As you may have noticed, a few things have changed on the website, this was not so much a make-over – as a burn to the ground & build up again – the event pages for our wildlife photography tours have had a total overhaul, much more information is available to you, plus as already evidenced by a few of the pages, we are uploading more imagery to show what can be added to your portfolio during each of the photography holidays & tours – or workshops. Continue reading →
We are pleased to be announcing a new photography holiday for the birds & other wildlife of Lake Kerkini that will take place in Spring 2019.
Lake Kerkini is already a familiar destination, we have been running our Dalmatian Pelican photography tours to the area for the last 4 years, now in 2019, join NaturesLens for a unique wildlife experience, getting up close & personal with the Spring Birds of Lake Kerkini all within their natural habitat of the beautiful Lake Kerkini in northern Greece. This trip encompasses four full days spent getting to know this unique landscape, offering extensive opportunities to photograph a multitide of species such as the little owls, bee-eaters, herons, cormorants, the pelicans & much more – including, hopefully, as seen below, the young of the Grey Heron! Continue reading →
With two photography tours already full, the third tour for 2019 really is the last chance for you to capture images of the Dalmatian Pelicans of Kerkini in 2019 with NaturesLens, no-one else has the same schedule as ourselves, including staying only 500m from the lake in a superb Greek Taverna-styled hotel, having a boat trip for the whole group every morning & multiple other photography opportunities in the afternoon, including feeds on the shoreline. For the past five years, NaturesLens has been working with the locals of Kerkini, & our guides & clients have produced award-winning images year-on-year.
We have been running our Welsh Birds of Prey workshop for a number of years now, so it is important to keep things fresh, especially for guests who have attended before. On this occasion, we took along a water pump & a wooden wheel to facilitate some special setups.
The water pump has been used before but we got so many requests to bring it to the autumn workshop that we couldn’t refuse. The shot we were trying to achieve was one where you could just make out the water pump. This involved experimenting with where to position the pump to ensure that enough light fell on the Barn Owl and playing with exposure settings on the camera. Continue reading →
We conduct our Birds of Prey workshop in Mid-Wales for many reasons, the main one being that our falconer is also a farmer who has a great photographic eye. He has also allowed some of his buildings to fall into rack & ruin to give us some fabulous settings for our photography workshop. Continue reading →
Karen joined our Pelicans of Lake Kerkini trip in 2018, having missed out in 2017. She may not have gotten the snow, but she got some awesome light, coupled with fantastic opportunities for reflection shots.
With three boat trips and three shoreline feeds, there were plenty of opportunities to get some classic shots “in the bag” before trying some more creative photography.
Rosamund was one of our guests on the last of our three trips to photograph Lake Kerkini’s Pelicans in Greece. She wanted to capture some stunning reflection shots, and I think it would be fair to say that she succeeded! Take a look at the colours in the image below – gorgeous. Continue reading →
We have an offer that might entice you to join our Japanese Winter Wildlife Photography Holiday in February 2019; this is early-bird pricing for a single-occupancy room … you can book a place for £4999 each instead of £5249! We’ve managed to lower the pricing due to speaking with hotels & renegotiating our rates for rooms – & we’re passing those savings on to our clients.
You can join us & spend time with the gorgeous snow monkeys as shown in this post, also several days with the red-crowned cranes & the whooper swans, & four days focussed on stellers sea eagles & white-tailed sea eagles on our six boat trips & also at a couple of other locations.
You can book now & hold your place with 20% deposit only! That is £1000 now, with the balance due in November 2018.
One of the things that make our White Horses of the Camargue trip unique is the opportunity to photograph black stallions.
We will have a session with a black stallion on the beach/ dunes and in the sea plus a further creative portrait session. Each session lasts around 90 – 120 minutes so there will be plenty of time to capture some truly stunning images of these midnight steeds.
Serge and I will be on hand to provide advice on settings to help you get the best images possible. There will be a chance in between sessions to look at our pictures for those who would like some extra tuition.
We will stay in the medieval walled city of Aigues-Mortes during our time in the Camargue. In our free time, we can walk the ramparts and take in the fantastic view of the eerie red salt lagoons and enormous sparkling salt piles as well as the canals that skirt around the town. So much to do and see in just five days!
Wild white horses at sunset have long been a popular romantic image. Our tour to the Camargue offers so many different opportunities from exciting action to intimate portraits; from high key images to gorgeous sunset colours (weather permitting!)
The essential thing to remember when photographing at sunset is not to go anywhere. Just when you think that the best colours are over, sometimes, they are just beginning, so keep that camera handy until the light is truly gone. There is often a pause of several minutes where all the colours fade from the sky only for incredible intense colours to return as the sinking sun lights up the clouds that are higher in the sky.
If we are lucky, we may even get some reflection shots. When composing for your reflection shot, make sure that the top of your subject is not cut off at the bottom of your frame. Also, remember to shoot low. Getting down close to the ground can reveal reflected colours that are not visible when you are standing up.
During each of our sessions with the horses, there will be several Gardians on hand to herd the horses. They will skilfully drive the horses towards our cameras, giving us the very best possibilities for some fantastic photography.