Birds of Prey Photography Workshops

Toffee the Barn Owl flying in the Walled Garden at Cressing Temple Barns

Want to get fantastic photos of birds of prey, both flying and static? My Birds of Prey Photography workshop is just the thing!

A day's practical photography with a range of birds such as Kestrel, Tawny Owl, Barn Owl, and Bald Eagle, this is a great way to get those shots that you just couldn't capture in the wild. We'll look at composition, focusing, panning and much more, in a beautiful location in the heart of Essex.

Workshop Checklist
  • Maximum of 10 participants.

  • 5 hours of photography, 1 hour lunch break.

  • Group and individual tuition.

  • Static and flight shots of around 6 different birds of prey.

  • Just £100 per person.

This is a 100% practical photography workshop, structured to give us the maximum time with the birds. We will meet for orientation and a brief introduction, discussing what we will cover during the workshop. We'll then get started, using either the woodland and bluebells at Hanningfield, or the barns, woodland, and beautiful walled garden at Cressing Temple, to give us a wide range of styles and settings for the birds. There are restaurants at both sites, so we can have a delicious lunch before continuing to photograph the birds throughout the afternoon.

Throughout the day I will provide guidance on how best to set your camera up, discussing angles to shoot from, composition ideas, and anything else you need help with. As we'll be shooting both in and outdoors, there will be lots to take in regarding settings, using the correct ISOs, white balance and so on, and we'll also cover focusing modes and how to control focus points, especially useful for those tricky flight shots!

The barns and dense woodland allow us to carry on shooting should the weather not be in our favour. There will be a maximum of ten participants on these workshops, so everyone will have plenty of 1-2-1 time with me, and as usual I will not be racing off at the end of the session, so if you wish to stay on to chat or discuss any part of the day, that won't be a problem at all.

Mr. Forbes the Tawny Owl pictured in a Bluebell Wood

Ideally participants will be using a DSLR or Compact System Camera with interchangeable lenses, as these cameras generally have quicker focusing and greater control, but any camera will be fine for the static photos.

Payment in advance is required to secure your place. Use the form below to book and pay. Once you have booked a place, full joining instructions will be emailed to you within 48 hours. If you do not appear to receive a booking confirmation within that time, please check your spam or junk email folder first, then get in touch.

Please read the FAQs below to ensure you know everything you need to about the day.

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I also offer private photography tuition, so that you can receive my undivided attention all year round.

Forthcoming Workshops

I am running the following Birds of Prey Photography Workshops:

Tuesday 18th June 2024
- Cressing Temple Barns
- 9.30am-3.30pm 2 Spaces

Friday 13th September 2024
- Cressing Temple Barns
- 9.30am-3.30pm 6 Spaces

Thursday 17th October 2024
- Cressing Temple Barns
- 9.30am-3.30pm 9 Spaces

To book onto these workshops, please use the form below, selecting the date required, and entering the participant's name and contact number.

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