Seabird Photography Taster course


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The approximate length of the Seabird Photography Taster Course workshop is 4 hours.

Due to walking along the cliff tops and being close to the cliff edge space is limited to TWO people per day.Please read my TERMS & CONDITIONS before purchasing a course Our Privacy Policy can be found here

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Running From April to August

Workshop Overview

Bird photography is an enthralling activity, involving getting the perfect shot in a variety of angles and poses – even while the bird is in flight! As you immerse yourself in this craft, you’ll find yourself observing birds more often, recognizing their vocalizations, and discovering new variances of species.

It may require considerable effort to locate the avian subject you wish to photograph, then further persistence to capture the precise moment you envision. British seabirds come in all shapes and sizes – from the small Puffin to the Northern Gannet, with its two-meter wingspan.

In this course, we’ll not only explore the equipment and technology of bird photography, but you’ll also gain an understanding of the seabirds and their habitats, and the challenges of getting close enough to the seabirds. While the Northern Gannets are quite close, the smaller birds such as the Puffin, Guillemot and the Razorbill present more of a challenge (Hence the requirement of a long lens)


        Seabird photography

What will be covered

Are you feeling daunted by the prospect of beginning photography? Do you feel confused by all the buttons, dials, and switches, or unsure of how to attach a lens or which mode to use? This four-hour course is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to photography, especially for those who are starting out fresh or would like to move away from always using the AUTO MODE on the camera.

The course will tackle topics such as shutter speed and aperture, composition and shooting technique, as well as camera shake and ISO. Additionally, we will discuss the relevant equipment if needed. Upon completion, a course summary containing all the important notes will be sent to your email address.

This course will serve as a stepping stone to one of my more advanced, full-day courses that can take you even further in photography.

New customers will also receive a gift pack worth upto £10




The Seabird Photography Taster course will be held at RSPB Bempton Cliffs on the East Coast of Yorkshire. If it gets too busy at Bempton we may move to a different location which will be discussed at the time.

The time we will be meeting will be 08;00am and 13:00pm the course will run 4 hours

The Address for RSPB Bempton Cliffs is Cliff Ln, Bempton, Bridlington YO15 1JF



Razorbill Nuzzle       

With only taking two people on this course it will leave plenty time for 1-2-1 with each student. Because everyone has different levels of ability so we can concentrate on your abilities and get you those pictures that you always wanted.

Equipment you will need

  • A good solid tripod.
  • A lens with a focal length of at least 300mm. (200-500 or a 150-600mm would be ideal)
  • Memory cards.
  • Spare batteries.
  • Lens cloths and cleaning equipment.
  • Waterproof clothing.
  • Good waterproof walking boots or wellington boots


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.

We will not be held responsible for any 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



Rent a Camera and Lens

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

3 reviews for Seabird Photography Taster course

  1. Sophie Lancaster

    Sophie Lancaster

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sep 25, 2022

    Great insights!
    Steve’s introduction course was excellent for myself as a beginner with a decent camera but little knowledge of all its functions. Steve took me through various different settings and told me how to take the best photos of the Northern Gannet. I know have some excellent photos and a better knowledge of my camera. Thank you!

    Date of experience: September 24,

  2. Keith Norman

    Keith Norman

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Updated Sep 25, 2022
    Half Day Course – Getting off Auto Settings
    Completed a half day photography course with Steve, learning how to get off auto settings. We visited RSBB, Bempton Cliffs and had the opportunity to photograph lots of Gannets. Also had a lucky encounter with a large pod of dolphins. Steve showed me through all the relevant settings on my Nikon and was able to answer all my queries in depth. I will definitely be joining one of his longer courses next Spring, and in the meantime will be practicing what I learned. Thanks Steve!

    Date of experience: September 25, 2022

  3. Kevin Mulligan

    Kevin Mulligan

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    A day ago
    Beginner’s photography course
    Really helpful course. Steve was very knowledgeable and helped me with my camera settings etc. This course has helped me move on from only using automatic to having an understanding of the other settings available. Great morning and well worth the price.

    Date of experience: October 01, 2022

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