This Bird of Prey Centre is based in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. The centre is home to a fabulous collection of birds including many different species of Owls, Hawks, Eagles and Falcons. Their wonderful facilities and surroundings will provide you with the opportunity to capture fantastic portraits and stunning images of the birds in flight. The Centre is not open to the public so we will have sole use of all the facilities.
LEARN HOW TO CAPTURE GREAT IMAGES OF BIRDS OF PREY
These workshops are led by Laura Galbraith, the owner of Going Digital East of England. Laura is an experienced wildlife photographer. She will be joined by a resident falconer who has a great deal of experience of working with photographers and has an amazing knowledge of the birds.
Our Birds of Prey Photography Workshops are scheduled so that are main two hours photography session takes advantage of the best available light in the evening finishing around 1 hr before sunset. The course starts with a briefing on how to set up your camera and how to compose your images. We then have our first session photographing both perched and flying birds starting with the slower, larger birds to get some practise. We then break for coffee and an image review before moving on to the main photography session at the best time of day to take photographs of the birds both in flight and perched in a variety of locations. Fens Falconry has 3 birds that fly without any Falconry equipment and we will always request that at least two of these are included in the day however this is subject to the bird's health and wind conditions so is not guarunteed.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE & EQUIPMENT
If you wish to improve your wildlife and action Photography skills, then ideally you should have attended our Explore Your Camera Part 1 -Get Off Auto workshop or be confident shooting in Aperture Priority mode. For those without a DSLR camera then excellent portraits may be obtained of all the birds featured throughout the day although photographing birds in flight may be more challenging depending on the features of your specific camera.