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Wildlife Photography Course

with Andrew Cooper

Church Farm is a venue for BBC Autumnwatch,

BBC Gardeners' World and BBC One Show.


On this Wildlife Photography Course you will learn how to take a variety of photographs, from close-ups to landscapes. How to make the best use of light and composition, which features of your camera to use most and the skills you need to take portrait and action shots as well as close-up photographs. Also learn the best ways to get close to wildlife using hides and camouflage, and simply how to take stunning wildlife images that require minimal adjustments in Photoshop.

We never assume any prior knowledge, whether you are a newcomer or more experienced photographer

you are sure to enjoy the opportunity to increase your skills to photograph a wider range of subjects.

Andrew Cooper is an award winning BBC wildlife film maker with over 30 years experience

photographing nature in the UK and worldwide.

The pace will be enjoyable and your day is designed to be fun. Although we plan to be out and about for much of the session, making full use of our ancient woods, meadows, lake and waterfall, we will return to the conference room for tea and coffee. Toilet facilities are never far away. During our lunch break there will be more opportunities to discuss and answer individual questions. In small groups you benefit from personal advice and tuition throughout the day.

You will learn how to:

  • think like a professional photographer
  • create great composition
  • landscape and wildlife photography
  • get a blurred background to your shots
  • control your shutter speed
  • use ISO to change shutter speed
  • use your camera's autofocus points
  • set the appropriate focus mode
  • the importance of correct exposures and using fill-in light
  • get close to wild animals
  • learn really useful 'tricks of the trade'


Wildlife Photography courses: click here for e-mail enquires  

Next available courses 2018

Mid summer only now available


       10am - 5pm course price £108.00 inclusive of lunch, tea and coffee.

Special B&B rates when attending photo courses. Subject to availability.

Please contact us for other summer courses and special one to one courses

For questions about our courses - see our Questions & Answers page

Click here for Photo Course itinerary    To reserve place download Booking Form