Come and photograph one of Britain’s truly great wildlife events, the breeding birds colonies on the Farne Islands, arctic terns, common terns, sandwich terns, razorbills, guillemots, shags and of course the sea parrot or tommy noddy as the locals call, the Atlantic puffin. Most of the birds can be seen and photographed at very close quarters.
The workshop will show you the techniques to photograph the birds in their breeding habitat, in flight in addition to the technical requirements for successful wildlife photography, exposure compensations, control of shutter speeds and aperture settings to get the best out of your trip.
The boat trip out to Inner Farne will take us past the seal colony giving opportunities to get close up images of the grey seals.
The workshop fee includes the costs for your tour around the Farne Islands but does not include the National Trust landing fee for Inner Farne, your transport to the meeting place, car parking, insurance or photographic equipment/materials.
Travel to and from Seahouses, car parking charges, Insurance, camera equipment, food and drink, National Trust Landing fee
You will need to provide your own photographic equipment; a 300mm lens is a good size for flight shots and with a converter would cover most shots. A tripod can be useful although flight shots would normally be hand held.
11.30 am Meet at the harbour and discuss the days activities. Looking at equipment We will go through the techniques required to catch birds in flight, metering and focusing. photograph the terns, guillemots, razorbills and puffins in flight.
12.00 pm (approximately) Board the boat for the short sea crossing to Inner Farne, passing the seal colony and sea stacks with opportunity for photography. Two to three hours (approximately) on Inner Farne to photograph arctic terns, common terns, sandwich terns, razorbills, guillemots, shags and of course the puffin. (See note below)
4.00 – 4.30 pm (approximately) arrive back at Seahouses.
Its hoped that we can spend 2 to 3 hours on the island, the time spent on the island is at the discretion of the boatman, time can be cut short due to weather conditions or the cancellation of later boats for the return trip.
The cost for the trip is £95, (credit cards accepted) which includes the cost of the boat trip but not the National Trust landing fee of £6.40, which is paid when landing on Inner Farne. National Trust members land free on production of a membership card.
Gift Vouchers are available for this trip
50% non-refundable deposit is required on booking. With the balance due one month before the trip. See Terms and Conditions
In the event of boat cancellation due to weather we can reschedule the day