deer photography Workshops
There's way more to these creatures than just the annual deer rut, however, it is a truly exciting time in my calendar and one that I would love to share with you!
Join me and learn how to use the available light and stunning scenery to create beautiful images of both red and fallow deer. With over 550 roaming deer and stags to practise on, you will have plenty of opportunities. I will teach you the fieldcraft I have developed over many hours with these majestic animals so you feel comfortable and know how to approach and photograph without disturbing them or their environment.
Due to to the nature of this photography, workshop numbers are kept to just 3 people per day.
-Suitable for anyone who enjoys photography and beginners are welcome!
- Learn how to get the best out of your camera and utilise:
Aperture, Shutter Speed, Iso and Composition!
- Camera & lens hire is available upon request.
Maximum of 3 people per workshop.
Location: Bradgate Park
Time: 7am - 2pm
Wednesday 06.10.2021 - (Deer Rut)
Monday 11.10.2021 - (Deer Rut)
Wednesday 13.10.2021 - (Deer Rut)
Friday 15.10.2021 - (Deer Rut)
Staring nice and early so as not to miss the sunrise, we'll follow the sounds of the bellowing stags as they lead us into the park ensuring we get set up in time to utilise the best light.
I will be on hand to help you individually with your camera settings, and techniques. We will regularly review the images on your camera together so I can help guide you with how to improve your next set of shots.
I will teach you the tips and tricks I have learnt over the years not only on my camera but also with the animal behaviour and how to anticipate these majestic animal's movements so you can nail those beautiful portrait shots and those epic action shots if a rut unfolds before your eyes!
By 9:30am we are sure to need some refreshments so we'll grab some breakfast and review images before returning back to the field to photograph more deer and birdlife until 2pm.
You Will Need:
- Camera (DSLR/Mirrorless)
- Walking Boots and Warm/Waterproof Clothing
- At least 400mm focal length
- Spare Batteries and Memory Cards
- Bean Bag and Monopod with Ball Head or Tripod
- Snacks & Drinks
What is Included:
- All Photography Tuition and Advice
- Additional Food & Drink
- Camera Equipment
- Personal/Equipment/Travel Insurance
- Car Park Fee is £5.50
- Toilets and cafe available on site
- We will walk approx. 5 -6 miles during this workshop so please make sure your fitness levels will allow you to enjoy this experience
"I found Rachel really helpful and easy to get along with. She tailored the workshop around my abilities and gave me loads of useful tips. I'm more than happy to recommend her."
"My daughter and I had a workshop training session with Rachel. She was very thorough and we had a great time learning about using our cameras away from the basic settings and introducing the use of more advanced functions."
"I decided I needed to take photography lessons to learn more about my camera and I have to say Rachel has been amazing. Rachel explains everything so well and is very patient. I have just changed my camera so will be heading back for some more lessons. If you are thinking about having lessons, I would say book in now!"