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Tim Timmis

TimTimmisTim’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 2017
April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Shorebird photography provides an abundance of opportunities for action-packed photography and challenges including birds in flight, feeding, and battling over territory. Tim has focused his wildlife photography on shorebirds and will share his experience and techniques with you to optimize your shorebird photos. You will learn the benefits of low-level bird photography including the opportunities for different perspectives, dramatic depth of field, and better backgrounds. Tim will suggest equipment choices (cameras, lenses, tripod/ground pod, tripod heads, flash, etc.) for many…

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April 7 @ 6:00 am - 10:00 am

Photographing shorebirds is fun and challenging as they are almost always in motion. We will seek out the birds on East Beach or wherever they may be hiding, to capture the action.  We may also head to the boat dock area behind the Strand to get close-up shots of Pelicans and other birds as they wait for the shrimp boats to come into port. Techniques that will be used include fast and slow shutter speeds for birds in flight and…

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April 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 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 8 @ 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 8 @ 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 9 @ 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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