Pine Marten

South West Scotland

Pine Marten Workshop.

Cost £125

Saturday, March 16th 2019 – Full

Saturday, March 30th 2019

One to one available £325



This is a great opportunity to photograph one of Scotland’s rarest mammals. The pine marten is nocturnal and this is a great opportunity to photograph them in their natural habitat. They are photographed under lights which as you can see from the images in the gallery, the lights work really well with the martens. The workshop is three to four hours in length

We will go through exposure techniques and exposure compensation required to get the images on this workshop

Hide Etiquette

It is important in this hide that you are very quiet. The animals are incredibly sensitive. No clothing which rustles, no paperback that crackle. No toilet breaks during the session, no talking, no lights, no fidgeting and if you have a cough or similar then this hide is not for you. Silent shutter and single shot are advised if you have this option. If you are quiet you will have a 95% chance of success, but if not you will have a 95% chance of failure it is that important.

Max Participants: Three photographers


Lenses: 300mm – 600mm – tele converters are useful.

Zoom lenses are very good for this workshop

Bean bags are very usefull, tripods can be used but are cumbersome.

A head tourch is very usefull in the hide

Cost – £125 per person, max 3 people

One to one available £325


Lee Myers

Miles from anywhere, frozen to the core on one of the coldest nights so far this year, but the appearance of the pine marten made the effort well worth it.
Lee Myers

Leonard Esakowitz

I had a wonderful time in good company waiting for pine martens to appear. Deep in the dark sky park and approx minus 6 degrees. Will be investing in some warm wellies! Seeing the pine marten ws a special treat and my pics are ok just a bit noisy due to 5000 ISO used. Very pleased I went!

Thanks Ron!



Pine Marten Workshop interest form

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If you would like a print or use of any of the pictures on my site or would like to commission a piece of work please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Ron McCombe Wildlife Photographer
Tel: 01450 870044
Mob: 07962401770
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