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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Golden-headed Cisticola (Image ID 18999)

    Golden-headed Cisticola.   Photographer: Peter Bennet

  • White-fronted Chat (Image ID 29219)

    White-fronted Chat.   Photographer: Pennie Marks

  • Eastern Rosella (Image ID 37405)

    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Eastern Spinebill (Image ID 31795)

    Eastern Spinebill.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Great Egret (Image ID 20408)

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Mark Lethlean

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Our Articles

This page provides access to selected educational or technical articles which have been published in our bi-monthly Newsletters since 2012.  These have been grouped into several categories, based on their content.  It does not include any of the Mystery Reviewer Critique articles, which are also of educational value, as these are easily accessible via the Mystery Reviewer Critiques page in this Resources section.

The list will be updated from time to time, but not necessarily immediately after each Newsletter is published.  Articles will generally be as published in the Newsletter, and thus reflect the time when they were written (eg. the particular version of software current at that time).  We may occasionally update these articles to make them more current.

Consistent with our policy regarding Newsletters, articles published within the last 24 months are only accessible to BirdLife Photography members, who must be logged in to see them.


These articles cover a range of topics primarily relating to the process of photography, such as photography basics, flash photography, photographing birds in flight, and approaching birds in the field.


These articles relate mainly to processing of image files after they have been transferred from the camera to a computer.  They include use of computer software such as raw convertors and image processing software such as Digital Photo Professional (DPP), Photoshop/Photoshop Elements (PS/PSE) and Lightroom (LR), and the steps recommended to get the most out of your photographs through image processing and development.


These articles mainly deal with ancillary equipment, but general articles about camera bodies, lenses and settings will be included here.  We have not published any reviews of specific cameras and/or lenses.  There are some articles about lenses and teleconvertors in the In-depth Technical Articles section.


These articles cover detailed technical analysis of camera sensor and lens performance.


These articles present scientific studies we have conducted or published, and results of surveys we have conducted.


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The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.