location, Loch lomond south
Talons workshop, 1-2-1 @ £200 and 1-2-2s @ £180pp with a £50pp non-refundable deposit. dates to suit,
Dates are open to suit each client, choose a date anytime of a month when booking
This workshop is exclusive to Dean Bricknell photography,
With full camera tuition and free to photograph any of the birds at the center within their enclosure, teas and coffee, dates to suit, 1-2-1 and 1-2-2s
This workshop is held in the Loch Lomond area, the workshop will start with a meet and greet at the Loch Lomond bird of prey center.
We will start the day by looking at your camera settings, then we will look at ISO, white balance, exposure, exposure compensation, depth-of-field, f.stops, focusing, and light.
We will either head to our location (walking distance from the center) or we will head of in vehicles to the workshop location which is up on a moor just a short drive away weather permitting (very little walking but bring boots and waterproofs).
We will be photographing the Golden eagle, Goshawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, in their natural environment, moorlands or on a hill side for the Golden eagle and post or a dry wall for Buzzard also a selection of post, perches and woodland near the center if you wish,
This is a great opportunity to photograph one of Britain’s most powerful of all raptors the Goshawk.
We will also be photographing the mighty Golden eagle in all its power and grace, we will try and see if some controlled flight shots can be had but this is only a few feet from the glove, she will land on a rock or large tufted area if the wind is in our favor, you will need some Photoshop skills to remove any Jesse's, (I don't use Photoshop sorry im no help here).
This Golden eagle will sit nicely for you on the ground or perched you can get very close to her, this will give you a close up view of the feather details and the power in them talons.
All the birds are happy for you to move around them, again getting up close is not a problem. All the birds are happy if you wish for them to be sat on the ground in the wild grasses for you to get that lowdown shot. In the wild when not in flight you will find these birds perched on a wall, post or on the ground and sometimes in small isolated tree/bush,
Golden eagle and Peregrine falcon if available
We will head out up to the hill side and photograph the Golden eagle, here she will be placed on a rock where you will be able to get up close and low and on a clear day with Loch Lomond in the background, if the weather is against us on the hill then we will move down to a open area to photograph the eagle, with the Peregrine falcon we will place dead prey on a rock, here you will be able to get images of this beautiful male plucking at its prey.
We will head out with the Goshawk and photograph her on a perch or post within a wooded area near the center we will place her on a post or perch her within the trees, for clean background shots we will perch her out into a open area
After we will head back to the center for teas and coffees and have a look at your shots then we will go out with Buzzard and Kestrel,
We will now work with the Buzzard on her wall or stump she will sit very nicely with her back to us looking over her shoulder, you can also photograph her perched side / front facing,
We will stay at the same location to photograph this beautiful male Kestrel, shots of this bird perched on a post, wall stump, again you can get very close to this bird.
We use Little Owl and Short-eared Owl for backup if any of the other birds are not available on the day.
what do you need
Camera, lenses of 70-200 / 300 but no more than 400mm, tripod, shutter cable, boots, waterproofs, your own food and drink.
Please note we may change the birds from time to time,
List of Birds as from 24/10/2017 that can be used for this workshop