with Corinne Pardey Photography
Photography workshops are a new collaboration between the UK Owl and Raptor Centre and Corinne Pardey Photography to deliver high quality workshops to allow photographers of all abilities the chance to learn how to capture incredible photographs of stunning birds of prey.
These three hour workshops will see participants having the opportunity to capture images of a variety of raptors both in portrait and flying scenes in our flying arena within the Groombridge Place Estate (unless specified elsewhere, eg. woodland). The key aspect of these workshops are to give participants the opportunity to practice and hone in on their existing skills with live birds of prey in controlled conditions whilst surrounded by the natural environment.
The atmosphere of the day will be very relaxed to allow guests the time to focus on achieving their own aims of the workshop and to enable the chance to ask Corinne any questions.
During our workshops we will cover topics which may include (depending on your selected workshop); basic camera handling to help you whilst in the field, practicing in-flight shots with the use of shutter speeds and help with various compositions to encourage participants to think more about what they want in the image.
A DSLR, Compact System or Bridge Camera are advised for this workshop due to the settings we will be changing - if you have a different camera to this but are still interested, please get in touch and we can see what might be possible.
Preferably a lens with a minimum reach of 200mm. This will allow you to zoom in to the birds whilst maintaining adequate distance for animal welfare.
*Remember to fully charge your batteries and have spares to hand on the day*
Prior experience & accessibility note
This workshop is open to ALL and we endeavour to cater for all needs during the session. If you have any special requirements that we may need to be aware of, please get in touch prior to booking. This workshop may involve walking for short periods on inclines and most of the experience is likely to be on very uneven terrain due to the nature of the fields and woodland.
About the photographer
Corinne has done photography as a hobby since the age of 15. Just starting with random objects around the house and the various flowers in the garden it soon became linked with her fascination with the natural world around her and drew her into becoming a wildlife photographer.
Having studied Photography at A-levels she then went on to working in a camera store for several years and being a part of the photography course team. Here she delivered beginner photography lessons and big cat photography courses to develop people's knowledge in manual photography.
Corinne also has a degree in Animal Conservation and Biodiversity, because of this her understanding of the natural world goes far beyond that through a camera lens. She has built up field skills that allow her to explore and understand an animals behaviour and seasonal cycles to aid in her photography. Some of which she will be able to feed into the workshop on the day.