Autumn Birds of Prey Photography Workshop Details
Autumn Birds of Prey Photography Workshop
NaturesLens invites amateur & semi-professional wildlife photographers to experience the wonders of Welsh rural landscapes, capturing beautiful images of birds of prey against stunning backdrops on a variety of natural perches. This workshop is designed to give you a wide range of photography opportunities to hone your composition & birds in flight skills.
NaturesLens leaders will provide guidance & advice when needed to assist you in obtaining outstanding images to add to your portfolio. Booking early is essential as spaces are limited.
NaturesLens invites you on a 1.5 day birds of prey photography workshop, based in Welshpool, capturing impressive images of birds of prey using the varied backdrops which the locality has to offer; including disused quarries, barn & farm areas & expanses of woodland. Our guides will offer advice to ensure that you obtain magnificent photographs of these bird species both posed & in-flight.
Autumn brings rich textures & colours to rural areas, as the leaves turn to red, gold & brown, & begin to form a soft blanket which covers the ground. This provides a stunning backdrop for nature photography, & the soft light & warm colours will allow you to capture breathtaking images of bird species. NaturesLens leaders will assist you in honing in your composition & motion photography skills so that you obtain editorial-quality images to cherish for years to come.
Our falconer, who is also a farmer, will allow you extensive access to his land over the course of the birds of prey photography workshop, providing you with optimum choice of positions from which you can photograph the charismatic owls & raptors as they are held & released within the perfect controlled setting for you to capture impressive images. He himself has an experienced eye for photography, so he knows what nature photographers will be looking for & will assist accordingly when needed.
The format of this workshop consists of a special late afternoon / early evening session with an owl on the Saturday, followed by a full day of birds of prey photography on Sunday. Shorter days move in during autumn, giving you the chance to use the soft light in our unique late afternoon / early evening session to achieve creative imagery.
Join us & delve into the expansive rural heartland of Wales, capturing majestic birds of prey on camera in picturesque natural habitat. Places on our autumn workshop are limited to ensure we can provide the best experience for every photographer, so book early to avoid disappointment!
Autumn Birds of Prey Photography Workshop Availability
This list is a guide on what to take on the workshop. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the items listed as it wouldn’t all fit in your luggage /camera bag anyway! Items in BOLD are classed as essentials.
- Waterproof coat.
- Waterproof trousers.
- Warm jacket or fleece for once the sun has set.
- Sensible shoes or boots.
- Digital Camera Body.
- Telephoto lens - in the range 70mm – 300mm. If you have a 400, 500 or 600mm lens, bring it, we may get some use of it!
- 1.4x Teleconverter/Extender. If you have to buy one, please make sure you get one that works with your telephoto lens. If the longest lens you have is 200mm, a teleconverter/extender is essential.
- Sturdy tripod with a gimbal type tripod head.
- Spare memory cards.
- Spare batteries.
- Lens cleaning cloth.
Additional NotesThe workshop itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
NaturesLens workshops require a minimum number of participants, if sufficient workshop places are not sold the workshop may not be run, this tour has a minimum participant level of 6 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.