One of the things that I love about the onset of warmer days and longer evenings is that it opens up a whole new world of photographic possibilities.
With that in mind I am going to be exploring the world of macro photography in my next workshop on Sunday 4 June at WWT Caerlaverock. Places are limited and booking is highly recommended. If you want to join me then please contact WWT Caerlaverock on 01387 770200. You will get plenty of one to one assistance in a relaxed atmosphere of fun.
This is the time of year when lizards warm themselves in the sun, dragonflies hatch and take flight, damselflies lay their eggs and butterflies flutter by. It is also a time when summer flowers open up and attract bees and also when caterpillars munch their way through garden vegetables.
All of this presents endless opportunities for photography. It is a time to get up close and personal with mother nature and to explore the wonderful world of macro.
One of the great things about this kind of photography is that you don't have to travel for miles to seek out suitable subject matter. Even the most modest of gardens will present endless opportunities. A visit to a meadow, woodland, pond or stream will open up even more possibilities. It will also make you look at the world in a very different way. Appreciating the world at the macro end of the scale makes you appreciate how ecosystems work and how things depend upon each other.
I run wildlife photography workshops at the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust nature reserve at Caerlaverock throughout the year. In the winter months I concentrate on helping people learn to get to grips with their cameras and also to get shots of the wonderful Whooper Swans and Barnacle Geese that migrate to this part of the world from Iceland and the Svalbard archipeligo respectively. During the summer months I concentrate on macro photography and run workshops that concentrate on teaching people the skills that will open up the whole macro world to their lenses.
The reserve at Caerlaverock hosts all sorts of subject material. If you want to learn about this type of photography or just want help getting to grips with your camera then why not join me on Sunday 4 June at WWT Caerlaverock. If you want to join me then please contact WWT Caerlaverock on 01387 770200. You will get plenty of one to one assistance in a relaxed atmosphere of fun.
Summer is coming and it's time to get up close and personal...