CLASSES

Class: Bird Photography Basics | Instructor: David Stimac | Time: 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM |  Auditorium 1st Floor (125)

Class: Understanding Exposure | Instructor: David Stimac | Time: 3:00 - 3:45 PM|  Auditorium  Basement (125)

 

BIO

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David has had an interest in natural history since early on and has drawn, painted, carved and photographed animals and plants for over forty years. He's an avid birder, hunter and naturalist and spends as much time as he can outdoors. Waterfowl, in particular, have inspired him for most of his life. He's fascinated by their beauty, behavior and migrations. David hopes that his work conveys the awe and respect that he feels for them and all living things.


His formal education took place at the College for Creative Studies, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration. David has worked as an illustrator, graphic designer and freelance photographer for over twenty-five years. His work has appeared in Ducks Unlimited, Wildfowl Magazine, Gray's Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, National Geographic Books, Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, Birdwatcher's Digest, and Living Bird.
Most recently, Dave was honored as a 2015 finalist in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

He also uses his photography to teach others about our native flora and fauna in various presentationsand he especiallyenjoys helping new photographers learn more about their equipment, technique and subject matter. His workshops help participants master their cameras so that they can better express their creativity and connection to wild places, animals and plants.

 

Publications

My work has appeared in Ducks Unlimited, Wildfowl Magazine, Gray's Sporting Journal, Sports Afield, National Geographic Books, Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard, Birdwatcher's Digest, and Living Bird.

Awards and Distinctions

Dave was honored as a 2015 finalist in the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS

Class: Bird Photography Basics | Instructor: David Stimac | Time: 12:45 PM - 1:30PM| , Auditorium 1st Floor (125)

OVERVIEW

In this class renowned bird photographer David Stimac will present an entertaining slideshow and discussion on how great bird images are made. This presentation focuses on the equipment and techniques used to best capture their beauty.

Topics covered:

    • Lens selection
    • Which exposure modes to use
    • How to use autofocus most effectively
    • Utilizing light and wind direction for birds in flight
    • Using a flash
    • When and where to find birds and how to get close to them
    • Camouflage and blinds

UNDERSTANDING EXPOSURE


Class: Understanding Exposure | Instructor: David Stimac | Time: 3:00 - 3:45 PM| Auditorium  Basement (125)

OVERVIEW

In this class renowned bird photographer David Stimac will discuss how aperture, shutter speed and ISO work and how to determine which of the three to favor for different subject matter and light conditions.

Topics covered:

  • Using your camers's histogram to obtain proper exposure
  • Noise and how to avoid it
  • Your camera's exposure modes and which are most useful
  • Exposure decisions for Raw and jpeg file format
  • How to get the most out of your camera's sensor

LINKS

 

VISIT DAVE ON FACEBOOK

DAVE'S WEBSITE