Birds of Prey Workshop

 

Birds of Prey Workshop

£159.00

If you are a keen photographer looking for some tips on better composition or advice on how best to use your camera in wildlife photography situations, then this is the ideal photography day for you. 

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Fully Booked

About the Course

The objective of the course is to improve your bird photography skills in controlled conditions amidst natural settings.

The group will meet at the West of England Falconry Centre near Bath, where Fiona will look to cover the main components to taking a successful wildlife image. She will discuss, camera settings, how to compose your images, use the light effectively and how to portray the bird’s character. We will also discuss the art of choosing the perfect foreground and background to compliment your image both in a captive arena and in the wild. Focusing techniques will be discussed which can be used on either static portraits or flight shots and shooting methods to make sure that you will get the best out of the workshop. Fiona will also speak about the best settings for the day according to the weather conditions.

Following the tutorial, there will be a photoshoot led by Fiona with the support of Falconry Centre staff.  Founded in 2010 by head falconer and director Jay Marshall whom had a lifelong interest in ornithology, WoEF is a registered charity dedicated to the well-being of owls and birds of prey and to promoting an understanding of the historic art of falconry. WoEF’s work aims to benefit both wild and captive birds of prey through selective breeding, training and rescue and rehabilitation.

Bring your camera, with fully charged battery, plenty of space for images and the longest lens you have.  Tripods are not necessary.

Following the first part of the photoshoot, the group will stop for a packed lunch (please bring your own lunch and refreshments).  After lunch there will be a second photoshoot, before at around 2:00pm participants will make their own way to Lacock Photography’s studios in Lacock.

At least three or four birds will be selected from the falconry’s large selection of birds of prey which include, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Harris Hawk, Red Tailed Hawk and Eagle Owl and will be set in natural settings for the photoshoot. Fiona will direct the students throughout the photoshoot, providing advice and guidance on how to get the best from the opportunity of working with these magnificent birds.

After the photoshoot, the group will return to Lacock where there will be opportunity to review images back in the classroom.  Fiona will discuss various processing techniques that can be used in conjunction with the review of images and debrief at the end of the session. Using Adobe Lightroom, Fiona will go into detail about cropping, lightening/darkening images, adding contrast and image sharpening etc and various other techniques to help replicate on the screen how you saw the scene in front of you at the time.

We aim to start at 10:00am so ask you to arrive at the West of England Falconry Centre from 9:45am. The day ends at around 4:00pm.

Please note: To get the most out of this Bird of Prey Photography Course, it is recommended that students are able to control depth of field, capture motion and have an understanding of the ISO setting. 

Birds of Prey Workshop

£159.00

If you are a keen photographer looking for some tips on better composition or advice on how best to use your camera in wildlife photography situations, then this is the ideal photography day for you. 

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Fully Booked

About the Course

The objective of the course is to improve your bird photography skills in controlled conditions amidst natural settings.

The group will meet at the West of England Falconry Centre near Bath, where Fiona will look to cover the main components to taking a successful wildlife image. She will discuss, camera settings, how to compose your images, use the light effectively and how to portray the bird’s character. We will also discuss the art of choosing the perfect foreground and background to compliment your image both in a captive arena and in the wild. Focusing techniques will be discussed which can be used on either static portraits or flight shots and shooting methods to make sure that you will get the best out of the workshop. Fiona will also speak about the best settings for the day according to the weather conditions.

Following the tutorial, there will be a photoshoot led by Fiona with the support of Falconry Centre staff.  Founded in 2010 by head falconer and director Jay Marshall whom had a lifelong interest in ornithology, WoEF is a registered charity dedicated to the well-being of owls and birds of prey and to promoting an understanding of the historic art of falconry. WoEF’s work aims to benefit both wild and captive birds of prey through selective breeding, training and rescue and rehabilitation.

Bring your camera, with fully charged battery, plenty of space for images and the longest lens you have.  Tripods are not necessary.

Following the first part of the photoshoot, the group will stop for a packed lunch (please bring your own lunch and refreshments).  After lunch there will be a second photoshoot, before at around 2:00pm participants will make their own way to Lacock Photography’s studios in Lacock.

At least three or four birds will be selected from the falconry’s large selection of birds of prey which include, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Harris Hawk, Red Tailed Hawk and Eagle Owl and will be set in natural settings for the photoshoot. Fiona will direct the students throughout the photoshoot, providing advice and guidance on how to get the best from the opportunity of working with these magnificent birds.

After the photoshoot, the group will return to Lacock where there will be opportunity to review images back in the classroom.  Fiona will discuss various processing techniques that can be used in conjunction with the review of images and debrief at the end of the session. Using Adobe Lightroom, Fiona will go into detail about cropping, lightening/darkening images, adding contrast and image sharpening etc and various other techniques to help replicate on the screen how you saw the scene in front of you at the time.

We aim to start at 10:00am so ask you to arrive at the West of England Falconry Centre from 9:45am. The day ends at around 4:00pm.

Please note: To get the most out of this Bird of Prey Photography Course, it is recommended that students are able to control depth of field, capture motion and have an understanding of the ISO setting. 

Birds of Prey Workshop

£159.00

If you are a keen photographer looking for some tips on better composition or advice on how best to use your camera in wildlife photography situations, then this is the ideal photography day for you. 

This product is currently out of stock and unavailable.

Fully Booked

About the Course

The objective of the course is to improve your bird photography skills in controlled conditions amidst natural settings.

The group will meet at the West of England Falconry Centre near Bath, where Fiona will look to cover the main components to taking a successful wildlife image. She will discuss, camera settings, how to compose your images, use the light effectively and how to portray the bird’s character. We will also discuss the art of choosing the perfect foreground and background to compliment your image both in a captive arena and in the wild. Focusing techniques will be discussed which can be used on either static portraits or flight shots and shooting methods to make sure that you will get the best out of the workshop. Fiona will also speak about the best settings for the day according to the weather conditions.

Following the tutorial, there will be a photoshoot led by Fiona with the support of Falconry Centre staff.  Founded in 2010 by head falconer and director Jay Marshall whom had a lifelong interest in ornithology, WoEF is a registered charity dedicated to the well-being of owls and birds of prey and to promoting an understanding of the historic art of falconry. WoEF’s work aims to benefit both wild and captive birds of prey through selective breeding, training and rescue and rehabilitation.

Bring your camera, with fully charged battery, plenty of space for images and the longest lens you have.  Tripods are not necessary.

Following the first part of the photoshoot, the group will stop for a packed lunch (please bring your own lunch and refreshments).  After lunch there will be a second photoshoot, before at around 2:00pm participants will make their own way to Lacock Photography’s studios in Lacock.

At least three or four birds will be selected from the falconry’s large selection of birds of prey which include, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Little Owl, Harris Hawk, Red Tailed Hawk and Eagle Owl and will be set in natural settings for the photoshoot. Fiona will direct the students throughout the photoshoot, providing advice and guidance on how to get the best from the opportunity of working with these magnificent birds.

After the photoshoot, the group will return to Lacock where there will be opportunity to review images back in the classroom.  Fiona will discuss various processing techniques that can be used in conjunction with the review of images and debrief at the end of the session. Using Adobe Lightroom, Fiona will go into detail about cropping, lightening/darkening images, adding contrast and image sharpening etc and various other techniques to help replicate on the screen how you saw the scene in front of you at the time.

We aim to start at 10:00am so ask you to arrive at the West of England Falconry Centre from 9:45am. The day ends at around 4:00pm.

Please note: To get the most out of this Bird of Prey Photography Course, it is recommended that students are able to control depth of field, capture motion and have an understanding of the ISO setting.