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 giving you the chance to practice everything that we cover on location. You are also welcome to bring along a friend or family member with you as up to 2 people can attend this course at no additional cost.
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.
Up to 2 people can attend this course at no additional cost. Group bookings of more than 2 people can be arranged, please get in touch.
This course will take place at a Tehidy Country Park near Camborne & Redruth In Cornwall, UK.
You can choose to start this course at either 9am or 2pm. This is a half day course, we’ll run until finished but they usually last around 4 hours long.
We’ll run until finished but they usually last around 4 hours long.
I get a lot of requests for help with camera equipment recommendations, almost daily in fact and offer a Personalised Photography Equipment Recommendation service which you can find by clicking here.
Recommending a camera and the best lenses to buy really has lots of different factors involved in it which need to be investigated first such as what the equipment will be most used for, budgets, your expectations on image quality, your current level and aspirations, etc. Hence the above service so we can really drill down into finding you the best equipment.
Alternatively, some people attend my courses and borrow a camera from me for the day to do so, we can then incorporate this recommendation as part of the course at no extra cost. The benefit of doing it this way is that I have a lot of cameras and lenses you can try and see the difference between prior to purchasing anything. The downside is your not learning on your own equipment of course, so there are pluses and minuses to doing it both ways, it depends on what you think works best for you.
Paul is DBS checked and is happy to share a copy of his DBS certificate with any client, no matter whether they are a business, charity, organisation or individual.