Local wildlife photographer to run photography course on Brownsea Island
Friday 4th August 2017
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to welcome local wildlife photographer, Paul Williams, to its nature reserve on Brownsea Island to run a series of courses, open to anyone with an interest in learning more about wildlife photography.
Paul is a currently a finalist in the British Wildlife Photographer of the year awards with five of his six shortlisted wildlife images taken in Dorset. His photograph of Portland Bill has also been nominated in the top 50 weather images in the world for 2017, and he has reached the final stage of the Landscape Photographer of the year 2017.
Paul has been generously volunteering with Dorset Wildlife Trust to provide images for use on information boards and the DWT members’ magazine. He recently spent some time on Brownsea Island taking images, and has also captured the barn owls which were streamed live on our webcam, and recently fledged from Lorton Meadows nature reserve in Weymouth.
Paul said: “Brownsea Island is surely the jewel in the crown of what is already an amazing county for wildlife. Wildlife photography for me allows me to express myself creatively, tests my photographic skills and helps me get my view of the natural world out to as many people as I can.”
DWT’s Poole Harbour Reserves Officer, Luke Johns said, “We are delighted to host these courses with such an experienced photographer on such a fantastic location. Not only can we enjoy the Brownsea Island Lagoon, with thousands of birds, but there’s also a variety of other habitats here, such as reed beds, woodland and meadows. Whether it’s reptiles, mammals, birds or insects, there’s some amazing photography opportunities on Brownsea Island.”
How to book
All skill levels will be catered for, from beginners to those trying to get the perfect shot. The workshops are one-day courses with the option of an overnight stay in the DWT Brownsea Island Villa. Dates are Wednesday 9th – Thursday 10th August, Wednesday 16th – Thursday 17th August and Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th August. A one-day course is £70 adult, £45 child, a two-day course with overnight stay is £100 per adult and £70 per child. Boat travel is included. Spaces are limited so please book quickly on 01202 709445. The price includes tea/coffee and biscuits, but not food for the duration of your stay. Children must be accompanied.
Notes to Editor
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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 27,000 members and 44 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve and the Kingcombe Centre, Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, The Fine Foundation Marine Centre 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.
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