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Slimbridge Wetland Centre Bird Photography Workshop

Join professional Welsh photographer and lecturer, Andy Davies, for an unforgettable day at Slimbridge WWT's flagship site in the UK, world reknowned for its collection of captive birds as well as around 35,000 wildfowl that visit every winter.

The aim of the workshop is to understand the key elements for bird photography including the use of long focal length lenses, camera support, lighting and composition. The colourful resident birds are extremely diverse in size and colour offering the perfect opportunity to encounter all the many challenges that bird photography presents.

The day starts at 10am when we meet just outside the entance and an introductory talk is held in the cafe over coffee. The rest of the day is spent visiting the many different sites within the 325 hectares of the reserve returning to the cafe for lunch. We will finish with a picture review on laptops towards the end of the day.

This workshop caters for all skill levels, from complete beginners to aspiring professionals. Hands-on expert tuition is provided to small groups who are initially taken back to the fundamentals of photography, rapidly progressing to having full creative control of either digital compact cameras with manual capability or digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) with interchangeable lenses.

There will be a group meal in a local pub for those who wish to join in. News and images can be found on Andy's Facebook page here.

Dates for 2016

Workshops can be arranged to fit in with your availability especially during the autumn and winter months.

£95 per person. Discount available for group bookings of 5 or more. Entrance is not included. A discount is available if booked online.

How to book
Numbers are limited and workshops must be booked at least a day in advance. Contact Andy Davies on 07977 562321 or email andy@andydavies.info

Slimbridge Wetland Centre, GL2 7BT.

Joining instructions
Meet on the right of the cafe as you come in at 10am. Workshop finishes at 5pm.

Fitness level
This workshop does not involve much walking and is suitable for wheelchair users.

Equipment required
Digital compact cameras or digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) with interchangeable lenses. Please ensure that batteries are fully charged. Camera manual and software installation disk.

Laptop computer loaded with Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite or Elements. Trial versions can be downloaded from the Adobe website. Lead to connect your camera to a laptop's USB port. Tripod.

Andy Lamnea
Slimbridge 2016

Sally Hammond
Slimbridge 2016

Karen Thomas
Slimbridge 2016

Ellis Jones
Slimbridge 2016

Stephanie Chadwick
Slimbridge 2013

Chris Speller
Slimbridge 2013



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andy davies photography & video tel ++44 (0) 1269 871870 Mobile: 07977 562321 andy@andydavies.info