Bird of Prey Photography Workshops

Please contact Claire Carter for future dates, to book and for anymore information.

2 Unique Venues Available – Shropshire Hills and Thoresby Park, based on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest.

Camera Clubs and large groups can be accommodated.

Photographer Claire Carter and Hawkeye Falconry UK, would like to invite you to join them in the beautiful rolling hills of South Shropshire just 7 miles East of Ludlow, or at the stunning Thoresby Park, in Nottinghamshire, for a Bird of Prey Photography Workshop.

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 or for those more experienced a chance to hone field skills.

pp_1641Hawkeye Falconry UK will have a minimum of 6 birds available.  Every workshop will provide different opportunities. The following is just an example of what may be available on the day:

European Kestrel, Barn Owls, British Peregrine Falcons, Great Grey Owl, Eagle Owls, Gyr Falcons, Spectacled Owl, Boobook Owl, Gyr Hybrid Falcons, Northern Hawk Owl and Lanner Falcons. During the breeding season young birds of prey will be available to photograph.

The day can be organised around what participants want – static shots for beginners or a day of flight shooting for the more advanced.

Both venues 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.  The atmosphere will be relaxed, with plenty of time to shoot each bird and ask questions.

The falconers, will be on hand to share their expert knowledge of their birds and local wildlife. Claire will offer advice as to appropriate techniques and camera settings and can be emailed before the event for questions relating to equipment, though static photographs can be achievable with even basic cameras. You can get so close you may even want to bring your macro lens!


In the event of bad weather there are plenty of indoor options in barns with a chance to try some flash or studio lights if the weather is totally uncooperative.

For more information about the workshop, including dates available and to book a day, please contact Claire Carter.