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 look at the best settings and modes on the camera to successfully capture birds both in flight and when they are settled. We’ll learn how to achieve the correct exposure, how to find the best light and cover 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.
Do I Need To Contact You Prior To Booking?
No, please feel free to secure your date using the calendar on this page. Of course, should you wish to talk to us first, then do not hesitate to get in contact.
What Happens After I Book
If we haven’t spoken prior then Paul will contact you with all the information you’ll need for your bird and wildlife photography course.
Your Skills, Experience & Equipment
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.
I Don’t Own A Camera Yet, Can I Borrow One?
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.
Training Start Time
This course will start at 9am / 1pm or 5pm dependant upon which timeslot you choose when booking. We’ll run until finished but they usually last around 4 hours long.
This course will take place at Barnwell Country Park, Barnwell Rd, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 5PB. We’ll meet in the car park there at the session start time, please note there is a small car parking charge you’ll need to pay if you drive there.
What Is The Refund Policy?
The fee you pay secures your chosen date and is only refundable up to 30 days prior to your booked training date. If your booked training date falls within the next 30 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 14 days’ notice of your booked in training date.
Share The Cost
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 £150.00 for the both of you! Making it a perfect activity or gift for couples.
Can I Give This As A Gift?
You certainly can, you’ll find our range of photography training gift vouchers here: https://www.pauldavidsmith.co.uk/shop/photography-training-gift-vouchers/