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Waterfowl Wildlife Photography Workshop –  Peak District National Park

Join me on a waterfowl photography workshop for an amazing opportunity to photograph a wide variety of water birds on the edge of the stunning Peak District National Park.

Availability: All year round.

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

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


About British Waterfowl

The British Isles are home to some of the most interesting and varied waterfowl in the world. Various introduced species such as the colourful mandarin ducks have met with our iconic native species to form an incredibly diverse and photogenic selection. 

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 What can I expect?

This workshop offers a huge variety of birds to photograph, from exotic introduced species to iconic and rare native species such as eider ducks, smew and northern pintail, this workshop offers an incredible opportunity to fill your waterfowl portfolio throughout the day.

From close up detailed portraits to environmental and behavioural images my wildlife photography workshops will show you how to capture a stunning portfolio of images of a wide range of subjects. 

I will teach you the essential fieldcraft and technical skills needed to get close without causing disturbance. I will also explain how to recognise different behaviours and habits so that you leave with a much better understanding of the wildlife.

Throughout the day we may have the opportunity to photograph a huge range of waterfowl including great crested grebes, mandarin ducks, wood ducks, red crested pochard, smew, eider ducks, northern pintail, egyptian geese and much much more!

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! 

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How much does it cost? 

£25 p/h for one to one tuition

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

Fitness Level

Short walks along mostly flat ground.

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Recommended equipment

A 200mm – 500mm lens is ideal (or equivalent on crop/bridge camera).   

Due to the low angles we may be shooting at, a beanbag is advised.

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

Additional information

Camouflage is not essential for this workshop.

Wellies or 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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