We have two venues in County Durham for our Birds of Prey and action photography days.
Our Introduction to Birds of Prey workshops take place at Walworth Castle which overlooks the beautiful countryside of the Tees Valley, just minutes from Darlington, close to Durham and just off the A1. The Castle provides a stunning backdrop for our birds of prey experience days. Walworth Castle Birds of Prey Centre is located within the grounds, providing a wealth of photographic opportunities to incorporate in to our workshop.
Our second venue for our Hawks & Hounds Action Photography Day is situated in spectacular countryside near Eggleston, just 30 minutes from the A1. Tori & David our falconers have been running Birds of Prey photography courses with us for the past few years and together we'll give you a photographic experience you'll never forget!
Hawks & Hounds Action Photography Day
A unique action photography day set on a private estate in the breath-taking countryside of Teesdale. Take action shots of birds of prey and dogs against the backdrop of one of the most iconic views of Teesdale. In this full day of action photography you'll be taking flying shots (from an elevated position) of Barn Owl, Buzzard, Goshawk, Harris Hawk, and Peregrine Falcon, as well as all action shots of a variety of dogs, including a Labrador and Pointer, running through open countryside, jumping fences and stone walls and swimming in the River Tees, where we also have the added advantage of photographing from a bridge to add another dimension to your photographs. There will also be the opportunity to take static shots of some of the birds, including the Barn Owl and Kestrel in derelict farm buildings, providing a more authentic setting. Please note this is not a hunting day.
Introduction to Birds of Prey Photography at Walworth Castle. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to compose natural portraits of owls, hawks and falcons at Walworth Castle Birds of Prey Centre. Morning and afternoon sessions in the centre and around the Castle grounds allow for plenty of time to put into practice your newly learnt skills with the ultimate challenge of capturing images of these stunning birds in flight. There are 2 Nikon DSLR cameras plus one Nikon 70-300m lens available for loan free of charge - please request on booking form. Sandwich lunch included.
A unique chance to photograph owls falcons and hawks plus 3 different types of dogs in this simply stunning location in the heart of Teesdale. Set on a private estate with the River Tees running through it we have the opportunity to photograph the dogs running in open fields jumping fences and walls and having a great time swimming in the river! Due to the terrain we are able to have the advantage of height to be either at eye level or look down on the birds for some great flying shots. This course is suitable for anyone who is comfortable shooting in aperture priority and continuous focusing mode. Tuition will be given throughout the day. Two Nikon DSLR cameras and one 70-300m lens available to loan free of charge subject to availability - please request on booking form