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Yasseen Hardcastle
Yasseen is a passionate and dedicated researcher and communicator in natural science who has worked closely with IUCN and SANParks, using photographic storytelling to communicate complex scientific issues to the general public. His most recent works are ‘Citizen Science’ which is a populous targeted magazine encouraging people to engage with wildlife in their vicinity during COVID, and ‘Bughunter’ which is a microscopy photobook teaching youths about entomology and insect surveying. In a calm and friendly environment, Yasseen can help you develop and understand your own unique artistic style, having a good time exploring day-to-day scientific processes.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Yasseen Hardcastle
Saturday the 2nd of October 2021
Wildlife Photography Meetup - Oxford - University Park - 11am - 2 hours
Come spend a pleasant afternoon with us walking through University Park, honing your wildlife photography skills on resident water birds.
We'll walk around High Bridge and Tolkein's Bench. Along the way we'll feed the birds so that they get up close enough for some nice shots - ducks and swans are excellent subjects to practice on in this field, as their affinity to water and general chaotic nature provide lots of opportunities to learn about catchlighting, high speed photography, storytelling composition, and most importantly respect for boundaries of wild animals.
Above all I want to give you the chance to relax for an afternoon, chatting about photography and feeding ducks with us. It'd be great to have you there.
Instructor: Yasseen Hardcastle
£18pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 16th of October 2021
Beginners Photography Class - Oxford Christ Church Meadow - 11am - 3 hours
The Christ Church Meadows offer a variety of subjects to photograph, including flowers, architecture, landscape, and sometimes animals. We’ll be learning about the applications of depth of field to storytelling and effective compositions using form and colour. The meadows are a short walking distance from the Westgate car park and facilities are readily accessible. It’d be nice to grab a coffee with you and take some pictures for an afternoon.
Instructor: Yasseen Hardcastle
£48pp     only 6 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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