Course details

Having run many woodland bird’s workshops, I get a lot of requests to photograph the great spotted woodpeckers and nuthatches; after all they are very dynamic and photogenic, although a little tricky to photograph!

Therefore, on this workshop, we ignore the other woodland species to purely concentrate on great spotted woodpecker and nuthatches, setting up natural perches for them to pose on for you.   I can normally lure these birds to within 3 or 4 metres of photographers although this does require more hide discipline than the other less fickle species but this does result in much greater chances of success.   There are less general shooting opportunities and a little more waiting but the results can be spectacular.

The workshop starts with a discussion on bird behaviour and how we manipulate that to suit our needs. Fundamentals such as exposure and camera settings are also covered.

This course is limited to a maximum of four people. A minimum focal length lens of 300mm is required as well as a tripod.

This workshop is suited to those who are already familiar with shooting small woodland birds and wish to patiently spend more time capturing images of just two species. If you are new to small bird photography, the Woodland Bird’s workshop is recommended first.’

Species and bird behaviour may vary based on conditions and guarantees of shots cannot be given.


Scrag Copse

“To photograph a great spotted woodpecker from a few metres was an incredible experience and one I’d happily recommend to anyone”
Will Cheung – Editor, Photography Monthly

Course dates: TBA

Cost: £95.00 / £85.00 for mid-week courses

Payment: Paypal, Credit Card or by cheque payable to David Plummer to be made at time of booking.
Please post to: 8 Orchard Close, Small Dole, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9YA

Booking: email or phone 07957 484 737 or 01273 494 753 to book your place.

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