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Biofluorescence DSLR Photography Workshop

Join a special evening guided stroll to discover and photograph nature’s amazing hidden biofluorescence using your DSLR camera.

August 23, 2024
8pm-10pm
Brandon
£5 (Ticket cost is subsidised with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund)

Biofluorescence DSLR Photography Workshop

Join a special evening guided stroll in the amazing diverse habitat of Brandon and the River Little Ouse.

On this walk and workshop, you will join David Atthowe (of Reveal Nature) to discover the amazing hidden world of biofluorescence. You will learn about the flora and fauna that are naturally biofluorescent, using UV torches to uncover the amazing hidden colours around you.

Using your own DSLR camera, you will have a go at capturing biofluorescence on camera. With professional guidance in a relaxed atmosphere throughout the workshop, you will learn about composition, adjusting your camera settings to get the best exposure, how to take photos using the special UV torches, and more.

 

What is Biofluorescence?

Biofluorescence is the ability of certain organisms to reflect light in a different colour than the one they absorbed. It is usually a response to Ultraviolet (UV) light and comes in an assortment of bright, weird and wonderful colours. A wide range of organisms suddenly light up in the dark bright green, blue, red, purple, orange and any other colour you can think of! Biofluorescence is known to occur in a variety of organisms including insects, plants, lichen, mushrooms, fish, coral, amphibians, and some species of birds and mammals. It is a very visual spectacle, to see some examples visit Reveal Nature’s amazing gallery of Biofluorescent images HERE

Biofluorescence DSLR Photography Workshop:

When: Friday 23rd August

Time: 8pm-10pm

Where: Brandon

Cost: £5

(Ticket cost is subsidised with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund)

Booking required: Book now via the BFER Eventbrite HERE

Ages: Ages 16+ (All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult throughout)

Further Information:

Meeting point: We will meet outside the entrance of Brandon Leisure Centre, Church Rd, Brandon, IP27 0JB

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Parking: Parking is available onsite.

What to bring: Please bring your own DSLR digital camera to use to take photographs during the workshop, and ensure that it has substantial battery life and SD card storage to use throughout the workshop to take photographs. This walk will be led at a slow pace, so make sure to wrap up warm with plenty of layers of clothing, as well as rain protection in case of wet weather. Please wear sturdy closed toe footwear such as walking shoes, boots, or wellies.

Tools: UV torches and high vis will be provided

Terrain: This event will take place on a variety of surfaces including dirt tracks, grass and paved surfaces. The route will incorporate Brandon’s riverside pathways alongside the River Little Ouse. These may be narrow in places. Terrain may be uneven or muddy underfoot. The event will take place after dark, and walking will be taken at a slow pace as a group, led by a guide. UV torches will be provided, and additional torches will be provided if required. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact the BFER team:

(E) bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk (T) 01473 265600

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