Birds of Prey Photography Days

Photograph Birds of Prey with wildlife photographer Paul Miguel. Working with British birds we provide a Photography Experience including natural portraits of owls and hawks to beautiful raptors in flight.

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Working with SMJ Falconry we photograph captive birds of prey in wild settings – on natural perches with wild backdrops. We can also remove some of the jesses on occasion. Birds on these workshops include barn owl, tawny owl, little owl, long eared owl, merlin, kestrel, peregrine, red kite – and raven.! You will be given tuition on lighting, composition, exposure combinations and focusing techniques. There is a maximum of just 8 places for photographers, with an additional 2 places for non-photographers/partners.

After photographing bird of prey portraits we move on to capturing images in flight. We usually fly 3 birds, including straight line flight on pre-planned routes. This is often the most exhilarating part of the day!

Our expert falconers understand the needs of wildlife photographers and take a great deal of care to provide the best looking birds and settings for our photographic days. Species are chosen on the day, with some flexibility; please ask if you would like to photograph a specific bird. Courses take place in Oxenhope in the Pennines.

 

N.B. To make use of the best locations we sometimes take a fairly steep (but relatively short) climb and descent. Please ask if you have any mobility issues.


These courses prove very popular so Book Now to secure a place! Read these great reviews from previous clients Alan Ryder and Rob Dutton


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Booking

A deposit can be paid via paypal or cheque. You will need to complete the online Booking Form Please also read the Terms & Conditions.

Cost: £120 per person (£60 for non-photographers)

Maximum number: 8 (photographers); 2 (non-photographers)
Dates 2019: Saturday 13th April; 10.00am – 4.00pm (8 Places Available)
                     Saturday 14th September; 10.00am – 4.00pm (8 Places Available)
What’s included: portrait and flight photography; professional tuition; lunch and refreshments
Deposit: £30
Equipment: DSLR/mirrorless/bridge cameras; a range of lenses/zooms can be used from 200mm to 500mm; (if unsure just ask if your camera is suitable); optional equipment includes tripod/monopod, beanbag, flashgun

Email: paul@naturephotographycourses.co.uk

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Birds of Prey 13th April 2019










Birds of Prey 14th September 2019





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13 thoughts on “Birds of Prey Photography Days

    • Hi

      Yes, they are certainly suitable for beginners. I had two beginners on a course yesterday. The main thing is to ideally have a lens of at least 200mm as it makes for better portraits. If you want to know anything else just ask. Thanks for the interest.

    • Hi Tom

      There is some walking on uneven ground. Let me know what difficulties you may have any I can give you more of an idea. July’s workshop is in one location where everything is pretty close by – I’m sure we could accommodate you.

  1. Hi,

    Can I double check the 2015 dates for this workshop please? e.g. the June date says Saturday 19th June, but the 19th is a Friday. Is this workshop on the Friday 19th or Saturday 20th please?

    Thanks!

    Ellie

  2. Hello Paul,

    My names Simon, I have just been working outside today, painting a house in the country and I believe ( I could be wrong but defiantly a big bird of prey) I have seen a honey buzzard over the past few days, and today it was being hassled by two crows, interesting to see!

    I love my wildlife photography and it got me thinking it would be great to get the chance to photography birds of prey given the chance. I found your site and workshops on line and I was just wondering where you are actually based? I’m in south east Surrey myself. If you are reasonable local I may try and book a date for a course.

    Many thanks

    Simon Keslake

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