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Photography Workshop: Dragonflies, Butterflies and other invertebrates at Wat Tyler CP

Continuing the successful series of workshops since 2014, we will be running a further 7 photographic workshops throughout 2018.   Each workshop will cater for a maximum of up to 8 people, (for exact numbers see each workshop page for details). These low class numbers ensure that everybody attending has the opportunity for a bit of 'one to one' guidance with the tutor. 

Dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies are among our most photogenic insects and this workshop will look at the best techniques to use when trying to photograph them and other invertebrate species.

The workshop starts with a talk covering these techniques and tips on finding and getting closer to them.
We will then head outside and try out what we have learned on the spring flowers and wildlife.

Equipment you will need:

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

  • A macro lens (or lens with close up/macro mode or close up lens attached)

  • 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

The following may be of use but are not necessary:

  • A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on

  • A tripod (if you have one)

  • Extension tubes

  • Flash and diffuser

  • Long telephoto lens (e.g. 300mm lens)

Price: £30 per person  

Max number of participants: 14


To book please email

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