Book Now Nature Photography Workshop with Laurie Campbell
Develop your photography skills with the help of one of the UK's finest nature photographers.
DATES: 7 Oct - 14 Oct 2017
COST: £1395 per person. Fully inclusive. No single supplement.
AVAILABILITY: 5 Places Available
For Laurie's masterclasses, click here.
This fabulous course will cater for photographers interested in recording all aspects of the natural world, whatever their level of experience or specialisation. Beginning with an initial session photographing simple inanimate subjects creatively, the course is designed to ensure that all participants will obtain a good understanding of the basic skills, such as exposure and composition. The course will also cover aspects of fieldcraft including a demonstration on the use of various types of hides and camouflage materials.
In 2016 Laurie's Workshops are limited to 12 places and in 2017 that will reduce to a maximum of ten places.
With a wealth of wildlife and local knowledge, Aigas is well placed to provide extraordinary opportunities for nature photography. A diverse range of other habitats lie within easy travelling distance. Each contains a distinctive range of subjects and an Aigas ranger will be provided to ensure that we may visit locations when conditions are best for photography.
Subjects may include:
- Seasonal colours in native woodlands.
- Late runs of salmon leaping up waterfalls.
- Stalking red deer, feral goats and common seals.
- Photographing otters and goosanders in marine or freshwater environments.
- Using hides to photograph massed waders and waterfowl at high-tide roosts.
- Creative landscape and close-up photography.
In the evenings, Laurie will answer questions and give a series of presentations of photographs he has produced from each location in order to help you be prepared and make the most of your visit. Laurie will also show work on a range of other subjects from golden eagles to simple abstract scenes. These meetings are intended to provide an opportunity for group discussion and for Laurie to offer a critique on your work whether it be prints, slides or digital images on CD or laptop computer.
The equipment you own and bring to the workshop may be entirely influenced by the type of subjects you normally photograph. The essentials are that you have a film or digital SLR with some interchangeable lenses, a sturdy tripod and stocks of film of various speeds.
Digital users may require spare memory cards or a portable storage device and perhaps a laptop computer to view images when we are back at the centre. Close-up equipment such as extension tubes or close-up filters are useful if you do not already own a macro lens, and a small reflector and flash unit will be useful for lighting small subjects in the field. A cable release, spare batteries and battery chargers should complete the range of equipment you might need.
One of the most important aspects of the course is to demonstrate how to get the very best from the range of equipment you already own – however limited.
Please bring waterproof outdoor footwear, dark waterproofs and plastic refuse sacks for kneeling on.
With over twenty five years ex
perience in leading photographic workshops in Scotland, Laurie Campbell has been a full-time professional nature photographer for almost twenty-five years. He has illustrated and authored several books including the bestselling ‘RSPB Guide to Bird & Nature Photography
’ and has won twenty-three awards in the prestigious BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. In 2014 he also won the RSPB's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Laurie also runs exclusive Masterclasses limited to six places for maximum personal attention. Click here for details.
Aigas based holidays are all inclusive and no single supplement applies. Read more here.
"Thoroughly enjoyed my week's photographic experience. I'd give Laurie Campbell an "A" for patience; not just with me but with the whole group. Nothing was too much trouble for him."
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