Location: Bavarian National Park, Germany
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy
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 Ben Hall. Ben is one of Britain’s foremost wildlife photographers. His personal approach to nature photography lies in the creative art of ‘seeing’. His aim is to use his pictures to communicate his personal vision, to generate an emotional response and to excite the viewer’s aesthetic sensitivity. He is described by “Living Edge” magazine as ‘a passionate and experienced wildlife photographer, with a perfectionist’s eye for detail’. Ben’s work is represented by Getty images, RSPB Images and Naturepl and is sold worldwide.
Ben specialises in bird and mammal photography and has won numerous international awards including category wins in the British Wildlife Photography Awards and the Windland Smith Rice International Awards. In 2009 he was named ‘Geographical’ Photographer of the Year. He is a regular contributor to clients as diverse as BBC Wildlife, PhotoPlus magazine, Digital SLR User, Photography Monthly and many more. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programmes including BBC’s Walk on The Wild Side and is a member of the 2020VISION photo team. Ben has just finished writing his first book, Wildlife Photography Workshop, which he co-authored with Ross Hoddinott.
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