Tales from the bush and tips for improving your own photography 

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April 10, 2020

Now that the urban wildlife workshop season has come to an end until next autumn, let's look back at a few photo favourites. The boating lake came up trumps with many beautiful waterbirds and also great backgrounds to shoot against. One of my top tips for my clients is "Don't igno...

March 15, 2020

Alright, maybe not 50 shades - but there sure are a lot of ways to snap a pic of one of these photogenic birds.

On the Urban Wildlife Photo Workshop we spend a lot of time with the charismatic long-legged heron, on the lookout for interesting hunting and nest-building be...

January 29, 2020

It's been a chilly month of rain and shine, but that hasn't put off a keen wave of photographers from coming on my Urban Wildlife Photo Workshops. There have been hints of spring - nest-building Grey Herons, Egyptian Geese pairing up, clusters of snowdrops, and...

September 23, 2019

Barnacle Goose © Andrew Grassie

In early June, Andy flew up from Edinburgh to join us on the Arctic Adventure photo holiday. Used to photographing Scottish landscapes in all extremes of weather, it didn't take long for Andy to adapt to Svalbard's comparatively tropical climate! Be...

August 14, 2019

 © Tori Tsui

Tori was a guest on the second Arctic Adventure photo holiday that I led in June 2019. Her first trip to Svalbard, she says "It's been an absolute dream of mine to visit so I'm feeling very blessed - despite having tonsillitis!". 

Barely seconds after meeting us a...

July 28, 2019

Arctic Moss Campion © Mattia Cialoni

Mattia has co-led photo excursions with me to his Italian homeland in the Abruzzo National Park in search of wolves and bears. In June 2019, we decided to join forces and turn our attentions north to Svalbard for the Arctic Adventure of a...

July 10, 2019

© Matt Jarvis

Matt joined our Arctic Adventure trip in June 2019 with a specific intent to see and film arctic foxes hunting at the little auk colony. The tundra was just beginning to escape the cold embrace of winter, meaning that Matt was able to capture a unique range of images...

February 25, 2019

Understanding shutter speed and aperture is key to getting out of Auto mode and creating the photos that you want to take. Luckily, these tools aren't anywhere near as scary or complex as they appear. 


In short, this describes the amount of time that the came...

January 23, 2019

If you've made a new year's resolution to get closer to nature, you'd have a hard time getting much closer than my clients did with swans, herons and pigeons on my recent workshop in Regents Park. One of the most rewarding aspects of doing these workshops is when I see young...

December 2, 2018

Last month I ran a 1-day nature photography workshop in Regents Park, London. With our main focus being the friendly Grey Herons, we were rewarded with many stellar photo opportunities as they flew around the park looking for nesting material. Sunrise on the lakeside presente...

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Paul is a professional cameraman and photographer who freelances for BBC, ITV and independent production companies. 

Specialising in wildlife and low-light photography, his work has featured in global press and numerous major awards. 

Find out more here

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