If you are new to the world of bird and wildlife photography or you are looking to brush up on some existing skills, then this half-day 1-2-1 bird and wildlife photography course might just be what you need.
Photographing birds isn’t easy, they move pretty quickly and you need to really know your camera in order to get the best shots. On this half-day course, we will cover:
- The best settings and modes on the camera to successfully capture birds both in flight and when they are settled.
- How to achieve the correct exposure, how to find the best light and where to position yourself for the best shots.
- The best focusing modes and focus points to ensure you capture sharp images each and every time.
- For consistent, successful photographs it is important to understand bird behaviour which we’ll cover and look at how to compose a visually pleasing image.
This is a hands-on course and we’ll spend most of the time in a bird hide giving you the chance to practice everything that we cover there and then on location.
Our absolute priority is keeping you and ourselves safe during your photography training session, with this in mind we have implemented the following procedures to ensure we can all enjoy the training session safely:
This course will take place outdoors where it has been scientifically proven that the risk of Coronavirus transmission is much less.
We will maintain 1 metre social distancing at all times, this is easy as we will be outside anyway.
All equipment used will be disinfected both before and after your training session.
Hand sanitizer, gloves and hand-washing facilities will be readily available at all times. You are very welcome to wear a mask should you wish too.
Paul has been tested for Coronavirus prior to restarting training with the result coming back negative.
This is a 1-2-1 training course and as such, no skills are required to attend this course. The only equipment you will need to bring with you is your camera and lenses. You will need a zoom lens (or digital zoom), ideally 200mm+ to get close up images of the birds.
Yes no problem, we have a Canon 5D MKIII and various lenses available to loan for the day. There is no additional fee for this, we will just ask you to sign something that says if you break it, you agree to pay to get it fixed.
This training course will start at 9am unless agreed otherwise prior to booking. We’ll run until finished but they usually last around 4 hours long.
This course will take place at a wildlife park near Newquay, Cornwall, UK. The exact location will be provided upon confirmation of your booking.
If you have a gift voucher for this course based in a different location please get in contact, your course will still run at your location. We moved to Cornwall due to family reasons, but we are still honoring all gift vouchers and will be travelling back on set dates to run your training with you. You can read more about our move and how it affects you here.
Want to take this course with a partner or friend? The cost listed allows up to 2 people to take the course without additional fee’s, that is only £250.00 for both of you! Making it a perfect activity or gift for couples.
The fee and/or deposit you pay secures your chosen date and is only refundable up to 7 days prior to your booked training date. If your booked training date falls within the next 7 days then this is non-refundable under any circumstances. Should you wish to change your date to another we will always do our best to accommodate this so long as we are given more than 7 days’ notice of your booked in training date.
You certainly can, you’ll find our range of photography training gift vouchers by clicking here.