Conservatory, Courses & Lectures
Sun 26 Jul 2020
Wildlife Photography for Beginners
2-Hour Afternoon Session
An introduction to wildlife digital photography covering camera operation, picture composition and field skills for finding and approaching subjects.
This session is designed for beginners to the subject of digital photography and no prior knowledge is assumed. Participants will learn the basics of photography, including simple instructions on camera operation, the basics of composition, and the best conditions in which to shoot photographs. We will discover how to approach subjects without scaring them away (easy if it’s a plant!) and come face-to-face with incredible aquatic creatures as we go pond dipping to practice ‘mock’ underwater photography. Participants should bring along their own compact camera, bridge camera or digital SLR camera. Unfortunately we cannot provide photographic equipment.

About Phil Taylor
Phil has over a decade’s worth of experience of delivering wildlife education in the form of workshops, writing and photography. He has produced videos for the outreach project Eco Sapien ( and worked as a freelance designer for Natural England and St Nicks Nature Reserve in York. Currently Phil resides in York, working on a variety of wildlife projects, including the St Nicks Discover Nature ecotherapy group, and providing school workshops on behalf of York Greenways.

Booking Information
Booking is essential. Conservatory Cancellation Policy: Cancellations four or more weeks before the course date will result in a 100% refund. Cancellations between two and four weeks before the course date will result in a 50% refund. Cancellations less than two weeks before the course date will result in a 0% refund. We are happy to transfer your booking to another course within the same year. We reserve the right to cancel any of the events in which case a full refund will be made.

Contact Details
Contact Name: Simon Roe
Phone: 01944 753 105