This workshop is suitable for people D-SLRs or mirrorless cameras.
Saturday 26th November 2022 10am-4pm
12 people maximum.
This is a fabulous opportunity to capture stunning photographs of beautiful birds in flight and in close up portraits.
The workshop is hosted by the Shropshire Falconry Centre. There is a wide range of hawks, eagles, falcons and owls, many of which are award-winning and used to posing in 'in the wild' settings. There's a session where we will help you to capture birds in flight. The staff at the centre are very experienced at working with photographers and will be guiding you on how to get the best shots. I will be on hand to advise on camera settings, lenses and focusing techniques. You will also be invited to join a private Facebook group prior to the workshop where I give you tips and techniques to use on the day.
Take a look at the blog post about a previous workshop to see the sort of photographs people captured on the day.
The programme for the day is as follows but there will be lots of flexibility to adapt it on the day*.
- Welcome and an introduction to birds of prey photography.
- Morning session: posed portraits with a variety of birds in natural settings.
- Lunch (please bring a packed lunch).
- Afternoon session: birds in flight.
- Bird selfies (a fun way to end the day!).
As well as the birds of prey the centre also has a selection of poultry, Black Welsh Mountain sheep, pygmy goats and alpacas.
*In the event of very wet weather there is an indoor area for studio portraits. We may change the order of the day to best suit the weather forecast.
Included in the price of each course:
- Exclusive access to the Centre for Love Your Lens.
- Hot drinks and homemade cakes.
Hi, I'm Jane and I'm a professional photographer and tutor.
I love to photograph birds and wildlife and I have all the gear and lots of technical knowhow but that doesn't mean I can take an amazing shot of a fast bird of prey in flight! That's because it takes more than a great lens and the right camera settings. It requires an understanding of the bird's behaviour and habits and that's where the expertise of the Falconry Centre staff is invaluable. They know which route their young tawny owl will take from its preferred spot in a bush to the tree across the field. And they can advise you exactly where to stand to get the best shot. That'll help you have a much higher success rate and some stunning images by the end of the day!