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PHOTOGRAPHIC DAYS

Birds of prey outdoor photography workshop

Available sessions:
Morning only – 9.30am to 11.30pm

Weekday workshops available – £135 for up to two people. (Extra people charged at £45 per person) Monday to Friday mornings only.
Public shared weekend workshops available – £65 per person. Up to 15 people.
Private weekend workshops available – £250 for up to 4 people.

Your chance to photograph some of the beautiful birds of prey that reside at Liberty’s in outdoor natural light conditions without cages or wire in the way. During these sessions you can photograph a variety of birds of prey on static perches in our flying arena. These days are suitable for photographers of all levels and an experienced photographer is always on hand to help you out if you would like any assistance or advice.

The day begins at 10am with a quick safety talk after which the birds will be put out on static perches for you to photograph. You are also welcome to stay for any public flying demonstrations that might be going on at the centre on the day to photograph the birds in flight.

Recommended camera equipment:  

For these days almost any camera will suffice as you are able to get quite close to the birds. As a recommendation we would suggest a DSLR or mirrorless system camera, or a high end bridge camera as being your best options.

For lenses we would recommend a 70 – 200 mm or higher zoom for maximum versatility although almost any standard lens will enable you to get photos of the birds.

Birds of prey studio photography day

Available sessions:
Morning only – 9.30am to 12.00pm

Weekday workshops available – £135 for up to two people. (Extra people charged at £45 per person) Monday to Friday mornings only.
Public shared weekend workshops available – £65 per person. (vouchers accepted)
Private weekend workshops available – £250 for up to four people.

This day is a great opportunity to photograph some of the beautiful birds of prey that reside at Liberty’s, under studio conditions for something just a little bit different.

During these sessions you will be able to get up close to some of our owls, hawks and falcons in a purpose built indoor studio using high quality lighting, which make for some visually stunning images.

This day is suitable for photographers of all abilities and as always an experienced photographer is on hand should you need any help.

Your day will start with a brief introduction and a quick safety talk before the birds are brought in to be photographed using our professional quality equipment.

During the session you will photograph a number of different birds of prey using a variety of lighting set-ups and backdrops. Shooting under these conditions should enable you take as photographs that are as good as your camera and lens can achieve and it is possible to get some truly stunning images of these creatures.

These days are not weather dependent but can only take place during the morning.

Recommended Camera Equipment: 

You will need a DSLR camera, compact system camera or a high end “bridge” camera that is capable of being set to manual exposure with the ability to control ISO, aperture and shutter speed. We suggest that if you are unfamiliar with the controls you check your camera’s instruction manual before your day.

For cameras with electronic view finders it would be helpful to be able to turn off “exposure simulation” preview if possible.

The camera will also need to be able to accept a standard flash “hot-shoe” fitting flash trigger.

Lenses we recommend are a zoom lens of around 70 – 200 mm or more focal length

 

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