Wild Owl Photography Workshop – Peak District
Join me on an owl photography workshop for an unmissable opportunity to photograph wild owls as they hunt the farmland, moorland and wildflower meadows of the Peak District National Park.
Availability: Various dates (please contact me for seasonal availability)
Cost: £75 per session for one to one tuition – Combination days and discounted ‘all day’ rates also available.
To book a date for your owl photography workshop please get in touch!
The UK is home to 5 very different species of owl; the barn owl, little owl, short-eared owl, long eared owl and tawny owl. Owls are widely considered to be strictly nocturnal but many are actually crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk). The exception to this is the Tawny owl which is almost exclusively active at night. The incredible range of habitats present in the Peak District means that all of our native owl species are found here, offering some fantastic photographic opportunities year-round.
What can I expect?
From close up detailed portraits to environmental and behavioural images my owl photography workshops will show you how to capture a stunning portfolio of images of these unique birds.
I have studied and photographed owls in great depth, and I will teach you all the essential fieldcraft and technical skills needed to get close without causing any disturbance. I will also explain how to recognise different behaviours and habits of so that you leave with a much better understanding of these evocative hunters.
Throughout the day we may have the opportunity to photograph (season dependent); little owls, barn owls, short-eared owls, curlew, buzzards, kestrels, wagtails, skylarks and 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!
How much does it cost?
£75 per session (approx 2-3 hours)
Combination days and discounted ‘day rates’ are also available.
Please note: I am only offering one to one owl workshops so as not to cause any unnecessary stress or disturbance to these incredible birds.
Short walks along sometimes uneven and boggy ground.
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.
Camouflage is not essential for this workshop, however neutral colours – browns and greens are strongly advised.
Wellies or waterproof walking boots are essential and waterproof clothing is strongly recommended.
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