Course: "Introduction to Nature Photography"

The “Introduction to Nature Photography" course is a current, improved version of activities similar to those offered by ‘Photo in Natura’ during the Brazilian Bird Watching encounters (Avistar Brasil). Workshops taking place at SESC-SP and courses run in other regions throughout Brazil and South America which, for the third time, will be offered in partnership with Vale Natural Reserve (RNV). With an overall area of approximately 23,000 hectares, Vale Natural Reserve is one of the last substantial remnants of Tabuleiro Forest, currently one of the most threatened formations of the Atlantic Forest biome. With a duration of twenty hours, the course covers both theoretical and practical concepts, with the emphasis on photography in natural environments and the exchange of experiences between instructor and participants.

General Information


Daniel De Granville: Biologist - graduate of the University of São Paulo (USP). Later completed postgraduate studies in Scientific Journalism at Campinas State University (UNICAMP). Currently resides in Bonito (MS) where he is the director of ‘Photo in Natura’. Works as a nature photographer, organizes customized special interest eco-tours and runs photography, ecotourism and wildlife observation courses. His photos have been published in the USA, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Argentina, Uruguay and Malaysia, amongst others. Besides exhibitions and awards in Brazil, he has also shown his work in Germany, USA and Argentina. Daniel has done photo documentation work for institutions such as WWF-Brazil, Conservation International (CI Brazil), Itaipu Binacional, Petrobrás and MMX Mining, amongst others. His first book – the “Bonito Field Guide” – was published in 2005, followed in 2008 by “Água Boa (‘Good Water’): Nature in Itaipu beyond the Seven Falls", featuring his photos and text by environmental journalist Marcos Sá Corrêa. His most recent book was “Diamantes Verdes (‘Green Diamonds’)”, with images of the Private Natural Heritage Reserves (RPPNs) of Mato Grosso do Sul.

Date: June 6 to June 8, 2014.​

Venue: Vale Natural Reserve, Linhares, Espírito Santo. BR 101 Highway, kilometre 121, 5 kilometres from Sooretema municipal headquarters intersection.

Limited vacancies: 15 participants.

Vacancies will be filled on a first come first served basis upon enrolment and respective confirmation of payment.

Target public: beginner and amateur photographers, ecotourism practitioners, bird and wildlife watchers in general, researchers/scientists working in natural environments, tour guides and outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning and furthering their natural photography techniques. The course is open to adults only (18 and over).


Cost of enrolment: R$ 650.00 (includes meals and accommodation). This can be paid in two installments of R$ 325.00 at time of enrolment by bank deposit credited to the below account and R$ 325.00 at check-out at the conclusion of the course (credit card payments accepted).

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