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Andy Rouse's Wildlife Workshops - Any Good?

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Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:15 PM

As part of my looking at different aspects of photography I'm looking at shooting wildlife. The trouble is I haven't the first idea where to start.

Sooo, I thought the best way to learn is go on a workshop and who's the best wildlife photographer? Andy Rouse.

Anyone been on his workshops and were they any good?

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GeoffP
GeoffP  9130 forum posts Portugal
1 Nov 2006 - 8:34 PM

Westers

Andy's a great wildlife photographer and he tells me that his workshops are really good (-: - a couple I know have been on several and they throughly enjoyed themselves. I think he's doing a beginner's course on wildlife photography techniques and field craft which should be suitable for you.

Geoff Simpson

Mike Gray
Mike Gray  10382 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Nov 2006 - 8:42 PM

Been to one of his talk and slideshows last year. Very good guy and he has time for everyone to chat to him and hes not a big head either. i think if he doesnt know it its not worth knowing.

Enjoy

Mike

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:42 PM

Was it anybody on here who went on them?

Mind you, it'll have to be sometime next year 'cos I'm on a Northscape workshop this month and, whilst they're damn good value, I've got Christmas, etc to save for so it'll take me a fair time to save for Andy's.

Do you reckon his workshops are good value for money?

culturedcanvas

Ive got to say - just because someone is a good photographer - doesnt mean they are a good teacher ... not really relevant but i thought id get that in!!

D

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:47 PM

Is Andy not a good teacher?

GeoffP
GeoffP  9130 forum posts Portugal
1 Nov 2006 - 8:47 PM

Westers

All professionals charge a premium rate for workshops and Andy's no different - you get what you pay for I guess - why not email him and let him know what you're after. He does tend to work with big groups which dos'nt always suit everyone. BIG is 10 to 30.
I can confirm Andy is an excellent teacher, though Dan's comment is very relevant some profesionals are lets say are not so good and have the personality of a door mat.

Best of luck.

Geoff Simpson

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:50 PM

How big is "big", Geoff?

SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:52 PM

oops - edited in response to late edit in earlier post Wink

Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:53 PM

daft old bat.

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:55 PM

Did I make you look stooopid, Suzi?

;o)

SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:55 PM

ahhhh .. life returns to normal.

I can cancel my subscription to 'Insults'r'Us' then, now that Boyd's in action.

8-] hehe

Go and wash behind your ears.

and Westers ... er no. err yes. Smile

Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 8:58 PM

Sorry Suzi, didn't see Geoff's edit, but I did edit my very first post.


Quote: I can confirm Andy is an excellent teacher, though Dan's comment is very relevant some profesionals are lets say are not so good and have the personality of a door mat.


So has Andy got a rubbish personality, Geoff? I don't know the bloke (other than his pictures) but it looks like you do. Or have come into contact with him. Did you go on one of his courses?

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318446 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 9:02 PM

I've seen him at Focus hold a big group on the Pentax stand one year and Lowepro another. His style is in such situations is excellent. Very animated, full of personality and a real interesting experience. I can't comment on the small group, but I would imagine it's all the above with much personal attention thrown in.

NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2006 - 9:10 PM

Have seen him at Focus, very entertaining and straightforward manner. Impressed.

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