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Field Skills for Camerawork

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

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Brandon MarshBrandon Marsh

Event details

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join professional wildlife cameraman Simon Watts for a session exploring the skills needed for both still and motion camerawork

Each session will cover:

  • What are field skills?
  • The power of using of field skills in the application of camerawork.
  • What camera?
  • Getting to know your patch.
  • Lay of the land and light - knowing your East and West.
  • Recognising seasonal changes, routines, cycles and habitat - and preparation for them.
  • Basic tracks and signs.
  • Active or Passive Camerawork?
  • Being acutely aware of 'the moment'.
  • Knowing your subject - the jizz, pre-empting and planning.
  • Ethical use of lures and some luring techniques.
  • Clothing and movement.
  • Hide's - natural, bought and positioning.
  • Composition
  • Turning 'record' shots into something more.
  • Depth of field.
  • The 'low' down - benefits of good positioning.
  • Using social media for your own benefit.
  • Gentle walk to apply some elements 'in the field'

Please note: This event is now full. We are running a second session on Saturday 15th September (10am - 1pm)
 

If you are unable to attend the other event, we have set up a Reserve List for 20th April:

Venue location

The Barn,
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane,
Coventry,
West Midlands,
CV3 3GW

Grid reference
SP386758

Event information

Date
Friday 20th April 2018
Time
10:00am - 1:00pm
Price / Donation
£30 - light refreshments provided
Audience
Adults
Suitable for 18+ years
Category
Other
Outdoor activity
Training
Trust
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Venue location
The Barn,
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane,
Coventry,
West Midlands,
CV3 3GW
Grid reference
SP386758
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Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
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What to bring
Wear suitable clothing and footwear and don’t forget your camera!
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