Sussex Woodland Bird Photography Course

Sussex Woodland Bird Photography Course

Sussex Woodland Bird photography course

On this course we will be concentrating on photographing woodland birds in a private woodland in Sussex. The main bird species we’ll be photographing from a number of purpose-built hides will be Gt. Spotted Woodpeckers, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Nut Hatches, Robins, Long Tailed Tits and Gold Finches.

All the techniques needed to capture great wildlife images will be covered during this full-day course. How to take sharp images of fast-moving action, focus modes for wildlife photography, shutter speeds and aperture, avoiding camera shake, ISO, controlling depth of field and white balance will be looked at in great detail. How to get the right exposure, exposure modes, exposure compensation and the exposure histogram will also be fully explained.

The artistic side of wildlife photography will also feature heavily. Composition and the use of light and colour are important considerations.

These woodland birds are encouraged to the right area by the use of  feeding stations in this private woodland. Woodland birds will be coming in and out all day long, giving you ample opportunities to hone your wildlife photography skills.

With regard to equipment, many bridge, mirrorless and DSLR cameras will be fine for this course. A focal length of around 300mm or 400mm would also be fine. For example a 100mm-400mm or 200mm-500mm or 150mm-600mm zoom lens would be ideal. These focal lengths are based on a full-frame camera body. If you have any questions regarding what equipment is best for the day, please feel free to get in touch with me. And of course plenty of space on your memory card for all those wildlife images! It is also advisable to bring at least one spare battery for your camera.

All of my photography workshops are conducted in a fun and relaxed manner. I think we all learn more if we are not under constant pressure. I strive to make my workshops educational and enjoyable. If you have any questions during or after the course I’m happy to answer them at any time.

Student testimonial from this course : “Many thanks for all the notes.  I’ll spend time reading them through.  I thoroughly enjoyed the day with Steve, who was very helpful in explaining how to handle my camera and achieve better photos. I’m a third of the way through editing out the images I don’t want to keep and may post a few on your FB page. In short, I had a great day and it rekindled my interest in nature photography. Many thanks to Steve.  All the best”.  Alastair Nisbet  – October 2023

Once the photography workshop is finished I will send you a full set of notes covering all the subjects discussed during each photographic session. I think this is also very important because it’s hard to retain all the information you are given at the time.

This course is limited to five participants so there is lots of time for individual tuition. This means I can teach all photographers, with different levels of experience on this course.


Through payment of a deposit or a full payment for this course, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of our Photography Courses as stipulated on our Terms and Conditions page.

  • Price £95.00
  • Deposit £30.00
  • Contact (01245) 323519
Course Dates

Course dates still to come for 2024 : 

Thurs. 24-10-2024 – This date, now sold out

Fri. 22-11-2024 – This date, now sold out

You can book a place on this course using the “Add to basket” button below.  Just choose the date you’d like – subject to availability. You can pay a deposit or the full payment if you wish.

We will then contact you to confirm your booking. Alternatively, please contact us on (01245) 323519 or email us by clicking on the “contact us” button (top tool bar) and we can take your booking direct. We take all major credit/debit cards or bank transfer. 

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