Basic Nature Photography

This 1-day photography course is for people who would like to get a better understanding of how their digital SLR (or bridge) camera works and who love the natural environment and wildlife.

Our venue in 2017 is the beautiful Bradgate Park, where our participants have a wide variety of wildlife and landscapes to take photos of, while learning more about how aperture and shutter speed influence the images they take. Our Basic Nature Photography course will cover how to control the exposure and utilise this plus other camera features to get certain effects like blurring out backgrounds, taking an image of deer hiding in bushes or capturing the motion of wildlife on the move or in flight.

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This photography course will include a classroom session where we cover the technical aspects in more detail. Your guide will be available to answer any of your questions on photography aspects and/or the wildlife while we are going around the venue and participants will be taking photos. She will also review some of the participants' photos and discuss what worked and what could be done differently to get high quality images that tell a story and catch attention.

The Basic Nature Photography will start generally at 9am and will finish at 5pm
(variations in view of duration and start and end times will be specified under the venue dates, if applicable).

In 2018 we will provide the Basic Nature Photography course at Bradgate Park on the following dates:

to be announced soon

In order to make our courses most beneficial to all participants, we apply a maximum number of 6 people for the Basic Nature Photography course (minimum of 4 people).

The prices for the full-day courses is £85 (2017). This price includes hot drinks and water during breaks plus lunch.

(We are currently reviewing terms and conditions for 2018 with the management of the Bradgate Park Trust.)

For more details on the venue please click on the highlighted term for the venue of your choice above. Alternatively, if you like to book the Basic Nature Photography course, you can do so by completing the form below.

Provided it is not indicated above that no spaces or only a limited number of spaces are available for the photography course date(s) of your choice, you can proceed directly to the online shop via the Pay Link (highlighted in the messages that will be displayed after you submit the booking form) to pay either the deposit or the full fee from there (depending on when you book / the full fee is required when booking 4 weeks or less prior to the course date or when buying a gift voucher). For more details about the booking process, please check our Terms and Conditions.

If you are not sure about what dates and venue would suit you best, or you would like to get the photography course for a friend or family member, you can buy a gift voucher and agree the course venue and date at a later stage.


Please contact us via info@bigcatphotography.co.uk, if you have any questions.

Basic Nature Photography

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