Aranyakam Nature Foundation, with the logistic support of the Idukki Wildlife Division, brings you a photography workshop of a different kind.
Biological photography, or biophotography, is the use of photography for educational, research, or illustrative purposes. The photographs or videos often help researchers explain complex problems with visual aid. While it is an integral part of research for scientists, on its own, biological photography may become a career path for some others.
In this workshop, you will learn how biological photography is more than just aesthetics and involves methods for documenting your research subjects in different situations in a presentable form. The workshop will be led by experts in biological subjects whose excellent photography skills have helped them publish in acclaimed scientific journals. You will be able to refresh the basics of the science of photography, learn how to plan and execute your photographs, and use post-processing techniques to highlight the characteristic features of your subject. More importantly, you will learn to combine your knowledge of the scientific object with the art and science of photography and come up with results that are crisp and clear scientific documents. In addition, you will also get an insight into the ethics of biological photography.
The workshop is open to all research scholars and post-postgraduate students or post-graduates of Botany, Zoology or Life Sciences from Universities, Colleges or Research centres. Research guides who wish to enhance their photographic skills are also welcome to the workshop.
The workshop will cover the following topics and activities
The basics of photography-focusing methods, exposure, lighting techniques
Equipment selection based on the requirement
Practical field sessions
Photography for scientific publication
Review of photos taken by participants
Instant photography competition
Get ready with the following before filling up the application:
Your subject area of research and title
Details of the photographic equipment and apps that you use currently
An account of limitations you face in photography and image processing
Your expectations about this workshop
Suggestion(s) on specific problems to be addressed in the workshop
If you have any questions, please contact
Dr PS Easa: 9446324070
(Rs 2000/- for scheduled tribe students)
16-18, September, 2022
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Thattekkad, Kerala
Last Dat to Apply
August 31, 2022
Location of Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary
This photography workshop is an educational activity and not a picnic, outing, or adventure activity.
Registration of participants will be on a first-come, first-serve basis on payment received from the participant.
Participants must carry their proof of identity along with a declaration form which will be sent to the registered participants.
All participants should stay at the venue for the complete duration of the camp.
Stay will be arranged at the dormitory/guest house on a shared basis.
A basic vegetarian meal will be provided.
Wear colours that blend with the forest – khaki, brown, and olive green are ideal colours to wear in a protected area.
Bring rain gear such as raincoats, rain pants, and umbrellas.
Do not carry music systems in the camp or during the field visit.
Do not use perfumes during the camp.
Do not carry any inflammable articles, and do not light fire in the forest area.
Do not feed or tease any wild animals.
Do not collect anything from the protected areas.
Smoking or consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited.
Bring your photographic equipment – including a laptop – for photography and image processing(this is optional, you can attend the workshop even if you don’t have a camera).
By aranyakam|2022-09-19T23:16:14+05:30July 14, 2022|Workshop|Comments Off on Photography workshop for field biologists