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Photographing garden birds workshop
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Photographing garden birds workshop

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. 

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This workshop will look at how to photograph the birds that come into your garden.  It will start with a talk on technique, equipment and setting up your feeders for the best photographs.
We then spend the rest of the session with exclusive use of the specially set up feeders and bird screen in an area not open to the public

Equipment you will need:

· A camera! DSLR, though some bridge cameras and advanced compacts may be suitable,
· A telephoto lens, at least 300mm is ideal
· A tripod (though I should have 1 or 2 to borrow)
· 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
· A garden chair or cushion for one of our chairs as we will be sitting a lot outside

The following may be of use but are not necessary:
· Extension tube if you have a large prime lens
· A bean bag to rest your camera/lens on

Price: £25 per person

Max number of participants: 6

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email neil.phillips@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

 

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Introduction to nature photography workshop
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to nature photography workshop

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. 

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Got a new camera and want to learn how to photograph nature and wildlife?  Want to get your camera off of auto mode and improve your photos?  This is the workshop for you.
The workshop starts with a talk covering ISO, aperture and shutter speeds, what focal length/lens to use in what situation and tips on finding and getting closer to wildlife.
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
  • 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)

Price: £25 per person

Max number of participants: 8

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email neil.phillips@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

 

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Photographing spring flowers and invertebrates workshop - At Norsey Woods
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Photographing spring flowers and invertebrates workshop - At Norsey Woods

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. 

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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: £25 per person

Max number of participants: 8

BOOKING ESSENTIAL

To book please email neil.phillips@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

 

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