Class: Better Bird Photography

Bird photography is fun and rewarding, but it can also be challenging and frustrating — especially if you don’t have command of the technologies and techniques. This class with cover the fundamentals of how to set up your digital camera and how to work with it in the field to get the best results. Then we will delve into how to process your pictures to make them look as good as possible, using modern tools like Lightroom and Topaz.

This class will offer something at every skill level, from beginner to experienced. All you need is a camera, a computer, and a willingness to set your mind to learning. Learn new skills or sharpen the ones you already have! Students will learn the theory and then roll up their sleeves to put it into practice, for both image capture and post-processing.

Virtual class sessions via Zoom will be on Wednesday January 17 and 24, 7 PM – 9 PM, and the local (Austin) field trip will be the morning of Saturday January 20. Registration is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Login details for the classes will be sent via email by the morning of January 17.

Dave Read is a lifelong photographer with decades of experience behind the camera doing wildlife photography on land and underwater, and an avid birder around Austin. Please direct any questions about this class to


Payment for a class, workshop, or other fee-based event is due at the time of registration. If payment is not received within a week of registration, the registrant may be dropped from the roster. To withdraw from a class, workshop, or other fee-based event, please contact the Travis Audubon office: 512-300-BIRD (2473) or
If a registrant withdraws from a class, workshop, or other fee-based event at least seven (7) days before the first session, Travis Audubon will offer a full refund less a $5.00 administrative fee that helps defray our costs. If the registrant withdraws less than seven (7) days before the first session, no refund will be made. If Travis Audubon cancels the class, workshop, or other fee-based event, we will fully refund the tuition.