, track, and capture moving birds
- Turning your documentary images into fine art
- Review of images (emphasis on “what else can I do”)

- 1/2 days of guided photoshoot
- Post workshop feedback on your images
- Instruction booklet emailed before the workshop

Not Included:
- Transportation to the workshop location (carpooling encouraged)
- Meals, accommodation

Registration : $180

January 14 (7AM – 12noon)

Registration: $180

Terms and Conditions

- Plan on walking about a mile on uneven surface
- We are going to be photographing next to the ocean, where it can be windy and wet
- Not much else … Have a great time!

Where: Half Moon Bay, California
When: January 14, 2017
Who: Oliver Klink
Airport: San Francisco (SFO)
Accommodations: not included
Weather: 50 – 80F. Possibly foggy morning and Moody Sky
Cost: $180

Workshop details for Bird photography


1/2 days of guided photoshoot and reviews

January 14, 2017
7AM – 12 noon

Note: Itinerary and activities might change based on weather conditions

Through a combination of instruction, shooting in the field and practice exercises, you will learn how to photograph bird. Our lead instructor has been photographing birds for many years at the various locations we are conducting the workshop. The instruction will touch upon proper exposure, tracking birds in flight, composition and much more.

Schedule: • Setting up your camera. Critical settings
• First photoshoot
• Exercises to improve your skills (track, lock, capture)
• More photoshoots
• One on one assistance (review, improve specific skills)
• Tips and tricks used over the years (what has worked, what can be improved, the pittfalls, the great success stories)
• Discussion on turning your images from documentary into fine art
• Review images (Bring up to 5 images)

After the workshop, each participant is welcome to submit up to 5 images to get feedback, reviews, and additional tips. How to information will be shared at the end of the session.

What to Bring

Upon signing up for the workshop, you’ll receive a detailed coursebook describing what to bring, recommended camera gears, and tips on photographing birds.

Camera Equipment:
- We recommend a minimum 300mm lens. A variety of lenses from 50mm to 600mm will give you opportunities to create diverse portraits to environmental shots.
- Extra batteries and memory cards
- Tripod (optional)

- You will be photographing in variable weather. We recommend layered warm clothing with water resistant outer layers.


NOTE: This is a wildlife photography workshop and we can’t guarantee presence of the animals. Our scouting before the workshop will increase our chances to locate and photograph wildlife.

This workshop includes:
- 1/2 days of photoshoots
- Post workshop reviews of up to 5 images
- Instruction on how to make images that stand out
- How to photograph birds tips and tricks learned over the years

If you are interested in carpooling we will share your request with other participants.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call Oliver Klink (408-910-6701) or email

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