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Our 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.
An amazing 6-part foundation course, for Elephant caregivers offering a proactive view into the future of Elephant husbandry in 21st Century Zoos. With nearly 10 hours of ‘live’ Zoom presentations, it aims to enlighten both those who are new to this environment and longtime Elephant professionals alike.
30.04.21 Alan Roocroft has spent a lifetime working with Elephants both directly with 25 years within Elephant holding collections and then latterly, 30 years as a globally renowned consultant. He has experience spanning 125 different institutions and collections in a breath taking 28 countries.
David Southard from Wild Arena, will chat to Neil about the origins of his passion for photography and how this has evolved into his deep understanding of specific native species. We hope Neil will share some beautiful images to illustrate this journey and share some of his wealth of experience with us as we take a journey through the majestic wildlife of the Scottish Highlands.
16.12.21 Peter has spent over two decades as a conservation photographer, videographer, nature tourism operator and environmental communicator. In 2017, he was one of the co-founders of SCOTLAND, The Big Picture, a rewilding charity that supports and enables the transformational recovery of nature across Scotland.
The Elan Valley area of central Wales is a beautiful location for photography. Wild hillsides and wooded valleys are great for natural landscapes, but the industrial heritage of the area adds another whole dimension to the possible subjects to be found there. Between 1893 and 1954, 4 dams were constructed to hold water to supply Birmingham, 118 miles to the east. These impressive structures are a great focus for pictures and really provide something special to the overall area.
Badgers are one of the most misunderstood and persecuted species in the UK, but if you dig just below the surface (pardon the pun), you’ll find they’re incredibly intelligent, gentle and social creatures. Tesni has been working with one clan in the Peak District for over 5 years now and has an intimate knowledge of their individual personalities, quirks and behaviours.
Here at Wild Arena we love our frogs and we certainly have plenty of them in our small animal team. These guys lend themselves perfectly to photography in our studio and give us plenty of opportunities for different pictures, to either help you get started with this unusual subject or to expand your portfolio with interesting and colour subjects.
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.
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.