Surrey - 20th September 2019

What You Will Learn

Camera skills to quickly adapt to the subject and conditions
How to anticipate animal behaviour
How to capture action shots and animal portraits

It is widely acknowledged that British Wildlife is one of the most challenging forms of photography out there. You can be up at the crack of dawn, spend hours stalking, or sitting patiently in a hide, hoping that the wildlife will come to you. Then, as soon as the creature appears, it’s gone again. An opportunity missed - what could be more frustrating?

Now, there’s nothing to match the feeling of achievement a photographer derives from capturing that magic moment in the wild, feeling at one with nature, but to make it happen requires a very specific set of skills. You need the appropriate camera skills and an understanding of the animals you are photographing to really take advantage of these amazing encounters. And that is exactly what our British Wildlife Photography Experience gives you.

The animals

In this one-day event, we visit the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, Surrey. Here, we will encounter red squirrels, foxes, Scottish wildcats, hedgehogs, deer, harvest mice, barn owl and tawny owl (perched), otters, polecats, mink, water voles and badgers. Quite a line-up.

The training

To ensure you have a successful day, your trainer and qualified wildlife photographer will be on hand to guide and advise you through every stage. Access to the inside of the enclosures gives you the very best opportunities to capture some amazing shots of the various species which constitute the best of British wildlife. And all the time, you are learning the essential skills you need to get out of doors and photograph creatures in their natural habitats.

And why it works.

That’s what this one-day experience is all about. It’s specifically designed to enable you get to grips with photographing wild creatures on the move, but in a controlled environment. The purpose is to allow you the time to study animal behaviours and learn ways to quickly adapt your camera to changing situations, in a setting less challenging than the open countryside. Learn how to nail the shot in these conditions and you will be ready to get out into the field. Just think of the advantages you will have the next time you find yourself out and about in the country with your camera.

9.30am Registration & tea/coffee (Visitor Centre)

10.00am Red Squirrels – Foxes - Scottish Wildcats - Hedgehogs - Deer

12.30pm Lunch and free time

1.30pm Harvest Mice - Barn Owl and Tawny Owl (perched) – Otters - Polecats - Mink

 - Water Voles - Badgers

4.00pm Debrief

4.30pm Close

TImetable and animal availability is subject to change without notice

  • Tuition from Qualified Nature & Wildlife Photographer, Steve Miller
  • Access to a wide variety of wildlife
  • Hands-on practical shoot time
  • A wildlife keeper
  • Access to the inside of the enclosures 
  • Wildlife Center closed to the public during our visit
  • Buffet Lunch and refreshments 

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.

A camera with interchangeable lenses. Focal lengths covering 24-300mm. 

Clothing appropriate to the weather conditions

This is a beginner/intermediate level course.

You should be familiar with your camera controls i.e. how to change between shooting modes, adjust ISO, shutter speed and aperture




Eastbourne Road, Newchapel, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LF, England

  • September 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:30 pm