Big Cat Photography Course

Big Cat Photography Course - £146* - Sunday 29th September 2019 - Full.

This new Big Cat Course will show you how to take great images of a variety of big cats and other zoo animals including cheetahs, foxes, maned wolfs and tigers without wires spoiling the images. There will also be some free time time to get some fun images of the meerkats and raccoons.

The day will take place at Hamerton Zoo, near Huntingdon so you can either travel there directly, if it’s easier for you or meet at my house and car share. You will need to let me know which option you choose when booking.

2 Hamerton Rd Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 5RE
The £146 price includes a £15 admission fee.

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Photograph Cheetahs, Foxes, Wolves & Tigers

The park opens for normal day visitors from 10.30am but we all need to be there for 9.30am for your photography training until 11am. After a safety briefing we’ll start the Big Cat and Foxes photographic sessions. There will then be a short break for lunch and some free time to visit the rest of the zoo to see some of the other animals. The racoons and meerkats are well worth a visit.

There will be a chance to review your images over lunch and correct any techniques you haven’t mastered before we start again at 2pm with the maned wolfs and tigers until 3.30pm. There will be a chance to review your images and receive feedback before we finish at 4.30pm. If you don’t need to review your images there are lots of other animals in the park to photograph.

Course Outline

The day will follow the normal format for our courses and start off with a quick recap of the basics including the best settings to use to photograph animals through wire mesh, and where to stand for the best shots. I’ll also give you some tips for photographing animals through glass indoors.

We will be working with some very experienced animal keepers from the zoo to ensure we get up close and personal pictures of the different wildlife.

We will then do a final review with constructive feedback and help you choose your best pictures. This is followed by a short photo-editing demonstration before finishing about 4.30pm.

 

The day will take place at Hamerton Zoo, near Huntingdon so you can either travel there directly, if it’s easier for you, or meet at my house and car share. I may require volunteer drivers. You will need to let me know which option you choose when booking.

The distance from Smeeton Westerby is about 40 miles and the journey time from here is just over 1 hour so we will meet at 25 Westerby Lane, Smeeton Westerby, LE8 0RA at 8.15aam ready to leave at 8.30am prompt to arrive at the zoo for 9.30am. If travelling independently to the zoo please aim to arrive between 9.30am and9.45am.

2 Hamerton Rd  Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 5RE
Tel. 01832 293362 Google Map

*The £146 price Includes £14.99 entry fee to the zoo.

 

Thank you for booking a Big Cat Photography Course on Sunday 29th September 2019

 

Please aim to arrive at the zoo between 9.45am – 10am for registration, refreshments and introductions. The course starts at 10pm prompt.

 

The day will take place at Hamerton Zoo, near Huntingdon so you can either travel there directly, if it’s easier for you, or meet at my house and car share.

  • You will need to let me know which option you choose when booking or before the course date so I can arrange a car share.
  • The distance from Smeeton Westerby is about 40 miles and the journey time from here is just over 1 hour so we will meet here at between 8.30 and 8.45 am.
  • The zoo address is: 2 Hamerton Rd  Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE28 5RE. Tel. 01832 293362 Google Map
  • The park officially opens at 10.30am but we all need to be there for 9.45 am with training from 10am to 11.00am.
  • After a safety briefing the photographic session starts with the cheetahs and foxes and the morning session ends about 12.30pm.
  • There is then a break for lunch (provided) and there will be a little spare time to visit the other animals before the afternoon session about 2pm until 4pm.
  • There will be a free time afterwards to see more animals or you can opt for additional training. I can particularly recommend the meerkats and racoons.
  • There will be a chance to review your images over lunch and correct any techniques you haven’t mastered before we start again at 2pm with the tigers and other animals until 3.30-4.pm.
  • If you don’t need to review your images there are lots of other animals in the park to photograph.
  • The day will follow the normal format for our courses and start off with a quick recap of the basics including a guide on which settings to use and where to stand for the best shots.
  • We will be working with some very experienced animal keepers from the zoo to ensure we get up close and personal pictures of the different wildlife.
  • We will then do a final review with constructive feedback and help you choose your best pictures.
  • There will be a short photo-editing demonstration sometime during the day before the park closes about 4pm.
  • I’ll be in touch nearer the time to confirm travel arrangements.
  • If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit the FAQ’s page at https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/faqs/
  • Full T&Cs including our Cancellation Policy see here – https://digitalphotographycourses.co.uk/terms-conditions/

Cheers
Glen

“Outstanding day would recommend to any one. Cats fab, would go again thanks Glen and all of the team.” Barry Pickering

“Superb course with great tuition from Glen. Perfect place for big cat photography. Highly recommended course.” Andy Hibbs

“ I am an advocate of Glen’s courses, they are always informative. This course, without a doubt, was the best yet. The shots we managed to get were excellent – thoroughly recommended.“ Marc Darling

“A fantastic day and especially great to spend time with such an enjoyable group of people. Thanks”
Teresa Lardner

“Absolutely brilliant day. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Keeper also was fantastic in organising the animals for our photos.” Margaret Rose

“Fantastic course, great access to animals. Excellent feedback on photos and how to enhance and post process them.” Martin Saggers