Welsh Birds of Prey Photography Workshop
For the fourth year running, NaturesLens are running a Birds of Prey Photography Workshop at the venue that we use in Mid-Wales.
For 2015, the NaturesLens Welsh Birds of Prey Photography Workshop is timed to allow for the photography of the birds in autumnal coloured woodlands. Accompanied by a dedicated falconer, this is a fantastic opportunity for photographers of all levels of ability to get up close & personal with some amazing & charismatic avian predators both perched & in flight. Our highly experienced falconer who is always present, may even be able to accommodate special requests. We have access to plenty of beautiful backgrounds, natural perches, derelict buildings, fields, fencing & a fantastic quarry setting to ensure a good variety of shots. There will be a mix of flying & static shots – we will endeavour to make use of a selection of the following species Buzzard, Red Kite, Peregrine, Merlin, Hobby, Tawny Owl, Kestrel, Long Eared Owl & a brief session with the Short Eared Owl, plus at the end of the day we will have allowed time for photography of the Great Grey Owl – for this beautiful bird, you will have the opportunity for both perched & in-flight shots. The photography sessions will take place in a variety of locations, but should include the quarry backdrop, derelict farm buildings, autumnal coloured woodlands, old moss covered trees, fencing & farm gates covered with lichen. You will be able to get incredibly close to most of these charismatic birds of prey for some eye level frame filling portraits with natural backgrounds. But you are not limited to portrait shots alone, birds in their natural environment shots are also a key part of the workshop. Our falconer will do his best to hide the jesses to make the shots look as natural as possible. We will meet at 9.30am, the Welsh Birds of Prey Photography Workshop will start at 10am & run through until 1pm, when we will take a quick lunch to avoid the midday to early afternoon light. The session will resume at 2pm until 4pm to get some nice light.
Great Grey Owl Photography in Evening Light
For those who would like to cram in as much photography as possible over the weekend, NaturesLens would like to invite you to join us for a few hours of Owl Photography in the late afternoon/early evening of the Saturday. This will be an intensive 2 – 2 ½ hour session with the stunning Great Grey Owl in a variety of locations. The cost of this session is £80 per person. If you are interested in participating in our Great Grey Owl photography in evening light, please register your interest on our events page.
We can accommodate a maximum of two spectators at the Welsh Birds of Prey Photography Workshop – they must be accompanying a paying photographer & will be charged at £60 per person[/su_tab] [/su_tabs]