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Learn to capture the beauty of birds with renowned photographer Tim Laman.

Tim's decades of experience and passion for birds will empower you to elevate your photography skills to new heights. Choose one or more courses below depending on your experience and interests. Enroll today, and let your creativity take flight!

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5 star rating

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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Course 1: Birds, Camera, Action

You will learn the fundamentals of bird photography with a special focus on capturing birds in flight and action. Topics covered will include "Ready for Action" settings, the best techniques for focusing, mastering exposure, and special tips for photographing birds in flight. This course focuses on settings and technique, and is aimed at beginning to intermediate photographers, though even experienced shooters will enjoy the glimpse inside Tim's head as he shares his thought process for approaching each situation.

Course 2: Getting Creative

Once you have mastered your camera operation with Course 1, or if you are an experienced photographer, this course is designed to help you take your bird photography to the next level. Tim shares his approach to thinking creatively in the field with pre-visualization, creative composition, paying attention to backgrounds, creating drama with light, and storytelling with birds in the landscape, among other ideas. If your photos are good, but you are looking for how to make them stand out and be really "great", this course is for you.

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.