Reptiles Plus Photography Workshop

This is an amazing opportunity to photograph a colorful selection of Frogs, Geckos, Lizards and more from very close up with no glass or wire to get in the way between you and your subject. During your day you will have various frogs, reptiles and invertebrates placed on a table top set in front of you for you to photograph in comfortable indoor surroundings. An experienced photographer will be on hand to assist you should you require any pointers to get the most from your day. A great day for beginners or experienced photographer alike.

These days run from 09.45AM until 13.30PM and take place at:

Townsend Community Centre, Jewell Road, Townsend, Bournemouth BH8 0LW
(Right next door to the One Stop Convenience Store)

We provide all the studio flash lighting equipment, stands, backgrounds and standard hot shoe triggers (users of Sony cameras that use the old Minolta Flash fitting will need to bring an adapter) as well as a variety of frogs, small reptiles and other creatures for you to photograph in a studio setting.

Public Days are shared between up to a maximum of 9 photographers working on two separate tables as a way of keeping costs down. This gives everyone ample opportunities to get some stunning images of these creatures.

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What you need to bring: You will need a camera which has a standard flash hot shoe fitting, plenty of memory and batteries for your day. There are Tea and Coffee making facilities available as well as Toilet facilities.

Recommended Camera Equipment: You will need a DSLR camera or a high end “bridge” camera that is capable of being set to manual exposure with the ability to control ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. The camera will also need to be able to accept a standard flash “hot-shoe” fitting flash trigger. If you are unsure of how to set your exposure settings please check your camera manual.

Lenses we recommend are a zoom lens of around 70 – 200mm and a Macro lens for closer work

Some Sony cameras  have non-standard flash hot shoe fitting that will require you to bring an adapter to use our triggers. (Adapters can be found on Amazon and Ebay quite readily).

Cost: Public Reptiles Plus Photo Experience days are charged at £55 per person comprising of a non-refundable £15 Deposit at the time of booking with the balance payable on arrival on the day. (Cash only as we have no card facilities at Townsend Community Centre)

Private Days: Private days are available at a cost of £350 for the session for up to 8 people and must take place on a Saturday morning.

Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

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