Birds of prey are amongst the most exciting, fascinating and enjoyable subjects you’ll ever photograph! I’ve put together this amazing all day photography workshop where you can photograph a range of these magnificent birds in stunning natural settings in rural Northumberland.
While I don’t believe a photograph of a captive bird should be passed off as being in the wild, I do think that helping photographers to get more interesting photographs is a much better format than many falconry and birds of prey centres operate. There will be no photographs of birds sitting on gloved hands or on blocks and perches in enclosures. No distracting fabricated sheds or crowds of people in the backgrounds! This birds of prey workshop is designed by a wildlife photographer and a professional falconer who both understand the needs and wishes of photographers.
As usual, I keep group sizes small enough for tuition and I’ll be on hand at all times to advise on techniques and settings to ensure you take some fantastic photographs.
I recommend a interchangeable lens mirrorless or digital SLR camera with a lens of 200mm or more and also a wider angle / mid-range zoom. A tripod or monopod is useful for larger and heavier lenses. Spare batteries and memory cards are an absolute necessity and a rain / weather cover is often worth packing.
Stout outdoor shoes or walking boots are required and warm waterproof clothing. Suntan cream & insect repellant are recommended.
We will start at 9.30am with tea / coffee and a quick briefing session on camera settings and techniques for wildlife photography. When we’re ready, we’ll head out into the Northumberland countryside with a collection of birds and I’ll work with each person individually as well as on a group basis.
Please bring a packed lunch and drinks. This photography workshop finishes at around 4pm.
Full details including location, car parking and confirmed itinerary will be sent before the dates of the workshop.
There is car parking and toilets at the birds of prey centre. Please note, during the morning session we will be out in the Northumberland countryside and there will be no toilet facilities available.
Please bring a packed lunch and cold drinks. Tea and coffee will be available at the birds of prey centre.
Very little walking is required for the majority of this workshop.
However, we do work on rough ground so this workshop is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with impaired mobility.
Please contact me for accommodation recommendations.
Please note, this itinerary may be subject to changes depending upon circumstances which may be out of my control. Some of the photographs shown on this page contain subjects, surroundings and foliage which are subject to seasonal variations. We use many different locations and species on each workshop.
This photography workshop has been known for photographing birds in front of Routin’ Linn waterfall. Unfortunately, access has become increasingly difficult and dangerous due to fallen trees which have degraded the footpath and we have had to remove this from the itinerary. That’s not to say it won’t happen but we can no longer include it for certain.
Due to current Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, dates will be subject to local and national lockdown / tier restrictions. If workshops are cancelled, I will offer alternative future dates.