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Wild Bird Photography Workshop in Hungary

May 2017

Koros-Maros National Park Hungary

16 - 21 May 2017 ONLY 1 PLACE REMAINING

21 - 26 May 2017 ONLY 1 PLACE REMAINING

26 -31  May 2017 SOLD OUT


Join us for an intense small group (3 guests per workshop) 5-night Wildlife Photography Workshop set  in and around Koros-Maros National Park, Hungary. Every day you'll be photographing a variety of wild birds from a mixture of pop-up and permanent hides while learning the key techniques of bird photography. There's also the chance for you to learn advanced use of flash to tame tricky lighting situations including harsh sunlight and limited light.

  •  Rollers (photographed from a tree level tower hide)
  •  Hoopoes (nesting, flying, feeding)
  • Bee eaters courting
  •  Wading birds (Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Egret, Grey Heron) and Whiskered terns nesting on Lake Tisza, photographed from boats
  • Woodpeckers (Syrian, Green, Great-spotted) and woodland birds (Hawfinch, Nightingale, various  tits and paserines, assorted finches, doves etc.)
  • And, with a little luck, we may get to photograph raptors such as Sparrowhawk, Goshawk and Buzzard close-up, or exotics such as Black Woodpeckers and Golden Orieles.

Maximum of 3 participants per workshop.


£740 (includes tuition, accommodation, meals, transport in Hungary.  Excludes flights, alcoholic drinks, travel insurance.)

This is very much real wild life photography - we'll be starting very early(often 4am) to be in place ready for the first action, usually taking a break in the middle of the day before continuing later in the afternoon when the light becomes softer. Sometimes we'll continue shooting straight through the day, if subject and light are good.  There will usually be periods of waiting followed by frantic bursts of activity. You'll have to work harder and longer than on some other photography workshops but hopefully you'll learn a lot that you'll be able to apply to your photography elsewhere.

Detailed Information:

I've prepared a detailed info sheet on the workshops which you can find here:

Koros-Maros Bird Workshop Info Sheet

You can see a few of the images taken by guests on previous workshops here:



Places are very limited and will be offered on a first-come basis. To reserve a place, you’ll need book below, complete your details and pay the trip deposit (£150). The remaining balance (£590)  is due 6 weeks prior to departure.