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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Robin © Ting Chen via Wikimedia Commons

This practical, hands-on course will touch on all aspects of wildlife photography. You will be taught how to use both your camera and your artistic side to take the very best photographs. We will explore the use of light, timing and hard work to improve your images. Some digital imaging will be covered if time allows, but this is primarily a photographic course, not a Photoshop one. It is likely that some birds of prey will be brought along for you to photograph in flight, posing interesting and testing technical challenges but also resulting in very impressive images!

What to bring:

Ideally bring (borrow if necessary) a digital SLR and a 70-300mm or similar lens (a larger lens is good but they are of course expensive and heavy!) If you are hiring then a 100-400mm or 80-400mm lens would be perfect. A tripod would be useful, as would kneepads (decorators’ kneepads are fine) for low down work.

Please note: This is a wildlife photography course so please be patient in the event that the wild creatures don’t turn up exactly where and when we’d like them to.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

04 Sep 2016

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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