Wildlife Photography courses Location Overview
Photo Workshops for Film & Digital Cameras
People of all Abilities most Welcome.
These workshops are suitable for both film and digital cameras. They offer privileged close-up access to animals and birds within the UK. You will be given outstanding opportunities to capture realistic “in the wild” photographs of the more elusive species. This will be combined with a Tips and Tuition session designed to help improve your photographic techniques.
Photographic Workshops for UK Seabirds & Birds of Prey
BASS ROCK – GANNET PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
The north-east of England is arguably the UK’s best location for seabird photography. Bass Rock is just 60miles north of the Farne Islands, and can be combined with the Farne Island workshop to provide two days of magical opportunities. Bass Rock is the largest single gannet colony in the world. Private boat plus 5 hours photographing gannets. Exclusive use of the island. Accompanied by specialist ornithologist.
BIRDS OF PREY PHOTOGRAPHY, BEDFORD
This workshop is held at the English School of Falconry, Bedford. We will photograph various Owls, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Kestrel & Vultures. Private flying displays on pre-determined flight-paths are organised for us to provide fantastic flying shots, plus static photo set-ups in stunning natural locations.
Wildlife Photography Tips Tuition
WHF BIG CATS SANCTUARY IN KENT
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent houses a number of endangered big cats with a view to breeding and, where possible, re-introduction to the wild. Although this centre is not open to the general public, Photographers On Safari have arranged for photographers to have privileged up-close access to these amazing animals. Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Cheetah and Ocelot are our subjects here.
FOXES AND CUBS AT BRITISH WILDLIFE CENTRE, SURREY, IN EVENING SUNLIGHT
This location offers absolutely amazing photo opportunities. Large enclosures have been created here to house wildlife that are normally almost impossible to get close to in the wild. Photographers On Safari have made a special arrangement with the centre to allow you to photograph through that very special golden light when the sun is setting. Wildlife photography at it’s best. Inside enclosures with Otters, Scottish Wildcat & Foxes, plus Buzzard, Barn Owl, Little Owl, Deer, Squirrels & more.
Closer to your Subjects
GORILLAS, PORT LYMPNE WILD ANIMAL PARK, KENT PLUS WILD DOG & VIP AFRICAN OFF ROAD SAFARI
This is a fantastic brand new venue for photography workshops. We will have privileged access to photograph the Gorillas. There will be no barriers or fences to cope with. There are 2 amazingly natural enclosures for Colobus Monkeys & Red Pandas. Again no wires or fences. We then enjoy an off-road VIP African Safari, featuring Black Rhino, Wildebeest, Zebra, Ostrich, Giraffe, Eland Przewalski’s Horses, various Deer and African Wild Dog.
HAMERTON ZOO PARK, CAMBRIDGESHIRE – a practical Photography WORKSHOP
This workshop has a different format to most. It is a combined introduction to wildlife photography, spending 50% of your time in a classroom situation and 50% photographing animals and birds. The practical side has been designed predominantly for beginners and intermediates. People of all abilities, however, are most welcome. Your pictures taken during the morning session will be reviewed and advice given . Fantastic privileged access to Cheetahs and Corsac Foxes
FARNE ISLANDS – PUFFIN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
The north-east of England is arguably the UK’s best location for seabird photography. This workshop can be combined with the Bass Rock workshop to provide two days of magical photo opportunities. Photographers On Safari have arranged for you to spend an extra 50% more time on each island than is normally available. You will spend towards 3 hours at the Staple Island Bird Sanctuary and almost a further 3 hours on Inner Farne. Guillemots, Razorbills, Shag, Kittiwakes, Eider Ducks, 4 species of Tern and an incredible 70,000 Puffins.
Purpose Built Photo-friendly Enclosures for those “taken in the wild” Photos
SMALL CATS WORKSHOP, CAT SURVIVAL TRUST, HERTS
Not to be confused with Santago, this venue provides quite a different selection of cats to those that you would find in other collections. Some of the cats form part of breeding programmes, and some have been acquired from zoos and private collections. We photograph all the cats from inside the outer enclosures. This access is not enjoyed by the general public. Lynx, Bobcats, Caracals, Jaguar, Ocelot, Geoffroys Cats, Pumas & 2 families of Snow Leopards.
POLAR BEAR, AMUR TIGERS, SCOTTISH WILDLIFE AND SCOTTISH LANDSCAPES, CAIRNGORMS IN SCOTLAND
This three day workshop will mean a lot of travelling for many people. It is, however, a journey that will be well worth the effort. It is timed to provide the very best of the Autumn colours. the scenery is absolutely superb and the huge open areas of the Highland Wildlife Park that play host to the Red Deer, European Bison, Przewalski’s Horses, Moose and Yak enable you to take pictures as if shot in the wild. Britain’s only Polar Bear has no less than three acres of “tundra” in which to roam. An amazing sight. Neil McIntyre, a well published photographer, will guide you to the local beauty spots. Instruction included.