Wildlife Photography Course - Short Course at NTU

Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU

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4 - 8 July 2022 | Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week
​​​​​​Nottingham Trent University
Course Fee - £575

Course Description

This inspiring course is for photographers, ramblers and outdoor enthusiasts who are interested in taking amazing wildlife photographs.

It’s the perfect opportunity to hone your on-location camera skills, capture amazing images for your portfolio and share an outdoor adventure with fellow photographers.

With expert tuition on hand, you’ll be guided through the essential do’s and don’ts of professional wildlife photography.

Following an opening presentation, you will be ready to photography a range of wildlife in a selection of natural habitats.

On this course you will:

 - Become a responsible wildlife photographer

 - Engage with live subjects in their natural habitat, including birds, mammals and insects

 - Learn how to build a hide and the basics of fieldcraft

 - Be involved in practical workshops in the green spaces close to our studios

 - Go on day trips further afield to explore habitats and see larger animals

 - Undertake group critiques and learn how to understand your camera

 - Learn how to enhance and edit your images in our editing suites.

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to improve on existing skills, this is a great chance to get some unique shots for your portfolio.

You will need a digital SLR or mirrorless camera and have either a long lens or macro for most of the shoots.

What will I gain?

By the end of your course, you will have created some amazing new images, made some great new friends, explored a beautiful part of the country and got a bit muddy on the way.

You'll have a unique understanding of wildlife photography and its demands as well as rewards.

You'll also have the knowledge and experience of how to plan and capture wildlife shots and how to edit your images effectively.

Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Entry requirement: You should have some knowledge of using your digital camera in manual mode.

Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.

You’ll find comprehensive Mac editing suites with software for photography editing including Adobe Creative Cloud.

You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

Tutor Profile:

Jack Perks
 is Nottingham born and bred and from an early age was always fascinated with its wildlife.

After completing a BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography degree in Cornwall he went on to work with the BBC including Springwatch and The Great British Year.

Jack is currently a presenter for BBC's Countryfile, and has featured in over a dozen magazines including BBC Wildlife, Countryman and regularly works for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

As a working wildlife photographer, he spends much of his time helping others discover his passion.


Need accommodation?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms.

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Opening Times

Wildlife Photography Course - Short Course at NTU (4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 16:00

* This is a 5 week course.

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