Red Deer Photography Workshop

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Red Deer photography Workshop – Derbyshire, Peak District

Join me on a red deer photography workshop to see these impressive mammals roaming wild on the moorlands of the Peak District during the annual deer rutt.

Availability: Late Sept – early Nov  //  This workshop is timed to coincide with the annual deer rut.  

(please enquire about workshop availability outside these months)

Cost: £25 p/h for one to one tuition – Discounted ‘all day’ and small group rates also available.

To book a date for your red deer photography workshop please get in touch!


About Red Deer

Red deer are the largest of our native mammals, having migrated to Britain from Europe over 11,000 years ago. Late September ’til early November is the best time of year to watch our British deer as they participate in the rut. The stags engage in fierce and often fatal battles to exert their right to mate with the hinds. The three largest species of deer present in Britain; Red, Fallow, and Sika Deer all rut in the autumn. However of these, only the Reds are actually native to our country.


Red Deer photography workshop - Stag Silhouette, Deer Rutt

What can I expect?

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to capture a range of images, from portraits and silhouettes to action shots and behavioural photographs. My red deer photography workshops will show you how to capture a stunning portfolio of images of these amazing mammals. 

The welfare of the subject is of utmost importance in all my wildlife photography workshops. I will teach you the essential fieldcraft skills required to get close and capture stunning images without causing stress or disturbance. 

How long do your workshops last? 

Unlike many other photographers that insist on you booking a full day, I run my workshops on an hourly basis (minimum 2 hour booking). This means I can tailor the session to your personal requirements. The day can be just as long or as short as you would like it to be! 


Red Deer photography workshop - Bellowing Stag, Deer Rutt

How much does it cost? 

£25 p/h for one to one tuition

Discounted ‘day rates’ and group options are also available. 

Fitness Level

Potentially long walks along uneven boggy ground.

Red Deer photography workshop - Stag, Doe Silhouette Deer Rutt

Recommended equipment

A 500mm lens or 300mm with teleconverters is ideal (or equivalent on crop/bridge camera).   

There may also be opportunities for landscape photography, so a wide angle or standard zoom lens and a sturdy tripod are recommended. 

Additional information

Camouflage is not essential for this workshop, however neutral colours – browns and greens are advisable.

Due to the nature of the location we may be crossing boggy ground and dense vegetation to get close to the deer. Waterproof walking boots are essential and waterproof clothing is strongly recommended. 

Please visit the FAQ’s section for more information on what to bring.

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