SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTRE

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID TIPLING

SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTRE

WITH PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID TIPLING

COUNTRY: England  PHOTO TYPE: Birds  TRIP LENGTH: 3 days  GROUP SIZE: 6-12  DATES: Januaray 28-30 2022  PRICE: £ 785

Slimbridge is hard to rival in winter for photographing birds. Join bird photographer David Tipling and Amateur Photographer as we explore this fantastic photo location.

Offering a mix of both wild and captive birds, this wetland provides the opportunity to get creative with subjects that are often very close. David will show how he goes about creating artistic images of birds using both technique and his imagination. The large grounds and well-placed hides overlooking wild areas will allow you to explore at your own pace, while David will be on hand for one-to-one tuition to help you get the most from the opportunities available. He will also give a lecture on our first evening, and constructive criticism on your photos to help you improve your photography.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wild bird highlights could include Bewick’s swans, bittern and water rail
  • Over 30,000 wintering waterfowl including wheeling flocks of lapwing and golden plover
  • Lots of opportunities for flight photography and improving technique
  • Tame birds allowing you to get creative
  • Explore and photograph at your own pace
  • Participation by David Tipling throughout the workshop
  • Lecture by David Tipling
  • Personal tuition by David Tipling

COUNTRY: England

PHOTO TYPE: Birds

TRIP LENGTH:3 days  

GROUP SIZE: 6-12

DATES: January 28 -30, 2022

PRICE:  £ 785

 

Slimbridge is hard to rival in winter for photographing birds. Join bird photographer David Tipling and Amateur Photographer as we explore this fantastic photo location.

Offering a mix of both wild and captive birds, this wetland provides the opportunity to get creative with subjects that are often very close. David will show how he goes about creating artistic images of birds using both technique and his imagination. The large grounds and well-placed hides overlooking wild areas will allow you to explore at your own pace, while David will be on hand for one-to-one tuition to help you get the most from the opportunities available. He will also give a lecture on our first evening, and constructive criticism on your photos to help you improve your photography.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wild bird highlights could include Bewick’s swans, bittern and water rail
  • Over 30,000 wintering waterfowl including wheeling flocks of lapwing and golden plover
  • Lots of opportunities for flight photography and improving technique
  • Tame birds allowing you to get creative
  • Explore and photograph at your own pace
  • Participation by David Tipling throughout the workshop
  • Lecture by David Tipling
  • Personal tuition by David Tipling

SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTRE

SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTRE

Slimbridge Wetland Centre is located in Gloucestershire close to the River Severn. These 325 hectares of world-class wetlands are alive with birds in winter. During January winter bird numbers are usually at their peak with up to 30,000 wild wintering ducks, geese, swans and waders. These can be viewed and photographed from several observation towers and hides that overlook the wild areas. While on the Rushy Pen the famous Bewick’s swans congregate, having migrated here from Russia for the winter. The swans are a fantastic subject to photograph as the individual families compete for space on the water and jostle for position ahead of the daily wild bird feeds. Inside the fox-proof fence lies a network of pools and lakes that are home to both captive and wild birds, which allow close encounters and the ability to get creative with your photography.

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY

TOUR ITINERARY • JANUARY 28 -30, 2022

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL & LECTURE 
You will arrive at our hotel in Gloucester late afternoon, and you will be greeted by David Tipling and a host from Zoom Photo Tours. The workshop will start with an inspiring talk by David who will show you photos from Slimbridge giving tips on technique and describing what we can expect to photograph over the next two days. This will be followed by a welcome dinner.

DAY 2 – PHOTOGRAPH FROM BOAT AND LAND 
We will have a full day at Slimbridge exploring the hides and grounds. David will give tuition, tips and advice on how to get the best out of photographing the many opportunities on offer. For those that wish they can wander off at their own pace. We will all meet up at lunchtime in the Slimbridge cafe. Late afternoon sees the Bewick’s swan feed which gives good opportunities to photograph this species as birds gather and this will be a fitting end to the day. After dinner David will give an entertaining talk on his wildlife photography.

DAY 3 – MORNING PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITING
During the morning we visit Slimbridge for a last photo session. The tour will end at lunchtime but for those that wish you will have the opportunity to stay within the Slimbridge grounds for more photography before heading home. When you get home and have had time to edit your images, send three of your best ones to David who will give feedback on the photos and choose the best image, which will be published in Amateur Photographer magazine. (B, L)

 

JANUARY 28 – 30, 2022

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL & LECTURE
You will arrive at our hotel in Gloucester late afternoon, and you will be greeted by David Tipling and a host from Zoom Photo Tours. The workshop will start with an inspiring talk by David who will show you photos from Slimbridge giving tips on technique and describing what we can expect to photograph over the next two days. This will be followed by a welcome dinner.

DAY 2 – PHOTOGRAPH FROM BOAT AND LAND
We will have a full day at Slimbridge exploring the hides and grounds. David will give tuition, tips and advice on how to get the best out of photographing the many opportunities on offer. For those that wish they can wander off at their own pace. We will all meet up at lunchtime in the Slimbridge cafe. Late afternoon sees the Bewick’s swan feed which gives good opportunities to photograph this species as birds gather and this will be a fitting end to the day. After dinner David will give an entertaining talk on his wildlife photography.

DAY 3 – MORNING PHOTOGRAPHY & EDITING
During the morning we visit Slimbridge for a last photo session. The tour will end at lunchtime but for those that wish you will have the opportunity to stay within the Slimbridge grounds for more photography before heading home. When you get home and have had time to edit your images, send three of your best ones to David who will give feedback on the photos and choose the best image, which will be published in Amateur Photographer magazine. (B, L)

PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTOGRAPHER

DAVID TIPLING 

David Tipling is one of the world’s most widely published wildlife photographers, renowned for his artistic images of birds. His many accolades include a coveted European Nature Photographer of the Year Award for work on Emperor Penguins, and in North America, Nature’s Best Indigenous Peoples Award for his pictures of Mongolian eagle hunters. His many bird books have been published all over the world. In 2018 David’s combined book sales topped 300,000 copies worldwide. David writes regularly for various magazines, including Amateur Photographer. 

Read more about David here

ACCOMMODATION

ACCOMMODATION

HOLIDAY INN GLOUCESTER***

HOLIDAY INN GLOUCESTER***

PRICES, FACTS & BOOKING

PRICES, FACTS & BOOKING

PRICE

Price per person for Amateur Photographer subscriber: £ 785

Price per person for non-subscriber: £ 870*

* 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. (länk)

Included:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin room
  • Meals according to itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All photo activities according to the program
  • Participation by David Tipling throughout the workshop
  • Workshop, lectures, and image editing by David Tipling
  • 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: £ 60
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Any other item not mentioned as included

TRANSPORTATION

Transport to Gloucester on your own.You should arrive at the hotel in Gloucester no later than around 16.00 on January 28 and depart home no earlier than 13.00 on January 30.

Local transportations during the workshop from hotel to the photo location 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 6 / 12.

PHOTO GEAR

  • Telephoto lens of at least 300 mm
  • Telephoto lenses up to and beyond 500mm
  • Wideangle lens, like a 24-70mm
  • Mid-size lens like a 70-200mm
  • A tripod or a monopod if you normally use one
  • Extra batteriers, 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’re 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

 Photo: David Tipling

PRICE

Price per person for Amateur Photographer subscriber: £ 785

Price per person for non-Amateur Photographer subscriber: £ 870*

* 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 photo activities according to the program.
  • Participation by David Tipling throughout the workshop.
  • Workshop, lectures, and image editing by David Tipling.
  • English-speaking travel host from Zoom Photo Tours.
  • Hotel and other local taxes.
  • Travel documents and other travel informatio.n

Excluded:

  • Transport to the location.
  • Single room supplement: £ 60
  • All expenses of personal nature like drinks etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any other item not mentioned as included.

TRANSPORTATION

Transport to Gloucester on your own.You should arrive at the hotel in Gloucester no later than around 16.00 on January 28 and depart home no earlier than 13.00 on January 30.

Local transportations during the workshop from hotel to the photo location 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 6 / 12.

PHOTO GEAR

  • Telephoto lens of at least 300 mm
  • Telephoto lenses up to and beyond 500mm
  • Wideangle lens, like a 24-70mm
  • Mid-size lens like a 70-200mm
  • A tripod or a monopod if you normally use one
  • Extra batteriers, 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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