Beginner Bird Photography


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Beginner bird photography dates for 2023

Sat.  04th X 1 place available  Sun.  05th X 1 place available
Wed.  15th X 1 place available  Tues. 21st X 1 place available
Thu.  02nd X 1 place available  Tues. 07th X 1 place available
Tues. 14th X 1 place available
Sat.  20th X 1 place available  Sun. 21st  X 1 place available


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Beginner Bird Photography overview

Have you ever wanted to learn bird photography but don’t know where to start? Or not sure if you will enjoy it and don’t want to pay for all the equipment?

Well here’s your opportunity. On this course you will get the basic introduction into the wonderful world of bird photography. This course is a one to one course so it will be nice, relaxed and a friendly environment.

The world of bird photography is a fascinating past time, trying to get that perfect shot from either the pose to the correct angle while in flight. While doing bird photography you will start to notice birds a lot more, identify their call and see birds that you have not seen before.

You can spend a lot of time searching for the bird that you want to photograph and then even more time waiting for that one special shot, then you may find that you do not want to give up until you get it.

Bird photography is also very relaxing when you are sat in a hide waiting for the birds to come, listening at the sounds around you and looking at the view’s.


What will be covered

Beginner Bird photography can be quite daunting at first. All those buttons, dials and switches, where to begin? How to attach the lens? Do I just use the back screen or the viewfinder?

All these questions will be answered as this course is aimed at the complete beginner so we will start with the absolute basics.

We will touch on camera controls, buttons to use, how to take a picture and how to focus. Then we will cover camera settings from Shutter speed to the best Aperture, and white balance to use, also composition and technique such as camera shake and ISO.

Upon completing this course you will be sent an email with course notes to refer back to, also I will always be reachable via email to answer any questions that you have.

Equipment needed  

You do not need any equipment as I can provide a camera and lens for you to use, so that you are not wasting any money if you do not like this type of photography. If you already have your own that you want to use that is fine.

If you do have your own equipment you will need a lens of at least 300mm, 200-500mm or a 150-600mm would be ideal. Plus included in the price is a free memory card for you to keep.

         Example of Beginner Bird Photography      


This beginner bird photography course can take place at TWO locations

Depending on bird activity the course can take place at either at RSPB Bempton Cliffs on the East Yorkshire coast.

Or at Tophill Low nature reserve. Near Driffield

You can choose what location you want when booking.

Alternate locations are also available if one of the above locations are closed for any reason.


With the nature of this photography, we can not guarantee that you will see all the birds listed. Also, the course will go ahead whatever the weather so any payment made is non-refundable unless extreme circumstances dictate otherwise and due to our opinion.

If you choose to use one of our cameras you will be responsible for any damage, and will have to pay for any repairs that may be required whilst the camera was in your care.

We will not be held responsible for any of your own equipment damage, theft or personal injury while attending the walk participants do so at their own risk!

If you pay a deposit you will be required to pay the remaining balance 48 hours before the day of the course. If you fail to pay the full amount before the day of the course you will lose your deposit and will not be able to attend the course.

Additional information


Thurs. 02-03-2023, Tues. 07-03-2023, Tues. 14-03-2023, Tues. 21-02-2023, Wed. 15-02-2023, Sat. 20-05-23, Sun. 21-05-23, Sat. 04-02-23, Sun. 05-02-23


RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Tophill Low Driffield

Payment Type

Deposit, Full Payment

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No Camera Required, Rent a Camera + 32GB Memory card, Rent a Camera + 64GB Memory Card


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