Dockens Water at Blashford Lakes
Digital wildlife photography basics 1
16 Jun 2018 10am - 4pm

Learn to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to improve your photography.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up including:
  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Camera Settings
  • The technology and techniques used in nature photography
After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day. Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.  
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16 Jun 2018 10am – 4pm

Learn to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to improve your photography.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up including:

  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Camera Settings
  • The technology and techniques used in nature photography

After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day.

Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.

 

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Digital wildlife photography basics 2
Digital wildlife photography basics 2
23 Jun 2018 10am – 4pm

Improve your camera skills to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to improve your photography.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up including:
  • Depth of Field
  • White balance
  • Noise
  • Processing
  • Composition
After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day. Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.  
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23 Jun 2018 10am – 4pm

Improve your camera skills to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to improve your photography.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up including:

  • Depth of Field
  • White balance
  • Noise
  • Processing
  • Composition

After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day.

Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.

 

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Digital wildlife photography macro – Flowers & Insects
Digital wildlife photography macro – Flowers & Insects
30 Jun 10am – 4pm

Capture eye-catching wildlife photographs in incredible detail. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to take amazing macro (close up) photographs of wildlife. Macro photography is a great way to explore the beauty of wildlife in amazing detail.

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera settings for macro photography and techniques to capture highly detailed, sharp and well-focused images of insects, plants and other small wildlife subjects. After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day. Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.  
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30 Jun 10am – 4pm

Capture eye-catching wildlife photographs in incredible detail. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to take amazing macro (close up) photographs of wildlife. Macro photography is a great way to explore the beauty of wildlife in amazing detail.

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera settings for macro photography and techniques to capture highly detailed, sharp and well-focused images of insects, plants and other small wildlife subjects.
After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day.

Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.

 

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Digital wildlife photography birds
Digital wildlife photography birds
7 Jul 2018 10am – 4pm

Explore the beauty of wild birds through photography. Bring your own camera, whether it is a DSLR or bridge camera and learn how to take beautiful photographs of birds. Birds are fascinating creatures to watch and taking photographs of them with their quick movements is challenging but rewarding.

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera settings for bird photography and the techniques to take stunning photographs of birds in their natural surroundings. After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day. Please note: This workshop is unsuitable for compact cameras. Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.  
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7 Jul 2018 10am – 4pm

Explore the beauty of wild birds through photography. Bring your own camera, whether it is a DSLR or bridge camera and learn how to take beautiful photographs of birds. Birds are fascinating creatures to watch and taking photographs of them with their quick movements is challenging but rewarding.

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera settings for bird photography and the techniques to take stunning photographs of birds in their natural surroundings.

After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day.

Please note: This workshop is unsuitable for compact cameras.

Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.

 

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Sloe Berries, Linda Priestley
Wild Food Foraging
30 Sep  9.30am - 12.30pm
Learn how to identify and forage wild foods like seeds nuts and berries to use for cooking in a wildlife friendly way. You will spend the morning with Susan Simmonds identifying a number of common trees and shrubs based on their seeds, nuts and berries foraging along hedgerows. Discover which fruits and nuts are edible and which are not and how to forage with wildlife in mind. You will also find out how to forage and select wild food for use in preserves and other recipes. At the end of the course Susan will also provide you with recipes for foraged wild foods that you can take home and try out for yourself.
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30 Sep  9.30am – 12.30pm

Learn how to identify and forage wild foods like seeds nuts and berries to use for cooking in a wildlife friendly way.

You will spend the morning with Susan Simmonds identifying a number of common trees and shrubs based on their seeds, nuts and berries foraging along hedgerows. Discover which fruits and nuts are edible and which are not and how to forage with wildlife in mind. You will also find out how to forage and select wild food for use in preserves and other recipes.

At the end of the course Susan will also provide you with recipes for foraged wild foods that you can take home and try out for yourself.

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Wildlife Tracks Signs and Owl Pellets
Wildlife Tracks Signs and Owl Pellets
5 Oct 2018 - 9.30am - 12.30pm
Who left that there? Hone your nature detective skills. Learn how to identify animal tracks and signs and discover what owls have for dinner. You will spend part of the morning indoors looking at various feathers and dissecting owl pellets to identify the small mammal bones within. Later you will go outside with the group to look for the tracks and signs that wildlife leave and make plaster casts of the tracks. You will discover how to identify the animal that left them and ask those burning questions like, just what is otter spraint and did a water vole make that latrine?  
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5 Oct 2018 – 9.30am – 12.30pm

Who left that there? Hone your nature detective skills.

Learn how to identify animal tracks and signs and discover what owls have for dinner.

You will spend part of the morning indoors looking at various feathers and dissecting owl pellets to identify the small mammal bones within.

Later you will go outside with the group to look for the tracks and signs that wildlife leave and make plaster casts of the tracks. You will discover how to identify the animal that left them and ask those burning questions like, just what is otter spraint and did a water vole make that latrine?

 

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Whats That Tree in Autumn
Whats That Tree in Autumn
12 Oct 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm
Our autumn tree identification course will give you memorable tips on how to identify our native trees and shrubs. Autumn is a time of change for our wildlife and the transformation of many tree and shrub species can be remarkable. You will be spending the morning outdoors at Harewood Forest near Andover learning identification tips. You will discover how to tell the difference between live tree and shrub species in autumn by learning the distinctive shapes of leaves as well as learning about the different fruits, barks and even the location of the plant. During the course you will be walking at least 3 miles on uneven terrain including hilly places, a short but steep slope and rough, sometimes muddy tracks.  
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12 Oct 2018 9.30am – 12.30pm

Our autumn tree identification course will give you memorable tips on how to identify our native trees and shrubs.

Autumn is a time of change for our wildlife and the transformation of many tree and shrub species can be remarkable. You will be spending the morning outdoors at Harewood Forest near Andover learning identification tips. You will discover how to tell the difference between live tree and shrub species in autumn by learning the distinctive shapes of leaves as well as learning about the different fruits, barks and even the location of the plant.

During the course you will be walking at least 3 miles on uneven terrain including hilly places, a short but steep slope and rough, sometimes muddy tracks.

 

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Living willow domes and tunnels
Living willow domes and tunnels
4 Mar 2018 10am - 3pm
Willow domes and tunnels are a fantastic way to naturally enhance the play value of an area. Spend the day at Testwood Lakes and team build a dome and tunnel which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Learn the basics about:
  • The basics about willow as a species
  • How to plan a willow construction
  • Build your own small living willow construction in a bucket to take home
  • Visit the living willow structures at Testwood Lakes and demonstrate how to build a dome and tunnel
  • The basics about how to care for and maintain your willow structure
You will plan and build your own small living willow construction in a bucket which you can take home at the end of the course and learn the basics of how to care and maintain your new willow structure. Particularly suitable for school or nursery staff, or anyone with an interest in living willow structures, you will leave with the design and build knowledge required for recreating something similar in your own education or play space.. You will leave with the skills and techniques required to create a living willow structure in your own education or play space.
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4 Mar 2018 10am – 3pm

Willow domes and tunnels are a fantastic way to naturally enhance the play value of an area. Spend the day at Testwood Lakes and team build a dome and tunnel which can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Learn the basics about:

  • The basics about willow as a species
  • How to plan a willow construction
  • Build your own small living willow construction in a bucket to take home
  • Visit the living willow structures at Testwood Lakes and demonstrate how to build a dome and tunnel
  • The basics about how to care for and maintain your willow structure

You will plan and build your own small living willow construction in a bucket which you can take home at the end of the course and learn the basics of how to care and maintain your new willow structure.

Particularly suitable for school or nursery staff, or anyone with an interest in living willow structures, you will leave with the design and build knowledge required for recreating something similar in your own education or play space..

You will leave with the skills and techniques required to create a living willow structure in your own education or play space.

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Forest School photo by Nat Light
Forest School Taster Day – Testwood Lakes
24 Mar 2018 10am - 1pm
A half day introduction to the Forest School approach. You will be introduced to the ethos and benefits of Forest School as well as getting hands on experience with typical activities. This course is a fully immersive experience that will give you a clear understanding of what Forest School is all about and whether certified Forest School training is right for you. We will look at the approach to risk management that is an integral part of the process, for both leaders and children. Our Forest School Experience aims to inspire you to follow your interests and consider how the approach could relate to your setting. We will introduce aspects of Forest School:
  • Ethos and benefits of forest school
  • Understanding and managing risk
  • Creativity & exploration: learning through child led play
  • Reflection and progression
through discussion and hands on activities which are fun and inspiring.
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24 Mar 2018 10am – 1pm

A half day introduction to the Forest School approach. You will be introduced to the ethos and benefits of Forest School as well as getting hands on experience with typical activities. This course is a fully immersive experience that will give you a clear understanding of what Forest School is all about and whether certified Forest School training is right for you.

We will look at the approach to risk management that is an integral part of the process, for both leaders and children.

Our Forest School Experience aims to inspire you to follow your interests and consider how the approach could relate to your setting.

We will introduce aspects of Forest School:

  • Ethos and benefits of forest school
  • Understanding and managing risk
  • Creativity & exploration: learning through child led play
  • Reflection and progression

through discussion and hands on activities which are fun and inspiring.

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Sale! Path through woodlands at Blashford Lakes by Peter Hutchings
Digital wildlife photography spring workshops
Starts 17 Mar 2018 10am

The complete set of all 4 of our digital wildlife photography workshops. Understand your camera and learn to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own digital camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to take beautiful photographs of wildlife.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up. Each workshop is designed to build up your knowledge and confidence in photography.
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Starts 17 Mar 2018 10am

The complete set of all 4 of our digital wildlife photography workshops. Understand your camera and learn to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own digital camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to take beautiful photographs of wildlife.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up. Each workshop is designed to build up your knowledge and confidence in photography.

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Dockens Water at Blashford Lakes
Digital wildlife photography basics 1
17 Mar 2018 10am - 4pm

Learn to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to improve your photography.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up including:
  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Camera Settings
  • The technology and techniques used in nature photography
After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day. Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.  
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17 Mar 2018 10am – 4pm

Learn to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to improve your photography.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up including:

  • Exposure
  • Focal Length
  • Camera Settings
  • The technology and techniques used in nature photography

After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day.

Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.

 

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Digital wildlife photography basics 2
Digital wildlife photography basics 2
24 Mar 2018 10am - 4pm

Improve your camera skills to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to improve your photography.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up including:
  • Depth of Field
  • White balance
  • Noise
  • Processing
  • Composition
After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day. Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.  
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24 Mar 2018 10am – 4pm

Improve your camera skills to create beautiful wildlife photographs. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to use the functions and settings you will need to improve your photography.

Your tutor John Combes is an experienced wildlife photographer and lecturer will teach you about the equipment and techniques used by nature photographers from the basics up including:

  • Depth of Field
  • White balance
  • Noise
  • Processing
  • Composition

After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day.

Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.

 

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Wildlife Gardening
Wildlife Gardening
21 Apr 2018 10am - 3pm
Learn how to welcome wildlife into your garden, the variety of wildlife that you can attract and which plants will attract wildlife. Your tutor Susan will start the session with a bit of a brainstorm of ideas and then you will look at how wildlife habitats to attract and help wildlife can be created in more detail. Sometime will be spent outside exploring the dry garden, wildflower meadow and pond at Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve. Discover more about:
  • How to create mini wildlife habitats
  • Plants for pollinators
  • Wildlife species your garden can attract
  • Planting options for borders and wildflower meadows
  • Useful plants for wildlife
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21 Apr 2018 10am – 3pm

Learn how to welcome wildlife into your garden, the variety of wildlife that you can attract and which plants will attract wildlife. Your tutor Susan will start the session with a bit of a brainstorm of ideas and then you will look at how wildlife habitats to attract and help wildlife can be created in more detail.

Sometime will be spent outside exploring the dry garden, wildflower meadow and pond at Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve.

Discover more about:

  • How to create mini wildlife habitats
  • Plants for pollinators
  • Wildlife species your garden can attract
  • Planting options for borders and wildflower meadows
  • Useful plants for wildlife
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Digital wildlife photography macro
Digital wildlife photography macro
21 Apr 2018 10am - 4pm

Capture eye-catching wildlife photographs in incredible detail. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to take amazing macro (close up) photographs of wildlife. Macro photography is a great way to explore the beauty of wildlife in amazing detail.

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera settings for macro photography and techniques to capture highly detailed, sharp and well-focused images of insects, plants and other small wildlife subjects. After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day. Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.  
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21 Apr 2018 10am – 4pm

Capture eye-catching wildlife photographs in incredible detail. Bring your own camera, whether it is a digital SLR, bridge or compact camera and learn how to take amazing macro (close up) photographs of wildlife. Macro photography is a great way to explore the beauty of wildlife in amazing detail.

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera settings for macro photography and techniques to capture highly detailed, sharp and well-focused images of insects, plants and other small wildlife subjects.
After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day.

Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.

 

£60.00 Read more
Digital wildlife photography birds
Digital wildlife photography birds
28 Apr 2018 10am - 4pm

Explore the beauty of wild birds through photography. Bring your own camera, whether it is a DSLR or bridge camera and learn how to take beautiful photographs of birds. Birds are fascinating creatures to watch and taking photographs of them with their quick movements is challenging but rewarding.

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera settings for bird photography and the techniques to take stunning photographs of birds in their natural surroundings. After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day. Please note: This workshop is unsuitable for compact cameras. Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.  
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28 Apr 2018 10am – 4pm

Explore the beauty of wild birds through photography. Bring your own camera, whether it is a DSLR or bridge camera and learn how to take beautiful photographs of birds. Birds are fascinating creatures to watch and taking photographs of them with their quick movements is challenging but rewarding.

This workshop will teach you how to use your camera settings for bird photography and the techniques to take stunning photographs of birds in their natural surroundings.

After the indoor session you will get a chance to practise what you have learned by taking photographs round our Blashford Lakes reserve near Ringwood and take part in an informal and constructive review of the images in an indoor session at the end of the day.

Please note: This workshop is unsuitable for compact cameras.

Join all 4 workshops and get 10% off, you can book through our shop, call us on 01489 774406 or email courses@hiwwt.org.uk and pay just £216 for all 4 photography workshops.

 

£60.00 Read more