This course is NOT for you, if you are satisfied with ID shots of the birds you see. But if you want to make photographs with REAL IMPACT that will inspire people to care more for wildlife and protect wild places, then I want to be your guide to becoming a better photographer. Watch the short video below for a course overview or hit the “learn more” button.

Watch a brief overview of the Course

Social proof: Reviews

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Excellent! Highly recommend for all levels of photography!

Penny Ashby

It was an honour to be taken step by step through Tim's creative process using his stunning images to highlight each point, and culminating in a true masterpiece! I loved every minute of his course and can't wait to get outside to practise! Thank ...

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It was an honour to be taken step by step through Tim's creative process using his stunning images to highlight each point, and culminating in a true masterpiece! I loved every minute of his course and can't wait to get outside to practise! Thank you!

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Loving great photographers sharing their skills

Kristien Van acker

Was amazing to go through the course. Excellent education and sharing the real passion. Definitely will influence my work in the near future. Kristien

Was amazing to go through the course. Excellent education and sharing the real passion. Definitely will influence my work in the near future. Kristien

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Inspiration

Dora Orosz

Excellently executed and built up course with endless creative ideas flowing to show the hard work, creativity and perseverance to reach the beautiful presentation of harmony of environment and birds unveiled fully at the end. Very enjoyable, thou...

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Excellently executed and built up course with endless creative ideas flowing to show the hard work, creativity and perseverance to reach the beautiful presentation of harmony of environment and birds unveiled fully at the end. Very enjoyable, thoughtful and beautiful course series.

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The Creative Process in Bird Photography

Concept for the Course

Tim's decades of experience and passion for birds will empower you to elevate your photography skills to new heights.  Having a basic understanding of the principles of photography and how to operate your camera are important, but Tim believes that what is most important to concentrate on is the creative process.  Focusing your mental energy on how to frame your image, not obsessing over camera settings, is how you will elevate your photography, and Tim can show you how.  Enroll today, and let your creativity take flight!

About Tim Laman

Tim Laman

Wildlife Photojournalist

Tim Laman is National Geographic photographer with a deep passion for birds and wildlife who also has a background in ornithology, having obtained his PhD in biology from Harvard University. He has photographed twenty-five assignments for National Geographic magazine on a range of wildlife subjects, but with a strong emphasis on birds, which have always been a favorite subject. He is the co-founder of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Birds-of-Paradise project, and the first and only person to photograph all 39 species of birds-of-paradise in the wild. His work has garnered numerous international awards, including the overall title "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" in 2016. He is a fellow of both the Explorer's Club and the International League of Conservation Photographers, and through sharing his knowledge and experience hopes to help other photographers create images with more impact so they too can inspire people around the world to be better stewards of wildlife and wild places.

A $200 Value. Introductory rate of $149.