Wildlife Photography

ime-wildlife-course

Language Selection / භාෂාව තෝරා ගැනීම

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This course will be conducted in English as well as in Sinhala. Please mention the language of your choice clearly during registration.
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මෙම පාඨමාලාව සිංහල සහ ඉංග්‍රීසි මාධ්‍ය දෙකෙන්ම පැවැත්වේ. ලියාපදිංචි වීමේදී කරුණාකර ඔබගේ මාධ්‍යය පැහැදිලිව සඳහන් කරන්න.

Overview

  • Understand the basic concepts of Wildlife Photography
  • Learn the importance of genre of Wildlife Photography as an adjunct to other fields of science
  • Learn how to be one with nature and capture images without disturbing animals
  • Learn how to choose best gear to capture various subjects
  • Learn wildlife shooting strategies
  • Learn the techniques of stabilizing long lenses and other wildlife gear
  • Learn and understand the support systems
  • Learn how to shoot from vehicles

Course Duration

  • 5 Classes
  • 4 hours x 5 (20 hours of teaching and training)

Course Description

  • Hands on training on most of the scenarios taught in the class
  • Certificate of participation will be awarded to participants with 100% attendance

Intended Audience

  • Wildlife enthusiasts (Basic knowledge of photography is required)
  • Photographers who want to explore the genre of Wildlife Photography (Basic knowledge of photography is required)

Medium of Instruction

  • Sunday  1400 - 1800 - Sinhala/English

Course Schedule

  • Sunday 29 January 2017 - 1400 - 1800 - Royal College Union Skills Centre.
  • Outdoor sessions may be held on a Sunday Mornings depending on weather and seasonal behaviour patterns

Required Equipment

  • A DSLR is highly recommended, or  a modern Mirrorless Camera
  • A lens suitable for type of shooting you do or intend to do is recommended, but not essential 
  • A stable tripod is recommended. If you don’t have one, we recommend buying one after attending this course

 

What is Wildlife Photography

  • Special considerations in Wildlife Photography
  • Concepts behind a good wildlife image and shooting for a purpose
  • Photography and Wildlife: Coexisting and serving a purpose

Getting to know your subject

  • Understanding what you shoot - how to find information
  • Observing wildlife and developing shooting strategies
  • Getting close, techniques, strategies and respect

Telling the story and shooting with purpose

  • Understanding the concept of composing to narrate
  • Composition as a way of editing
  • Acceptable editing guidelines

Ethics & Laws

  • Ethics of wildlife photography
  • Treating animals with respect
  • The science behind ethics and laws

Wildlife Gear

  • Choosing and using cameras
  • Choosing lenses and using them
  • Support systems and choosing the best one to suit the purpose
  • Special gear for wildlife photography
  • Wildlife attire: looking friendly and being safe

Shooting in the field

  • Practical considerations
  • Shooting strategies and techniques
  • Hiking with your gear
  • Shooting from different vehicles and platforms

 

Educational/Enrolment Requirements

  • Prior participation in Basic , Advanced or Diploma Course by IME, Or
  • Proof of competency in areas of basic camera handling and exposure

Getting the best out of this course

  • As in all other courses by IME, we expect students to spend 2 hours on homework for each hour spent in the class
  • Participation in all classes is expected to get the best out of the course and 100% attendance is required for the certificate of participation
  • We expect participants to have equipment as described in the course overview section

Enrolment Process

  • A limited number of students will be enrolled per class
  • Positions are given on first come first serve basis
  • Students need to choose a payment option and must make the payment to secure a placement

Payments

Course Fee: Rs 19,800.00 (Rupees Nineteen Thousand & Eight Hundred)

Making Payments

  • Payments can be made in person, to our bank account or via credit card (this option is currently being developed)
  • A reference number is required to deposit money to our bank account and should be stated on the deposit slip
  • Reference numbers can be obtained by contacting our Registrar or filling out the following form

Contact Numbers

  • 011 309 4300
  • 077 415 1065
  • 071 274 5005
  • 077 762 5140
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