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Tim Timmis

Tim’s day job is a Chemical Engineer/Project Manager but his passion outside of work is wildlife photography.  Tim has been an active nature photographer since 2005.  He specializes in shore bird photography using a ground pod to get eye level with the birds.

Tim is a contributing photographer to KAC Productions and has led bird photography workshops at Galveston’s FeatherFest event since 2011.  He won honorable mention in the 2015 Audubon Photo Contest.  He also won the grand prize for the Galveston FeatherFest photo contests in 2010 and 2008 and the grand prize in the 2011 Migration Celebration photo contest in Brazoria County.  Tim has also judged the Migration Celebration photo contest.

Visit www.timtimmis.com to see some of his photos.  He also has a blog at www.timtimmisblog.com

 

What’s in the bag?

Tim uses a Canon 1DX camera, Canon 500mm F4 IS II lens, 1.4x III teleconverter, Canon 7D Mark II camera and Canon 100-400 II lens for wildlife photography.  For ground level shots, he uses a Skimmer ground pod, Wimberley gimbal head and a Canon 580 EXII flash with a Better Beamer flash extender.  He also uses a Gitzo/Induro carbon fiber tripods.

Upcoming Events

April 2018
April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Taking bird photos from the prone position or at ground level will enhance your photos by giving them a much more intimate perspective with a very dramatic depth of field.  This low position also enables you to get closer to the birds. Tim will share his techniques for getting down and dirty with shorebirds. He will include discussions on how to use a ground pod along with other equipment. You may not want to shoot from a standing position again!…

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April 21 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula offers unique bird photography opportunities with its shallow water and exposed sand bars. Tim will take a small group of photographers out to Bolivar Flats to demonstrate the techniques he routinely uses to capture images of shorebirds down low at their own eye level. Participants will use a ground pod while lying down on the sand bars to get low level shorebird photos. Prepare to get down and dirty and take some great eye-level…

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April 21 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

One of the key elements for capturing quality photographic images is lighting.  This is also true for bird photography.  In this workshop, Tim will show you how to control the light and how to get the proper exposure in your camera.  You will learn how to get the “golden light” in your photos and how to create unique photos through silhouettes and back lighting. Techniques and camera settings will be reviewed in detail with emphasis on how to use your…

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April 22 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Bolivar Flats on the Bolivar Peninsula offers unique bird photography opportunities with its shallow water and exposed sand bars. Tim will take a small group of photographers out to Bolivar Flats to demonstrate the techniques he routinely uses to capture images of shorebirds down low at their own eye level. Participants will use a ground pod while lying down on the sand bars to get low level shorebird photos. Prepare to get down and dirty and take some great eye-level…

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