This workshop is aimed to teach the photographer the basic skills required photograph birds, especially from hides. The photographer will learn through a mix of indoor tutorials interspersed with up to 3 hours in hides.

Essentials taught are:

  • Camera Basics
  • Equipment Required
  • Camera Settings
  • Focusing Techniques
  • Hide Set-up and Discipline
  • Bait and Perch Technique
  • Manipulating Behaviour
  • Fill-In Flash

Although no species can be guaranteed, over 15 species are regular visitors to the hides including great spotted woodpecker, goldfinches on teasel heads, and maybe a sparrowhawk!

Group size is small – a maximum of three people per workshop. This workshop is an excellent follow-on from the Beginners photography workshop taught through the Wildlife Trust, or for the photographer who just has a passion for photographing birds.

You will need a lens of at least 300 mm and a tripod for this workshop. See below for lens and equipment hire.

Location: Small Dole, West Sussex

Price: £160 per person

14 March 2020

£160 per person

SORRY FULLY BOOKED terms and conditions

Bespoke one-to-one workshops are also available at £345 per person on a mutually agreeable date.

1 to 1 Workshop £345

Lens Hire

500 mm Nikon and Canon lenses are available for hire including tripod at £85 per event please e-mail to book

500 mm Nikon and Canon lenses are available for hire, as well as tripods sturdy enough to support them.

Payment: Paypal or online transfer to be made at time of booking.

Enquiries: please email