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Wildlife Photography (Winter)

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Photographing a mandarin duck

Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February 10 am - 4 pm

and Saturday 24 February 10 am - 1 pm

Indicative maximum class size: 10

This course is aimed at anyone who's enthusiastic about photography and the outdoors and who isn’t afraid to get up close and personal with wildlife.

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Course Dates

17th February 2018 – 24th February 2018

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Course Description

The theme of this course is Winter.

Your sessions in the classroom during the Saturdays will be accompanied by a Sunday on location at a Nottinghamshire lake where you'll hope to photograph the elusive kingfisher as well winter migrant birds, resident waterfowl and frosty landscapes.

Time will be spend in a hide.

There'll be plenty of opportunities to capture some amazing moments with your camera.

There'll be plenty of mistakes and missed opportunities, but all part of what'll be a fun and valuable experience of real wildlife photography.

On this course you will:

  • learn a range of natural history photography techniques so that you can master the perfect shot
  • be involved in practical workshops and interactive lectures
  • undertake group critiques of your work.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you'll have a unique understanding of wildlife photography and its demands as well as rewards.

This course is ideal if you're building a portfolio for future employment or studies in photography, or else it's perfect for amateurs and professionals who simply want to immerse themselves in the subject.

“Jack was a really good instructor, he was very approachable and personable. He gave everyone lots of useful tips on how to make shots happen - I can’t say enough how much I enjoyed it.”

“Jack is a brilliant tutor. I would do this course full time!”

“Excellent and most enjoyable.”

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

After completing his BA (Hons) Marine and Natural History Photography in Cornwall he went on to work with the BBC as a camera assistant.

He's featured in over a dozen magazines including BBC Wildlife, Countryman and Diver.

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

Any questions? Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813