Our bird of prey photography workshops offer an excellent opportunity to not only capture stunning images in natural surroundings, but also act as an excellent environment in which to learn - composition, perfecting exposure and new approaches. We run our bird of prey workshops in two locations Mid Wales and in Leicestershire. Mark and Danny have worked with the Falconers for a number of years now and during that period we have built a good understanding of what is needed by photographers for the workshop.
Mid-Wales Falconry: Welshpool and Welsh Moorlands: Powys
In Mid Wales we will have the opportunity to photograph a selection of falcons, hawks, and owls with the emphasis totally on UK and European species. Current potential highlights include a Goshawk, Merlin, Hobby and Short-Eared Owl - the latter completing our UK breeding owl repertoire although participation of any particular species in a workshop cannot be guaranteed. We have a wide variety of natural habitats to photograph in so Red Kites on farmgates set against rolling hill pasture, Barn Owls on old stable doors and Buzzard mantling it's next meal are amongst the treats we have in store, with the chance to test your skills capturing falcons in flight and Great Grey Owl landing are possible options later in the day. As the seasons change, so do the locations we work at, ensuring we make the most of the stunning surroundings and making this an all year round workshop which changes every time.
For our Welsh Moorlands day we will be basing ourselves in the heather clad moorlands of the welsh hills for a day focussed solely on birds of this particular habitat - Hobby, Short-Eared Owl and Peregrine being among the species we plan to work with. The one workshop we offer here is timed to be working with the colourful flowering heather to add to the settings we will photograph in.
Each day offers a unique opportunity to have private access to photograph in stunning settings. Ideal for the photography enthusiast after some great pictures, or the falconry fan looking for a close-up experience. Deposit required on booking is £35.
Moorland Raptor Bird of Prey: Leicestershire
Danny is running bird of prey workshops in Leicestershire and these one day workshops are geared to working on birds such as Golden Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard and Eagle Owl in a moorland environment which again is a perfect backdrop for these spectacular birds. Our falconer is excellent with his birds and really understands the needs of wildlife photographers and natural looking images are what we always try to achieve. The dates in late August and during September are timed to coincide with the flowering of the heather which will add a splash of colour for these classic moorland birds. Deposit required on booking is £30. Download Itinerary.
Farmland Bird of Prey: Leicestershire
Danny is running birds of prey workshops in a rustic farmland setting which is a perfect backdrop for birds like Barn Owl, Little Owl, Kestrel and Buzzard. The birds are placed in some wonderful settings which again compliments the natural surroundings that these birds would occupy in the wild. All of the birds we use on our workshops are very well looked after by our falconer and so the birds are always feather perfect which makes the final images look much more natural. Deposit required on booking is £30. Download Itinerary
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