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Arundel Beginner Photography Workshop 4th/25th November 2017

Getting up close to some residents!

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Understand the fundamentals of photography, master your camera and find out how to take your pictures to the next level with Ben Cherry, an award winning environmental photojournalist, at WWT Arundel this November. In the morning session Ben will explain photography theory with interactive exercises. Then, in the afternoon, the group will head out to explore the reserve and put the theory into practise.

Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £70.00 pp includes entrance fees to the reserve, with up to 15 participants.

Booking is essential, call 01903 881530

Are you interested in photography and want to learn how to go from auto modes to crafting images with the settings on your camera? This full day workshop aims to enlighten, inspire and engage you in the exciting world of photography.

Learn how to capture those magical scenes

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Who is this for?

It is aimed at anyone who has a growing interest in photography. WWT Arundel will be our inspiring location for this workshop where Ben will demonstrate what can be done with even the most basic of cameras. You don’t need to have any knowledge of photography, you just need enthusiasm. Alternatively, you might be looking to  brush up on some of the fundamentals, this course will establish a solid foundation for you to build on.

What you can expect?

The morning will focus on explaining the fundamentals of photography, using case studies from a range of Ben’s projects, including the award winning WWT Flight of The Swans project which made international headlines last year. You will be set fun group exercises to reinforce ideas ranging from the exposure triangle - Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO - to composition and perspective. In the afternoon the group will take its recently learnt theory outside to test on the captive collection birds of Arundel’s reserve and on the amazing wildlife which calls this site home.

Use of slow shutter speeds, among other techniques

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What do you need to bring?

Ideally a camera with manual controls - aperture, shutter speed - but if not this isn’t a problem, please do get in touch with Ben ahead of the workshop and he will try and source you a camera for the day. Other than that, please bring a notepad and pen, some suitable outdoor clothes and a waterproof, just in case!

Bad weather can make for great photos

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Morning 10am start - theory and group exercises in the classroom

Break for lunch (lunch not included)

Afternoon - spent outside putting the theory into practise, finishes at 4pm.

About Your Tutor

Ben Cherry is an award winning environmental photojournalist who has been published internationally, as well as being a Fujifilm X-Photographer. Ben was part of the media team which covered the WWT Flight of The Swans project, both through photography and filmmaking. He has been working with WWT on a variety of projects, including photographing Sir David Attenborough for the Trust.

You can find more of Ben’s work on Social Media:

Facebook - Ben Cherry Photography

Twitter - @Benji_Cherry

Instagram - @benji_cherry

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Terms & Conditions

We will not be posting out tickets for this event.

Tickets will be sent via email. This ticket and event booking is refundable only in accordance with the conditions listed below.

Ticket includes admission for non WWT members unless otherwise stated.

A VAT receipt is available on request.

All children (person under 16 years of age) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Cancelling your booking:

WWT Arundel will refund only if you contact us with your cancellation request more than 7 days prior to the event.

You must speak directly with a member of the reception team to cancel a booking. Please call 01903 881530.

If WWT Arundel Wetland Centre cancels an event:

You will be contacted by telephone and offered a full refund if WWT Arundel Wetland Centre cancels an event.

We regret that in the event of cancellation, WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is unable to reimburse travel, accommodation or any other expenses you may incur in relation to the cancelled event.

In cases of severe weather, if you are not contacted by telephone, please assume the event is proceeding as scheduled.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the contact telephone number you give to the reception team at the time of the ticket purchase is correct and has voicemail.


We are committed to ensuring that all our visitors are given every opportunity to participate in our events, so we ask that you tell us about any relevant disability at the time of ordering. This enables us to do our best to meet any particular needs. We will be happy to provide information about the disabled facilities available at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre on request.

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