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24 Hour Wildlife Photography | Foxes Kingfisher Heron and Otter Photography

Wildlife Photography Training Courses.

Almost 24 Hours of Wildlife Photography

Heron – Otter – Kingfisher – FoxesJuly 21st and August 29th 2022

Near Stamford in Lincolnshire, close to the A1. 

£250 per person Book with a £75 deposit. Balance payable 3 weeks before. 

Book the 21st July here with a £75 deposit – 3 Places remaining

Book August 29th August here with a £75 deposit – 2 Places remaining

Join me for a day and night wildlife photography workshop, starting at 7.30AM and finishing at 5AM the following morning we’ll spend all day and almost all night  in a comfortable (as hides go, I’d describe this as almost luxurious) carpeted and spacious hide with comfy seating, log burner, toilet, and hot water facilities.

The day time session starts with Kingfishers fishing on the pond which is often visited during the day by Egret and Herons, 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 Red Kites and Egrets visiting to the pond, 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 for visiting foxes.

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.

Photographs below taken during previous day and night sessions.

Wildlife Photography Training Courses.
Wildlife Photography Training Courses. Kingfisher hide photography
Wildlife Photography Training Courses.
Wildlife Photography Training Courses. Kingfisher hide photography
Wildlife Photography Training Courses. Kingfisher hide photography
Wildlife Photography Training Courses. Kingfisher hide photography
Wildlife Photography Training Courses. Kingfisher hide photography
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Wildlife Photography Training Courses. Kingfisher hide photography
Wildlife Photography Training Courses.
Wildlife Photography Training Courses.
Wildlife Photography Training Courses.

£250 per person 

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. Whilst working with nature, we cannot guarantee all types will visit the hide previous successes have proved this location to be a busy one. If we don’t see atleast two of the four key species you’ll be invited back for another visit. 

All bookings are non-refundable, the remaining balance will be due three 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. 

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