If you love getting out and about in nature, and want to learn how to capture beautiful wildlife photos then this is the photography workshop for you!
During this Richmond Park wildlife photography workshop, you will learn how to capture exciting, creative wildlife images through ‘in the field’ tutorials in front of the majestic Red and Fallow deer that occupy the Royal Park. There are countless beautiful backdrops, including Silver Birch Tree copses, lone Oak Trees, ferns and lakes, ensuring you will come away with beautiful images to be proud of.
At the same time as learning the technical side of photography, we will talk a lot about the thought process of creating photos, not just taking them. I will offer tips on composition, guide your photographic eye and help you develop a proactive photography mindset, ensuring you can apply your new found skills to any given situation when photographing in the future.Detailed description:
No two photography workshops are exactly the same, as it's impossible to know where the deer might be on any one day and where will be best given the lighting conditions. In general, this wildlife photography workshop will run as follows:
Meet: Richmond Park Gates. I will offer a brief overview of the session, before setting straight out to explore Richmond Park in search of wildlife.
Wildlife photography: If required, I will initially discuss camera settings, ensuring you are completely confident with your camera and set up correctly ready to capture that amazing moment. While the 600 Red Deer and Fallow Deer might be considered the main event, Richmond Park also offers the opportunity to photograph plenty of other wildlife too. We will keep our eyes peeled for playful squirrels, bright green Ring-necked Parakeets, Kestrels, swans and abundance of other bird life around Pen ponds. This workshop is always timed with sunrise or sunset, giving the best chance of beautiful golden hour sunlight!
Tips and tricks for creative composition
The importance of backgrounds in wildlife photography
Making the most of the available light
Focusing modes for pin sharp wildlife images
Histogram and the importance of exposing to the right
How to photograph wildlife respectfully
Story-telling and the art of photographing a single scene in many different ways
Matthew is a London-based travel, landscape and wildlife photographer who's work has been recognised in Travel Photography of the Year on numerous occasions. He absolutely loves sharing his passion and to date has taught over 300 people on his workshops and photography holidays. Whether leading tours, shooting assignments or working on personal projects, he loves nothing more than getting out there and exploring the world with camera in hand and is excited to help you do the same!
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