Fox and Bird Photography Course
Fox and Bird wildlife photography course
This full-day photography course is divided into two parts. An afternoon session photography of a number of foxes at a private woodland in the Essex area and a morning session, photographing mainly birds at a local nature reserve, also located in the Essex area. The day begins with all course attendees meeting at a pre-arranged point. I used to take everyone in my own seven-seater car to the different photographic locations, but at the moment, in keeping with the government’s social distancing advice, all course attendees will be required to follow me in their own cars throughout the day. The locations are close to each other and this does not involve driving long distances.
In the morning I will concentrate on getting everyone up to speed on wildlife photography techniques, such as focus and exposure modes. We will really work on getting sharp well exposed images. All the other camera settings such as white balance, exposure histogram, depth of field, use of shutter speed will be looked at in depth. The morning’s photography session will give you a great opportunity to practise your wildlife photography skills in preparation for the fox hide experience in the afternoon.
The afternoon’s photography will be at the fox hides in a beautiful private woodland setting. I think this is a brilliant location resulting in a fantastic wildlife photography experience. The foxes are truly wild animals which receive only supplementary feeding. The rest of the time they go about their business of being wild foxes. Generally you will get close encounters of these beautiful animals resulting in stunning wildlife images of this iconic mammal.
With regard to equipment, many bridge, mirrorless and DSLR cameras will be fine for this course. A focal length of around 500mm would be fine. For example a 200mm-500mm or 150mm-600mm zoom lens would be ideal. These focal lengths are based on a full-frame camera body. If you have any questions regarding what equipment is best for the day please feel free to get in touch with me. A beanbag to rest your camera on and a tripod would be helpful but not essential. And of course plenty of space on your memory card for all those wildlife images.
We will also look at composition, use of light for wildlife photography and how to approach and plan a wildlife photography trip.
All my workshops are conducted in a fun and relaxed manner. I think we all learn more if we are not under constant pressure. I strive to make my workshops educational and enjoyable. If you have any questions during or after the course I’m happy to answer them at any time.
Once the workshop is finished I will send you a full set of notes covering all the subjects discussed during each photographic session. I think this is also very important because it’s hard to retain all the information you are given at the time
Recent student testimony : “Thank you for the notes and for a fantastic course! I have started to go through my images and I’m really happy with them. Wishing you a lovely weekend”. Anna Gallagher : Fox and bird wildlife photography course : May 2021
Because this course is limited to a maximum of three participants there is lots of time for individual tuition. This means I can teach all photographers with different levels of experience on this course. The day begins with all course attendees meeting at a pre-arranged point. Transport between the different photographic locations is not included but Steve (who is fully-vaccinated against Covid-19) is happy to car-share if you wish. He will be driving a seven-seater people carrier. However, if you prefer to use your own car throughout the day, the photographic locations are close to each other and this does not involve driving long distances.
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