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Arundel Conservation Photography 5th/26th November 2017

Are you passionate about the natural world and already have an active interest in photography, but want to develop more thought provoking imagery? During this full day workshop Ben Cherry, an award winning environmental photojournalist, will highlight the importance of conservation photography for raising awareness of the natural world. Many of his examples will be from the news headline grabbing WWT Flight of The Swans expedition.

Booking - Please call WWT Arundel on 01903 881530. Class limited to 10 participants

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Who is this for?

Do you have a good grasp of the fundamentals of photography and know how to use your camera in manual mode (if not, see our beginner course here)? Are you a keen wildlife photographer who wants to broaden the breadth of images you produce? Then this course could be for you, Ben will be looking at conservation photography, through building a narrative and focusing on environmental portraiture.

What you can expect?

The morning will consist of theory, using Ben’s previous projects as case studies. It will also involve interactive exercises ranging from building multi-image narratives, to using off-camera flash for attention grabbing environmental portraits.

Ben will encourage participants to add to their breadth of images, from capturing habitats to photographing the inspiring work of conservationists, giving a broader environmental context.

In the afternoon the course will move outside exploring the stunning Arundel WWT reserve, where Ben will set a series of constructive challenges. The group will then  practise environmental portraiture with a WWT conservationist.

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What do you need to bring?

A camera, preferably a SLR or mirrorless camera which has manual controls. If you have a flash bring that too, but Ben will have some for you to try out. Also pack a pen and paper, suitable outdoor clothing, and a waterproof (just in case!).

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Morning - 9.30am start based in a classroom overlooking the reserve to go through theory and exercises.

Lunch - break for lunch (lunch not included).

Afternoon - spent out on the reserve putting theory into practise, plus photographing a WWT conservationist. Finishes at 4.30pm

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Price - £105

Includes entrance fee to the reserve.

Please call WWT Arundel on 01903 881530. Class limited to 10 participants

Email Ben at bencherryphotos@gmail.com for more information.

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.

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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.

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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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