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Birds of Prey Photography Workshops in Essex

Birds of Prey Photography Workshops

Mr. Forbes the Tawny Owl pictured in a Bluebell Wood

For the fourth year, Daniel is offering these Bird of Prey photography workshops at Cressing Temple Barns near Witham, and Hanningfield Reservoir, near Billericay, Essex, in association with Eden Falconry.  We will be photographing a variety of species from natives such as Kestrel, Barn Owl and Tawny Owl, to others like their stunning Great Horned Owl 'Nanook', and some of these will be flying, some static, giving us a range of different compositions throughout the day.

The 'Birds of Prey amongst the Bluebells' workshops are the ones at Hanningfield Reservoir on the 29th and 30th April 2020, please book one of these dates if you're specifically after birds and bluebells shots.

We will meet for a brief introduction and orientation, discussing what we will be covering during the workshop, which is 100% practical photography to give us the maximum time with the birds.  We'll then get started, using the woodland and bluebells at Hanningfield, and 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 carrying on until we finish with the birds.

Throughout the day Daniel will be there to advise 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!

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

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 Daniel, and as usual Daniel will not be racing off at the end of the day, so if you wish to stay on to chat or discuss any part of the day that won't be a problem at all.

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.

The cost for the day is £90 per person.  Use the form below to book and pay, you do not need a Paypal account to book your place, you can simply pay by credit or debit card.  Please read the FAQs below to ensure you know everything about the day.  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.

Forthcoming Workshops

I am running the following Birds of Prey Photography Workshops:

Cressing Temple Barns - Saturday 7th March 2020, 9.30am-3.30pm - FULLY BOOKED
Hanningfield Reservoir - Wednesday 29th April 2020, 10.00am-4.00pm - FULLY BOOKED
Hanningfield Reservoir - Thursday 30th April 2020, 10.00am-4.00pm - FULLY BOOKED
Cressing Temple Barns - Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 9.30am-3.30pm - 8 Spaces Left
Cressing Temple Barns - Tuesday 21st July 2020, 9.30am-3.30pm - 9 Spaces Left
Cressing Temple Barns - Friday 11th September 2020, 9.30am-3.30pm - 9 Spaces Left
Cressing Temple Barns - Saturday 10th October 2020, 9.30am-3.30pm - 10 Spaces Left

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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