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Bird Photography: Art, Techniques and Beyond

Bird photography can feel overwhelming at first—from figuring out what equipment to use, how to get close to birds responsibly, and understanding your camera settings. Join nature photographer Laszlo Perlaky to learn about the past and current works of nature and landscape photographers and prepare to capture your compelling images of birds in flight! Time to answer nature’s call—get inspired and equipped to start photographing birds in their natural habitat in this short class!

Part 1: is an introductory class for the art and technique of Bird Photography. Your instructor will briefly describe the history of bird photography and reveal how advancements have influenced bird photography in technology. Students will be introduced to different telephoto techniques and equipment, including innovative camera supports, beanbags, and tripods with special heads. Students will be provided with a detailed explanation and practical instruction for their bird photography homework assignment photographing nesting birds on their own at the Houston Audubon High Island Rookery.

Part 2: Students will present their assignment images. Perlaky will lead a critique and group discussion in a friendly environment and give students tools for overcoming challenges in their work and future growth.


Registration & Fees:
$175 Regular price
Members enjoy a 20% discount


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Attention: This class has been moved online in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please register as you normally would, and Houston Center for Photography staff will update you with information and a link to take this course at it’s scheduled time. 

To participate in an online course, students will need access to a desktop, laptop, or tablet with an internet connection. If you have any questions about navigating our new system, please email education@hcponline.org for more information.



Class meets on Sundays, April 25th & May 16th
(No class on May 2nd & 9th)
2:00 - 5:00 pm CT


Capture, Present

What to Bring to Class

Access to a computer with an internet connection
Digital Camera
Pen & Paper


Laszlo Perlaky