Bempton Cliffs Photography Workshops
With around half a million birds gathering over the Spring and Summer months, Bempton is one of the most exciting places to photograph wildlife not just in the UK but the world! This really is a unique and spectacular environment to explore with a camera.
- Close encounters with a number of charismatic species including puffins!
- An inspiring introduction on how to capture wildlife at its best
- Beginners to experts, all experience levels welcome
These practical wildlife photography workshops are created and delivered by British Wildlife Photography Awards winner Rich Bunce. As a ten year professional and award winning photographer, Rich will share his top tips and offer tailored guidance and advice based on your own experience and ability.
Can’t make the dates? Why not book a private lesson/tour. Lessons are flat rate so you can bring friends or family for free! Prices start at £135.
What will I see at Bempton Cliffs?
At its peak (May to July) Bempton plays home to around 500,000 birds! It’s one of those few wildlife tours where sightings are actually guaranteed! In this busy coastal metropolis, you can expect to see gannets, fulmar, kittiwake, guillemots, razorbills and of course everyone’s favourite puffins!
As well as the gannets nesting, bickering and cruising the clifftop breezes, from time to time we might even see gannets diving in the waters below not far from the cliffs. Other species that we may catch a glimpse of also include barn owl, hare, roe deer, kestrel and the stunning peregrine falcon!
August to April is no less inspiring at Bempton. As Autumn and Winter approaches the birds of the fields flock together in large numbers and the gannets, some still with chicks can be seen spectacularly surfing the sea breezes. Hare, deer, kestrel and barn owl can be seen year round you might even catch a glimpse of many rare migrant visitors or even a short eared owl! In the late Winter and early Spring Fulmar start to look for nests and perform mesmerising displays.
What camera gear do I need?
While you can get great photos at Bempton with any camera to get the best from this photo walk workshop you may want to consider bringing a camera with manual/semi-manual modes and a lens that can reach around 200mm.
If you’re unsure or would like to know more about what to bring please get in touch.
Bempton Cliffs Half Day (3 hours approx)
Skill Level: All abilities & all camera types welcome
Duration: 2.5 hours (approx)
Group size: 10 Max
The half-day tour offers an inspiring introduction to the cliffs and wildlife photography. Taking in all of the RSPB viewing platforms and all the habitats in between you’ll have plenty of opportunities to hone your photography skills on the exciting wildlife that calls this place home. Numbers are limited to 10 to ensure everyone gets personalised guidance.
Bempton Full Day (6-7 hours)
Terrain: Medium, cliff top walks over uneven ground
Skill Level: DSLR, Mirrorless & Bridge Cameras with Basic understanding advantageous
Duration: 6.5 hours (approx)
Group size: 5 Max
With more time and fewer numbers we have the opportunity to explore further and discover some of the quieter spots of the cliffsides. This gives us a greater chance of getting closer encounters with nesting birds like the puffins and fulmar. It also offers the chance to go more in depth with honing your wildlife photography skills and getting even more personalised tuition with award-winning professional.