WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP | RICHMOND PARK, LONDON
PHOTOGRAPH DEER & NATURE IN THIS RICHMOND PARK WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPWITH TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST MATTHEW WILLIAMS-ELLIS
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ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
If you love getting out and about in nature, and want to learn how to capture beautiful wildlife photographs then this is the workshop for you!
During this Richmond Park 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 (not just taking) photos. 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.
No two days are exactly the same, as photography is all about the light. Some subjects suit cloudy days and others suit sunny days. In general though, the London photography workshop will run as follows:
Meet: Richmond Park Gates (TW10 6JJ). I will offer a very brief overview of the session, before setting straight out to explore Richmond Park.
Wildlife photography: I will initially discuss camera settings, ensuring you are completely confident with your camera and 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!
MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE MATTHEW
I am a London-based travel, documentary and landscape photographer. Whether leading photography workshops and holidays, shooting assignments for travel companies or working on personal projects, there is simply nothing better than getting out there and exploring the world with camera in hand.
Travel offers endless fascinating subjects for photography, and whether you join me photographing central London at sunset, capturing lemurs and landscapes in Madagascar or taking portraits of carol singers in bear costumes in Romania, I can’t wait to help you capture them.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Tips and tricks for creative compositions
- 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
- Camera: Essential(!). Ideally a digital SLR or other camera that can be controlled manually. Please contact before booking if you only have smart phone.
- Lenses: Wide angle through to telephoto.
- Tripod: Not essential, but without it you will be limited during the sunrise/sunset shoot. Loan can be arranged.
- Filters: Optional
- Other: Wrap up warm if it is a cold day!
DATES & BOOKING
26 November 2020: 1.00pm to 4.00pm (sunset 3.59pm) – POSTPONED
14 January 2021: 1.15pm to 4.15pm (sunset 4.20pm)
9 March 2021: 3.00pm to 6.00pm (sunset 5.55pm)
6 May 2021: 5.30pm to 8.30pm (sunset 8.32pm)
If you would like to book, please drop me a message letting me know which date and I will send you the meet point and payment details. Alternatively, if you have any questions at all, I would be very happy to answer them. I look forward to meeting you!
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