Have you ever wanted to hone your photography skills? This is your opportunity to
become a wizard behind the lens and take part in our very own photography course, run by
Gemma Varney, a local photography tutor, here at The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth. We
have a fantastic amount of wildlife, nature, landscapes and of course, our wonderful donkeys
to harness your new photography skills on.
The Course Content
This course will teach you how to use your camera and the basic principles of photography.
Within this session we will use your camera’s semi-automatic and manual modes to take
photos with sharp backgrounds, blurred backgrounds, to get fun light trail photos, to show
movement and to get crisp, ‘frozen’ photos of moving subjects.
The course will also cover the following points, which are incredibly valuable for creative
control when practising in photography:
Camera Buttons and Functions
Depth of Field
Capturing Movement (frozen and blurred)
How Auto Mode Limits Creativity
For the practical session, you will get the chance to visit one of the donkey shelters to put
everything you have learnt into practice. You will have a go at taking a variety of
photographs, applying the skills and settings you will have learnt earlier in the day.
The final part of the day will entail reviewing the photographs you have all taken in the practical
session. You will receive worksheets to reinforce your learning, and you are welcome to contact
Gemma after the course with any specific questions that you might have.
You will be met at the Main Entrance at 10.00am and the course will finish at 3.30pm.
Please bring with you a camera with P, S, A and M modes on the mode dial.
A buffet lunch will be served and refreshments will be provided throughout the day but
please bring a bottle of water to carry around with you for the practical session, and any
medication that you may require.
You are welcome to explore the Sanctuary after the course finishes if you wish.
The course costs £70 per person, with limited spaces available so please contact the Events
Team early to secure your booking.
For further information and to book:
Telephone: 01395 573156