Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Cornell Bird Photography Courses on Sale

Learn how to take flight photographs of birds like this Roseate Spoonbill as it is landing, an image taken by course instructor Melissa Groo.

Learn “How to Photograph Birds in Flight” and improve your flight photography with professional photographer Melissa Groo in a newly excerpted section from her comprehensive Bird Photography course, provided by the Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy. You will receive specialized training in this self-paced online course to help you take great photographs of flying birds by anticipating behaviors, positioning yourself to utilize wind and lighting conditions to take dynamic images, and optimize your gear and settings to take great photographs of birds in flight.

Course instructor Melissa Groo, recently shared: “There’s nothing like the satisfaction of taking a stunning photo of a bird in flight. It’s also one of the hardest things to achieve in wildlife photography. Drawing from what I’ve learned on my toughest assignments, I’ll guide you through the process of getting inspiration, choosing your locations wisely, getting birds in your viewfinder, and quickly adjusting to field conditions – all so you can achieve your flight photography goals.”

This is a relatively short 2-hour course that covers 6 flight photography topics with 7 instructional videos. It is self-paced with no expiration date, and a 60-day refund guarantee; plus associated discussion groups help to keep you learning during and after coursework, although with no expiration, you can always review all or parts of the course.

To learn more about the low-cost newly excerpted “How to Photograph Birds in Flight” from award-winning wildlife photographer Melissa Groo, see How to Photograph Birds in Flight with Melissa Groo | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab (

And if you are interested in Melissa’s even more comprehensive Bird Photography course, refer to Bird Photography with Melissa Groo | Bird Academy • The Cornell Lab (