Wildlife Photography Course - Short Course at NTU

Nottingham Trent University, 50 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4BU
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Wildlife Photography Course - Short Course at NTU


7th - 11th August | 2023 | Monday to Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, one week
Nottingham Trent University

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 the NTU 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: 
As well as an acclaimed wildlife photographer, Jack Perks has worked for dozens of wildlife and angling TV programmes including Springwatch, The One Show, Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing and The Great British Year. He also appears in front of the camera and has presented several films for Countryfile. Jack worked on David Attenborough's Wild Isles and filmed in Alaska for the BBC. He has written two books: Freshwater Fishes of Britain and The Field Guide to Pond & River Wildlife of Britain & Europe, as well as writing articles for magazines including BBC Wildlife, Outdoor Photography and Diver. Jack is a proud vice-president of Salmon & Trout Conservation, and he can be found volunteering for organisations such as The Wildlife Trust, the Canal & River Trust and the RSPB, supporting a range of surveys and recording sightings. In his spare time, he hosts the acclaimed Bearded Tit's Podcast, a light-hearted look at nature subjects with different guests each week. He studied in Falmouth, Cornwall for a degree in Marine & Natural History Photography.

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

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