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Join us on this new specialist photography course designed to help you improve your wildlife photography skills and gain a better understanding of the subject. The first course in the series will focus on wildlife found in Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. 

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is designed for those with some photographic experience, those who wish to develop their skills in the direction of successful outdoor wildlife photography.

The course is accessible for people with disabilities who are able to use a camera and a carer or support worker may assist. The course will focus on a day in Cannon Hill Park, studying local wildlife. If you have access needs, please contact us to discuss before booking so we can ensure that this will be a suitable course for you.  Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. 

What will you learn on this course?

The one day course is the first in a series focusing on the subject of wildlife photography. Future courses will expand the subject matter to non-indigenous animal species at Birmingham Nature Centre and Dudley Zoo.

The course is taught by a successful wildlife photographer commissioned by Yorkshire Wildlife Park and RSPB among others. He has also exhibited his Tiger photographic series at Dudley Zoological Gardens. He has travelled extensively across the world and regularly documents key Project Tiger reserves in India.

The course will introduce you to the following;

Part One - Theoretical Presentation

• Theory of wildlife photography, animal behaviour, ethics, field craft etc.

• Example images highlighting the above.

• Camera gear, practical and technical detail.

Part Two - Practical Exercise

• Outdoor photography in the park based on a task set in part one.

• Sessions at the pond/lakes looking at things like, servo tracking, autofocus techniques, depth of field etc.

Part Three - Image review and top image edit.

• Peer review of work to select best images and post processing tips.

On completion of this course you will have improved your confidence as a wildlife photographer and increased your understanding of the subject. 

Do you need to bring anything?

You must bring along your camera and a tripod if you have one and appropriate clothing for going outside.

You can bring your own laptop or tablet if you prefer to use these for post-production.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. 

Who teaches this course?

Tal Chohan