The Quest for Unique Bird Images
Perched – The Video Series
Join me for an exclusive look behind the scenes and find out how some of the best bird images are being created. Apply this knowledge to your own photography anywhere in the world.
Pick up my secrets, apply them to your own photography and create stunning set ups yourself!
What makes a good perch and how do I get the birds to land on them? Let’s find out!
How do I create my signature look? Learn how to get nice and smooth backgrounds and what to do if the background isn’t ideal.
Equipment and Settings
See which gear and accessories I use and learn how to set up your camera and flash to get the most out of ever changing light situations and never miss “the shot”.
Ultimate Viewing Experience
5 Cameras will make you feel like you are right there with me capturing exciting images!
The video stays accessible indefinitely after purchase
Watch the birds come in, use the perches and see the exact moment I take my images.
Join me in North-eastern Victoria, Australia where we spent 3 days on a beautiful private property, capturing over 15 different bird species and come across a few surprise visitors!
You will be learning about how to create stunning set ups, finding the best perches, fill flash photography, backgrounds and much more!
Be inspired and entertained while thinking about how to put your new knowledge into action! All techniques I use are applicable everywhere in the world.
Stream Now ! – 76 min
The video stays accessible indefinitely after purchase and can be accessed in the members area you will get access to.
This is a highly informative documentary of exactly how Jan gets those amazing shots. This honest approach in sharing techniques and skills he has learned and developed over ten years of bird photography is invaluable. Each and every process is clearly explained (not just what he did… but why he does it!) Having watched this several times now, I highly recommend it. I believe anyone wanting to advance their skills in bird photography will absolutely benefit from this.
Watch your video twice.
Your example for perches managed to put something together for me in 2 words what other videos and eBooks never managed to get me to grasp completely. This will make it sooooo much easier for me when looking for perches!
Good explanation about how to deal with background in different lighting than the perches (with the flash)
At first I was a bit skeptical about the “follow me through the day” approach, as I feared it would just be you shooting birds over and over again. But I ended up _loving_ the fact that you seemed to focus on what evolved over the day. Changes in lighting, but also in bird activity, and especially adapting your setups to what you were seeing. That was the key point of the video for me.
You were definitely successful in sharing the excitement and adrenaline… When I saw the Rosella lifting its foot, I found myself screaming hoping that you did get that shot (and you did!).
Jan has a natural relaxed presentation style that makes for easy viewing. I’ve been photographing birds for a number of years and I regret that I didn’t get to see this video years ago, as it would have improved my setups a lot sooner. Easily the best instructional video I have seen.
This video has answered so many of my questions as to how you go about creating such amazing images. I’m so inspired now!!! I know exactly what I’m doing this weekend, perch building :). Thanks again.
My 3 year old son is a huge fan! I found Jan a delight to watch and his enthusiasm for birds and capturing the perfect image is unparalleled. Jan demonstrates his techniques and methods in a very clear and informative way, for someone who is not a photographer I got a rare insight into the thought processes and creativity required to become one of the best! The beautiful Australian wildlife and scenery is a magnificent back drop to a wonderful film, my son and I cannot wait for episode 2!
I’m always looking for ways to improve my bird photography, and Jan’s video “Perched” did not disappoint. Photography is all about the light, and Jan went to great lengths to explain how he uses a combination of flash and natural light to make his beautiful images. As the light changed while he was shooting, Jan explained the specific adjustments he was making to the flash and camera in order to achieve success. And often showed the finished image.
Also, Jan spent a significant amount of time discussing the use of perches – their shape, adjustment, and placement – in the making of his unique photographs. And finally, he explains how he achieves those “killer” backgrounds. I was interested to learn about the different types of backgrounds he may select depending upon the lighting and the time of day.
The video is expensive, but Jan is one of the best in the world at what he does, and I feel I got what I paid for.
What a fabulous instructional video for every bird photographer, both beginner and experienced alike. Not only that, it is a fascinating insight into you. Your passion and expertise shine through. It is a privilege to be able to share the secrets of your trade and be privy to the techniques that make you stand out in this field. I recommend everyone interested in birds and photography gets a copy. Thank you!!
Jan gives you the video you wish you had access to when you started asking yourself some of those difficult photo questions. It presents bleeding edge bird photography in an easy to understand, informative style & shows that it’s not the camera or computer equipment but these simple steps and a little bit of creative thinking that will get you where you want to be.
Even if your a walk & stalk kinda guy or girl there are so many transferable skills included here it would be ridiculous not to have it as reference.
Perched is a beautifully produced lesson on how to capture crisp, colorful bird images. It felt like I was watching a magician reveal the secrets to his tricks, but rather than ruining the magic, it made it even more fun. There was enough content in the episode to give me new techniques to practice for months or years to come.
Just finished watching it.. It’s a great production firstly and very nicely done by your video man, love the drone footage. Very informative and all the questions that were building in my head as we went along were all answered, like why does Jan have his tripod so bloody high.
Obviously an amazing place for birds and loved the creatures that came wondering by. It was the backgrounds that interested me and was really why I bought the video to see how they were done, the thing that surprised me the most was your distance from the birds.. It was good Jan, probably a bit more money than I would normally pay for something like this but then your photos are quite unique so that’s why I went for it. Great stuff and bring on E2… Gary
Love to see how you’re doing things, and explain them. Like settings on camera, how to set your perch up, how you use your flash, etc. After the fourth time there were still things I’ve had missed, that makes it interesting too. It’s great you can watch it online, you buy it and watch, when I sat in a hide waiting for Goshawk I watched it too, easy and always in reach, great work and I cant wait for a second one..
Greetings Jens Stahl
So much cheaper than a workshop but you can watch it over and over again. Everything is explained, this is the definitive “how to” on bird photography. I can’t recommend this highly enough!
I’m really happy to see that someone from the bird photography community decided to come forward and share his learnings with the world. I highly recommend this video to new and experienced bird photographers who like to photograph birds on feeders. The techniques shared in the video takes years to master and you can learn to do them in 90 mins!
Beautifully created and which gave me many smiles while watching it. Highly recommended! Greetings from Switzerland, looking forward for episode 2 (want now to check out this beautiful place ) Christian (aka nerdybirdy)
I’ve had the pleasure of shooting in the field with Jan, and my own photography has improved out of sight thanks to his expertise and guidance. Now you can get the same advice right in the comfort of your own home. Straight to the point, informative, and visually stunning. Perched will take you to the next level.