Behind the Scenes – Shooting Birds by Gail Bisson
Gail will show some of her images and tells the stories about how she made them, including research, travel, hides and settings.
About Gail Bisson:
Gail is a self-taught bird photographer who began photographing birds in 2011.Her passion for birds started after a trip to Tanzania in 2011. She photographed a lilac-breasted roller with her point and shoot camera and loved the results. This was her “spark” bird. Upon her return to Nova Scotia, she googled “bird photography” and joyfully jumped into the rabbit hole. This hobby/passion has translated into wonderful trips to remote countries, wonderful new friends and a desire for conserving natural habitats for birds. She supports the Nature Trust of Nova Scotia and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Gail has taken images that made the finals in the BBC Wildlife Contest and Nature’s Best as well as several images that placed in Audubon’s Top 100 . 2020 was a breakthrough year for her. She won the Audubon Photography Award (Amateur division) , the BPOTY (Bird Photographer of the Year) “Inspirational Encounters” category and the Inaugural KingBirder Contest “Everybody Duck” as well as a second place in the Kingbirder “Mellow Yellow” contest. She was also a finalist in the Birdwatching Magazine “Color of Birds” contest and the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Her image of a reddish egret was featured on the “Ellen Show” during a piece on the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.
She is now a judge for WildArtPOTY, BirdLife Australia Photography Awards and the Kingbirder judging panel.
See more of Gail’s images on her website: Gail Bisson Photography.
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