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Tel: 01548 580466 E-mail: enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org Fax: 01548 580123 Natural History and wildlife photography covers a very wide range of subject matter and photographic technique. This course aims to introduce students to as many different aspects of it as possible. This course follows on directly from The Introduction to Digital Photography, though it can also be taken as a course by itself. It is suitable for anyone with an interest in natural history and photography. Introductory sessions will look at the scope of natural history and wildlife photography, always bearing in mind the overriding aim that subject welfare is more important that the photograph! Appropriate equipment will be shown and demonstrated, together with ways of reducing costs. Further sessions will look at: Plant Photography Insects Photographing the environment Close-up Photography Use of different lenses Enhancing light. Advanced techniques e.g. HDR, panoramas, focus stacking As much time as possible will be spent photographing in the field. SL O 27 July 1 Aug Sun Fri 465 415 310 Course Overview / Description Digital Nature & Wildlife Photography: The Whole Picture Surrounded by the Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve, Slapton Ley Field Centre offers a variety of manmade and natural sites to study, such as a beautiful coastline and resort towns. Days Date Level Centre Sole occupancy cost Shared occupancy cost Non-Residential cost Tel: 01548 580466 E-mail: enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org Fax: 01548 580123 Weather permitting; visits will be made to a variety of locations and habitats including seashore, grassland, freshwater and woodland. We usually visit Dartmoor National Park (possibly Wistmans Wood). In inclement weather, a range of subjects can be photographed indoors in studio settings. If any students have any specific interests not covered above, they are invited to contact Adrian before the start of the course. Opportunities will be given during the course for discussion on students own work, so please bring images with you (print or digital files) - either work that you are pleased with, or work that you would like to know how it might be improved. This course follows on from Part One, Digital Photography The Basics and Beyond, and aims to introduce students to as many areas of the subject as possible. The two courses can be done together or either of the two sections can be done independently. Adrian Davies a freelance lecturer and author in photography and imaging. He has written several books and numerous articles on natural history, photography and digital imaging topics. He has run over 50 courses on nature photography, many for the FSC at Slapton as well as overseas. His last book: Digital Close-up and Macro Photography, was published in October 2009. His latest, Digital Plant Photography (Bloomsbury Publishing) was published in 2013. Adrians web site is: www.adriandaviesimaging.com What to bring Camera, lenses, flash etc. (Virtually any camera will do, though a DSLR will be found to be most flexible). Probably the most useful after the camera itself is a good, sturdy tripod. Your own laptop/portable computer (if you have one dont worry if you dont). Plenty of digital storage cards and USB memory stick. Notebook, pencils and pens (available from the Centre shop). About the Tutor What to Bring http://www.adriandaviesimaging.com/ Tel: 01548 580466 E-mail: enquiries.sl@field-studies-council.org Fax: 01548 580123 Stout walking shoes. Wellington boots and waterproofs (can be borrowed from the centre, if necessary). A lunch box, salad box and flask/drink bottle. Recommended Books There are an enormous number of books available on nature photography techniques, or illustrated with good photographs. A few recommendations are listed below : Davies, A. (2009) Close Up and Macro Photography. Focal Press. Davies A (2013) Digital Plant Photography. Bloomsbury Publishing. Thompson Robert (2002) Close-Up and Macro: A Photographer's Guide. GMC Publications. Benvie, N. (2010) Outdoor Photography Masterclass. Photographers Institute Press. Gibbons, B. (2011) Wildflowers Wonders of the World. New Holland Publishers. In addition, books by photographers such as Stephen Dalton, Guy Edwardes, Andy Rouse and David Tipling are always worth looking at! Participants are requested to arrive on Sunday 27th July at Office Reception for registration between 2:00pm and 5:00pm; after this time self-directed arrival information will be posted on the front door. There will be an introductory talk with the Head of Centre typically at 5.30pm. Supper is usually at 6:30pm. Breakfast, for resident participants, will be from 8.00am. The course will end after supper on Thursday 31st July, with departure after breakfast on Friday 1st August for resident participants. On the final day please vacate your room by 9:00am, storage is provided for your luggage. You can check availability and make a provisional booking by telephoning the Centre on 01548 580466. To confirm your booking please complete the form found in the FSC brochure or online at www.field-studies-council.org. How to Book Start and Finish Times http://www.field-studies-council.org/

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