Join Nikon School in 22 acres of woodland and wildflower meadow at Andover’s Hawk Conservancy that has over 150 birds of prey on view, from the tiny Pygmy Owl to the impressive Steller's Sea Eagles! Many of these birds are involved in spectacular daily flying demonstrations, whilst others are part of important breeding or environmental enrichment projects.
Our day will centre around the British Birds at the Conservency and will include flying demonstrations and close up opportunities. We will have our own dedicated falconers on hand to engage and explain each bird to us and indeed put the birds through their paces on our behalf.
Photography can be very rewarding and difficult all at the same time and this will really push the boundaries of both of those statements. Working with a Nikon School trainer throughout the day we will help you capture pin-sharp and interesting images of many magnificent birds.
Lunch will be provided.
If you would like to borrow any kit for this course please get in contact with us at [email protected] with your request and we will do our best to bring it along.
Outdoor walking involved which traverse steep inclines
Average customer rating for this course:
"It was very helpful to have the briefing session allowing questions before venturing out to take photographs. Ricci encouraged us to ask questions and was available with suggestions right through the day. Having alternative Nikon equipment available to try is a really good idea although unfortunately it has tempted us to consider buying another lens. It was an excellent day and I learned a great deal. I tried settings I have not used before and have some decent photos to show for it. I would be very happy to do another course in the hope of improving further. "
"Ricci was very clear with the camera settings before we went out, and I did alter what I had during the morning, which produced a higher keep percentage than I normally get. Of course normally I don’t have the opportunity to photograph birds repeating a similar flight path, and it was an uplifting experience both to watch the birds and to be so close to them. I appreciated the fact that other than for the public birding display, our small group were in spaces that were separate from the general public. "
"A great day for testing one's camera skills with the 'models' in static poses to flying across water and though dappled woodland and high in the sky undertaking some amazing acrobatic feats for food. Highly recommended."
"The course was lead by two knowledgeable experts. Ricci Chera, with advice - and more importantly help in setting up a camera, making ISO and shutter speed adjustments to suit the subjects and background. I learnt some significant tips for good photography, which I have been able, very shortly afterwards, to put to very good use. This is a good team who made the day very worthwhile without over-complicating things. Thoroughly recommended both for this and the availability of subject material."
"Simple instructions from Nikon folks. I loved the fact that we had our own private showing of the various birds to practice on. Highly recommend this."
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Hawk Conservancy Trust, Weyhill,, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8DY