Top 10 Best Wildlife Photography classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

What started with a picture of your pet can quickly escalate into so much more. Moving from a playful dog at home, to the birds in a park can be daunting enough but to enhance wildlife photography for an amateur seek guidance on getting those inspirational shots. You will be snapping away on safari before you know it.

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2. Become a Nature Knowledge Expert with Expert Tuition
Follow Steve Backshall on an amazing journey through the wild world and learn some of the most mind-blowing facts about nature! Become an accredited nature knowledge expert and the source of all animal knowledge. Do you know which common insects roast their would-be predators with heat? Which animal has the most powerful bite, or where it hasn’t rained for nearly 2 million years!? By the end of the course you will do – and you’ll also be a Steve Backshall accredited Nature Knowledge Expert - with a certificate to prove it!! You’ll need to get your pen and paper ready as each of the six lessons will begin with a quiz, where Steve asks you ten questions about our amazing natural world. He will then go through each question, giving the answer as well as other incredible facts, fascinating knowledge and stories about his own adventures. Steve will then set a fun assignment. This could be a written piece, like arguing for or against the reintroduction of wolves in Scotland, or a creative piece – a drawing, painting, or poem inspired by something you’ve learned. On hand to give you feedback is Will Nicholls - Zoologist, professional wildlife camera operator and Steve’s associate. Will films wildlife around the world for natural history television, and his zest for adventure is unmatched. You will also have the opportunity to meet and chat with fellow students in the Nature Knowledge Expert community, so get your pen ready and prepare to be taken on a fantastical journey around our planet. Steve Backshall is a BAFTA-winning English naturalist, explorer, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV's Deadly 60. His other BBC work includes being part of the expedition teams in Expedition, Lost Land of the Tiger, Lost Land of the Volcano and Lost Land of the Jaguar. Will Nicholls is a zoologist professional wildlife camera operator from Bristol, UK. Will films wildlife around the world for natural history television, often filming at height from the forest canopy to provide a unique perspective.
£200
00
4. How to Become More Photogenic and Stop Being Camera Shy
If you are feeling camera shy, you are not sure what is your best side, don’t know how to pose. This class is for you. We will teach you step by step from how to feel less camera shy to what to ask your photographer before you will pay for his/her work. Are you planning to book your first photoshoot and you are not sure from where to start? You are in the perfect place! You can book our online class where we will teach you step by step how to organise photoshoot, how to prepare and what you have to ask your photographer before paying for the service. We will start from you, we will have a short chat what you are looking from the photoshoot, what is your goal from there we will show you the best poses for this kind of images you are looking for. For example there is another needs for having business photoshoot and for lifestyle photoshoot. Is very important to remember and see the difference. We will ask you about your fears, what you don’t like about yourself and how to cover it or don’t show on the photo. If you are camera shy what you should avoid and what you should do. After it, together we will choose the perfect outfit and which kind of props to prepare. Why you have to bring more clothes and comfortable shoes which one you will never use for photoshoot. In the end we will give you the best tips of how to book your photographer. What you have to ask him/her before booking anything. Very important to avoid any miss-understanding and as well disappointment. FOR WHO THIS IS? For clients who are camera shy Never have photoshoot before Had bad experience with photoshoot before Prepare for important day for example wedding and not sure how to prepare See my work on my Instagram www.instagram.com/photowalkinlondon or my website www.skylensstudio.com
Book this class as a private group!
£30
00
5. How To Become More Photogenic and Less Camera Shy
Before any of the photoshoot you are planning to book you have to prepare for it to get the best result. Is not everything up to your photographer, is about you. Booking the classes/photoshoot before we will meet we will have a zoom call. I will teach you how to prepare for your first photoshoot. I will help you to choose the right outfit for our session, right shoes, will give you important tips what you have to remember before meeting me in person. After the zoom call we will organise a date, place and hour where we will meet for the photoshoot. During our session, together we will discover how to look more confident and how to achieve the results you want, how to use correct props to make the images more interesting. Together we will practice these poses, I will show you how to do it correctly, for example: Fake walk, Sitting poses, what to do with your hands and legs, how to feel more confident and comfortable, how to stop feel awkward in front of the camera. You will try do it by yourself with my guidance on how to find your perfect angle and I will take photos of you. FOR WHO THIS IS? For clients who are camera shy Never have photoshoot before Had bad experience with photoshoot before Prepare for important day for example wedding and not sure how to prepare See my work on my Instagram www.instagram.com/photowalkinlondon or my website www.skylensstudio.com
Book this class as a private group!
£250
00
6. How to Become More Photogenic and Less Camera Shy. Photoshoot in-person Experience
If you are feeling camera shy, you are not sure what is your best side, don’t know how to pose. This class is for you. We will teach you step by step from how to feel less camera shy to what to ask your photographer before you will pay for his/her work. Are you planning to book your first photoshoot and you are not sure from where to start? You are in the perfect place! You can book our online class where we will teach you step by step how to organise photoshoot, how to prepare and what you have to ask your photographer before paying for the service. We will start from you, we will have a short chat what you are looking from the photoshoot, what is your goal from there we will show you the best poses for this kind of images you are looking for. For example there is another needs for having business photoshoot and for lifestyle photoshoot. Is very important to remember and see the difference. We will ask you about your fears, what you don’t like about yourself and how to cover it or don’t show on the photo. If you are camera shy what you should avoid and what you should do. After it, together we will choose the perfect outfit and which kind of props to prepare. Why you have to bring more clothes and comfortable shoes which one you will never use for photoshoot. In the end we will give you the best tips of how to book your photographer. What you have to ask him/her before booking anything. Very important to avoid any miss-understanding and as well disappointment. TWO OPTIONS You have two options to book. The first one is Online Class - where we will teach you all the things we was talking about above. Online Class and Photoshoot - after our online class we will have a photoshoot in London to practice our poses and get lovely images. You can choose the day when, where you want to meet and as well time. FOR WHO THIS IS? For clients who are camera shy Never have photoshoot before Had bad experience with photoshoot before Prepare for important day for example wedding and not sure how to prepare. See my work on my Instagram www.instagram.com/photowalkinlondon or my website www.skylensstudio.com
Book this class as a private group!
£300
00
7. Puffins and Wildlife Photography Workshop
This Skomer Island photography workshop offers the opportunity to learn wildlife photography in one of the UK’s most unique destinations. The obvious lure is the vast colony of Atlantic Puffins, which is the largest in southern Britain. Staying overnight allows for the opportunity to photograph the puffins at sunrise and sunset, when the light is most dramatic. All the day visitors leave by late afternoon, after which it is just the 20 or so people staying that remain on the island. What does that mean? Mostly, the only company you will have while photographing the puffins, is the wealth of other seabirds and wildlife the call Skomer Island home; Guillemots, Razorbills, Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Gulls, Rabbits and seals to name but a few! This Puffin & wildlife photography workshop is suitable for anyone from complete beginners to advanced photographers. With plenty of time on the island, you will always receive plenty of 1-to-1 instruction. This trip is all about getting out there and taking LOTS of photos, practising and experimenting with newly learned techniques, tips and tricks in front of exciting subjects. By the end of the trip, you will feel confident about both technical and creative aspects of wildlife photography. You will further your photographic eye, develop a proactive photography mindset, and understand how to make the most of the available light allowing you to capture eye-catching and emotive photographs when photographing in the future. You will come away with stunning images that you can be proud of! Day 1: Meet 8am at West Hook Farm, before walking down to the ferry with our bags. The ferry leaves at 9am. While sightings of seabirds flying low across the water are a certainty, whether the dolphins make an appearance will be down to chance! After landing on the island, we will head for our accommodation (an uphill 15 minute walk, so pack light!) in the centre of the island at the converted farm buildings. Here, the wardens will give us an introductory talk and I will explain the best areas for the Puffins, Short-eared Owls, bathing gulls and meadow birds. We are then free to explore at our leisure, and will end the day with a sunset shoot at “The Wick”, which is the area of Skomer Island with the highest concentration of Puffins. Day 2: For those happy to face an early alarm, we will head out pre-sunrise to capture photos of both the stunning yet rugged landscape, and the varied wildlife that Skomer Island has to offer. Going out at the crack of dawn ensures we will make the most of the (hopefully) beautiful first light. Throughout the day, we will have time to explore the whole island, visiting North Haven, South Haven, Garland Stone, birds hides and the creatively named “High Cliff”! We will of course pay another visit to The Wick, Skomer’s most famous site. Day 3: We have to catch a ferry off the island at 8.30am, but that still leaves us a couple of hours to head out and photograph the wildlife and landscape of Skomer one last time.
Next available date:27th June 2022
£845
4.50

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