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Woodland spring flowers and Invertebrates

Location: Norsey Wood

Norsey Woods is one of the densest bluebell woods in the world, so it is the ideal place to take photos of spring flowers.  This ancient woodland is also home to a number of invertebrates, including wood ants. 
This workshop will cover how to photograph these, starting with a presentation on the best techniques and then heading out into Norsey Woods try them out.  

Equipment you will need:

  • A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable

  • A macro lens or lens with ability to focus close (or with a close up mode/function)

  • If it is raining and your camera/lens is not weather proof then a carrier bag or rain sleeve to keep it dry will probably be needed

  • Something to kneel on

  • Waterproof clothing or something to lay on as you may end up laying down

  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A tripod (if you have one)

Price: £30 per person

Max number of participants: 14

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email wattyler.education@basildon.gov.uk



All workshop sessions will be presented by Neil Phillips, a wildlife photographer with nine years experience, who has photographed many different species across much of the UK.

Neil has been highly commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and been runner up in a number of national competitions and published in national newspapers

To see samples of Neil's work visit his website