RED GROUSE

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER BEN HALL

RED GROUSE

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER BEN HALL

COUNTRY: England  PHOTO TYPE Wildlife   TRIP LENGTH: 3 days   GROUP SIZE: 5-8 guests   DATES: September 2-4 2022   PRICE: £ 825

The charismatic Red Grouse combined with the heather in full flower and the moorlands in pink will give you the opportunity to get great photos and a fantastic experience. All this under guidance of award-winning wildlife photographer Ben Hall and together with Amateur Photographer.

The heather in full flower turns the moorlands of the Yorkshire Dales National Park into a sea of pink, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing striking images of the charismatic Red Grouse. During the workshop we will be spending a lot of time on the moors looking for opportunities to capture the grouse amongst the heather, with the possibility of capturing wider views showing the landscape. Other birds frequent this wild and rugged landscape, too, including wheatears, stonechats and several raptor species. 

Award-winning photographer Ben Hall will be on site to help you to improve your photo skills in Red Grouse photography and ensure that you gain the full benefit of this course, in addition to answering any questions you may have during this field expedition.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Red Grouse.

  • Wheatears, stonechats and several raptor species.

  • Yorkshire Dales National Park.

  • The landscape with the heather in full flower.

  • Participation by Ben Hall throughout the workshop.

  • Lecture and photo editing by Ben Hall.

  • Personal tuition by Ben Hall.

COUNTRY: England

PHOTO TYPE: Wildlife

TRIP LENGTH: 3 days  

GROUP SIZE: 5-8 guests

DATES: September 2-4, 2022

PRICE:  £ 825

 

The charismatic Red Grouse combined with the heather in full flower and the moorlands in pink will give you the opportunity to get great photos and a fantastic experience. All this under guidance of award-winning wildlife photographer Ben Hall and together with Amateur Photographer.

The heather in full flower turns the moorlands of the Yorkshire Dales National Park into a sea of pink, providing the perfect backdrop for capturing striking images of the charismatic Red Grouse. During the workshop we will be spending a lot of time on the moors looking for opportunities to capture the grouse amongst the heather, with the possibility of capturing wider views showing the landscape. Other birds frequent this wild and rugged landscape, too, including wheatears, stonechats and several raptor species. 

Award-winning photographer Ben Hall will be on site to help you to improve your photo skills in Red Grouse photography and ensure that you gain the full benefit of this course, in addition to answering any questions you may have during this field expedition.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • The Red Grouse.
    • Wheatears, stonechats and several raptor species.
    • Yorkshire Dales National Park.
    • The landscape with the heather in full flower.
    • Participation by Ben Hall throughout the workshop.
    • Lecture and photo editing by Ben Hall.
    • Personal tuition by Ben Hall.

DESTINATION

DESTINATION

YORKSHIRE DALES

The Yorkshire Dales form part of the chain of Pennine uplands running up the center of northern England. Drystone walls skirt around rocky outcrops, trees and streams producing intricate patterns on the landscape. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with moors and dales, rivers, rocky outcrops and springs. It is known and loved by millions for its breath-taking views, relaxation, inspiration and adventure. With 840 square miles of outstanding scenery, protected wildlife and rich heritage, the rolling Dales have an unrivalled sense of tranquility.

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY • SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2022

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL, LECTURE & PHOTOGRAPHY
You will arrive to Reeth in the afternoon. Here you will be greeted by Ben Hall and a host from Zoom Photo Tours for our first Red Grouse photo session. During all photo sessions Ben will be available for individual questions. After ending the photo session wi will contnue to our hotel in Darlington for dinner followed by an inspiring lecture by Ben about Red Grouse photography as well as giving you tips and advice when you are out in the field photographing Red Grouse. 

DAY 2 – PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITING AND FEEDBACK
During the day we will combine photo sessions with photo editing, and a reviewing session for Ben to give his feedback on your photos. When we are out in the field Ben will give plenty of tips and techniques to help you to come away with great images of Red Grouse. He will show you how to shoot from the same level as your subject for more intimate portraits. This will also throw the foreground and background out of focus, to make them stand out, especially in September when the heather will be in flower, creating a carpet of purple. After our last photo session, we return to the lodge for dinner followed by photo review with constructive image reviews of your photos by Ben. (B, L, D)

DAY 3 – MORGNING PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITING
Our last morning, we will do a last photo session followed by breakfast and photo editing. Ben will instruct you on how to edit your images. After lunch he will appoint the best image of the workshop, which will be presented in Amateur Photographer magazine. (B, L)

 

Red Grouse

SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2022

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL, LECTURE & PHOTOGRAPHY
You will arrive to Reeth in the afternoon. Here you will be greeted by Ben Hall and a host from Zoom Photo Tours for our first Red Grouse photo session. During all photo sessions Ben will be available for individual questions. After ending the photo session wi will contnue to our hotel in Darlington for dinner followed by an inspiring lecture by Ben about Red Grouse photography as well as giving you tips and advice when you are out in the field photographing Red Grouse. (D)

Red Grouse

DAY 2 – PHOTOGRAPHY, EDITING AND FEEDBACK
During the day we will combine photo sessions with photo editing, and a reviewing session for Ben to give his feedback on your photos. When we are out in the field Ben will give plenty of tips and techniques to help you to come away with great images of Red Grouse. He will show you how to shoot from the same level as your subject for more intimate portraits. This will also throw the foreground and background out of focus, to make them stand out, especially in September when the heather will be in flower, creating a carpet of purple. After our last photo session, we return to the lodge for dinner followed by photo review with constructive image reviews of your photos by Ben. (B, L, D)

Red Grouse DAY 3 – MORGNING PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITING
Our last morning, we will do a last photo session followed by breakfast and photo editing. Ben will instruct you on how to edit your images. After lunch he will appoint the best image of the workshop, which will be presented in Amateur Photographer magazine. (B, L)

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

BEN HALL

Ben has gained worldwide recognition as one of Britain’s leading professional wildlife photographers. His images are often surprising, always striking and ever striving to awaken people to the diversity of the natural world. He is described by Living Edge magazine as a ‘passionate and experienced wildlife photographer, with a perfectionist’s eye for detail’. Ben’s spectacular images have earned him numerous prestigious international awards, including over 20 awards in the British Wildlife Photography Awards (including a double category win in 2009), many awarded images in the Windland Smith Rice Awards USA, Geographical Photographer of the Year, a category win in Bird Photographer of the Year and many more. Ben is a regular photographic and editorial contributor to clients as diverse as BBC Wildlife, Practical Photography, Birding (USA) and Living Edge to name but a few.

Read more about Ben here

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

PRICES, FACTS & BOOKING

PRICES, FACTS & BOOKING

PRICE

Price per person for Amateur Photographer subscriber: £ 825

Price per person for non-subscriber: £ 910*

* Buy an Amateur Photographer subscription to get access to the magazine at a great price and save a lot of money on the tour. Get your subscription here.

Included:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin room.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All photoactivities according to the program.
  • Participation by Ben Hall throughout the workshop.
  • Workshop, lectures and image editing by Ben Hall.
  • English-speaking travel host from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • Hotel and other local taxes.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Transport to the location
  • Single room supplement: £ 95
  • All expenses of a personal nature like drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

TRANSPORTATION

Transport to Reeth on your own.You should arrive no later than around 15.00 September 2 and depart home no earlier than 14.00 on September 4.

Local transportations during the workshop from hotel to photo locations is by your own car.

GROUP SIZE

In order for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our expert photographer, our groups are always small. On this workshop, the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8 / 15.

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR camera.
  • Telephoto lenses up to 500mm.
  • Mid-size lens like a 70-200mm or 100-400mm.
  • A tripod or a monopod (this is not essential).
  • Extra batteries, chargers etc.
  • Rain cover for the camera.
  • A laptop computer with any of the Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters and make sure you are having the best possible experience during the workshop.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

BOOKING

Use the online booking form below and you will receive a booking confirmation right away or you can give us a call on +46 70 180 90 99 or send an email to info@zoomphototours.com

Red Grouse
Red Grouse
Red Grouse

 Photo: Ben Hall

PRICE

Price per person for Amateur Photographer subscriber: £ 825

Price per person for non-subscriber: £ 910*

* Buy an Amateur Photographer subscription to get access to the magazine at a great price and save a lot of money on the tour. Get your subscription here.

Included:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin room.
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All photoactivities according to the program.
  • Participation by Ben Hall throughout the workshop.
  • Workshop, lectures and image editing by Ben Hall.
  • English-speaking travel host from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • Hotel and other local taxes.
  • Travel documents and other travel information.

Excluded:

  • Transport to the location
  • Single room supplement: £ 95
  • All expenses of a personal nature like drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

TRANSPORTATION

Transport to Reeth on your own.You should arrive no later than around 15.00 September 2 and depart home no earlier than 14.00 on September 4.

Local transportations during the workshop from hotel to photo locations is by your own car.

 

GROUP SIZE

In order for you to get personal photo guidance and the best experience with our expert photographer, our groups are always small. On this workshop, the minimum and maximum number of guests are 8 / 15.

PHOTO GEAR

  • A DSLR camera.
  • Telephoto lenses up to 500mm.
  • Mid-size lens like a 70-200mm or 100-400mm.
  • A tripod or a monopod (this is not essential).
  • Extra batteries, chargers etc.
  • Rain cover for the camera.
  • A laptop computer with any of the Photoshop or Lightroom software.

TOUR LEADER

Apart from an award winning photographer, our tours are always accompanied by a tour leader from Zoom with good photo knowledge. Our tour leader will handle all logistics and general matters and make sure your having the best possible experience during the workshop.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

For more information about Terms & Conditions click here.

BOOKING

Use the online booking form below and you will receive a booking confirmation right away or you can give us a call on +46 70 180 90 99 or send an email to info@zoomphototours.com

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