This workshop is set in and around the beautiful British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield. The location provides a wonderful backdrop for you to develop your photographic skills and provides an opportunity to capture images of a wonderful array of British species, whilst having a tutor on hand to give advice and guidance.
We will have exclusive access to the centre and to the animals in their cages and pens. With a keeper you will be going into the pens and cages, so very much up close. These include foxes, red squirrels, Scottish wildcats, otters, harvest mice, polecats, stoats, weasels, mink, as well as deer!
- Max student numbers – 12.
- 2 x experienced photographic tutors present at all times during the (external) workshops.
- Workshop specific pre-reads sent out prior covering recommended camera settings and use, lens and other accessories.
- Loan of equipment if required- (limited and does not include cameras – including lenses, flashguns and video lights).
- Instruction on the day. The tutors are there to help and do not take pictures themselves other than to demonstrate settings.
- Discounted sensor cleaning on location if required.
- Battery charging facilities for Canon, Nikon & Sony on most courses (please enquire accordingly).
- Post content provided (video instruction) on recommended editing settings for images taken on the day (Adobe Lightroom).
As we have the centre to ourselves the cafeteria will be the classroom for the duration of the day. This will allow us to run through the appropriate camera settings recommended to capture the best images on the day.
Customers will also have the opportunity to have their camera sensors checked for any contamination that could otherwise affect their images.
We will have battery charging facilities on site (Canon, Nikon and select Sony models).
During the lunch break delegates will either have the opportunity to continue taking images (this would not be from inside the animal enclosures as the keepers will be on a lunch break) or return to the cafeteria where we will be running a brief session on image editing.
What The Training Will Cover
- We start by having a short tutorial on ensuring your camera is set up correctly and outlining the settings to use.
- We then provide some suggested images to capture and how.
- Use of High ISO’s to capture fast moving animals
- Getting off of Auto and Program modes and using Aperture Priority and Manual modes
Whilst you are capturing images we will be on hand to offer advice, guidance and help.
We will discuss some approaches to editing the images later in the comfort of your home
Start time and where to meet
The workshops will start and 10am and finish at 3.30pm. Meeting point is the ticket office at the British Wildlife Centre
British Wildlife Centre
Newchapel, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LFDirections to the British Wildlife Centre (RH7 6LF)
As you may know, photography inside some of the enclosures forms a major part of the day, but access inside any enclosure is solely at the discretion of the keepers. The welfare interests of the animals and the health and safety of all individuals is paramount. Photographers must always follow the instructions of our keepers. The animals are wild and may bite or scratch, so you and your clients enter enclosures at their own risk. No one is to attempt to touch or feed any animals. Your should be aware of the risk of infection from the animals (zoonosis) and are advised to wash their hands after each enclosure session. You and your clients must always minimise any disruption to the animals and their enclosures and are not to leave any unattended equipment or belongings in the enclosures.
Cost of the workshop
The workshop costs £150 (Winter season) £179 (Summer season . We will provide a helpful guide covering the necessary settings to use for taking wildlife shots, HDR images, etc . Teas and coffees are available on arrival and during a mid workshop break.
Before the Workshop
If you have booked workshops, you will receive an email in respect to help guides, directions and a questionnaire concerning equipment you will be using. This will normally be sent out a week before the workshop and will be from Cameracal Training. You will, therefore, need to check both your in boxes and Junk/Spam folder. If you have not received it two days before the workshop then please do contact us on Training@cameracal.uk so we can resend details.
If you have any queries please contact us on: 01798 306599 or email: email@example.com