You don’t always need to travel to far-off lands to photograph exotic wildlife. In this full-day wildlife photography workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to capture stunning images of some of Africa’s, Asia’s and Europe’s most iconic species, in beautiful, natural settings. With Fujifilm X-Photographer Chris Weston and the new Fujifilm X-T3.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Throughout the day, there are opportunities to photograph many species from various vantage points. Through one-to-one, hands-on instruction and group discussions, your tutor Chris Weston will share with you camera craft and compositional techniques to get the most out of your Fujifilm camera and improve the storytelling power of your images. Zoos always present photographic challenges and you will learn the secrets to getting the very best images in a non-wild environment.
We will concentrate our photography in three main areas: the Asian, African and European habitats. This will give you the opportunity to photograph tigers, elephants, rhinoceroses, flamingos, cheetahs, lions, zebras, giraffes, chimpanzees, brown bears and lemurs.
10:00 - 10:15 Meet outside the entrance to the zoo to pick up entry passes from out team.
10:15 - 10:30 Distribution of kit and lenses
10:30 - 13:00 Photography (Asian and African species)
13:00 - 14:00 Break (you can find lunch nearby at Base Camp cafe)
14:00 - 16:15 Photography (African and European species)
16:15 - 16:30 Q&A
YOUR COURSE LEADER: CHRIS WESTON
Chris Weston became a professional wildlife photographer in 2001 in order to follow his passion for what he describes as “the extraordinary behavior of wildlife”. His contemporary approach to photography led to Amateur Photographer magazine describing him as “One of the most dynamic wildlife photographers working today.”
He specializes in photographing mammals and endangered species and is renowned for his ability to connect with wildlife and reveal the often hidden personalities of his subjects. His work is published globally, with clients including the BBC, ITV, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, and National Geographic. Recently, his ‘underground’ image of a galloping zebra was selected by The Sunday Times magazine for its feature titled “The Year’s Best Animal Photographs”.
Chris’s work is driven by conservation. His iconic book Animals on the Edge: Reporting from the Frontline of Extinction, written in conjunction with the IUCN, has been described as “The most up-to-date visual survey of our world’s rare and endangered species.” And he has been named by Outdoor Photography magazine as one of the world’s “40 Most Influential” wildlife photographers.
WHAT KIT DO YOU NEED?
Chris shoots his wildlife photography using an X-T2. For that reason we will have the new X-T3 camera with a wide range of XF lenses available to use on the day. We will also include a FREE 16GB memory card for you to use and keep on the day.
Prepare for all weather conditions so you should wear layers, have waterproofs and walking boots / shoes. Also bring a packed lunch, snacks and drinks
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
Meet meet outside the entrance to the Zoo 10:00am to pick up your entry passes from our team.
10th May 2019 - 10:00 to 16:30
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes earlier than your session time.
- Expert tuition and live model demonstration from professional photographer - Chris Weston
- Use of the FUJIFILM X-T3 camera and lenses
- 16GB SD memory card
Please note: Tickets do not include any other expenses, train fares, lunch, taxi fares, parking charges etc. unless otherwise stated.
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Terms & conditions
Once you have purchased a ticket your place on the day will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know 10 days before the event and we will be happy to issue you a refund in full. Refunds after this time are non refundable.
You need to be at least 18 years of age in order to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day's activity.
A copy of the disclaimer form is available HERE
Please feel free to contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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