Introduction to Wildlife Photography

One, Two or Three Day - Non Residential Courses - Available All Year


This course is aimed directly at photographers with a desire to enter the fabulous world of wildlife photography. Wildlife photography should be both fun and enjoyable. It’s with this in mind that my courses are designed to give your photography a real boost. This is achieved in a relaxed and informative manner. The aim of this course is to give you a fast-track to becoming a fully fledged wildlife photographer, so you can proudly show off your wonderful images to the world!

All technical aspects are explained in an easy-to-understand way and wherever possible confusing terms and technical jargon will be avoided. On the day a fact sheet will be issued to you as a reference and permanent reminder of what you’ve learned during the course.

The first day will always be held at the Highland Wildlife Park at Kincraig. This is the perfect place to learn the basics in a controlled environment where the animals aren’t going to run away or be disturbed by us talking and moving around. If you choose a two or three day course, day two and three will be out in-the-field. The target species on this day/s will depend on the time of year.


What’s included:

All entries fees.

Elevenses – Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate – Home baking.

Packed Lunch – Homemade Soup – Filled Roll – Home baking – Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate.

Afternoon Tea – Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate – Home baking.

All transport during the course and pick up/drop off from your accommodation in the Inverness or Aviemore area.

The full attention of your very patient guide.

Fun, laughter and enjoyment (they're free!).


Please note accommodation is NOT included in the price but help and guidance on this is available – Please ask.



Main Areas covered:

Basic approach to wildlife photography.

Understanding your Camera.

Learning the controls and settings on your camera.

Shutter Speeds, Depth-of-field and ISO – What are they and what do they do?

Basic introduction to post processing.

Introduction to field craft.

Ethics and the law.

The 2 or 3 day course will also include the following:

How to set up a feeding station.

Tracking wildlife.

Introduction to hide photography.



One Day Course

One - to - One  £349

One - to - Two  £325 per person

Two Day Course

One – to – One  £649

One – to – Two  £499 per person

Three Day Course

One – to – One  £899

One – to – Two  £675 per person

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