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Grey Heron Night Flash Workshop / Hide Rentals

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Wildlife Flash Photography Workshops with John Gooday and Tom Robinson

Autumn 2018

New Workshop dates to be released - watch this space or subscribe to my blob (link at bottom of page)

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We have been spending a lot of time down at the pond recently gearing up for its official opening. In this time we have been exploring the nocturnal opportunities too. We are pleased to be releasing some dates for the herons that are particularly active during the night. The herons are coming into a submerged platform in the middle of the pond and feeding on dead fish we place out for them. They are completely comfortable with the lighting setup making them the perfect model to get creative with artificial lighting. If you book onto one of the workshop sessions you will learn some techniques for using off camera flash varying settings on both camera and flash to achieve different lighting situations. For those booking just a hide rental, you'll be given some basic tuition on the flash setup then left to shoot into the night. 

We also have an otter visiting the pond and at time of writing he/she is visiting once a week. We will be working hard to get the otter visiting on a more regular basis in the weeks leading up to the available dates. It should be noted this is a heron photography session and a visit from the otter during the session will be an added bonus. 

The hide is finished to our usual standard with plates a shelf and comfortable seating. Tea and coffee is supplied for your enjoyment during the session. 


Booking information

Workshops running from 10th - 16th Feb 2018,

NEW WORKSHOP DATES: 1st,3rd,11th and 18th March

Hide rental dates from 17th - 28th Feb 2018

Limited dates available so early booking will be essential if this is something that interests you! 

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1-1 - 5hrs tuition      £200


  • Sessions start an hour before sunset meeting at our Lincolnshire farm PE10 0JY.

  • Flash hire is included in the price and is advised that you use our flashes however if you wish to use your own then this can be arranged.

  • Max 2 photographers - if you book on alone you will be shooting alone.

What to bring

  • Tripod (if you plan to take remote wide angle shots)

  • Tripod head to screw onto our plates inside the hide.

  • Torch to find your way back to the car.

  • To give you an idea of lens/distance a 300mm lens on a full frame camera gives you the complete heron and reflection.






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Please tell us whether you'd like to book a workshop or just a hide rental, which dates you're interested in, and whether it's for 1 or 2 people.
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John Gooday is running the workshops. John is an award winning professional wildlife photographer and an expert in the field of wildlife flash photography. If you are already familiar with flash and want to learn some more in-depth techniques then John is certainly your man.

What hath night to do with sleep?
— John Milton, Paradise Lost