Photographing Birds in Flight 

Beginning Class

Classroom via Zoom April  7th 7pm

Field trip for actual practice April 10th 8am

   Each session is $29.95 (+tax+paypal fee)

This is a significant discount from other classes.

Field site is in Williamson County, TX*

Contact  RADykstra.photo@gmail.com  or  858-485-8199

Reserve Now!  Limited number of photographers will be accepted on field trip. 

This class will teach you how to plan, locate and then photograph birds in flight.  Most photographers can get shots of birds while they are perched, but to get a great shot you want to get action.  This class will give you instructions on finding the birds, looking for action, what gear to use, camera settings and shooting techniques to bring home wall hanging worthy photos of birds in flight.  You will learn how to look for birds and once you find them, I'll provide you with setting and techniques to allow you to use your creative artistry to get a great shot.    Due to social distancing, we will present all of this via a Zoom meeting a couple days prior to a field trip.  You will also receive a pdf of class slides (over 50 slides) and access to the recording for 1 week.  Then on site we will demonstrate all the concepts and allow you to practice.  At all times we will stress maintaining 6 foot separation and face masks are encouraged.  

This class is applicable for all levels of photographers, from beginners to pros. We'll teach you the basics of bird photography.  Gear, settings, composition, techniques, and other aspects will be discussed and I provide one-on-one assistance if requested during the photo sessions.  

Equipment needed. 

Camera** (Capable to set shutter speed to at least 1/2000 sec and recommended to  shoot in a burst mode)

Telephoto lens (longer the focal length the better but 300mm is needed)***

Empty memory storage card and a full battery and/or backups 

Recommended Equipment

Sturdy Tripod with a gimbal head

**  It is best if students have a camera that can shoot with a shutter speed of at least 1/2000 sec

***400mm to 600mm equivalent focal length lens is best and the larger the aperture the better. 

Cost for each session is $29.95 (+tax+Paypal fee) Must attend classroom to attend field trip

 Use PayPal buttons below---> Zoom Class (+tax+Paypal fee)  Wed April 7th 7pm                 

   or contact me to use Zelle               Field Trip (+Paypal fee)                      Sat   April 10th 8am

                      (refund policy at bottom)    

You must attend the Zoom Class to participate in the Field trip

Field Site Location is in Williamson County, Texas  

*Exact location will be provided to all photographers who are reserved to this event.  

Note: Weather date will  April 11th only if the weather is horrendous.

Start time:  Zoom meeting 7pm. Approx 90min - 2 hours

(Zoom class will be recorded and available for 1 week)           

                  Field Trip          8am  Approx 2 hours

Zoom Class

Field Trip

Contact me to sign up for this trip.

We only accept PAYPAL, Zelle or check/cash.

Refund Policy:  100% refund# (#minus any PayPal/credit card charges) is available up to 1 week prior to event.  50% of cost# is available up to 5 days prior.  Within 5 days - no refund is available.  You can sell your spot to another person as long as you have not received the class materials.  Please inform RADykstra Photography (here-forth indicated as RAD)  of the change.   RAD reserves the right to cancel any event or activity due to insufficient registration or any unforeseen circumstances. you will be notified within 48 of the event.  RAD will offer refunds (minus any credit card charges, typically 3% + $.50) if RAD has to cancel the event. No other costs such as transportation or other reservations are covered.   Note:  Since this is an outdoor event we have listed a make-up date.  If you cannot attend the postponement date no refunds are available (but you may attend a future class of the same subject)