Bird Of Prey Photography Workshops

In Shropshire, Oxfordshire & 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.

We have three locations to choose from, which all offer different environments. Firstly in the beautiful rolling hills of Shropshire near Clee Hill. Secondly, new for 2022, at the picturesque A Day in The Country, in Oxfordshire, just a few minutes from junction 10 on the M40. Or last but not least at the historical and simply stunning Thoresby Park, in Nottinghamshire, part of Sherwood Forest.

All 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 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 will rearrange if the weather is forecast to be bad. Please visit – https://www.carterart.co.uk/bird-of-prey-workshops for even more information.

COST : £98 per person (paid on day) or £105 (including gift voucher)

2022 Workshop Dates:

CLEE HILL, SHROPSHIRE

16th May 2022 – SPACES

17th May 2022 – SPACES

27th June 2022 – SPACES

 A DAY IN THE COUNTRY, OXFORDSHIRE

5th July 2022 – SPACES

 THORESBY PARK, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

22nd March 2022 – SPACES

4th May 2022 – SPACES

7th June 2022 – SPACES

MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED AS THE YEAR PROGRESSES.

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!

John

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

Bob

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.
Bill

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!
David

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.

Phil