Our 'Introduction to Macro & Close-ups' sessions are a great way of getting started with this fascinating area of photography.
These 3 hour workshops 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:
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, Beetles, Painted 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 DSLR cameras and we usually have some demonstration macro lenses available to try out on the day if you do not already own one.
With group sizes of a maximum of 12 delegates and the convenient and comfortable setting of local Wex Photo Video stores, these days are great value for those photographers wishing to develop their skills in macro and close-up.
Wild Arena was founded in 2003, by a small group of experienced and expert image making professionals. They provide a range of events to offer both facilitated opportunities for great pictures and a relaxed and rewarding learning environment for guests. They aim to deliver these services in a professional manner and are passionate about sharing their knowledge to help others achieve their photographic goals. Whilst they are based in the heart of Knowsley Safari Park, with the only dedicated natural history macro studio in the country, they also offer a range of workshops across the country, concentrating on natural history image making.