This great day of specialist macro photography offers 2 or 3 guests per session the chance to capture some superb images of a variety of tropical species. Working in our own custom macro studio in Park Farm we can photograph our special collection of animals, all of whom have been selected and acclimatized for photography. We can vary the lighting and ‘sets’ to create a wide variety of environments and effects. No experience of this type of photography is required and we can accommodate all levels of ability and even support guests with loan cameras and macro lenses so there is no need to be concerned about equipment.
During the day we will work through classic subjects like Chameleons, Tree Frogs and Geckos making sure each of our guests gets just the results they are looking for. We can then work on more challenging subjects like Praying Mantis, Harvest Mice and even Sugar Gliders! Each subject can be positioned without glass or obstruction and in line with a variety of natural plant backgrounds. The tutor for the day can give as little or as much technical assistance as you require and will be happy to run through the techniques to help you learn to do more of this style of photography unaided. We will principally use our own studio flash lighting but guests are also welcome to bring and use their own equipment if they prefer.
During the breaks the tutor will be happy to use our Mac and projector facilities to review your images and discuss different photographic styles and techniques.
All the usual Wild Arena Workshop benefits will be on offer including access to loan equipment if required.
This event is suitable for all levels of fitness as there is no real walking involved. The Venue parking area is about 30m from the studio and we have seating for guests to take a break and review their work.
This event is suitable for most levels of photographic experience and good images should be achieved with all cameras equipped with a macro lens. We do offer a loan camera and Nikon and Canon fit Macro lenses if required and can download images on to a DVD at the end of the session. The main images will be taken with the provided studio lighting which the guide will set up on guests behalf to achieve the best effect.
This venue is accessed via a gate and short pathway. The main door has 2 steps up but the back door has no steps. Wheelchair users or those guests with specific needs are advised to contact us before booking and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
The normal group size for this event is 3 delegates.
Current Species List
White Faced Owl
Chilean Rose Tarantula
09.45: Arrival at main Safari gate where you will be collected
10:15: we usually start the day by talking through what our guest hope to achieve over tea/coffee
10.30 we cover the basics of Macro photography
11:30: Session 1 – macro photography in our studio
13:45: Session 2 We will continue to work through various species, varying the lighting and set up to create different effects.
15:30: Session 3 Clients choice of either more photography or a chance to review the days work and talk through technical questions and issues. Clients are also very welcome to bring along previous work for discussion and review.
16:00: Summary & Close
Please note: The itinerary is provisional and subject to change depending on weather conditions and the availability of the exhibits. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full Photographic tuition and venue guide
Public transport links for the venue are good with a mainline station only a few miles away.
A detailed map, with full directions, will be sent to all delegates before the workshop and a mobile telephone number will be provided in case of any difficulties on the day.