"Great evening informative and fun it was amazing watching the birds flying got loads of great pictures Thank you for a great evening."
We also run sessions for photography/ camera clubs, and can run private sessions for small groups or one on one individual sessions. Just contact us and let us know what you would like and we can arrange something to perfectly suit your needs.
Instructed and hands on assistance from the award winning, official photographer of the British Falconry and Raptor Fair. You will get the chance to get up close and take pictures of up to 9 birds in flight and on natural perching. The birds will be flown and handled by the falconer allowing you to take action and still shots of a range of birds. The timing of the session can be discussed (up to 3.5 hours) and catered to each group giving choice of day time sessions, evening/ sunset sessions, and nigh-time sessions.
Our photography sessions take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am until 12pm. The session takes place in an open filed in the National Forest, Access to the field can be found at the end of Elms road, Coton in the Elms (South Derbyshire DE12), while parking can be found on either Elms road or Burton road. Practical footwear and clothing to match the weather is advised, as the session contains a moderate amount of walking and several hours stood up in the open.
The Session will begin with and introduction and brief health and safety discussion. We will then go straight into flying some birds. After photographing a few flying birds, we will stop for a midway break, enjoy a tea or coffee. We start again with more flying and static. The session will end with a Hawk Hike, walking around the farm fields with the Hawk jumping through the trees to follow us.
Spectators are welcome to join at a charge of £10 cash on the day. Participants and spectators are welcome to take as many photos during the session as they like, however we ask that the photography does not get in the way of the flying, we have Photography Sessions for that!
Due to the current pandemic, we are unable to provide toilet facilities, and there will be no drink served during the midway coffee break so we advise you to bring your own. Hand sanitizer and gloves will be provided. The local pub, ‘The Bubble’, at the end of burton road serves food and drink and has toileting facilities, experience session participants will receive 25% off food in the pub.
Upon purchase of the experience session, you will receive an email confirming and to arrange a date for your session. Photography Sessions will be taking place in the summer of 2021, we look forward to seeing you then!