LOCATION Bournemouth and Salisbury
TIME 09:00 to 12:00 or 13:00 to 16:00
Group Size   6
Highlights
  •  A fun and informative introduction to macro photography
  • Held in partnership with Castle Cameras
Included
  • Refreshments and Lunch
  • Photographic Guide
  • Handout
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Macro Lens for Fuji, Olympus and Sony
  • Specialist food or drinks

Our Macro Introduction Sessions are a great way of getting started with this fascinating area of photography. The half-day sessions will begin with an introductory presentation that aims to cover the basic questions and difficulties surrounding macro photography. We will cover a variety of topics including, the choice & use of macro lenses, keeping things in focus & the creative use of depth-of-field, managing movement in the images with shutter speeds and the correct use of other related accessories.

We will then move onto a ‘hands-on’ practical demonstration of techniques where guests will have the chance to try and capture their own images of some great close-up subjects brought along especially for the day. We will usually not only have some flowers and plants but also some fascinating smaller creatures like Stick Insects, Praying Mantis, Rainbow Beetle, Painted Grass Hoppers, Geckos and Tree Frogs. These subjects will be available to photograph with a choice of either continuous light or flash light, which Wild Arena will bring along and demonstrate.

The sessions are ideally suited to customers using D-SLR cameras and Wild Arena have Canon and Nikon fit macro lenses to try out on the day if you do not already own one. With small group sizes of a maximum of 8 delegates and the convenient and comfortable setting of local photography stores, these days are great value for those photographers wishing to develop their skills in macro and close-up.

AM (morning sessions):

09.00: Arrival at the venue reception & welcome tea/coffee.

09.15: Introductory presentation covering; choice & use of macro lenses, keeping things in focus & the creative use of depth-of-field, managing movement in the images with shutter speeds and the correct use of other related accessories.

10.15: Camera set up for studio session.

10.30: Photo session – in the studio area with different subjects using continuous lighting and studio flash.

12.00: Summary & Close.

PM (Afternoon session):

13.00: Arrival at the venue reception & welcome tea/coffee.

13.15: Introductory presentation covering; choice & use of macro lenses, keeping things in focus & the creative use of depth-of-field, managing movement in the images with shutter speeds and the correct use of other related accessories.

14.15: Camera set up for studio session.

14.30: Photo session – in the studio area with different subjects using continuous lighting and studio flash.

16.00: Summary & Close.

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.

03.02.18 am Castle Cameras Salisbury

09.03.18 pm Castle Cameras Salisbury

23.03.18 pm Castle Cameras Bournemouth

How to Book

To book one of these dates, please select it from the drop down calendar icon on the right hand side ‘Book Now’ tab to add to your cart. Please scroll through the months to find the highlighted available dates which have been listed above.

Voucher Bookings

If you are trying to use a voucher from Red Letter Days, In to the blue, Virgin, Last Minute or Tesco please follow this link

Purchasing a Gift Voucher

If you are looking for a gift for a photographer then why not consider a gift voucher, our gift vouchers are valid for a year and along with our membership are sent as standard with an e-voucher, gift packs are available and these can just be added to your basket from the shop. We currently sell the gift vouchers in £50, £25 or £10 denominations or you can buy an event specific voucher. Simply click through to our shop here to see what is available.

Redeeming a Gift voucher

Wild Arena Vouchers

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Red Letter Days, Virgin, Last Minute, Exhilaration and In To the Blue Vouchers

These vouchers cannot be used on line as we have no way of validating them, please look at the event the voucher is for, under each event there is a date tab at the top of the page, choose a date from the list and remember it (or write it down) and follow the link that is given within the dates tab under the heading Voucher Bookings.

You can also access the voucher booking page by clicking here but you will need to know the chosen date from the ones available.

Membership

Wild Arena is delighted to offer an annual membership scheme with many benefits to reward our regular customers and encourage new guests to participate on our wide range of different events. We offer 2 types of annual membership, at different prices, the details of which are listed in the below.

Annual Membership – £19

Provides our regular customers with a discount of 20% on all our one day workshops, £50 off every tour booking, a quarterly newsletter, priority notice on all new events and special offers on late availability! All the memberships prices are listed next to the standard price on all products on the website. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your cart.

Annual Membership Benefits:​

  • 20%  discount on all one day events.
  • £50 discount on every tour booking.
  • Priority notice of discounted late space availability and new events.
  • Quarterly Newsletter.

Annual Membership Plus – £99

Not only provides all the benefits of normal membership, but also the opportunity to book a free workshop from the list below:

Members can choose one of the following events as your free workshop (1 session per year):

  • Macro Photography Workshop
  • Macro Exotic Mini Beast Session.
  • Big Cat Photography Workshop.
  • Safari Photograph Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Safari Photography Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Owl Photography Workshop.
  • Wild Red Kite Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Masterclass.
  • Landscape Photography Workshops.
  • Getting Started with your Camera

Not only does this make ‘Membership PLUS’ outstanding value, it also makes a perfect gift for anyone interested in photography. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your basket.

To receive your members discount on website orders, simply use your membership number in the voucher section of the basket and for special offers use the code given on the promotion.

(Please note membership discounts cannot be used in conjunction with Tesco vouchers or other ad-hoc, generic offers as specified).

To purchase members simply click here to go through to our shop.

Tour Reviews

June 2, 2017

Dear David

I would like to thank you for a very informative and interesting training session yesterday. Both David and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have both learned new things to add to our knowledge base. David has beaten me in uploading some of his best images onto Facebook this morning. I’m still trying out focus stacking with Lightroom and Photoshop to get even sharper images! Thank you for taking so much interest in us too – that is something trainers often don’t do, in my experience. It made a welcome change.

We will search your website for other workshops in London from time to time and I shall not hesitate in recommending your mini beast workshop to my photography friends.

Kind regards

Sue

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