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Overview

Experience days is something new that I’m offering, half day photography experience at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and Osprey evenings where I will teach you how to capture incredible imagery, with techniques and tips that you can take away. Remember to bring your own equipment and I’ll help you work out how to use it in these personal 1 to 1 experience days. For now, I’ll be doing them once a month until the demand picks up.

You just need to make your own way there and bring your camera!

It’s great for anyone at any age wanting to learn more about photography.

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Last light on the lion

David’s candidnous and patience really helped me find comfort with photography. Definitely recommend to any beginner photographer.

- Adam

YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE

Join David for a very special half day one-to-one session at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. David will guide you around the park giving you hints and tips on camera settings to be able to get stunning shots of the wildlife within the park. See FAQ’s for all the details you need to know.

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16th Sep 2022 at 1:00 PM
10th Nov 2022 at 12:00 PM
Price: £100
Osprey on golden wings

I never thought I would ever be able to capture an amazing photo of a bird in action. Thank you David!!!

- John B.

Osprey Photography Experience

The Osprey Photography Experience is an exciting exhilarating experience with most people saying ‘AMAZING, FANTASTIC, WOW’. So get ready for a wildlife spectacle when an Osprey dives into the water only a few metres away and flies off with a fish in its talons and you capture the shot of a lifetime. See FAQ’s for all the details you need to know.

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Price: £200

Frequently Asked Questions

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Over the years I’ve been asked a few of the same questions that I think would be very useful to know for any new budding photographers that want to jump in with me on an experience day.

I’ve also added a few questions you might want to ask yourself before getting a ticket, but if you have any other questions, please drop me line...

What do I need to know for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park photography experience?

Yorkshire Wildlife Park is an amazing place, with around 475 animals including over 60 different species and is one of the leading animal attractions in the UK. Its is a fantastic place to experience a truly breathtaking walk through wildlife adventure. Most animals you will discover at the park are endangered or threatened in the wild.

For the photographer this is an incredible venue where it is possible to get natural backgrounds and stunning images without having to shoot through fencing or glass. With the help from David, animals such as Polar Bears, Tigers, Lions, Leopards, Hyenas and more... are waiting for you to capture that shot of a lifetime.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

A very special one-to-one half day photography session at Yorkshire Wildlife Park with hints and tips from David.

Sessions will last approximately 3 hrs.

WHAT TIME DO SESSIONS START?

Sessions will be 1400 until 1700 hrs when the park closes at 1800 hrs. Sessions will be 1200 until 1500 hrs when the park closes at 1600 hrs.

Details of where we will meet will be arranged with you after booking.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Admission to the Park on the day.
  • Travel to and from your home address to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
  • Any overnight accommodation.
  • Any insurance both personal and equipment.
  • Any refreshments for the duration of the session.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Cost for the experience is £100. A non-refundable £50 deposit will secure your booking.

Recommended equipment for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park photography experience?

DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge Camera.

Lens – typically shoot at 300mm so lenses 70-300, 300, 100-400, 150-600mm are ideal.

Memory cards, fully charged battery and spares.

If you have difficulty handholding your camera/lens combination then I would recommend a tripod or monopod.

What do I need to know for Osprey photography experience?

Join David down in Rutland to photograph Osprey’s diving to catch fish at a private hide, a few miles from Rutland Water in the late afternoon/evening until dusk. The hide is situated at the end of a pond at water level, has seating and shelving and toilet facilities on site.

We have the services of a professional spotter who will keep us informed of any Ospreys in the area and when they are coming into dive.

In terms of camera kit we typically shoot at 300mm (full frame) or 200mm (crop sensor), so lenses such as 70-200mm, 200mm prime, 300mm prime, 70-300mm, 100-400mm and 150-600mm are ideal. The Osprey can dive and catch a fish and fly away in 8-10 seconds in low light. Ideally use a camera with a fast frame rate and your fastest lens.

Other wildlife that can visit the hide during the session includes: Red Kites, which will take any dead or injured fish from the surface of the pond. Kingfishers, Egrets, Herons and Muntjac Dear.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

A place in the hide for the duration of the evening session with one to one hints and tips from David. Sessions will last approximately 4 hours. Full use of a professional spotter throughout the session.

WHAT TIME DO SESSIONS START?

We will meet at 1600 hrs and sessions in the hide start around 1630 hrs. Details of where we will meet will follow after booking.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

  • Travel to and from your home address to the hide.
  • Any overnight accommodation.
  • Any insurance both personal and equipment.
  • Any refreshments for the duration of the session.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

£200 for one-to-one experience with David. A non-refundable £80 deposit will secure your booking.

What equipment do I need for the Osprey photography experience?

DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge camera.

Lens – typically shoot at 300mm so lenses 70-200, 200, 300, 100-400, 150-600mm are ideal.

Memory cards, fully charged battery and spares.

Bean bag or Gimbal and plate unless you can handhold your camera/lens combination.

Suitable clothing – it can get cold in the hide, even in the summer.