Workshops & Trips
Classic Wildlife Photography
You have seen these wonderful images on posters, postcards, books and magazines and of course the National Geographic. Images which have beautiful light, composition and exposure, and images which tell you something about the creature you are photographing. The Classic Wildlife Photograph is something we all love to shoot and we will spend lots of time creating that image.
Holy Mackerel! Have you ever tried shooting birds in flight? Or a little bee eater sitting on a branch? Its very, very tricky, but there are a few things you can learn to make it easier, as well as knowing as much as possible about birds also helps loads.
This technique is a very popular one to add to your portfolio of different photographic techniques. It can have quite varied results but the more you practice it the easier it gets and sometimes the results are spectacular!
The 'Higgle' Technique
Ok, this technique which has been referred to, in somewhat jocular and not without the hint of ironic terms, as the Higgle Technique is something which I have hugely enjoyed teaching people and playing with. “Higgle” comes from “Hicks Jiggle”, yes yes I know hugely immodest of me, but it was someone else called it that! (No really it was!) Anyway, this technique takes the panning technique a step further and is a complete waste of time the vast amount of attempts, but just occasionally you get an absolute corker of an image which looks like a painting, except it's a perfect single image.
Shooting at Night
I absolutely love shooting images at night. Especially star trails or full moon landscapes, its incredible what beautiful effects you can achieve shooting at night. Also sometimes we can be lucky enough to do night drives in game areas and trying to shoot wildlife at night under spotlight, moonlight or car headlights is a whole new area of expertise!
Light Drawing at Night
Discover the inner true artiste! This is a technique, which is becoming increasingly popular and is great fun to do at night after a fine dinner and I always find I get more creative with a glass or two of vino. Drawing with light at night, using a torch or something is a hugely entertaining and interesting technique to master and a great one to take home and practice wherever you are.