Wild Eye Webinars – Week #3

At Wild Eye our goal is to change the way you see the world and now we still super excited about our new online webinars which we kicked off on the 29th of April.

If you are anything like our guides, and longing for African adventure, you’ve probably been scrolling through your image archives reminiscing about the amazing time’s you’ve had on safari. Given that we are not able to travel during these uncertain times and experience these incredible destinations with you, our team have launched a series of brand new and exciting Premium Webinars which will see us taking the learning and teaching that we are known for in the field, online.

Each in-depth Premium Webinar presentation, of varying lengths depending on the topic at hand, is followed by a 30 minute interactive Q&A session. Space is limited to only 50 attendees per event, and, as a newsletter subscriber, we want to offer you priority in signing up for these paid premium webinars whilst space is available.

Not only would you be exposed to a bunch of really useful wildlife photography and post processing techniques, we’d have some fun in the process!

The Premium Webinars are hosted via Zoom with attendees receiving a personalised link to the event upon booking and completing payment via PayPal. Whilst we would suggest downloading and installing the Zoom application, it is possible to view and participate without doing so.

Sunrise, Sunsets and Silhouettes

Host:  Andrew Beck
Date: Wednesday 13 May 2020
Time: 20:00 CAT
Max Guests: 50

It’s the most beautiful time of the day.

The sky is transformed into an amazing palette of deep reds, oranges and yellows. But you just can’t get it right in camera.

Do you include or exclude the sun? Do you over or underexpose the scene? Should you include more or less of the sky? Where do you even begin to process the image in Lightroom?

In this 60 minute Webinar, Andrew Beck will look at how to go about photographing and processing (in Adobe Lightroom) sunrises, sunsets and silhouettes. Andrew will cover the technical, creative and compositional considerations that one needs to keep in mind when looking to capture these iconic and captivating moments whether you’re out on safari or simply photographing in your local neighbourhood.

Leading up to the Webinar you will receive 2 RAW files with EXIF data to practice and apply your new found skills.

Whether you are new to photography or you're looking for some new techniques to use to take your photography to the next level, make sure you do not miss this webinar.

The will be time for Q&A as well during which Andrew will answer your questions on the photographing and processing of sunrises, sunsets and silhouettes.

The Ultimate Lightroom Workflow for Wildlife Photography

Host:  Gerry van der Walt
Date: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Time: 18:00 to 20:00 CAT
Max Guests: 50

You got into wildlife photography to capture beautiful moments with the hope of sharing them with the world but that’s only half the battle won.

When you’re creating thousands of images, you need something to help organize your RAW files, choose favorites, process the ones you like and then share them with the world.

In this webinar Wild Eye's Gerry van der Walt will not only reintroduce you to the basics of Adobe Lightroom but also show you how to radically cut your workflow time while sharing many tips and tricks that you could use to better manage your images and bring out the best in your final images.

In this webinar Gerry will teach you:

- Various way to import your images into Lightroom
- Best practises to manage your RAW files
- How to use B & X to work through and select images
- How to create and manage Collections
- How to select the right images to process
- How to make basic, global adjustments to your selected files
- How to make localised adjustments to your images
- Some lesser know tricks to get the most out of your images
- Exporting your images for specific platforms and uses
- How to best use platforms like Instagram to share your images

Whether you are a beginner looking to understand Lightroom and how to best use it for your own photography or you're looking for a fresh look at your own workflow and you need some new tips, tricks and inspiration make sure to not miss this fun and informative Wild Eye webinar.

After the webinar you will receive a recording of the entire webinar as well as a PDF document which you can use as you continue along on your own photographic journey.

After the 2 hour webinar, which includes Q&A, you will have the option of booking Gerry for one on one sessions to dig deeper into your own questions and Lightroom workflow.

We look forward to changing the way you see the way you use Lightroom.

The Start To End Process Of Creating High Key Images

Host:  Michael Laubscher
Date: Monday 18 May 2020
Time: 18:00 to 20:00 CAT
Max Guests: 50

Impactful high key images require a fair amount of planning and the more you can accomplish out in the flied the better.

Not only will it speed up your post processing work flow but this will also lead to you creating more powerful images. Michael will discuss and showcase important aspects of high key photography.

- Understanding Exposure Compensation – How to make use of this tool to achieve a high key result.
- Seeing it in the field – Learn to identify a strong high key moments.
- Subject selection – Learn what animals will work well in high key.
- Subject isolation – Learn how to use certain Lightroom tools to isolate your subject.
- Contrast and detail – Learn to emphasize the scene through post-processing.
- Process all in Adobe Lightroom – Learn how to achieve incredible results within Lightroom.

Michael will discuss these critical points with you & show that the best high key images are the ones that have been purposefully shot for the task and processed with intent.

This webinar includes the following:
- A keynote presentation - considerations for powerful high key imagery.
- A practical Lightroom editing session.
- Please note that no files will not be sent to you for this session.

Michael has found great success with his high key photography and drawn inspiration from great photographers across the globe. This exciting webinar will leave you with a fresh, new, relevant approach to your high key photography.

Free 45 Minute Webinars

Monday 11 May 2020: Using Collections in Lightroom
Hosted by Gerry van der Walt
Time: 18:00 to 18:45 CAT
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Monday 11 May 2020:From Sighting to Camera to Lightroom
Hosted by Andrew Danckwerts
Time: 19:00 to 19:45 CAT
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Tuesday 12 May 2020:Which Safari is For You?
Hosted by Johan van Zyl
Time: 16:00 to 16:45 CAT
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Tuesday 12 May 2020: Composition and Visual Mass
Presented by Michael Laubscher
Time: 18:00 to 18:45 CAT
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Thursday 14 May 2020: Talking Masai Mara in the off-peak Season
Presented by Michael Laubscher
Time: 18:00 to 18:45 CAT
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Thursday 14 May 2020: Why I Love the Sabi Sands
Presented by Trevor McCall-Peat
Time: 19:00 to 19:45 CAT
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Friday 15 May 2020: Combining South Luangwa and Mana Pools
Presented by Andrew Danckwerts
Time: 19:00 to 19:45 CAT
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We look forward to changing the way you see the world online!

Until next time,


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