24 Hours of Wildlife Photography
Heron – Otter – Kingfisher – Tawny Owl
Near Stamford in Lincolnshire, close to the A1. Dates available May 12th, June 10th and June 17th
£250 per person FULLY BOOKED
Join me for a 24 hour wildlife photography workshop, starting at 8AM and finishing the following morning we’ll spend 24 hours in a comfortable (almost luxurious) carpeted and spacious hide with comfy seating, toilet, and hot water facilities.
The day time session starts with Kingfishers fishing on the pond, the hide is set to almost water level so you’ll be shooting level with the Kingfishers, ideal for creating reflections and low level diving photographs. We’ll start the day with perched images and once we have those on our memory cards we’ll progress to diving and action photographs.
During the day there’s also the chance of Egrets visiting to fish and as dusk falls the Heron’s start to visit, spending time stalking, fishing and almost posing for the photographs. The pond is also visited by Otters through the night and whilst we are distracted photographing the activities on the pond we have to keep a watchful eye on the side of the hide where the windows on this aspect face towards the grassland and perches set for the visiting Tawny Owls.
Just before sunrise the Heron typically returns and fishes once more through day break before the Kingfishers return for breakfast.
The after dark session uses low level LED lighting to illuminate the area, this helps focusing and also minimises the disturbance from the flashes placed around the hide. No previous flash experience is required and triggers are provided for all camera types.
The ideal camera lens is around 400mm, for the Heron we often use a 70-200mm. A cable release or remote control for your camera. Gimbals for use in the hide are provided, but you are of course welcome to bring your own.
Booking conditions: Wildlife photography can be unpredictable and activity can be sporadic and affected by local factors or weather. Whilst previous visits have offered the opportunity to photograph all four main visiting types of wildlife, activity cannot be guaranteed. During our stay in the hide we’ll need to minimise noise and disturbance by remaining in the hide and keeping noise down through the night, provided we keep to these guides, if we do not see at-least two of the types, you’ll be invited back for a second session to hopefully capture the missing wildlife.
All bookings are non-refundable, the remaining balance will be due two weeks before the workshop. In unlikely event of myself having to cancel the workshop refunds will be limited to the monies paid to myself in booking the workshop, If booking accommodation or lens hire it is recommended you do so with cancellation cover.