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WWT National Wetland Centre Wales Photography Workshop

Join professional photographer and lecturer, Andy Davies, at the picturesque National Wetland Centre near Llanelli for a memorable day learning the essentials of creative digital photography. This Wildfowl and Wetland Trust's reserve comprises 450 acres of lakes, scrapes, pools, streams and lagoons that adjoin the salt marsh and shore of the Burry Inlet.

Andy will provide hands-on expert tuition to small groups covering a number of techniques and subjects. The lagoons nearest to the estuary are where birds gather in the greatest abundance, including black-tailed and bar-tailed godwits, curlew, pintail, shelduck, shoveler, snipe and teal. There is also a large collection of resident birds from all over the world guaranteeing excellent photographic subjects all year round.

This workshop caters for all skill levels, from complete beginners to aspiring professionals. Hands-on expert tuition is provided to small groups who are initially taken back to the fundamentals of photography, rapidly progressing to having full creative control of either digital compact cameras or digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) with interchangeable lenses.

We meet for an introductory talk and the day is then spent photographing at various locations within the reserve, periodically returning to to the Centre for review of pictures on the computer. There is an excellent cafe where we will have lunch. Instruction is informal and conducted as we work our way around the reserve. There is plenty of time throughout the workshop for one-to-one tuition when topics of your interest can be explored. News and images can be found on Andy's Facebook page here.


Workshops can be arranged to fit in with your availability especially during the autumn and winter months during weekdays and weekends.

Workshop £125. Entrance not included. See here for prices.

How to book
Numbers are limited and workshops must be booked at least a day in advance. Contact Andy Davies on 07977 562321 or email andy@andydavies.info

Use the AA's route planner for directions. The location of the National Wetland Centre Wales (SA14 9SH) can also be found on Google Earth or the Ordnance Survey's Get-a-map.

Joining instructions
We meet at the information desk at 9.30am and the workshop finishes at 3.30pm. Participants must ring Andy the day before on 07977 562321 to confirm their attendance.

Equipment required
Digital compact cameras or digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) with interchangeable lenses. Please ensure that batteries are fully charged. Camera manual and software installation disk.

Laptop computer loaded with Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite or Elements. Trial versions can be downloaded from the Adobe website. Lead to connect your camera to a laptop's USB port. Tripod.

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October 2013

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March 2013

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February 2013

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andy davies photography & video tel ++44 (0) 1269 871870 Mobile: 07977 562321 andy@andydavies.info