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Join Paul for a 1-day workshop this winter photographing wild geese and seascapes - the best of Scotland's winter wildlife.

Edinburgh, UK

1 Day

5 places 

£70 Half Day / £120 Full Day

Paul's workshop opened my eyes to a whole new world and way of seeing. Very inspiring!"

Martyna

(Macro Photography / Winter Wetlands)

W O R K S H O P   O V E R V I E W

HALF DAY WORKSHOP: We will spend the morning at North Berwick photographing water-birds and seascapes against the iconic backdrop of Bass Rock. Under my guidance you will learn how to capture the mood and motion in a range of subjects and stormy scenes.

FULL DAY WORKSHOP: After our morning at North Berwick, we will then head to Aberlady Bay, a protected reserve of cliffs, sand-dunes and tidal mudflats. There is much unique fauna and flora here, from Short-Eared Owls and Roe Deer to winter thrushes. On the sand-dunes you will learn to photograph minimalist sand-scapes, whilst further along at Gullane Point, you will capture dramatic seacapes with strong composition and lighting. At sunset, we will watch for the spectacular return of the 20,000 Pink-Footed Geese which overwinter here - a spectacular sight when the skies are golden as they often are at this time of year. We can have a meal and a warming drink in a nearby pub and review our photos.  

 

Please note that the exact itinerary is dependant on weather. 

Photographable Species: Pink-Footed Goose, Common Eider, Sanderling, Ringed Plover, Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Purple Sandpiper, Redshank, Little Egret, Rock Pipit, Whooper Swan, Dark-Bellied Brent Goose, Short-Eared Owl

H I G H L I G H T S

  • Learn about wildlife photography and different kinds of birdlife

  • Fun, relaxed learning with a variety of subjects

  • Quickly master the basics of your camera as well as compositional tricks - no need for long lenses!

  • Unlimited expert guidance with 1-on-1 photo tuition 

  • Learn to predict animal behaviour to get great shots

  • Approachable animals allow you to push your creativity

  • Photo feedback after the session

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To secure you space on my Scottish Shores workshop,

please click the button above or use the form at the bottom of this page.

I will then get in touch with you to complete your booking.

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P R A C T I C A L    I N F O R M A T I O N

Travel       

We will meet at Edinburgh Waverley Station or a pre-agreed meeting point. Upon booking, a map meeting point position will be sent. 

Walking       

Light to moderate gentle walking on sandy terrain. Please contact me beforehand to discuss suitability and if you have any mobility issues. 

Food & Facilities     

There are cafe and toilet facilities at our photo locations. 

Group Size & Tuition      

With a maximum of 5 participants, our small group size ensures everyone has a better personal experience. I will be on hand to answer your questions and help you with observing animals whatever your skillset.  

Photo Gear  

This workshop will suit you whatever your gear and skillset - the plan will adapt for you whether you have an iPhone or the latest lens on the market. For your best enjoyment, I recommend that you bring a bridge or DSLR camera with a zoom lens in the 75-300mm range; longer lenses are good for flight shots. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Clothing      

It is important that participants wear appropriate clothing for the season and activities. A recommended kit list will be sent upon sign-up. 

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