Wildlife Photography for Beginners

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 12 August 2019
  • Course duration: One week

This course is aimed at anyone who is enthusiastic about photography and the outdoors who wants to get up close to nature and wildlife.

You'll be learning to photograph a wide range of wildlife in a range of natural habitats.

This is one of the few wildlife photography short courses offered by a university in the UK, and with a wide range of habitats to explore around Nottingham there will be plenty of opportunities to capture some amazing moments with your camera.

There will plenty of mistakes and missed opportunities, but all part of what will be a fun and valuable experience.

What will I gain?

When you leave 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 wildlife and photography, or else is perfect for amateurs and professionals who are new to 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.” AA

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

“Excellent and most enjoyable.” CR

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, Countryfile and The One Show.

He's featured in dozens magazines including BBC Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer and Diver.

He has published two books ‘Freshwater Fishes of Britain’ & 'Field guide to pond and river wildlife'.

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

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Any questions?

Contact the short course office:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • learn a range of natural history photography techniques and how to master the perfect shot
  • attend short lectures on different natural history subjects to help support your photography
  • discuss and put into practice macro, landscape and long lens photography (particularly getting sharp shots of birds in flight)
  • 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
  • learn the advantages of shooting in RAW, the exposure triangle and how to shoot in 'manual'
  • get to edit the images you take on Affinity Photo, and get to grips with post-production and cataloguing images in Lightroom
  • undertake group critiques and learn how to understand your camera.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £475.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £475.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418