British Wildlife Centre Photo Days 2017

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British wildlife in the late afternoon sun

We are hosting one day photographic workshops for ten dates in May and June 2017 at the British Wildlife Centre in Surrey, England. I will host six, with Richard Peters three, and we will also host one jointly. We are continuing with the success we have enjoyed there since 2013.

Richard has won several awards for his work including recent success at the British Wildlife Photographer Awards, European Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the BBC sponsored Wildlife Photographer Of The Year. You can see more of his work here.

The British Wildlife Centre

The British Wildlife Centre is host to the finest collection of native wildlife in Britain with over forty different native species from tiny harvest mice to magnificent red deer. Our special photographic days are held when they are closed to the public, so they offer photographers an opportunity to get really close to the animals. This workshop is aimed at amateurs to advanced amateurs whether or not you have been using a camera for weeks or years.

Photography from inside the enclosures

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A combination of good vantage points, natural surroundings and a peaceful environment gives you every opportunity to get that perfect wildlife shot, including access inside some of the large enclosures, including the foxes, otters and Scottish wildcats. The enclosures are so designed to replicate the most natural setting for the animals which is ideal for photography.

Photographing at sunset for the best available light

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We have arranged with the British Wildlife Centre to allow you to photograph during the time of the day which offers by far the best light, the hour or two before the sun sets. In the case of our October dates, we will begin at 11:00am and finish at 5:00pm

Owls in natural surroundings

We can photograph barn owls and tawny owls in a natural setting, free of barriers and wires as close as we’d like. Other animals include badgers, water voles, red squirrels, pine martens, stoats, adders, red deer and roe deer.

One to one guidance and tuition

The small group size enables each participant plenty of time for personal guidance and tuition. We will discuss and offer guidance for camera settings, exposure, histograms, focal lengths and the best options for use on the day. We can also offer advice on the best equipment to bring on the day beforehand.

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On the day

14:15 Meet and greet with tea coffee and biscuits
14:30 Group tuition with a briefing and short presentation
15:00 We begin with foxes, Scottish Wildcats, then badgers, stoats, weasels, frogs and water voles.
17:30 Tea, Coffee and refreshments (provided)
18:00 We end the day with owls, deer, and we’ll make good use of the evening sunlight with the foxes.
20:00 Finish


The price for the day is £165. This includes tea, coffee, and refreshments.
To book a place or for more information, please email me at


We currently have five dates for May 2017 and five dates in June 2017. They are hosted by myself, except for the the dates indicated which will be hosted by Richard Peters.

Please note May 19th is a joint session, which will be hosted by both myself and Richard, and will run from 9:30am to 4:30pm instead of the later time offered by other days.

May 17 – with David Lloyd
May 19 – with David Lloyd and Richard Peters

Jun 19 – with Richard Peters and David Lloyd
Jun 21 – with Richard Peters and David Lloyd

Numbers are strictly limited to ten photographers only, except for the joint session of May 19th which will be limited to twenty, but as two groups of ten at a time.