Conversations With Tim Flach: Birds

Karl was joined by world-renowned animal photographer Tim Flach for this fascinating live show, where Tim shared a sneak preview of his upcoming book. The pair reviewed some of Tim’s latest images, with the British photographer also showing some behind the scenes shots of his work. Together the pair discussed everything from planning and putting together a book, to researching your subjects and creating connections between the viewer and subject. Throughout the show, Tim also answered questions from members regarding what equipment he uses, his compositional techniques and how he gets his subjects to ‘pose’.

Topics covered in this show include:

  • Animal and bird photography
  • Putting together and planning a book
  • Connecting viewers to the subject
  • Researching and understanding animal/bird behaviour
  • Lighting and photographing animals/birds
  • Equipment and settings for bird photography
  • The Association Of Photographers

For those interested, links to the AOP and Tim’s sharpening software have been included below:

To watch Tim’s previous live show, click here. You can also view more of Tim’s work on his website.

If you have any questions about this live show, please use the comment section below.


  1. Amazing pictures of the birds, really stunning. I just keep wondering, how did Tim get the emu to the first floor? I try to imagine the emu going up a staircase or in a lift… ?😆 it must be very interesting work to do. All the best!

    1. Thanks I’m not sure how he got it to the first floor or whether he photographed it on location?

      1. He said in last few minutes (time 1:21:15)of the video that it was photographed in a studio- upstairs. That just got me really puzzled.

          1. No worries, thank you, it’s not really important. Anyway, thank you for all the videos and material, I’m learning so fast here! I really appreciate having the opportunity to learn here.

  2. Beautiful lighting.
    I was born in Kenya, the garden of the world.
    Animals are seen in their natural habitat and it is the only way to respect them.
    Why do you take them out of their natural habitat ?
    How does it benefit the animal?

  3. Thanks for a great presentation. I’ve watched this twice now and learnt so much.
    I was thrilled with Tim’s in depth answer to my question , so thanks for that too.

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