2022.06.08

An Introduction to Birds of Prey Photography with the X-H2S – 2nd September 2022

Date:
02.09.2022
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Herrings Green Activity Farm & Birds of Prey Centre, Herrings Green Farm , Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedfordshire, MK45 3DT
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your session time.

Book your ticket via our website here

Overview & Kit

Join us to photograph a range of magnificent birds of prey. Photograph different species of birds from Owls, Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Kites and even Pelicans in different settings to vary compositional techniques. This workshop is suitable for those who want to understand the basics of how to photograph wildlife and birds of prey. Learn the basic settings to get you started whilst practising your skills with a range of beginner and advanced techniques on offer.

Take this opportunity to get hands on with the new X-H2S X Series camera, as well as the new XF150-600mm lens. X Series cameras are optimal wildlife photography tools, with the correct settings dialled in. You’re welcome to bring your own system, with versatile zooms like the XF70-300mmF4-5.6 R LM OIS WR encouraged, although a selection of Fujifilm cameras and lenses will be available on the day.

A free SD card will be available, although we recommend bringing your own as a spare. You can bring your own packed lunch however there is a café on site. Water, comfy shoes and weather appropriate clothing is essential.

On the Day

Meet at 10:00 AM for a hot drink with Carl and your fellow photographers. Enjoy a short briefing session, outlining settings and the techniques you’ll learn.

You will learn about the different species of birds you will see throughout the day, how they differ and how to change your shooting style accordingly. Time with the trainer on a one-to-one basis and in small groups is guaranteed.

Start putting some of the basic techniques into practise with staged portraits of the birds, understand where to position yourself for the best view and how to isolate your subject against busy backgrounds.

Break for a 45-minute lunch, including an opportunity to catch up on your fellow photographers’ highlights of the day.
Continue photographing the different birds this time in flight. This will really allow you to put your new skills to the test with the help of the X-H2S AF system and subject detection. More new skills will be introduced and developed through practical application.

End the day around 5:00 PM.

What you will learn

You will learn about the techniques of photographing birds of prey which can be used to photograph species in the wild. In order to achieve professional-looking results, the correct camera settings are essential. Carl will also cover his own preferred camera settings and photographic techniques for this genre of photography.

Wildlife photography is just as much about fieldcraft as it is kit. You’ll be instructed on the nuances of approaching subjects, as well as how to position yourself and frame for beautiful photographs.

About Carl Hare

Carl Hare pairs creative experience and technical know-how as a freelance photographer and FUJIFILM UK Product Specialist. His photography spans many genres, and while his professional roots trace back to weddings, Carl is equally adept at studio portraiture, street photography, landscapes and wildlife.

Keen to share his wealth of knowledge, Carl has delivered photography workshops for close to a decade. His passion for the outdoors is a constant source of inspiration, and when he can combine it with his teaching skills, there’s simply nothing better – for him and his students.

Terms & Conditions

Once you have purchased a ticket your place on the day will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know 10 days before the event and we will be happy to issue you a refund in full. Places cancelled after this time are non refundable. You need to be at least 18 years of age in order to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day’s activity. A copy of the disclaimer form is available HERE.
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