This is an ideal starter course for those wanting to take the first step into Bird of Prey photography.
In this 3-hour course we start by covering camera settings and techniques to learn how to capture both static and flying birds; what makes a successful avian portrait and the secrets of a successful action shot.
We’ll then get outdoors and put the theory into practice. Our falconer will pose a variety of birds in different natural looking locations for you to capture some stunning portraits. You will be guided through each bird and location by our trainer and be given instant feedback along with hints and tips to help you on your wildlife journey.
The third and final part of this introduction to Bird of Prey Photography is by far the most challenging! Catching these magnificent creatures in flight as they free fly - anywhere from inches off the ground to above our heads - is an incredibly rewarding experience.
We’ll start off with a slower flying bird, so you can get your eye, in and learn some of the common signs that the bird is about to take flight. We’ll then move onto a faster bird to really get the challenge going. At the end of this experience, you will have the basic knowledge to go out and practise capturing images by yourself.
This starter course is an ideal event to attend before our full day workshop.
10am 30-45 min Meet & Greet/Course Brief – Classroom with tea & coffee
10.45am Static Display 1 hour
11.45am Flying Display 1 hour
12.45pm 15 minute Debrief
Note: Timetable is subject to change without notice
You will need:
To have a good basic knowledge of your camera: i.e. how to change between shooting modes, adjust ISO, shutter speed and aperture.
Camera with interchangeable lenses. Focal lengths covering 70-300mm. However, if you do have access to a 150-600mm or 200-500mm or similar please feel free to bring these along.
And a notepad a pen.
This is a novice level course.
You should be familiar with your camera controls i.e. how to change between shooting modes, adjust ISO, shutter speed and aperture