Woodland camera class for beginners

Budding photographers are invited to come along to the Bennachie Centre next month (Saturday 9 May) and pick up some top tips on getting the most out of a digital camera to capture some amazing wildlife images.

Organised by Forestry Commission Scotland, Aberdeenshire Council's Ranger Service and the Donside Camera Club, the woodland workshop aims to help beginners learn about all of their camera’s functions and how to go about getting the best macro, wildlife and landscape images.

Emily Holmes, the Commission’s Recreation ranger in the area, said:

“Cameras can be a bit daunting and a lot of people never get past having their camera on ‘automatic’ but learning about what the camera’s settings can achieve will open a lot of people’s eyes to the possibilities.

“We’ve run days like this before and they’ve always been a great success – regardless of the weather – because everyone involved is so keen to learn. And it’s also great for helping people to look at our local wildlife and woodlands in a new way.

“There’ll be plenty of experienced snappers on hand to offer advice and tips and the rangers will be lending a hand, taking people to the best views and best wildlife viewing spots.

“Hopefully by the end of it we’ll all be making much better photographs!”

The event is charged at £15 per person and will run from 10am until 4pm.

Anyone attending should bring their own lunch, their own camera and be kitted out with suitable footwear and clothing for the outdoors.

Places are limited so to book your place or find out more about the event, contact the local Commission team on 01466 794161 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Tha FCS pàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba; a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìon, a' cumail smachd air, agus a' leudachadh choilltean gus buannachdan a choileanadh dha coimhearsnachdan, dhan eaconamaidh agus ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh sa ghnàth-shìde.
  3. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.