Two-day East Anglian Wildlife Photography Masterclass
With Craig Jones, International Wildlife/Conservation Photographer and Trainer.
The beauty of photographing wildlife is that it is always changing and evolving, creating unexpected moments. In an animals habitat the photographer must learn to work with changing environmental conditions and behaviours, and the result cannot always be predicted. For me this only adds to the excitement of this type of photography. I use photography to document wild animals living in their natural habitats and place a frame around what I see to show others of the beauty we have all around us.
The aim of my workshop is to show you the simple techniques I use which have improved my own photography and pass them on to you. I will show you how to approach your subject using my proven field craft skills.
I will also show you some simple and easy to remember ‘tracking’ skills mastered from my military background. These skills, which you can put to use in the future, will help you read the signs of the wildlife all around you and build a picture of the activity in the habitats you enter.
I will show you how to use natural light to add impact to an image, both side lighting and back lighting which will add great drama to a photograph. I will go through the best settings; creating strong compositions; depth of field and give you a usable workflow that will work for you in the field.
The camera settings I will show you are the very same I use and I will give examples and clearly show this with my own camera. I will demonstrate the techniques I have employed to capture the many wonderful moments I have been lucky enough to witness in nature.”
Dates: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June
Times: 10.00-16.00 day 1, early start on location day 2 (Refreshments and lunch are included) on the first day, you will need to bring your own packed lunch for the second day in the field.
Group Size: Maximum 10, minimum 5.
Cost: £400. £100 deposit secures booking with balance due no later than one month in advance of Masterclass date.
Location: Day 1 – The Intermission Space, Baroosh, Cambridge
Day 2 – TBC, very possibly Wicken Fen