Bird Of Prey Photography Workshops

In Shropshire and Nottinghamshire with Claire Carter (

Bluebell - Great Grey Owl at Thoresby Park

These Bird of Prey photography workshops offer an excellent opportunity to create images that most can only dream about whilst also learning new photography skills. For the more experienced photographer, the day provides an opportunity to hone skills such as high-speed photography.

Photographer Claire Carter would like to invite you to join her and Alistair from Hawkeye Falconry UK, at the historical Thoresby Park, in Nottinghamshire, part of Sherwood Forest or the beautiful rolling hills of Shropshire near Clee Hill, for a Bird of Prey Photography Workshop.

Both locations provide a wide variety of natural habitats to photograph in and we aim to respond to the weather conditions and seasons so every workshop gives different opportunities.

Each day commences around 10am and finishes at around 3/4pm. We start indoors with an illustrated talk with a focus on camera settings and composition. You will then start by taking static, portrait shots of the birds in beautiful natural settings.

As the day progresses we move onto flight shots, with a wide range of birds and styles. We aim to keep group sizes to around 6 photographers.

To reserve a space on a workshop, please contact Claire. Gift Vouchers can also be purchased and redeemed for a future date at the recipients leisure. We aim to do two workshops each month. We will also rearrange if the weather is forecast to be bad. 

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For those wanting a private photography day, the total cost is £495. This can either be in Nottinghamshire or Shropshire and is for 1 person or a maximum group size of 5 friends. Dates can be organised with us and we will try and respond to your requirements depending on photographic experience and needs. Please get in contact to discuss further.

2021 Workshop Dates:


18th May 2021 – FULL

7th June 2021 – FULL

29th June 2021 – FULL

19th July 2021 – Camera Club Booking

20th July 2021 – FULL

6th September 2021 – FULL

15th September 2021 – Camera Club Booking

20th October 2021 – SPACES


22nd May 2021 – FULL

5th June 2021 – FULL

21st June 2021 – FULL

6th August 2021 – FULL

31st August 2021 – FULL

1st September 2021 – SPACES

24th September 2021 – Camera Club Booking

A Selection of Photos (From Previous Workshops)
Some Previous Feedback …
Thank you for an excellent day. We hope you had a decent journey home.
We really enjoyed our day despite the dull light and rain. Meeting the birds was amazing but we were so much more comfortable shooting because of the research you had asked us to do beforehand and the instruction and advice you gave before we left the building.
Having downloaded the almost 600 images from me and almost the same number from Janice, we are amazed at the quality of the images. I don’t want to give you the impression that we have taken competition winners, or that we have no duds whatsoever, but in our previous experience we have had no success at all. We now have some images that appear to have some merit, in our eyes, despite the extreme iso values that I didn’t know existed!
Once we have had chance to tidy some up I’ll send you copies. Thanks again for a memorable day. I hope that we can attend more of your workshops before too long.
Trevor & Janice

A quick note to say thanks for a great day of falconry photography today. I really enjoyed it and got some great shots. I will make sure to send some over to you soon!


Thanks you so much for the excellent photo day yesterday.

I am now just starting to sort through the many pictures I took, and from a first look I think I have some really pleasing images (amongst all the ones with missed focus).  There are a couple that I like and I have no doubt that there will be others on my “keepers” list once I go through them all…

Thanks again and keep up the good work


Just a quick thank you from Andy and myself for yesterday’s brilliant Birds of Prey workshop.
We both had a fabulous day and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. How you managed to organise the weather is beyond us.
We are off today for some slightly more sedate Landscape images, we both think a more gentlemanly pastime given the speed that most things yesterday were happening at.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks for such an inspiring day yesterday, it truly was an outstanding experience, even apart from the opportunity to photograph such magnificent birds in delightful countryside.
Besides the experience your thoughtful input on technique and camera settings made my resultant photos so much more than they otherwise would be! Out of the 400 odd shots that I rattled off, I have some possible competition entry standard action shots, besides many “snaps” of a very memorable day.
This is so much more than a day out, and an experience I will be recommending to anyone with an interest in wild life photography, and one I would want to repeat!

Thanks for a great day Sunday, really enjoyed it. It was a pleasure to meet you again.

Will see you both again next year. All the best to you.