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U R B A N   W I L D L I F E

D A T E S   A L L   Y E A R   R O U N D


Photograph parakeets, grey herons and other iconic urban wildlife in the heart of London!

Regents Park, London, UK

Half Day

5 places 


March: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 23rd, 24th

April: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th

May: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th

Trip Overview

W O R K S H O P   O V E R V I E W


During this 3.5 hour workshop you'll have the opportunity to photograph many species of bird at very close range in a fun and creative setting.


The day will begin with a brief introduction on wildlife/flora we should find and tips on photographing birds in pose and flight.

We will then head into Regents Park to photograph iconic London species such as friendly Grey Herons, courting Great-Crested Grebes, many species of duck such as Pochard and Mandarin, and Ring-Necked Parakeet flocks. Bird activity is highest in the morning and the lakes are often shrouded in wonderful mists, allowing possibilities for beautiful images. We may even see the Tawny or Little Owls which roost in the park's oak trees or a Kingfisher on the Serpentine. 

The workshop is led by Paul Collins, a professional wildlife photographer and tv cameraman. With images awarded in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and Scottish Nature Photography Awards, his images showcase the amazing diversity of wildlife found in our cities. 

Paul will offer practical guidance and tuition throughout the morning, and there will be plenty of 1-on-1 learning opportunities for both beginners and intermediate photographers.


Each attendee can receive detailed email feedback on their photos after the workshop.

Workshop Overview


  • 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


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 for transport to venue. Upon booking, a map meeting point position will be sent. Baker's Street tube station is the nearest station, a 5 minute walk from our meeting point, and is served by the Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith, City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines. 


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

Food & Facilities     

There is a cafe and toilet facilities by the boating lake in the park. 

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. A wider lens (e.g. 10-35mm) can be great for ducklings, herons and flowers. 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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