#17 Make a Backyard Bird Photography Studio

Photo by David Akoubian

CREA Board member Jan Smith recently participated in a webinar on how to create a backyard bird photography studio. The webinar, sponsored by Tamron – a manufacturer of camera lenses – featured photographer David Akoubian who describes changes he made to his backyard to draw in birds.

Akoubian used dead branches and trees as props; bird seed, suet, and feeders as food; and flowers and shrubs to provide cover and food. In the webinar, he provides great photography tips about how to get the best photos as birds come and go.

Watch the webinar to learn how to set up your own backyard bird studio and see gorgeous close-ups of birds coming to Akoubian’s backyard studio in Georgia.

Jan set up something similar on his back deck in Maine. Check out some of his great photos of our Maine feathered friends below! Photos below by Jan Smith.