BUDDING wildlife photographers are being invited to hone their skills at wildlife photography workshops hosted by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

The conservation charity has engaged wildlife photographer Jason Curtis to deliver two workshops to help people get better photographs of the county’s fabulous wildlife. They will take place in July and August.

David Dench, head of conservation for the trust, said: “The workshops are aimed at people who want to improve their photography and learn something new.

Wildlife photography is really booming at the moment as people do their best to get outside and enjoy the wonders that our fantastic county has to offer.

“From taking photos of wildlife found in the garden to getting shots of wildlife in the wider countryside, Jason’s workshops will cover technical aspects as well as how best to approach wildlife.”

Jason is a Wyre Forestbased freelance wildlife and nature photographer. He won last year’s annual photography competition run by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.

The course is suitable for all photographers, whether they use a digital SLR or compact camera. Jason will work with participants to enable them to take control of their own camera and ensure they’re able to make the most of each photographic opportunity.

Mr Dench said: “This really is a great opportunity to spend a day with an experienced and knowledgeable photographer. As well as having the chance to learn new skills and practise others, it’s hoped that everyone will have a really fulfilling and enjoyable day.”

Participants will need to take a camera and spare battery, lenses (for those with DSLRs), tripod if possible, appropriate footwear and clothing and a packed lunch.

Teas and coffees will be available through the day.

The workshops cost £50 per person and run on Saturday, July 13, at the trust’s HQ at Lower Smite Farm, and on Saturday, August 17, at the Knapp and Papermill Reserve, Leigh Sinton.

Places are limited so booking is essential on 01905 754919.