Red Grouse Photography Workshops
Red Grouse are charismatic, iconic birds found amongst the moors within the Peak District. Difficult to approach, these birds can be a challenge when it comes to photography, but it is extremely rewarding when you are successful.
What to expect
A unique opportunity
With substantial knowledge and experience working with this population of Grouse, I have a unique understanding of where the best locations are to photograph them. This will give us more opportunities to spend capturing images whilst receiving all levels of tuition and support from myself.
All levels of experience welcome
From complete beginners to seasoned professionals, this workshop will be tailored around your individual requirements. Whether it’s settings, composition, fieldcraft or even post processing, I’m on hand throughout the day to provide this support.
Groups or individuals welcome
Group sizes are limited to 3 to minimise disturbance to the Grouse. Larger group sizes are not possible for this workshop.
Gift vouchers available
Vouchers are available to purchase for this workshop. They are exchangeable for other workshops of the same value.
Flexible dates available July – April.
Full day workshop (Up to 7 hours)
£200 per participant for a 1-2-1 workshop. (£60 deposit)
£180 per participant for 2 or more individuals. (£50 deposit per person)
Half day workshop (Up to 4 hours)
£130 per participant for a 1-2-1 workshop. (£50 deposit)
£100 per participant for 2 or more individuals. (£40 deposit per person)
Reduced or extended hour workshops available on request.
Please note this workshop does NOT run during the ground nesting bird season (April – July)
Good fitness recommended. Moderate walking difficulty on uneven terrain. Minor inclines & declines and 2-5 miles walking.
What have people said?
Andrew – I found Tesni at the Photographic Show in Birmingham just catching the end of her talk on the Great Outdoors stage. Months later I made sure I caught her talk at the Rutland birdfair. After saving for many years I had finally bought a longer lens to get closer shots of wildlife. After looking through Tesni’s website and everything on offer, I enquired about the Red Grouse workshop in the wonderful Peak District, I received a reply very quickly with details of the day. The day before Tesni arranged a meeting time for 8 or 9am as the weather was looking cloudy all day with no chance for a sunrise. On the day weather was sunny with some light cloud completely different from the forecast – typical! We met at 8am and after a short walk, Tesni had a quick look through my camera settings and tweaked a couple of things. Tesni soon located the first Grouse and got me into a good spot with the best light. Throughout the day Tesni’s fieldcraft and knowledge was exceptional and was finding the birds way before I could see them. She also pointed out different plants and mushrooms with their names and if they were or were not good to eat. While it was quiet we sat for some refreshments and Tesni looked for signs and sounds of the Grouse. We walked around 5 miles through out the day. I came away with some lovely images and some added field craft skills I can build on. I would definitely recommend Tesni’s workshops, she’s very professional at all levels and has a vast amount of knowledge, I will be definitely booking again. See more testimonials here…
What you’ll need
• Camera (crop or full frame sensor).
• 500mm+ focal length recommended.
• Spare, charged batteries & memory cards
• Beanbag or monopod recommended.
• Walking Boots.
• Waterproof, warm clothing.
Workshop Time (Peak District) – 7am-2pm
7am – We will meet a predefined location before heading to the moorland location. The walk up is slightly rocky and steep at points, but it shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes to reach the start of the areas where the Red Grouse are.
7.30am- We will spend the time searching for the Grouse to photograph. How much time we get with them is dependant on their behaviour and how quickly we are able to successfully locate them!
• Full tuition & support
• Food & drink
• Transport to meeting location
• Personal Insurance
Get in touch to reserve your space on this workshop! Don’t forget to mention the workshop you’re interested in.