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Silver Intermediate Course one three sessions for one to four people
19th April 2019

Wildlife Workshop


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This 4-hour workshop is aimed at those who want to get to grips with taking better photos of birds and wildlife


I take a maximum party size of four people on this workshop and it is exclusively booked for you and your party. Please check availability before booking. The workshops will usually be £120 for the first person, but additional people booked at the same time are £60 per person.

What will the workshop cover?

The workshop is at least 4-hours long. It includes camera settings, positioning yourself for birds on the ground and in-flight, bird behaviour, photograph composition and exposure. We will also look at focussing especially for photographing birds in flight as well as light and wind direction. You will have plenty of opportunity to put the skills into practice. The workshop is usually held in and around Amble then moving on to Druridge. There are also optional extras available to have the workshop on the Farne Islands or with a boat trip around Coquet Island, see below.

What will I need to take?

A telephoto zoom lens of around 70-200mm or longer is ideal, but you will still get great shots with a standard lens.
I will supply a full kit list when you sign up, but you won’t need a lot of extra gear although you will need a packed lunch and drink if booking for a whole day trip.

Optional extras

Please contact me if you are interested in these optional extras.

Farne Islands. Sadly, due to bird flu, this is unavailable in 2023.
If you choose to have the whole day workshop in the Farne Island there is an additional £65 fee from me, irrespective of the number in your party. This covers my transport and boat costs.

The workshop price excludes the boat ride tickets and landing fees. .
The boat trip is £40 (2019 price). I’ll reserve the places and you can either pay me or pay directly at the office in Seahhouses.
There is also a landing fee of £34.80 (2019 price). However, that is waived if you have National Trust membership (£69/year) or the cheaper National Trust of Scotland membership 

In season, you get really close to puffin, shag, arctic tern, guillemot, razorbill, arctic tern, and a whole lot more. We will see seals and, if we are lucky, dolphins too. Also included is a cruise around the islands.

Coquet Island

It is possible, tides and sea states permitting, to include a boat trip around Coquet Island. This incurs an extra £20 initial fee for the first person, plus £10 per additional person. Subject to availability and the state of the tides.


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