Saturday March 24th 2018
Location - Slimbridge WWT, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
Our first FotoBuzz Live Event of the year will be at Slimbridge WWT. The concept of FotoBuzz Live is to have a social meetup, get inspired with presentations from AndyR / AJ and then put your talents to the test in a special live FotoMission that we will set on the day. It's a great concept for all FotoBuzzers and something that we intend to in different locations once per quarter.
10 am - Arrival at Slimbridge, Tea / Coffee, Bacon Roll / Egg & Mushroom roll outside cinema
10.30am - 1.30am - AndyR and AJ do joint presentations in the cinema, looking at recent work, giving hints and tips and preparing you for the FotoMission Live that afternoon. Likely one of the presentations will be a Bird Photography Masterclass.
1.30am - Close (5pm) - FotoMission Live - You will be set a FotoMission subject / concept that will be targeted at the species that you find at Slimbridge at this time of the year. We will set it to be weather independant and of a creative nature so you will have to work hard and really think about your images. AndyR and AJ will be there at all times for advice and general ridicule.
You will then have one week to process and submit an image that reflects the FotoMission before we judge it as usual. The winner will receive an extra 1 month of free FotoBuzz membership added to their account.
As you can see it's a great day and a cool prize, it will be social and a lot of fun, which is what FotoBuzz is all about!
Bits and Pieces
Weather - Prepare for the worst and hope of the best!
Cost - the cost for the meetup is £69 which includes your entrance into Slimbridge WWT centre for the day, breakfast on arrival, the lecture theatre and the services of AndyR and AJ.
Numbers - if everyone turned up it would be great! Please do make an effort to come. If you don't want to socialise then you can still attend the briefing and work on your own during the day.
Access - Slimbridge is completely accessible and flat.
Gear - you can bring anything BUT for best results of the flight you will need to be able to reach 500mm, whether that's a crop or full frame. For the general enclosures and the main swan feeding pond 300mm will be good, 400mm better. A tripod can be used too where you want, just be careful in the hides as it can get a little "Intense"!!! Clothing wise please dress warmly and wear decent footwear, the paths are good but it can be cold sitting in the hides waiting for something to wake up.
Lunch - every WWT centre has a decent cafe and Slimbridge has the biggest. Here you can get everything from coffee and sandwiches to fish & chips. It's a great place to just chill out and rest for a while!
More info - for directions and info about Slimbridge WWT just click here for their website.
Timings - the centre opens at 9.30am and we will be there setting up. Food will be available from 10am outside the cinema.
Booking your place - just sign up for the meetup below and you will be taken straight to our secure credit card system for payment. Once you have paid your place will be confirmed. We will update everyone before the workshop with anything we think you need to know!
Hope to see you there!
This meetup has an up-front charge of £119.00 to secure your place
(Including 12 months FotoBuzz membership)