Pronature Photography | Workshops

Nature and Landscape Photography Workshops and Courses 2018

 

1. Autumn Wildlife and Landscape Photography Course for the Field Studies Council at Margam Park FSC

I run a weekend course on nature photography for the Field Studies Council at Margam Park near Port Talbot in South Wales each autumn. This course is designed for the beginner and intermediate photographer and for those who want to learn more about getting close to nature, being creative and getting the the best from their camera.

2018 Dates: October 19-21st 
This weekend will give participants all the skills and knowledge required for successful nature and landscape photography. With the Autumn in full flow we will be getting close to fungi, experimenting with the camera, hopefully catching the action with rutting deer and making the most of local waterfalls and woodland colour.

Bookings and details from the FSC at Margam


2. Workshops and one to one tuition at various venues:

I am available on a one to one basis for anyone wishing to improve their nature and landscape photography. I know how technical and confusing digital photography and image processing can be and I have learned the hard way! I can deliver anything from a half day instruction course on the principal of good photography with a review on editing and image processing options, to an intensive action packed three days out in the very best locations in Pembrokeshire, North Norfolk or Mid Wales.

If you fancy an intensive nature photography break then please contact me to arrange a specific programme for your needs through
the contact form.

Whilst specific itineraries can be tailored to your requirements (and the weather), below is s sample of the locations and types of photography on offer:

North Norfolk:

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North Norfolk is now my base, and I have spent the past 6 years getting to know it really well.

With it's varied habitats of heath and coast, North Norfolk provides a wealth of photographic opportunities at Cley, Blakeney, Morston, Snettisham, Kelling Heath, Brancaster, Titchwell etc.

Potential Species: waders, avocets, geese, coastal birds, hares, barn owls, adders, bearded reedlings, dartford warblers, snow buntings, water voles, banded demoiselles, kingfisher, seals etc.

The coastal environment can also provide an excellent location for both macro and landscape.

 


 

Mid Wales:

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Having grown up in Mid-Wales, I know the area intimately, and retain strong family ties with the area. I have put up over 30 nest boxes to provide a suitable habitat for the native woodland birds including pied flycatchers, redstarts and wood warblers.

Nearby Gigrin Farm offers an amazing red kite photography experience, which can be overwhelming as over 400 kites all swoop and twist in front of you.  

Potential Species: Red kites, woodland birds inc. pied flycatchers, redstarts, dippers and river scapes, landscapes

If you are coming to mid Wales to view kites or take part in a workshop then Wenallt is a lovely B&B available in Builth Wells.

 

 

Pembrokeshire:

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I spent 10 years living in Pembrokeshire, volunteering on Skomer and Skokholm Islands. I love the dramatic coastline there and in spring it is teeming with the many sea birds who nest there each year.

Great locations include Skomer Island, Broadhaven South, Stack Rocks, Green Bridge

Potential Species: Puffins, guillemots, razorbills, seals, ravens, stonechats, fulmars, kittiwakes.

There are plenty of B&B's available or we have a modern Holiday let overlooking the coast near Tenby - Rates dependant on time of year.


Prices:

Full day workshop/photo guiding - £100.00 per day per person

Contact me for more info and bookings via the form on the contact page.

A deposit of £50 is required to confirm booking.