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Winter Nature Ramble – Photography at RSPB Conwy – Mini Module with Masterclass

Saturday, 29 January 2022 at 10:30 15:30

Winter Nature Ramble - Photography at RSPB Conwy - Photo taken from the RSPB Conwy Nature reserve overlooking the Conwy Estuary towards Conwy Castle

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Winter Nature Ramble – Photography at RSPB Conwy – Mini Module with Masterclass – Saturday 29th January 2022 – No Coupons
This ticket option is discounted to £32.00 at checkout if you are a Welshot Academy Member
£ 40.00
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Winter Nature Ramble – Photography at RSPB Conwy – Mini Module with Masterclass – Saturday 29th January 2022 – Use My Coupon
If you are a Welshot Academy Member and you have an Academy Evening Coupon – You can use this ticket option to book this Mini Module with Masterclass. Delegate places using this ticket option are limited, once they are gone, they are gone.
£ 40.00
2 available

Winter Nature Ramble – Photography at RSPB Conwy – Mini Module with Masterclass

What Will Happen

Grab your coats, camera and join us on the Welshot Winter Nature Ramble – Photography at the RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve in North Wales, guaranteed to help you blow those Winter cobwebs away while capturing the beauty from what can only be described as a stunning environment. The Conwy RSPB nature reserve is a wetland on the Conwy estuary, created from material dug out during the construction of the A55 road tunnel. It is now home to a variety of wildlife, and a great place for photographers and their cameras. there is always something to see and photograph, from landscape to macro, flora and fauna and, of course, birds. Your Welshot Masterclass will be learning how to work with light and shutter speeds to capture stunning compositions and movement.

If birds are your jam then Winter season is a great place to capture the Starling roosting in the reeds which they can build at any time, usually between January and March – be here an hour before dusk. Water Rails feed in the open (keep an eye on the bird feeders too). Listen for siskins and lesser redpolls in alder trees behind the visitor centre. Following a hard frost or light snow, you may see mammal tracks, including otter and water shrew. Goldeneyes and pochards from Russia also join the more local ducks, such as red-breasted mergansers, on the lagoons.

Whether you are a beginner to photography, a photographer who would like to try a new genre, learn an new technique or skill or a more advanced photographer who wants to build their image portfolio, you will be made welcome and we would love to help you get the best out of your camera.

Winter Nature Ramble - Photography at RSPB Conwy - Photo of a lady in the hide overlooking the estuary towards Conwy Castle.

The Welshot Team will be at hand throughout this session to assist and help you get the best from your camera, so you can leave at the end of this session with memory cards full of beautiful photographs and great memories.

Winter Nature Ramble - Photography at RSPB Conwy - Photo taken from the RSPB Nature Reserve in Conwy of a Bird in flight
Winter Nature Ramble - Photography at RSPB Conwy - Photo taken from the RSPB Conwy Nature reserve of birds in the estuary

Image Credits: All photographs taken by Academy Member John Bradburn.

Please Note: No food or drink is included in the price of this event. This event is a fully outdoor event – please make sure you come dressed appropriately. If Welshot decides to postpone this event due to bad weather conditions you will be given several options regarding your booking.

Welshot will be keeping within Welsh Government regulations and recommendations regarding the Coronavirus and Covid 19 Regulations, and we expect our delegates to do the same

Winter Nature Ramble – Photography at RSPB Conwy – Mini Module with Masterclass

You Will Learn

  • How to use your camera settings and functions
  • How to capture movement in nature
  • How to work with light and shutter speeds
  • How to focus for sharp subjects and how to set the correct aperture to give a blurred background to your images
  • How good composition can transform your shots
  • How to correctly expose your images
  • How to use long exposures and ICM (intentional camera movement) to give a bit of creativity to your photos
  • How to think creatively
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography

The Schedule

  • 10:30 – Meet – Conwy RSPB Welcome, introductions, handouts if applicable
  • 10:45 – Nature Ramble / Photography starts with 1:1 and group tuition
  • 11:30 – Masterclass – Learning how to work with composition / light / shutter speeds to capture movement
  • 13:00 – Lunch – Not included
  • 13:30 – Nature Ramble / Photography / 1:1 tuition
  • 15:30 – Finish

Please Bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event – Telephoto or zoom lens (longer the better)
  • Spare (Fully Charged) Batteries and Memory Card
  • Tripod / Cable release (your choice – monopod and beanbags are useful in the hide)
  • Entrance ticket to RSPB Conwy – Advanced bookings are advised
  • Refreshments – Snacks or drinks you think you will require during the event – Coffee shop on site.
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like to discuss with Welshot Team Leaders

£40.00

This event is discounted to £32.00 at checkout if you are a Welshot Academy Member. To become a Welshot Member and receive some great benefits check this link.

RSPB Conwy,
Llandudno Junction, LL31 9XZ United Kingdom
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01492 584091
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