Introduction to Wildlife Photography
Saturday Oct 22nd, Epping Forest Field Studies Centre, High Beach nr Loughton, Essex
Join us for a day of hands-on wildlife photography tuition in the beautiful surroundings of Epping Forest.
This course shows you how to use your DSLR to capture wildlife images. We'll take you through which camera settings to use; the key techniques for shooting wildlife; how to compose effective images; and a straightforward approach to editing your wildlife images. You'll get to put this knowledge into practice as you photograph birds of prey (provided by Falconry Southeast) during two sessions set in the woodland around the Epping Forest Field Studies Centre. There will also be an opportunity to get feedback on some of your own images from our tutor. This is an introductory level course - you don't need to be an expert photographer to take part, but we do assume that you are familiar with the main controls of your DSLR and are keen to learn how to get more from it. The course runs from 9:30 until 16:30. Please bring a packed lunch.
- wide range of native species to photograph
- how to set-up your camera properly
- portrait, close-up and flight shots
- post processing techniques
- close to M25 junction 24
Suitable for wildlife photography beginners and intermediates.
Moderate activity level - we’ll be walking up to 1/2 mile in woodland and fields.
You’ll need a DSLR camera and a telephoto lens, with a focal length of 200mm or greater. There will be opportunities to use wide angle and macro lenses for those who want to, but these are not essential.
Please wear footwear suitable for walking in the countryside and comfortable clothing. Pack a waterproof coat in case of showers. Lunch is not included, but there is a café nearby (or you are welcome to bring a packed lunch).
This workshop is given on behalf of the Field Studies Council of Great Britain.