Location: Bavarian National Park, Germany
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
Bear Cubs Born in Bavaria !! Extra dates for our Europe’s Great Predators Photography Workshops in 2014 & 2015 now added.
Wonderful news from Bavaria, the female bear Luna gave birth to 3 cubs in January 2014, mother and cubs are doing very well and even Benny the large male is behaving himself !
This is really exciting news as the previous Bear cubs had to be relocated to Dresden Zoo, the cubs were nearly 4 years old and starting to fight back with Benny the large male which could of ended up with catastrophic results. We had noticed last year how lethargic Luna & Benny had become from the cubs departure. The new arrivals will certainly put a spring back in there step and keep them entertained !
Photograph some of Europe’s most spectacular wildlife in the natural setting of the Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany. Brown bears, wolves and lynx are the focus of our 4-day wildlife adventure, and you’ll also have an opportunity to capture images of bison, rare wild horses, deer, otters and numerous species of birds of prey. With an inclusive package, which includes flight, transfers and accommodation, we’ve come up with a unique workshop that will ensure you capture once-in-a-lifetime images of some of Europe’s most endangered and enigmatic species.
The spacious wildlife ranges and large aviaries found in the wildlife enclosure of the Bavarian Forest National Park provide us with over 30-species of mountain-forest animals to photograph, within a stunning, natural environment. The population includes grey wolves and brown bears, as well as animals re-introduced to their native habitats, such as Eurasian lynx and black stork. We will also have an opportunity to photograph the endangered European bison, deer, wild boars, and river otters. The selection of birds includes eagle owls, Ural owls and grouse. Over the course of three days in the field, we will enjoy numerous opportunities to capture spectacular images of Europe’s top predators and endangered wildlife in natural forest settings. And, with the help of our top wildlife professional photographer, we’ll ensure you return home with images you’ll be proud of. We’ve also made this adventure easy to enjoy with an inclusive package that includes your flights, transfers and accommodation. In all, four days of truly spectacular wildlife photography adventure.
The learning experience of a Tatra Photography workshop is not confined to guidance and tuition you will receive in the field, as each evening a tutorial is presented to help develop your camera and wildlife photography skills. The tutorials cover a variety of topics, for example, to enhance your camera skills they provide in-depth explanations of key camera functions, such as understanding TTL metering, achieving accurate exposures, configuring autofocus settings for wildlife photography, plus showing you how to use of depth-of-field and shutter speed creatively. To broaden your craft of wildlife photography the tutorials will help you to expand your vision of a subject, by teaching you how to appreciate the qualities of light, and guide you in the art of composition. The workshop tutor will also provide constructive feedback on your pictures during the course of the workshop, to compliment their input from the tutorials.
Your tutor for this workshop is Simon Stafford. Simon first became interested in photography while a university student. Completely self-taught, his photographic career began when he talked his way into a job as the photographer for his university’s weekly newspaper and has been shooting pictures ever since. His photographs have been used widely in newspapers, books, calendars, and magazines, including Nikon Pro, Professional Photographer, Practical Photography, Digital SLR Photography and Photography Monthly, plus he is Technical Editor to Nikon Owner magazine.
Simon has built up a wealth of experience over the past thirty years in both film and digital photography. Throughout his photographic career he has used the Nikon system extensively, adopting digital photography at an early stage with the release of the Nikon D1 camera during 1999; he has being using digital cameras exclusively since 2004. He completed his first book, The Nikon Compendium, during 2003. With nearly 400 pages and Simon’s own extensive photography of Nikon cameras, Nikkor lenses, and Nikon system accessories, it represents a comprehensive history of the Nikon system for the user and collector alike. He has also written over twenty books on the Nikon camera system for the Magic Lantern Guide series, published by Sterling Publishing. Currently he is involved in a wide variety of photographic projects, which include presenting photographic workshops, teaching on-line photography courses, and working with wildlife research and conservation organisations in South Africa.
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