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Centre de Recursos de Biodiversitat Animal

Facultat de Biologia
Avinguda Diagonal 643
08028 Barcelona
Spain

Phone: +34 93 402 15 95
Fax: +34 93 403 57 40

crba@ub.edu

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday
from 09:00 to 13:00h
Monday to Wednesday
from 16:00 to 18:00h

 
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Periodically, the CRBA organises Wildlife Photography courses.
Courses are opened to everybody, there is no need to be a UB student to access them. They are intensive courses that are taught during two or three consecutive weeks, combining theory sessions (at the Facultat de Biologia from 6 to 9 in the evening) and practical fieldwork (during the weekend). Courses are 30h long, equivalent to 3 Crèdits de Lliure Elecció or 2 ECTS Credits.

Along the year, four types of courses are offered: Introduction, Advanced, Specialized Techniques and Digital Laboratory all of them taught by Wildlife Photographer Francesc Muntada.



1. Wildlife Photography Course (I): Introduction


Objectives: setting the basis to understand processes involved in the taking of wildlife photograpies.

Aimed to : anyone who is interested in wildlife photography but lacks basic photography knowledge or needs to get it organised.

Schedule: 30 hours (along two weeks). 15 hours of theory (5 sessions of 3 hours from de 6 to 9 in the evening) and 15 hours of practical work (2 fieldtrips during the weekend).

Contents:
• What is photography? capturing light
• Required equipment in wildlife photography and how it works
• The camera
• Sensitive material
• Lenses
• Accessories
• The photographic process: exposure (diafragm and speed) or controlling colours
• The photographic process: shrpening or controlling details
• The photographic process: composition or controlling aesthetics
• Workflow: taking, developing, editing and archiving

Material: Even though it is not compulsory, in order to practice concepts and thus making the most of the course, it is advisable that students bring a camera that allows manual exposure control, that is, any DLR camera (analogical or digital) or a prosumer type digital camera.



2. Wildlife Photography (II): Advanced


Objectives: explaining specific techniques required for each field of wildlife photography

Aimed to: anyone interested in wildlife photography who has a good knowledge of basic photographic concepts
Note: It is not compulsory having taken the Introduction course to access the Advanced one, but basic skills on photography are required.

Schedule: 30 hours (along two weeks). 12 hours of theory (4 sessions of 3 hours from de 6 to 9 in the evening) and 18 hours of practical work (weekend fieldtrip).

Contents:
•  Introduction to Nature photography
•  Landscape photography
......- Light on the landscape: from dawn to dusk
......- Depth of field and hyperfocal distance
......- Differents lenses, different images
......- Chossing the point f view, hour and year season
•  Plant photography or Macro
......- Equipment: tripod, macro lenses
......- Calculating depth of field
......- Preparing the ground
......- Wind, the main enemy
......- Artificial illumination
•  Animal photography
......- Active and inactive animals
......- Stalking
......- Blinding
......- Traps
......- Composition in animal photography
•  Nocturnal photography

Material: Even though it is not compulsory, in order to practice concepts and thus making the most of the course, it is advisable that students bring a camera that allows manual exposure control, that is, any DLR camera (analogical or digital) or a prosumer type digital camera.



3. Wildlife Photography (III): Specialized Techniques

Objectives: deepening in the knowledge of specific techniques required for each field of wildlife photography. It is organised as a monographic course and the main subject varies on each edition (flash use, remote control of the camera, video, long time exposure, timelapses...)

Aimed to: anyone interested in wildlife photography who has a good knowledge of photographic concepts
Note: It is not compulsory having taken the Introduction or Advanced courses to access the Specialized Techniques course, but skills on photography are required.

Schedule: 30 hours (along two weeks). 12 hours of theory (4 sessions of 3 hours from de 6 to 9 in the evening) and 18 hours of practical work (weekend fieldtrip).

Contents:
•  They will vary according to the main subject of the course, you shall find detailed information for each particular edition in this web.

Material: Even though it is not compulsory, in order to practice concepts and thus making the most of the course, it is advisable that students bring a camera that allows manual exposure control, that is, any DLR camera (analogical or digital) or a prosumer type digital camera.



4. Wildlife Photography: Digital Laboratory


Objectives
: Presenting concepts of wildlife orientated digital photography and learning, in a practical way, the workflow from the obtention of the digital image to its use (taking, development, adjustments, filing, archiving, etc.) using different software.

Aimed to: People with basic photography knowledge who want to acquire a deep background to get into the world of digital photography.

Schedule: 30 hours (along two or three weeks). 9 hours of theory (3 sessions of 3 hours from de 6 to 9 in the evening), a morning fieldtrip during the weekend and 12 hours of practical work in the computer room.

Contents:
· Digital World. Codification and storage. Pixel. Sensors. Sensibility. Image Quality.
· Resolution. Interpolation. Colour systems. Colour fields. Profiles. Synamic Gamma.
· Equipment: Camera. Lenses. Computer. Monitor. Scanner. Printer. Palette. Recorder. Card readers.
· Software. File types. Capturers. Photoshop. File storage and management software.
· Techniques. Possibilities. Levels. Hue, saturation, brightness and contrast. Extrapolation and interpolation. Cleaning. Masks. Layers. Channels.
· Fieldwork. Memory cards. Portable harddrives. Temperature. Dust. Using histograms.
· Aplications of Digital Images. Photography: paper copies and slides. Printing. Interactive presentations. Audiovisuals. Web. Infography.
· Geotagging

Material: Even though it is not compulsory, in order to practice concepts and thus making the most of the course, it is advisable that students have a digital camera during the course..


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