top of page
Reflection of an Ornate Horned Frog

Macro Photography Workshop

£198 (Members price £158.40)
Silhouette of a Frog

Duration & Dates

6 Hours

16th November 2023

Location & Guide

Wilkinson Cameras, Liverpool

Guide for the day Kevin Morgans

Highlights

A great selection of exotic animals

Full tuition and guiding throughout

Refreshments included

Introduction video before event

Price

£198

Members price £158.40

 

Group Size

6 people

Not included

Camera equipment

Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)

 

 
Description

Following on from our macro session, our full day workshop is looking to expand on your macro photography with different lighting techniques such as backlighting, high key and reflections, all from the comfort of the studio with exciting subjects.

Working with our good friends at Wilkinson Cameras and Animal Teach, we're really pleased to be able to offer an informative day in a well set up studio with fantastic subjects. Before the session we will send through a video presentation on getting started with macro photography, as a refresher to the subject, but if you have never done any macro we would suggest starting with our macro session.

The session will begin with a welcome tea/coffee and the Wild Arena tutor will go through the camera set up for the session and what subjects we will have available. You will then have the opportunity to capture your own pictures, of these exciting animals, on a bespoke set up to ensure you go away with captivating images. We hope to include some rain, reflection and high key set ups to give you some very different looking images. With a small group size of only 6 there will be plenty of time for each person to get images. We will be working with two set ups throughout the day, one showing how to get the best from constant lighting and one from studio lighting. These sets will work in very different ways, but this should allow you to leave the session with plenty of information on different lighting scenarios and ideas for pushing the creativity of your images.

 

Following on from our macro session, our full day workshop is looking to expand on your macro photography with different lighting techniques such as backlighting, high key and reflections, all from the comfort of the studio with exciting subjects. 

Working with our good friends at Wilkinson Cameras and Animal Teach, we're really pleased to be able to offer an informative day in a well set up studio with fantastic subjects. Before the session we will send through a video presentation on getting started with macro photography, as a refresher to the subject, but if you have never done any macro we would suggest starting with our macro session.

The session will begin with a welcome tea/coffee and the Wild Arena tutor will go through the camera set up for the session and what subjects we will have available. You will then have the opportunity to capture your own pictures, of these exciting animals, on a bespoke set up to ensure you go away with captivating images. We hope to include some rain, reflection and high key set ups to give you some very different looking images. With a small group size of only 6 there will be plenty of time for each person to get images. We will be working with two set ups throughout the day, one showing how to get the best from constant lighting and one from studio lighting. These sets will work in very different ways, but this should allow you to leave the session with plenty of information on different lighting scenarios and ideas for pushing the creativity of your images.

So, if you are looking to take your macro photography to the next level or you would simply like access to the amazing subjects on offer then this is the perfect day for you. Your guide will be on hand to help you with the relevant macro equipment and the Wilkinson Cameras staff will be on hand to offer further help and guidance.

Reflection of a Leopard Gecko
jewelled flower mantis
Reflection of an Amazon Milk Frog
Reflection of Jungle Nymph
Chilean Rose Tarantula
 
Key subjects for the workshop should include:

Exotic amphibians and reptiles: Crested Gecko, Leopard Gecko, Gargoyle Gecko, Royal Python, Corn Snake, Millipede, Amazon Milk Frog, Borneo Eared Frogs, Ornate Horned Frog, Blue Tongued Skink, Praying Mantis (various species), Stick Insects (various species), Panther Chameleon and Yemen Chameleon. 

Above all else, we want our welcoming, small group workshops to be relaxing and creatively stimulating.

 

 
Venue

We are really pleased to be hosting this event with our good friends Wilkinson Cameras in Liverpool. Wilkinson has just moved their Liverpool store and this store has ample facilities for the day and of course plenty of kit on hand to tempt us all.

Reflection of 3 Whites Tree Frogs

Itinerary
 
Fire Bellied Toad in a pool
10:00

 

Arrival at Wilkinson Cameras with refreshments and introductory briefing.

 

10:30

 

Session 1, we will divide the group in half between the two set ups and then swap over. We will swap animals and continue to swap the groups so everyone should have a chance with each subject (as long as) the subject is happy and settled.

12:30

 

Lunch break, you are welcome to stay in the studio for this or go out into Liverpool.

 

13:30
Reflection of 3 Peacock Tree Frogs

 

Session 2, again with the group divided in half we will carry on with the macro photography but with more challenging subjects.

16:00

 

summary & close

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects.  Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.

 
Who should attend

Wild Arena workshops are not suitable for children under the age of 14 years old and a full paying adult must accompany any under 16’s.

 

Light walking is involved, and the studio is on the second floor.

 

Suitable for photographers with a good working knowledge of macro

Learning outcomes

We try to tailor all our sessions to suit our guests, so we do not always cover all the topics depending on the individual needs. 

 

Typical topics we can cover in this session are: Back lighting, use of flash, getting the best angles for reflection, high key lighting

 

GHOSTMANTIS-6340.jpeg

Great time was had by all. nice studio, got some great photos

David Sept 22

bottom of page