WILDLIFE & NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY IN WEST LONDON
As Seen on TV - Wildlife and Waterfowl Photo Safari Walk in Bushy Park - Red and Fallow Deer
Andy Hornsbury's wildlife photosafaris in beautiful Bushy Park as featured in BBC1's Countryfile! To view just click HERE. With over 445 hectares of land, Bushy Park is the second largest Royal Park in London and there is an incredible range of wildlife and habitats within its walls. There are currently about 320 deer roaming freely in the Park. During the day we will be photographing Red and Fallow Deer, a variety of waterfowl, as well as keeping an eye out for woodpeckers, kestrel and Kingfishers.
You will learn to create better wildlife and wildfowl photographs and learn about animals' Circle of Fear. In the afternoon, we will cover some more advanced skills including fine-tuning exposure, and creative use of shutter speed to freeze movement , or to create artistic blur - e.g. to blur water movement or to create dynamic wildlife action photos.
You will learn how to work on the move -to review and to take decisions on your photographs on the LCD screen - essential skills for both travel and wildlife safari photography - and you will have the opportunity to practice with your zoom lenses and additional kit with an expert on hand to help you and to answer all your questions. Feedback will be given through the day.
Suitable for Compact or Bridge Cameras with at least 10X optical zoom, and SLRs with 200mm or above zoom lens.
Your tutor, award-winning photographer Andy Hornsbury - shortlisted for the Photography Societies' Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2012 - has many years experience photographing wildlife so he will teach you to get the best wildlife photographs possible with your equipment. Stags are large unpredictable wild animals (especially in certain seasons), so you will need to follow Andy's safety directions at all times. A reasonable degree of fitness is required. Please don't wear good or white clothes... old clothes, or combats, are best as you may need to lie on grass...
All regular Bushy walking safaris run 11.00 am to 4.00 pm and are limited to 6 people. Activity Level 3, Skill Level 2 and above.
NEW Bushy Park Special: Rutting Walks from 1-6pmJoin us on one of our seasonal rutting walks this September and October. Only these specifically titled ''Rutting Walks'' run from 1-6 pm through the afternoon into the evening to enable you to capture the bucks roaring and fighting. This behaviour occurs at sunset which is why these walks are timed differently to all the other Bushy experiences.
There is no better indication that Autumn has arrived than at dusk when the roar of the stag echoes in the park. The rut, or breeding season, is from the end of September to November. This is when large stags, weighing up to 200kg, and 8 feet from ground to tip of their antlers, return to the hinds (females) home ranges. Watch these magnificent stags lock antlers as they fight for the right to breed with the hinds. Hear them roar as they assert their dominance. Experience nature “Jurassic Park” style, in this beautiful environment, almost in the heart of London. Suitable for Compact or Bridge Cameras with at least 10X optical zoom, and SLRs with 200mm or above zoom lens.
2012 - £10 GD Progression Discount Applies - for all students progressing to any Bushy Park photo safari from other GDLSE courses. Email for voucher code.
View and comment on students' photos taken on the Bushy Park Photowalks on Flickr.
Student FeedbackHi Andy, Many thanks for a very interesting, useful and enjoyable day at Bushy Park on 13/01/2013. Hope to take part in another of your workshops. Kind regards, David and Mary Whitehead.
Just to say thanks very much for yesterday's workshop - which I found really helped my photography as well as being a great day out in the sun! One question - Andy kindly let me borrow the Sigma zoom lens for most of the day - would you mind letting me know exactly what model it was? Best wishes Tim Harrop. (It was the Bigma!)
Thankyou for making my first day of " goingdigital" absolutely memorable. Having spent the Autumn evenings in an "adult classroom environment" doing an 8 week classroom course on the new cameras. It was quite refreshing to experience learning and using that knowledge immediately. Being with a small group was interesting. I am certainly looking forward to the day at Syon Park next week, and am already planning to book some further courses for later in the year. Regards, John Blundell.
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Tish & Andy Hornsbury
Tel: 01323 873400
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