Let’s view and learn together!
2022 Dates coming soon!
My Group Tours run on selected dates throughout the year and target specific habitats and species. Each tour runs at a capacity of 3 guests. They are either vehicle based, walking, or a combination of the two. See below to see upcoming tours and availability. Meeting points vary across the tours and will be specified in each tour description.
What animals might we see?
Species seen will vary depending upon the specifics of the tour, but even if we are targeting a certain species there is always so much else to see along the way!
Some species of note that I often see include red deer, fallow deer and muntjac deer. Little owls and barn owls. Hares! (Lots of hares!) And rabbits too. Marsh harriers, buzzards, kestrels. Dartford warblers, stonechats and chaffinch. Foxes and badger. Curlew, shelduck and stone curlew. Bees and butterflies. Swallows, house martins and sand martins. Many waterfowl and wader species as well as terns and gulls.
I am an ethical wildlife photographer and tour leader, meaning I do not bait or attract animals in anyway yet I have very reliable viewing of many species in a completely natural setting. The beauty is that each day and trip is different to the last! I time group tours to include either the sunrise or sunset hours, great for wildlife and even better for ‘Golden Hour’ photos.
What to expect on a Group Photo Tour
A group photo tour will always follow a certain theme or target species/habitat. They are relaxed yet informative as you learn from myself as well as each other. Previous guests have stayed good friends since being on a tour with myself.
I keep the group size small to ensure I can give each guest fair attention as well as to improve success of wildlife viewing whilst causing as little disturbance as possible.
Suffolk is simply stunning, and it has been a privilege to grow up here and call it home. It is now my honour to show guests the magic of this place, whether they are from Suffolk themselves of from farther afield.
As a Suffolk ‘buh’ (boy) I have extensive knowledge of key areas known for wildlife and have great success in finding many species including barn owls, little owls, red deer, buzzards, hares, foxes, marsh harriers, avocets, turtle doves and badger just to name a few! I am proud to be an ethical wildlife photographer meaning I do not bait or interfere with the subject in anyway, resulting in wonderful and memorable wildlife experiences. Keeping the wild in wildlife, always.
My tours and teaching style are adaptive and relaxed. I am especially keen on teaching elements of image composition and general tips and tricks when out with your camera. We can also go through the process of getting off automatic settings and understanding the role that the ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture has on your images.
Each group photo tour will vary for location. Please see each tour description for more details.
Equipment and cameras
My photo tours are suitable for all camera types including mobile phones. I shoot with both my Samsung mobile phone along with a Canon 7Dii with 100-400mm. I provide camera support/bean bags for use in the vehicle. Flash is not required and not recommended around wild animals. Tripod/monopod optional but not essential! (I often do not use a tripod as like to be as mobile as possible).
If there is recommend gear for each tour then I will be sure to highlight this on on the tour description.
Okay, I’m in! But how much will it cost?
I aim for all my tours and workshops to be accessible for everybody and hope my prices act as a reflection of this aim.
All of my group photo tours cost £35 and payment in full is required upon confirmation of your place.
Ready to book? See below!
Please use the contact form belowto select your tour and I will respond within 24 hours to confirm your place.
Upon confirmation I will send you a link to pay £40 to secure your booking.