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Our Introductory 12 module course aims to run through all the basic information you will need to know in weekly ‘bite size’ chunks. Each week we will cover technical ideas and creative thoughts, setting students an exciting practical assignment. Our objective is to replicate a physical weekly college style course using modern information technology and on-line conferencing, it will be live with your tutor and not a video. With only a small class of 8 students per course and frequent opportunities to discuss your work individually with your tutor, we hope every participant will feel supported through this process. We will also encourage support and idea sharing amongst the class, creating a rich and friendly learning environment.
The Elan valley area boasts an extensive series of Victorian dams and structures built by the Birmingham Water Corporation in the late 1800’s. Over 9 years between 1893 and 1904 a series of dams and supporting structures were constructed in this remote area to supply the expanding population of industrial Birmingham with its increasing water needs. The legacies of this impressive feat of engineering add impact to the dramatic landscape images we hope to capture on this session.
At Wild Arena we have long been fans of learning in ‘bite size’ chunks and adding a practical element can make this even better for many people. That’s why we have introduced our ‘Bite Size’ training sessions online. These condensed, one-to-one tuition slots allow you to cover the topics you want to and in a style that suits your learning.
7th to 20th December 2019 – Africa has to be perhaps the most iconic destination for any wildlife photographer. The choice of safari however, can be bewildering but we hope our ‘Botswana, African Adventure’ tour provides the perfect combination of ingredients for the discerning, nature loving photographer! With 10 days and 9 nights in beautiful, mobile, tented camps, you are right in the heart of the wilderness, experiencing the true nature of wild Africa.
24th to 28th April 2021 – The Eastern border of Finland with Russia is home to the magnificent European Brown Bear. This normally shy and reclusive mammal, comparable in size to the Grizzly, roams through these beautiful forests in the search for food. It is to this quiet corner of Finland that our tour will take you in search of these magnificent mammals. 2018 will be Wild Arena’s 14th year at this amazing site and we regard it as one of Europe’s true wildlife highlights.
2nd to 9th July 2021 – Our ‘Brown Bear Summer light and cubs’ trip is special not only because we are exclusively using the smaller professional grade hides but also because we are visiting at the best time of year for seeing Bears with cubs in the beautiful summer light. July usually provides the highest level of Bear visits in the season so there should be a range of opportunities of different individuals and behaviours.
Our ‘Getting Started with Digital SLR cameras’ sessions are simple, 3 hour events designed to cover a basic overview of key D-SLR operation. Using simple language and practical examples we will encourage guests to start taking control of certain camera features to deliver more predictable, better quality results. We will also have time to actually put these concepts into practice with your individual camera. We believe learning with ‘bite size’ chunks in this way, really helps those new to photography get started more comfortably.
Harvest Mice are one of our most popular subjects here at the studio, so we’ve decided to dedicate a whole session just to these wonderful little guys. We’ve also given them a bit of a makeover with unusual sets, which will enable you to have some truly unique Harvest Mice pictures and we’ll continue working on these ideas to keep the pictures looking fresh.