Introduction to Wildlife Photography workshops

1 or 2 day Introduction to Wildlife Photography Workshops on the Black Isle, near Inverness.


Dates – Year round

Breaking into the world of wildlife photography can seem like an intimidating prospect. Whatever your level of photography experience may be, these workshops help you take your first steps in wildlife photography, in a simple and enjoyable way.

1 day workshops
These will take place at my popular red squirrel hides on the Black Isle near Inverness, before moving on to my bird feeding stations in the nearby woodlands. You will have the opportunity to photograph red squirrels, crested tits (Early november to late march only), long-tailed tits and a variety of other woodland birds.

2 day workshops
If you book a 2 day workshop, on the second day we shall take things up a notch. We shall either head into the hills of the Cairngorms National Park to look at photographing upland species, or head to the shores of the Moray Firth to photograph the resident bottlenose dolphins. Alternatively, in the winter months we have the options of red deer, red grouse or snow buntings. We shall spend time looking over your images, and I will offer constructive critique and advice on image processing.

Topics covered
– Wildlife hide photography
– Basic fieldcraft
– Getting the most out of your camera and lenses.
– Autofocus modes for wildlife photography.
– Ethics in wildlife photography
– Image processing.

What’s included?
– Transport to and from your accommodation (so long as it is within a 30 minute drive of Inverness)
– The full attention of a multi-award winning photographer.
– Exclusive use of my red squirrel hides on the Black Isle.
– Constructive image critique and advice on image processing.

Essential information
1 day workshop – £125 per person (max 2 people).
2 day workshop – £200 per person (max 2 people)
Dates –
Early August 2019 to late March 2020 (closed september 2019).
Footwear: Walking or warm wellington style boots are recommended. Please note that the path to the squirrel hide can be very muddy.
Clothing: Dependent on the season, but please make sure you bring dark clothing only (green, black, dark blue). Full waterproofs essential. For the winter months, wooly hats, gloves, insulated jacket recommended. We might be out in an upland winter environment – it gets very cold!
Lunch. Lunch and water will be required. Snacks are included.
Suggested camera kit. DSLR or similar. Lens 300 – 500mm. Tripod or monopod. (A monopod can be borrowed for the duration of the workshop)
Location: The Black Isle. Meeting point, The car park. Millbank road. Munlochy, IV8 8ND

For booking or further information please use the contact form below