Introduction to Wildlife Photography Course, On Location

Are you passionate about taking beautiful photos of nature and wildlife? This certificate course in nature and wildlife photography will help you capture the majesty of British wildlife, through artful compositions.

To take amazing wildlife shots, you must be able to handle:

  • The unpredictable nature of an animal
  • Its rate of motion
  • Their natural environment
  • It’s a dynamic personality
  • The magnitude of their presence

You will have the chance to practise using your zoom lenses and other tools, with feedback throughout. With classroom and practical lessons, you’ll learn how to work while on the go. You will also learn how to review and make judgements on your images on the LCD screen—skills that are vital for shooting wildlife.


4 Days (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Skill Level



Classroom & On Location

Course Outline

  • Lesson 1: Fundamentals of Photographing Wildlife - 3 Day Classroom based Learning

    • The Various Types of Digital Cameras Available.
    • Which Camera is the Finest for Photographing Wildlife.
    • Lenses For Wildlife Photography.
    • Crop Factor and Sensor Size.
    • Focal Lengths and Their Operation.
    • What Equipment Is Necessary for Wildlife Photography, and Why.
    • How to Take Stunning Wildlife Photos on a Tight Budget.
  • Lesson 2: Camera Settings

    • Exposure: What it is and How it Works.
    • When Photographing Wildlife, How to Utilise Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO.
    • The Purpose of a Histogram and How to Utilise One.
    • Utilising Exposure Compensation When Photographing Wildlife.
  • Lesson 3: Focusing and Other Camera Functions

    • Utilising focus areas.
    • The definition, application, and timing of focus modes.
    • Useful technical aspects of your camera
    • Developing motor memory.
    • Recognising and utilising stops.
    • Taking a RAW photo.
  • Lesson 4: Equipment

    • List of essential equipment
    • Exploring lenses and cameras with a full frame.
    • What equipment is worthwhile purchasing
    • Ideal lenses.
    • Other equipment you should think about.
  • Lesson 5: Photographing Wildlife Locally and at Home

    • How to approach backyard wildlife without ruining the shot.
    • Using macro photography to take stunning pictures of bugs.
    • Making the most of various natural lighting situations.
    • How to add feeling and narrate a tale in your wildlife photography.
    • Understand Photoshop's focus stacking feature.
  • Lesson 6: Capturing Native Wildlife - 1 Day Practical on Location Learning

    • How to properly plan your trip.
    • Photographing local creatures on the spot.
    • How to prepare for a trip to a bird sanctuary.
    • Taking sharp portraits of birds.
    • Photographing flying birds.
    • How to care for birds in various environments.

Introduction to Wildlife Photography Course, On Location


4 Days (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Skill Level:


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Classroom & On Location

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