Above: Old Harry Rocks © Colin Varndell Below: Eggarton Hill View (west),
Burton Bradstock Storm and Cowdown Hill © Colin Varndell
Award-winning professional wildlife photographer, Colin Varndell, will be holding workshops at Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT) Kingcombe Centre, to talk about his new book ‘The Natural Beauty of Dorset’ and provide a unique insight into the world of professional photography.
Colin Varndell has won accolades four times in the wildlife photographer of the year competition, as well as many others including the International Garden photographer of the year competition. His photographs are represented by six international picture libraries including Getty and the Nature Picture Library.
Colin is a long-standing DWT member, and generously supports the conservation charity with his wonderful wildlife and landscape photographs for use in the DWT magazine and the DWT 2014 and 2015 calendar. He said: “I first became interested in wildlife after watching Kingfishers and photographing them on river banks in Bradpole in Dorset. I started with bird photography, but now it’s everything, from woodland, to lowland terrestrial wildlife and landscapes. I am particularly interested in the landscape of the Jurassic Coast, and for my new book ‘the Natural Beauty of Dorset’, I really enjoyed the challenge of photographing Dorset’s coastline, from Lyme Regis, to Old Harry Rocks.”
Opportunity to come to an illustrated talk
On Saturday 22nd November, Colin will be giving an illustrated talk about his new book, ‘The Natural Beauty of Dorset’, at the Kingcombe Centre from 6.15pm- 7.45pm. Tickets cost £5 per person, including refreshments.
Come along to Colin's one day workshop!
For those who want some practical advice about wildlife photography, and how to get the perfect shot, The Kingcombe Centre is also running a one-day workshop with Colin on Sunday 30th November from 10.30am 3.30pm for £50, including lunch. The workshop is suitable for beginners or those more experienced. A variety of subjects will be covered, from macro to landscape photography, with a chance to put your skills into practice and learn from an expert.
The Kingcombe Centre is located in west Dorset in Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, near Dorchester, DT2 0EQ. Booking is essential for these events. Please phone 01300 320684 to book and find out about our accommodation. Click here for more information.
For more information about Colin’s photography and new book, please click here .
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.