This is a full day on the Northern Cairngorms to observe and photograph our unique animals and birds that call these mountains home. Although aimed at wildlife photographers it is also a great opportunity to learn about and observe wildlife in the mountains.
During the day Gary Hodgson will impart is 20+ years of knowledge and photography experience in the Scottish mountains. Fieldcraft skills & habitat form the basis of the day. The wildlife's welfare and minimising disturbance are essential at this sensitive period in the year for many ground nesting species - their welfare is priority. During the day, Gary will also cover the Wild Scotland Best Practice Guidelines and also the legal implications of disturbing wildlife. Gary holds a Schedule 1 Bird Photography License.
Please note this is not a course to learn how to operate your camera. Therefore you should know your way around how your camera and camera settings work. However there will be time to discuss basic camera settings and composition.
Please bring along kit for a typical day out in the Scottish mountains. We will be walking slowly and standing/sitting for longer periods of time so ensure you have plenty of warm clothing. Camera and lenses. DSLR and Mirrorless cameras are ideal. Lenses: the longest focal length lens you have. A good size would be 100-400mm. Bridge cameras and compact zoom cameras can also obtain good images if you only have these. A pair of binoculars are also useful. Tripods: These are optional but be aware you will be carrying these and moving about frequently.
All bookings directly to Gary.
The workshop is subsidized for BAIML members via the Scottish Region. Following the workshop, allow two weeks for the details to be updated on CMS. The CPD will automatically be added to attendee records.