Wild Eye Webinars – Week #7

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.


The Ultimate Monochrome Workflow 2.0

Host:  Gerry van der Walt
Date: Wednesday 15 July 2020
Time: 19:00 to 21:00 CAT
Max Guests: 50

Due to popular demand Gerry will be hosting another 2 hour webinar in which he will go deep into how to process your monochrome images.

This webinar will again focus on monochrome conversions in Lightroom, Nik filters and Photoshop and you will learn even more new skills which you can use when you create your own monochrome images.

This monochrome workflow will include:

– How to look for images that will work well in monochrome
– RAW  processing in Lightroom and Photoshop
– Advanced monochrome conversions using Silver Efex
– Masking and fine tuning your image in Photoshop
– Pushing and pulling tonal values forward and back in Lightroom
– Split toning to give your images a professional look
– How to create striking sepia images

Whether you are joined Gerry for the first monochrome webinar or whether this is your first time digging into the wonderful world of monochrome you can be assured that you will walk away with some new skills and inspiration.

The will again be time for Q&A as well during which Gerry will answer your questions on the processing of your own monochrome wildlife images.


Understanding and Making the Most of your Camera’s Autofocus

Host:  Andrew Beck
Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020
Time: 19:00 to 21:00 CAT
Max Guests: 50

In this premium webinar Andrew will unpack and help you understand the amazing features and capabilities of your camera’s Autofocus.

The concepts discussed will be broad enough to apply to any brand but specific enough to help you get a better understanding of how to make the most out of your personal camera setup.

Andrew will be covering:

- How the camera achieves Autofocus
- The Evolution of Autofocus and Mirrorless systems
- The Different Types of AF Points (Cross Type, Dual Cross Type)
- The limitations imposed on Autofocus when using Converters
- AF Modes (One Shot, Servo, AF-S, AF-C)
- When to change your AF Area Selection (Single through to expanded points and zones)
- Animal Eye and Bird Eye Autofocus
- Why you will love Back Button Focus

Wherever possible Andrew will provide actual examples recorded in the field to help illustrate the concept be discussing.

Regardless of whether you are a beginner looking to get a better understanding of how your camera works or are a more seasoned photographer looking to brush up on some of the more technical aspects of Autofocus, we are certain that you’ll walk away with a better understanding of how to get the most out of your camera’s autofocus system.


Free 45 Minute Webinars

Tuesday 14 July 2020: Seeing Wildlife Images
Hosted by Gerry van der Walt
Time: 19:00 to 19:45 CAT
Register NOW

Wednesday 15 July 2020:Getting into the Guiding Industry
Hosted by Johan van Zyl
Time: 16:00 to 16:45 CAT
Register NOW

Thursday 16 July 2020: Your Wildlife Images Reviewed
Hosted by Johan van Zyl
Time: 18:00 to 18:45 CAT
Register NOW 

We look forward to changing the way you see the world online!

Until next time,

Gerry

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