Project Description

Birds of Prey

Location: Rimavska Sobota, Slovak Republic
Workshop start: Budapest Airport 15:00
Workshop finish: Budapest Airport 20:00
Duration: 2 nights / 3 days
Group Size: Max 7
Level of fitness required: Easy

For the best ever birds of prey photography workshop, join us in the Slovak Republic where we will spend two days photographing a wide range of raptors, including golden eagle, peregrine falcon and a variety of owls, both in-flight and posed in stunning, natural settings. Nowhere else can we replicate the diversity of opportunities this location provides.

On arrival we transfer to our hotel and check in and for the next two days you will enjoy a unique and rare opportunity to photograph some of northern Europe’s most charismatic birds of prey, both in flight and perched in authentic natural settings. Using professional falconers and trained birds, you will have the chance to photograph species such as golden eagle, bald eagle, imperial eagle, white tailed sea eagle, common buzzard, goshawk and peregrine falcon. We will also have a variety of owls such as snowy owl, eagle owl, siberian eagle owl and barn owl as they fly amidst the wild landscape of the Slovak Republic.

We will fly the birds in appropriate habitat, enabling you to capture natural-looking and spectacular pictures that would be almost impossible to achieve with wild birds without months of work. Guidance and tuition on how to get the best from each situation will be available throughout both days from a professional photographer. Over the 2 days, you can expect a packed workshop of great photography, great company and great food in the beautiful Slovak Republic.

2020 Workshops
Cost £699.00 per person
Deposit £200.00per person
10th – 12th January 2020 Fully Booked
14th – 16th January 2020 Fully Booked
17th – 19th January 2020 2 Places Left

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  • 2 nights accommodation based on single/twin or double room including half board

  • No single supplement

  • Evening meals included
  • Return airport transfers

  • All transport to photography locations

  • Tuition by British professional photographer

  • Masterclass in wildlife techniques

  • Private English-speaking guide


  • Flights

  • Lunch

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Photographic insurance

  • Travel insurance


  • Wide variety of birds of prey, including owls

  • Stunning natural backdrops

  • No Single Supplement

  • Led by British professional photographer

  • Masterclass in wildlife techniques

  • Fully-guided workshop

  • Private English-speaking guide and transport

  • 4 sessions with professional falconers

  • Great value for money


Set in Rimavská Sobota, Hotel Carrera features free WiFi access, on-site restaurant & comfortable rooms.

All rooms provided are single occupancy with en-suite facilities, the hotel offers international and local cuisine in the restaurant.

All the locations for the workshop are within short driving distance from the hotel.

Travel Counsellors

We have teamed up with Travel Counsellors who will be able to assist in any flight travel arrangements you require and make sure you meet up with the tour at the times advised.

Flight options are available from all UK & international airports,  Travel counsellors can also arrange any preferred seating, speedy boarding, luggage upgrade or VIP lounge access.


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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