Hands-on experience with the Fujifilm X-T3 plus our range of lenses
As autumn sets in and the leaves begin to turn, across the UK Britain’s largest native mammals get feisty. It’s time for the annual rutting of red deer. To capture this wildlife spectacle we head to the beautiful scenery of Bradgate Park in Leicestershire, which has been home to red and fallow deer for over 800 years, with FUJIFILM X-Photographer Chris Weston and the new FUJIFILM X-T3.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Centrally located, Bradgate Park provides one of the very best places to create stunning photographs of the deer in their autumn glory. The stags are at their magnificent best and the females and their young are plentiful, with the most dominant stags fighting for their attention. We will take you to the most active areas of the park and favourable feeding grounds to maximise photographic opportunities, while maintaining a safe distance to avoid disturbing the wildlife during this sensitive period.
An early start makes the most of the atmospheric autumn light. Throughout the day, you’ll observe a wide variety of special moments, typically including rutting dominant males, hinds with calves, mating, interaction within harems and roaring males.
During the shoot, your photographic guide, professional wildlife photographer and FUJIFILM X-Photographer, Chris Weston, will explain simple-to-use techniques for capturing amazing wildlife images. And, because wildlife photography is a specialist area, we also make time, on a one-to-one basis, to help with camera and menu set-up.
A Fujifilm representative will also be joining us with a selection of XF lenses for you to try out and will provide expert technical advice.
- Focus tracking on moving subjects
- Ideal camera and menu settings for wildlife photography
- How to get perfect exposures for every shot
- Composition and how to tell a visual story
- Anticipating the shot and capturing the moment
- Getting the best out of telephoto lenses
- Creative compositions
- Camera handling skills
- How to capture perfect actions shots
- How to capture compelling portraits
- Creative exposure techniques
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 and X-H1. For that reason we will have the newer X-T3 camera with XF18-55 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.
Bring a packed lunch, snacks and drinks.
Newton Linford Car Park.
SatNav: LE6 0HB
3th October 2019 08:30 - 14:30
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.
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