Wildlife

I have always been passionate about wildlife and conservation and when not photographing people I can often be found out in the countryside and on nature reserves. Though we have of course lost species, we are lucky to still have such a diversity of birds, butterflies and insects in the British countryside. Many species are still under threat, but it is heartening to have met so many like minded people when out and about photographing the natural world.

You can contact me on 07866 316577 or via e-mail at info@mauricephotos.co.uk

TO GO STRAIGHT TO DETAILS OF PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES AND TO SEE SOME OF MY FAVOURITE IMAGES PLEASE CLICK HERE AND SCROLL DOWN

Some wildlife links:
Michael Flowers birdwatching classes and walks
Yorkshire Butterfly Conservation
Yorkshire Dragonflies
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Yorkshire Nature Triangle
Yorkshire Mammal Group
East Yorkshire Birding Forum
Birdguides
Tophill Low Nature Reserve
Yorkshire Red Kites
North Cave Wetlands Nature Reserve
The Wild Bird Cafe - North Cave Wetlands
Paull Holme Strays sightings
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve
Hull Valley Wildlife Group
Spurn Bird Observatory
Mike Robinson Bird Photos
Vince Cowell Photography
Steve Mulligan Bird Photography
David Ware - Wolds Birding
Paul Ashton East Yorkshire Wildlife
Wold Ranger
Beetle Boy's Bio Blog
Rory Selvey (age 13) Wildlife Photography
Kill the Badger Cull
The Brown Hairstreak Blog
Africa Gomez Bugblog
Zilch - eliminating litter
Keep Britain Tidy
Plantlife
Buglife

Next Photo Event dates to be announced...

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Introduction to Wildlife Photography Course information

Welcome to the blog. Digital cameras have made the hobby of photography even more popular with those already interested in birds and wildlife. Tuition is primarily aimed at people who have invested in digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera bodies and lenses and who would now like to learn how to get the most out of their equipment. I clarify the reciprocal factors involved in achieving correct exposures with a view to students being able to take full manual control of their cameras as well as choosing the appropriate programmed functions for different lighting conditions. Other topics covered are composition, cropping and resizing and to explain basic Photoshop techniques for improving upon the original image using the "digital darkroom". 

One to one tuition rates are £20 per hour though I recommend booking two hour sessions.  

The most useful pieces of equipment to own are a digital slr camera body, which has the option to be used fully manually and also a telephoto/telephoto zoom lens with a focal length of at least 300mm. However, Bridge style cameras are becoming ever more more capable and increasingly people are contacting me for advice on their use.

Group courses alternate weekly "classroom" and photographic field trip sessions, over four or six weeks. Theory learnt in the classroom can be put into practice in the field the following week. If you are a small group and would be interested in a course please get in touch.

A selection of my own recent photos are displayed below.


To read some comments from previous students please click here


To contact me, either drop me an e-mail to: info@mauricephotos.co.uk or give me a call on: 07866 316577.


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And below are a couple of before and after examples of images taken during the Tuesday morning class. The version on the left is the image as recorded by the camera and the version on the right has some basic photoshop "tweaks". Please click for larger versions.



1 comment:

  1. Wow so nice this picture, I like this site. Thanks a lot...

    Wildlife Photography

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