Photographing Birds in Flight – online webinar with Simon Stafford

The Secrets to Success with:
Photographing Birds in Flight

An Online Webinar
Presented by Simon Stafford

Tuesday, 16th February 2021
7:00 – 8:30 pm (GMT)

Bird in flight by Simon Stafford

Continuing his highly successful series of photographic seminars and workshops presented in association with Nikon Owner Magazine and Grays of Westminster, Simon has prepared this online webinar to help you master the techniques for successful photography of birds in flight, irrespective of your level of photographic knowledge and experience.

He will explain the basic principles of bird-in-flight photography, provide an in-depth description of the key camera settings, including choice of exposure mode, shutter speed and lens aperture plus autofocus settings, together with a discussion as to when, why and how they should be applied. He will describe techniques for acquiring your subject in the viewfinder when working with a long focal length lens, how to follow your subject successfully, and offer advice concerning composition. Simon will also consider other essential aspects, including field craft and the importance of studying your subjects, making the most of the prevailing light and weather conditions, and finding appealing backgrounds.

Simon will share his extensive knowledge of the Nikon camera system, together with plenty of general hints and tips accrued during his more than 40 years of photographic experience,  to enable you to photograph birds in flight with confidence and achieve high-quality, professional-looking photographs consistently.


  • Choice of shutter speed
  • Choice of lens aperture and depth-of-field considerations
  • Using exposure modes and TTL metering
  • Making informed decisions regarding AF settings
  • Finding good backgrounds and using them effectively
  • Discuss factors affecting the choice of subject
  • Apply fieldcraft to increase your success rate
  • Appreciate the influence of the prevailing weather conditions
  • Learn how to acquire the subject in the viewfinder and track it successfully
  • Hints and tips on camera features and functions

You will receive a full set of presentation notes, plus a video recording of the webinar to use for future personal reference; please note that copyright to all this material remains with Simon Stafford.


The cost of this online workshop will be £125 with a special price of £75 if you are a current Digital or Standard Nikon Owner subscriber or £35 if you are a Gold, Platinum or Diamond subscriber.

To register, please email your full name, postcode, Subscription number (if known) as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert on behalf of Gillian Greenwood:

Only a very limited number of places are available on this webinar, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred)..

Speakers or headphones (audio out) to listen to the audio stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone these will be built in).

Even without sharing your video / audio stream you will still be able to type questions using a chat feature.

You will need to download and install an application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees well before the event.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).




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