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FREE! AP MAsterclass at London Zoo

Discussion in 'Forthcoming Events' started by Debbi, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Debbi

    Debbi Deputy and Features Editor

    If you're ever wanted to learn how to take better animal photos, then this is your chance. Amateur Photographer have teamed up with London Zoo to offer 5 lucky readers the chance to take part in a Masterclass and learn all the pro tricks for getting better photos.
    Readers need to be available from 10-3pm on Tuesday 8th October. Travel will not be covered but entry to the zoo is free for participants.
    To register your interest, please email me ASAP at deborah_allen@ipcmedia.com with your name, 3 examples of your wildlife photography and your kit details.
    Good luck!
     
  2. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Well ok, I've thrown my hat into the ring. Upto you Deborah. :D
     
  3. AlanClifford

    AlanClifford Well-Known Member

    That looks interesting.

    When will you decide? I would have to cancel golf with my wife and would like as much time as possible to break the news.
     
  4. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    Would you do that by text? :p LOL
     
  5. AlanClifford

    AlanClifford Well-Known Member

    No, I'm very old fashioned. Email is the vector of choice for telling the wife I've found something better to do.
     
  6. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    Would have loved to attend this, but I'll be away on my holiday that week :(

    Edit: ... and due to airfare costs etc, I've not been able to stretch to Vancouver
     
  7. Debbi

    Debbi Deputy and Features Editor

    Hi all! I still have 2 places left for this fantastic opportunity. Email me today to reserve your space! deborah_allen@ipcmedia.com
     
  8. mmab

    mmab Well-Known Member

    you'd think all the places would have been 'snapped' up by now !
    I'd have loved to come but the train fare is ridiculous and doubt my car would make it ... and then I'd have to find someone to look after my horse :eek:
    Just hope you do another when they're having cheapy offers on the train and I've actually got some money ! :p
    Great opportunity though , hope you all enjoy it :)
     
  9. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    I'd love to go on this and can easily get the day off and live in London but I haven't got the wildlife shots to submit alas
     
  10. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member

    Yes, that requirement did seem a bit strange to me. I've got photographs taken in zoos, including London Zoo, but have never been a wildlife photographer. I would have thought most wildlife photographers wouldn't be interested in taking pictures of zoo animals anyway!
     
  11. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Its an unexplored area. I would pay for a wildlife course but none of the places I know of offer one
     
  12. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    If you don't ask you don't get I thought

    So I asked and I GOT! Excited doesn't begin to describe my feelings at the moment
     
  13. Nick_O_ Larse

    Nick_O_ Larse Active Member

    Have fun! :cool:
     
  14. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member

    Yes, and think twice if they ask you to step into the Komodo dragon's enclosure! :)
     
  15. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member


    Twice? I won't even think once before saying "NO" although my other never better half says I must get him some pics of the Komodo dragon (I think they only have one at the moment, didn't the male get killed trying to gain access to his lady love?) He was about to adopt the one in London Zoo until he realised that didn't mean he could bring it home.....actually that's his Xmas present sorted out! I'll adopt it for him
     
  16. Skyehammer

    Skyehammer Well-Known Member

    Did he fall in love with the elephant ? [​IMG]


    Have a wonderful time .
     
  17. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member


    Nope apparently the pair were juveniles and as they'd come from separate zoos the zoo decided to keep them separated but close enough that they could smell each other (same technique believe it or not that you can use when introducing a new cat to another one) alas I am sure you can imagine what happened next...given a juvenile Komodo dragon is the equivalent of a teenage boy with raging hormones and he could smell a young female Komodo dragon nearby. So he attempted to climb the wall to chat her up....Unfortunately he suffered fatal injuries as a result (whereas your average teenage boy merely suffers embarrassment)

    I think they may have got another male but they're keeping them further apart
     
  18. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    I checked -they now have another male
     
  19. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Debbi's taking us to the zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow!

    I'm excited and a bit nervous went out yesterday down the South Bank just for practice and just couldn't get anything...
     
  20. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    didn't realise it was a safari park.....although there's lots of wildlife I understand
    :rolleyes: :D
     

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