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A full photographic immersion at the UK's largest grey seal colony

Norfolk, UK

4 Days

5 places 

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Trip Overview

W O R K S H O P   O V E R V I E W


For this winter workshop, we'll stay in a beachfront cottage with access to the UK's largest Grey Seal colony, during the height of the pupping season! Shooting from dawn to dusk under my guidance, you'll learn how to capture stunning images of seals in a variety of wintry conditions, among the sand-dunes and crashing waves. We should observe seals giving birth, tender interactions between mothers and pups, and battles between bull seals for dominance. With so much going on around us, we will spend time exploring many creative options with our cameras, from experimenting with shutter speed and backlight, to high-key black and white images. Like my "Pelicans of Kerkini" workshop, this trip targets one species to push your photography to the next level. 

Workshop Overview


  • Dawn to dusk photography to ensure the best opportunities with our seal subjects

  • Unlock your creative potential through repeat visits to the seal colony

  • 1-on-1 photo tuition to encourage your photographic vision

  • Learn to read and predict animal behaviour to perfect your action photography

  • Editing sessions to review images and discuss creative possibilities

  • Approachable animals allow you to push your creativity


P A S T   W O R K S H O P S

Past Workshops

"Thank you so much for such a brilliant morning! I learnt so much and have much to practise. It was lovely to meet you and learn from all that knowledge you have, and I know a few more bird names now too! Thanks again; I will be recommending the course to everyone!" - Jenni 


"Your workshop was incredibly helpful. I had a lot of fun and learned a great deal about technical photography." - Diane 

"This workshop fitted exactly was I was looking for. The whole experience and the few hours I spent with Paul were magical. I've learned new techniques. Wildlife photography was something I've never done before but Paul made it so much easier and gave me the push to do it again. If anyone is reading my comment, do not hesitate to book this workshop - it's worth every penny and you learn more and more. Again thank you Paul for your time - you are a gem." - Djamel

"Thanks a lot for the session - it was great fun and we both really enjoyed it. The session really shed light on aspects that I'd never thought about when approaching photography. Learnings from today will definitely help stimulate the right thinking and will be really valuable to my approach to capturing animals. Hope to be on one of your trips soon in the near future!" - Nikhil and Lili

"I really enjoyed the workshop, thank you. I learned a lot and thank you for answering every one of my questions! Really looking forward to trying all your tips out, and maybe see you on the next workshop!" - Maggie

"Thanks for a really enjoyable day. I feel like I have learned so much as a total novice." - Frank

"Thanks for a fascinating day today. I learned so much and am looking forward to putting it into practice." - Kerri

Practical Info

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


Participants should make their own arrangements to Norfolk, unless otherwise has been discussed. Upon booking, a map meeting point position will be sent. The accommodation will be a short walk from the seal colony. 


Moderate walking on sandy terrain, with some uphill gradient. Please contact me beforehand to discuss suitability and if you have any mobility issues. 

Food & Facilities     

There are cafe and toilet facilities near our accommodation in the local village. Once on location, please bring snacks and water for each session.

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 75-400mm range; longer lenses are good for action shots. A wider lens (e.g. 10-100mm) can be good for seascapes and close seals. Please get in touch if you have any questions.


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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