Wildlife Photography Workshops

Regular price Sale price £70.00

Improve your wildlife photography, from absolute beginners to advanced.

With wildlife photography there is no silver bullet "best settings" and every species (and environment) requires a different approach. Gain essentiaal insights and key camera skills on a variety of practical and insightful wildlife photography workshops. All are delivered under experienced professional guidance, shared in a practical, friendly and easy-to-follow manner.

Want to get better photos of wildlife and nature?

Join award-winning (BWPA, IGPOTY, RPS IPE & more) professional Rich Bunce Walking Photographer for an inspiring introduction to Wildlife Photography.

Master the settings of your camera and learn creative approaches to wildlife photography from a British Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner. Rich's nature photography has been published nationally and internationally, with his wildlife footage being used in TV documentaries too. 

These workshops are relevant for people of all experiences and abilities with a maximum group of 4 ensures you'll get personalised guidance and advice. 

    2024 Dates

    • 15th March 2024, 11.30am - 5.30pm: Red Squirrels in the Dales (£90) (Hawes)  * 3 max * (SOLDOUT)
    • 13th April 2024, 10am - 3.30pm: Wildlife Photography Beginner's Course (£70)  
    • 17th May 2024, 6pm - 9.30pm: Black-Necked Grebes, Owls & More @ St Aidan's, Leeds (£35) (SOLDOUT)
    • 19th May 2024, 6pm - 9.30pm: Black-Necked Grebes, Owls & More @ St Aidan's, Leeds (£35) NEW DATE
    • June - July see Bempton & Malham photo walk workshops
    • 30th Aug 2024, 8am - 3pm: Kingfishers in the Wild (£70)
    • 25th Sep 2024, 10am - 5pm: Wildlife Photography Beginner's Course Early bird £70 (£90)  
    • 29th Sep 2024, 8am - 3pm: Kingfishers in the Wild (£70)
    • 14th Oct 2024, 8am - 5.30pm: Leaping Salmon + Red Squirrels in the Dales (£140) (Stainforth, Ribblehead & Hawes)  * 3 max *

    Private Wildlife Photography Lessons

    Fast-track your wildlife photography skills on a private lesson. Lessons are flat rate so you can bring a friend at no extra cost. They can either be based around the Burley in Wharfedale Studio where we can head out into the variety of local wildlife habitats including moorland, farmland, and riverside adventures. Alternatively, we can explore other exciting habitats and nature reserves further afield. 

    Half-Day Private Wildlife Sessions (£145 flat rate): 3-4 hours  
    Full-Day Private Wildlife Sessions (£260 flat rate): 6-8 hours  

    You might also want to check out:

    Wildlife Photography at Malham  - Which is timed for peak Peregrines and migrant birds like Redstarts, Northern Wheatear, Flycatchers and more! 

    Bempton Cliffs (Various Dates) - Wildlife spectacular with around half a million nesting birds, including puffins!

    Skill Level: Beginners to Advanced 
    Duration: Varied
    Locations: Various, Yorkshire and beyond
    Terrain: Varied, usually pretty good access with some slopes and potentially muddy paths
    Other Info: Group Maximum of 3-4 ensures detailed and specialised tuition

    Wildlife Photography Beginner's Course

    Garden wildlife photo of Blue Tit photographed mid-flight with smooth background

    This practical workshop starts out at Rich's studio in the beautiful surroundings of Burley-in-Wharefdale, less than 30 minutes from Leeds, Bradford, Skipton and Harrogate, and five minutes' walk from the village railway station. 

    We start off with an introduction, where you will receive tips and advice on optimal settings and different approaches to creatively capturing nature, utilising Rich's many years of experience in wildlife photography. 

    After that, the group heads out to a local nature reserve with hides in which you can put what you have learnt into practice capturing stunning images of the varied and fascinating wildlife to be found in the area, all under the guidance of award-winning photographer, Rich. 

    Photographing Kingfishers in the Wild

    Specific hides can offer great encounters for kingfishers, though they can be expensive and not for everyone. This workshop offers a different approach. Focussing on seeking out kingfisher habitats that allow you to enjoy the spectacle of kingfisher behaviour day after day.

    We'll spend the day looking at fieldcraft techniques and  camera skills that will enable you to go out and start creating magical encounters of your own, in your own local patches. 

    The Fast & The Furious! Red Squirrels in the Yorkshire Dales

    Red Squirrels in the Yorkshire Dales

    Join me and a small group of like-minded folk as we explore one of the most enchanting corners of the Yorkshire Dales.

    Capture the fast & the furious! Capturing these small, high-octane bundles of cuteness on the woodland floor is far from easy. Luckily, I'll be sharing my top tips and experience to ensure you have the best chance to capture some eye-catching folio-worthy red squirrel shots.

    Spring Spectacular (Grebes, Warblers, Owls Galore), Leeds 

    Black necked Grebe St Aidains

    Join me and a small group at one of my favourite urban wildlife spots to explore. Every spring the jaw-droppingly gorgeous black-necked grebes return to hatch and raise their young. As if that isn't enough tons upon tons of waders claim their nesting spots too, while birds of prey like red kite, peregrine, kestrel, sparrow hawks and marsh harrier can cause an eruption of drama! On a good day several species owl can be spotted along with double-figure species of warblers (the grasshopper warbler being a particular highlight). 

    Bittern, cuckoo, green woodpecker and so much more, the site also has a bit of a reputation for regularly attracting rarities including garganey, black-winged stilts, spoonbills, curlew sandpiper and so much more and if you're "knot" sold by all that you never will! :D  

    As always, I'll be on hand, sharing my top tips and best settings according the latest wildlife making an appearance. 

    One-to-One Full Day Lessons 

    Puffin photographed mid-flight

    Whether you want to gain new photography skills to prepare for a forthcoming wildlife trip, such as a safari, or you would love to level up your wildlife images in general, a one-to-one lesson is the perfect way to learn.

    Book award-winning photographer Rich Bunce for a full day's tuition to help you get the most from your camera to improve your wildlife photography and any specific aims you have in mind. Rich will tailor the workshop to your exact needs, ensuring you enjoy a productive day with your camera.

    Lessons last around six hours and can take place anywhere from the Yorkshire coast in the east to Lancashire in the west. If there is any specific type of images you are interested in, ask Rich and he can use his extensive and up-to-date knowledge of wildlife hotspots across the north to find the perfect location. 

    Call 07828117810 for more information. 


    One-to-One 3/4 Hour Lessons

    Whether it's better photos of wildlife visiting your garden or a specific species you want to locate and photograph, Rich's experience, knowledge and connections can help you achieve better photos of your favourite creatures! 

    Call 07828117810 for more information. 

    Can I bring children?

    From an early age, photography has played such a key role in my life. As part of my desire to champion photography to young people I offer free places for under 16s when accompanied by a paying adult

    What if the weather forecast is bad?

    You may be surprised just how many bad forecasts result in beautiful days - it happens a lot!

    Walking Photography will always try and proceed with a planned photo walk. If extreme weather conditions or severe accessibility issues arise, then the walk date will rearranged for a convenient date. 

    What if the weather is bad? 

    It is surprisingly rare to have an event that is completely marred by the weather. With a deep to commitment to offering fun and enjoyable photo walks and workshops, if the event is judged to have been ruined by the weather participants will be given a 50% discount voucher off a future Photo Walk workshop up to the same value. 

    Can I bring my camera phone or tablet?

    Yes! We welcome camera phone and tablet walkers on most photo walks. There are some events like Get a Grip Course and the Night Photo Walks where you require manual functions on your camera. Such events are clearly noted in the descriptions.

    What is the accessibility like? 

    Accessibility varies widely from event to event. Please get in touch with any accessibility questions.

    Walking Photography also offers Private Leisure Tours at a fixed rate that can be tailored to address any accessibility needs.