Fungi and Lichens
There is a selection of equipment you will need, some essential and some highly recommended. Light levels will most probably be low, so a sturdy tripod is essential (preferably one with legs that can be splayed, so you can get the camera almost at ground level). A beanbag is useable, although not as reliable. A cable release is recommended, but I often use mirror lock-up with the self-timer, which works just as well.
You will probably need to lie on the ground to look through the viewfinder, so something to lie on will keep your clothes dry. A small reflector can be useful to light up the underside of the fungi and a polarizing filter is handy to intensify colours and remove reflections.
Your own DSLR, the lens choice will depend on your budget. A macro or close focus lens or extension tubes, but I have successfully photographed large fungi with a standard zoom lens at the macro setting.
Consider the ground too – it’s not pleasant walking around with wet clothes for the rest of the day. I’ve photographed fungi in pouring rain while lying on a plastic sheet with an umbrella over the camera and managed to stay mostly dry.
If you have mobility problems and need to use either walking aids or a wheelchair, we do need you to tell us this at the time of booking. This makes it much easier to accommodate your requirements and on our practical events is for your own health and safety, as at certain times of year or after high rainfall there may be issues for those who are not so sure footed.
We try to make our events as accessible as possible for people of all mobility levels.
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