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Wildlife Photography – Beginners Workshop

Wildlife Photography For The Complete Beginner

Location: Buckinghamshire

This workshop is a chance for you to join Tom for the day and learn all the basics about how to use your digital camera to take wildlife images. The course is designed for people who are new to photography and would like to learn their way round their camera. The morning will start with setting up by a lake in Buckinghamshire to photograph the local wildfowl. By choosing a subject which is plentiful on the lake, this will give you a chance to really practice and improve with your camera whilst having plenty of time to discuss and think about your settings and composition. Tom will be constantly on hand to give you advice and to answer as many questions as you may have. On finishing the shoot you will sit down somewhere more comfortable for Tom to view your work on a laptop and talk about how to upload and process your images in Adobe Lightroom.


Tom will cover many factors throughout the day to help you understand the basics like apertures, shutter speeds and ISO. He will be showing you how to correctly expose an image, whilst talking about possible compositions.

Before                                                                                                                                 After


During the critique and processing session, Tom will look over your images from the day and give you lots of feedback about what worked well and where to improve. You will then look at the best ways to process an image, from small crops to lightning or darkening the image. Talking also about slight white balance changes or adding some contrast to your images.


Equipment and Clothing:

In terms of camera equipment Tom can cater for any camera on this workshop. Ideally a minimum zoom of a 200mm/300mm up to 500mm or equivalent will help get the best images from the day. It is a 5 minute walk from the car park to the lake. Please wear suitable footwear and appropriate clothing for the time of year.

Workshop Itinerary:

Tom will meet you for a 9am start. You will be photographing the local wildlife from 9:15am-12:30pm, and then change location for reviewing and processing images. The workshop will finish at 3pm.


Workshop Dates and Booking Information:

8th February 2020 – Places Available

To book your place please email If there is not a date here to suit you, Tom can be flexible and find a day to suit your schedule.

Workshop suitable for 18 years +. Full payment is required at the time of booking.



Gift vouchers available. Make perfect presents to celebrate a Birthday, Christmas or any other occasion.

1-1: £250

2-1: £175 per person

Larger Group Sizes Available – Please enquire for pricing.