- Indoor Event
- Light Walking
- Membership Plus
- North UK
|LOCATION||Park Farm, Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside|
|TIME||12:30 to 16:30|
Here at Wild Arena we have been running Macro workshops from our specialist studio for over 10 years and this Halloween we thought we would offer a workshop with a difference! So we’ve been testing out some lighting ideas and asked our small animals to be as scary as possible for a workshop with a Halloween feel. This isn’t a normal Halloween photoshoot, so, there’s no fake spiders webs or pumpkins, we are just relying on atmospheric lighting, a bit of fog and our animals putting on their grumpy faces.
You might think it’s a bit cliché, but this is a great way of really seeing what you can do with lighting, creating a mood and a specific feel to the pictures. We’ll also be using gels to change the colour of the lights to look more like moonlight and some backgrounds to carry on that look.
Of course our small animal collection includes plenty of Praying Mantis and Spiders all of whom aren’t really scary but really lend themselves well to playing the part. We’ve also roped in our Bird team to carry on the night time theme and they have been very happy to come out and fly around our studio.
This really should be a great session for trying out new techniques and getting some unusual picture opportunities, of course the Wild Arena guides will be on hand setting up the lights and trying to persuade the animals to behave.
Wild Arena at Knowsley Safari Park
Knowsley Safari Park is home to Wild Arena, and this session will take place in their training room and studio, within their head quarters of ‘Park Farm’. Situated in the middle of the safari reserves, the historic Park Farm buildings offer not only a comfortable space for our groups, and a fully equipped studio space, but also great views across the Africa and Asia sections of the park.
12:30 Arrival & welcome tea/coffee introductory briefing
13:15 Studio session 1 with the insects
14:45 Tea break
15:00 Studio session 2 with the birds
16:30 Close and de-brief
Guests will have the start of the day to spend at leisure in the Safari Park, if it is open. (It is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).
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.
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