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Wildlife Digital Photography

  • Understanding British Mammals  - FoxUnderstanding British Mammals - Fox

    Aberystwyth University Life Long Learning programme: Certificate of Field Ecology/Conservation Each course/module costs £100, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 62 2682 before booking your optional full board accommodation at CAT.

  • Bird identification - NuthatchBird identification - Nuthatch

    Friday 26th - Sunday 28th June 2015.
    Course starts at 2pm.
    Course fees are £90, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 62 2682
    Full board accommodation at CAT £120.

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Course details

This ‘hands on’ course aims to give the knowledge and understanding to apply existing digital photography skills to the photographing of wildlife.

While the fundamental aspects of digital photography will be covered (handling and configuring the digital camera, lens selection, exposure, composition and image critique), this course will concentrate on taking photographs of specific wildlife subjects in the field (e.g. insects, birds or flowers).

The learner will be given the opportunity to observe and photograph a range of wildlife subjects unmolested and in their natural habitats.

Combining field craft knowledge and camera skills, such as specialist lens selection, students will get the best from their subjects enabling them to become a competent wildlife photographer.

Students will need their own digital camera (compactor DSLR), laptop computer and tripod.

More information on Aberystwyth School of Lifelong Learning

The University of Aberystwyth School of Education and Lifelong Learning aims to offer a range of accredited (intensive) courses at CAT to enable students to gain a Higher Education Certificate in Field Ecology.

The Certificates would take a minimum of two to three years to complete. Gaining the Certificate would enable you to become a competent field ecologist, able to plan and undertake field survey work and identify key species. These are useful skills that are in high demand for many environmental and conservation jobs.

The core courses of this Certificate cover general ecology, the diversity of plants and animals and plant identification.
There are also many key and optional courses to choose from involving the identification, habitat and general ecology of a range of groups: invertebrates, mammals, bats, mosses, lichens, grasses, flowering plants, birds, pond life and many more.

Individual courses can be built up in to the Certificate of Field Ecology.

If you are interested in working towards this Certificate, more information, help or advice is available from the School of Education and Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth University, telephone Paula Hughes 01970 62 2682 (mornings only) .

You do not need a scientific background to succeed.

For more information on taking this course as part of a field certificate through Aberystwyth School of Lifelong Learning Click here
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Course fees and how to book your place

Course fees are £90, please book onto the course through Aberystwyth University 01970 62 2682 before booking your optional full board accommodation at CAT.

Full board accommodation at CAT costs £120.

Please book accommodation by emailing courses@cat.org.uk or by phone on 01654 704 952.

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