UK21 044A Buzzards (Buteo Buteo) Fighting, Berwick Bassett, Wiltshire © Robert Harvey
CREDIT: Robert Harvey ARPS

Wildlife Photography - Robert Harvey ARPS

Event info

Limited to 8 participants.

(Live workshop using Zoom)

This is a two-day online wildlife photography workshop, you will be able to take your own photographs in between the two sessions.

From birds to butterflies and mammals to wild flowers, this two-day course will show you how to photograph an incredible variety of wildlife on our doorsteps and throughout the British Isles.  We will look at equipment, techniques and locations to find charismatic species and make striking images. The course will build an appreciation of what makes a good wildlife photograph and how to bring all the right elements together.  The first day will concentrate on fundamental techniques, birds and mammals.

Participants will then be encouraged to photograph birds in their gardens or at a location such as a wetland near their homes (suggestions will be provided).  The second day will start with a review by the tutor and group discussion of these images, followed by sessions on macro photography of insects, flowers and fungi.

Subjects covered in depth during the course include:

  • Wildlife in the garden
  • Wildlife of farmland, wetlands, coasts and mountains
  • Photographing behaviour and life-cycle
  • Photographing birds and insects in flight
  • Composition
  • Using and controlling light in wildlife photography
  • Shutter speed, aperture and focus
  • Fieldcraft
  • Using fixed and portable hides
  • The challenges of close-up and macro photography
  • Ethics of wildlife photography
  • Getting creative

Day one – Tuesday 08 March 2022

Day two – Tuesday 22 March 2022

Level: To get the most out of the course students should already understand the basics of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO; and be comfortable handling their cameras using both aperture priority and manual exposure mode.

Recommended Photographic Equipment: Digital single lens reflex camera or equivalent capable of taking acceptable quality images at ISO 1600 or higher, telephoto lens (e.g. 400mm), macro lens, tripod and/or monopod.


Please look out for the attachment in your confirmation email, it contains Zoom joining information. If you don't receive it, please email  

The tutor will need access to your email address to enable him to send you any information regarding the workshop. We will presume that by booking this course you are giving permission unless you contact us to state otherwise. 

Overseas participants - Please check the time of the workshop if you are outside the UK. This link which will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop:

The Tutor: Professional photographer Robert Harvey is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and holds the Excellence award of the Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique. He is inspired by remote locations such as coasts, mountains and deserts, where untamed land is sculpted by natural elements. Based in Wiltshire, he leads wildlife photography tours throughout the British Isles for iconic species such as seabirds, mountain hares, red squirrels, otters, owls and sea eagles.  He has photographed all 58 species of British butterflies and over 40 species of British orchids.  Overseas he is experienced with top wildlife locations such as Yellowstone, Serengeti, Pantanal, Galapagos and Falklands.  He regularly lectures to specialist photographic audiences around the country and is the author of several books on photography.

Participant feedback:

"Outstanding Workshop - First Class"

Images: Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM


Event Organiser

Emma Delves-Broughton


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.



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