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You have a passion for nature photography? You live in the city? You’re feeling very frustrated because you don’t get the opportunities to pursue your hobby?

All you need is some tips and encouragement and you can be that nature photographer that you have dreamt about! In just 4 months you can build up your own fantastic portfolio of nature photographs.

I will send you weekly assignments, packed with tips, for the next 4 months to help you develop your nature photography skills. Plus, as an introductory offer, I am going to give the first 100 people a discount of 50%.

Every day we see stunning nature photographs that make us city folk envious of those lucky wildlife photographers who get to pursue their passion every day. Like me, I am sure that you wish that it could be you. But here is the problem for most of us. We need our jobs to make a living, and it is not so easy to leave your family and home for extended periods of time while you chase after lions in Tanzania. So we have the camera equipment and we have a bookshelf full of magazines and books to refer to. What we don’t have are nature photographs. Maybe you have some, but the camera is used more to snap pictures of junior (which is fine!) and the pet cat (a few pictures are more than enough).

Time for you to get out and take some pictures!

My aim is to get you to get you out the house and taking nature photographs that you will be proud of without abandoning your family and while keeping your job.

It’s going to require a big effort from you but we can do this together!

I have to be honest with you. I am not going to try and turn you into an award winning nature photographer. This course is designed to give you some technical and subject knowledge along with heaps of encouragement. I want to get you taking those nature pictures that you dream of taking. Who knows, there may be some of you who gone on to becoming full-time nature photographs that win prestigious awards. That will be fantastic, but you have to get started and that’s where I come in.

Nature is all around us and so are photo opportunities. Right now there is a bedraggled looking Hadeda Ibis patrolling my lawn barely 5 metres away. It presents a great opportunity to get an image, not just a snap shot, but a nice pleasant image with some thought and planning put into it. Unfortunately I have put my equipment away as I am determined to get busy writing!

I know that you are thinking that you can’t find the time to do nature photography every week. One of my goals is to encourage you to find time. You don’t have to plan a cross-country trip to take some photos (remember that Hadeda Ibis that I told you about). Think about how long you have had that nice digital camera. Isn’t it about time it was put to good use?

An African Marsh Harrier patrolling the grassland

I often hear people point out that they can’t afford fancy equipment. At this point I normally think ‘me too’. Just have a look at the wonderful (and expensive) equipment that the pro’s pack for the nature trips. They have made a serious investment in equipment and, hopefully, they are earning money from it. But, to be honest, you can get by with a lot less stuff. Digital cameras are well priced and even the cheaper ones are packed full of features that a pro nature photographer would have only dreamed about 20 years ago. Make the best use of the kit that you have and add to it slowly and wisely. Just don’t let your perceived lack of camera gear stop you from starting.

It is only correct if you are wondering what my credentials are. The best thing that I can do is refer you to my other web site. Have a look at Bluegnu where I have posted hundreds of pages of information and images about South Africa and its amazing wildlife. I love photography and nature photography in particular, and would love the opportunity to work with you!

So here’s the deal. Subscribe to this course for the next 18 weeks and you will receive:

  • Each week, for 18 weeks, you will be emailed a weekly set of notes covering at least one aspect of nature photography.
  • The good news is that you can get started right now as the first one will be sent to you as soon as you complete the registration process.
  • At certain points during the course I will ask you to email me a photograph so that I can see how you are doing and offer positive feedback to help you on your way.
  • I will be giving you some ideas as to where you might find suitable nature subjects.
  • Notes on the wider subject of nature photography.

Now I have some really good news for you! This is a new course and I have decided to offer it at a 50% discount to the first 100 people who sign up. I WILL put the price up once I have 100 students. Besides the benefit of a reduced price do you not want to get going? Why wait! You could start today and receive the discount.

A beautiful Forest Tree Frog found in my garden

If you are wondering what happens if you commit to the course and you find that it isn’t what you expected? I hope that that doesn’t happen but I do accept that there may be circumstances where someone wants a refund. I do offer you my personal guarantee that you will receive your money back should you not be happy with the course within the first 4 weeks. Besides a legal obligation to do this I am committed to making sure that you are happy with your purchase. If you decide that you would like to cancel after the first 4 weeks then you may do so but you will not receive a refund for payments already made.

Join now while the 50% discount offer is still available!

If you are ready to get going and start improving your nature photography straight away then this course is what you need to do. While the launch discount offer is in place your initial charge will be $5.00. You will then be charged $5.00 per month for a further 3 months after your initial charge has been made.

You will receive a link to your first lesson straight away! Thereafter you will receive links to the lessons every 7 days until you have received a total of 18 lessons. Each lesson download takes the form of a PDF file.

I have made every effort to represent this course accurately. The course is not accredited with any institution and there is no certificate or tests. It is up to the individual to put in the effort to see the course through and put in the effort to do the tasks assigned.

Whether you sign up for this course or not I would like to encourage you to get out and about and take pictures! That's why you bought you camera so make it happen. Nature photography is a fantastic pastime.

Warmest regards

Steven Herbert

P.S. The 50 % discount offer is only available to the first 100 subscribers. You will pay US$5.00 for only 4 months instead of US$10.00 for 4 months.

P.S.S. You can get your first of 18 assignments straight away.

African Elephants in the Kruger National Park, South Africa