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Wildlife Photography at Martin Mere WWT – Mini Module with Masterclass

Sunday, January 9 at 10:30 15:30

Wildlife Photography at Martin Mere WWT - Photo of a Wildfowl / Duck taken at a Welshot Photographic Academy Mini Module


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Wildlife Photography at Martin Mere WWT – Mini Module with Masterclass

What Will Happen

Wildlife photography at the Martin Mere WWT – What could be better than walking around the bustling wetlands with your camera photographing the birds who are overwintering. Our first Welshot Mini-Module with Masterclass of 2022 is designed to help you get out and about, beat those Winter blues and exploring the Martin Mere wetland paradise. This Welshot photographic workshop will have you making and creating some stunning images in the peaceful reedbeds, home to bearded tits and cetti’s warblers and marsh harriers in flight. Learn how to capture movement, capture birds and wildfowl being fed to the famous pink flamingos of this wonderful wetland area based in Burscough, near Ormskirk.

Whether you are a beginner to photography, a photographer who would like to try a new genre, learn a new technique or skill or a more advanced photographer who wants to build their image portfolio, you will be made welcome and we would love to help you get the best out of your camera.

The Welshot Team will be at hand throughout this session to assist and help you get the best from your camera, so you can leave at the end of this session with memory cards full of beautiful photographs and great memories.

Please Note: No food or drink is included in the price of this event. This event is a fully outdoor event – please make sure you come dressed appropriately. If Welshot decides to postpone this event due to bad weather conditions you will be given several options regarding your booking.

Welshot will be keeping within Welsh Government regulations and recommendations regarding the Coronavirus and Covid 19 Regulations, and we expect our delegates to do the same

Wildlife Photography at Martin Mere WWT - Photo of a duck at the Wildlife and Wildfowl Trust

Wildlife Photography at Martin Mere WWT

You Will Learn

  • How to use your camera settings and functions
  • How to capture movement in nature
  • How to compose and shoot birds & wildfowl
  • How to focus for sharp subjects and how to set the correct aperture to give a blurred background to your images
  • How good composition can transform your shots
  • How to correctly expose your images
  • How to use long exposures and ICM (intentional camera movement) to give a bit of creativity to your photos
  • How to think creatively
  • What Welshot can do for you and your photography

The Schedule

  • 10:30 – Meet – Welcome, introductions, handouts if applicable, get help with your camera settings
  • 10:45 – Photography starts – 1:1 and group tuition
  • 11:45 – Masterclass – How to capture movement in bids
  • 13:00 – Lunch (not included)
  • 13:30 – Photography from the hide
  • 14:45 – Photography resumes – 1:1 and group tuition
  • 15:30 – Finish

Please Bring

  • Camera and lenses suitable for this event – Telephoto or zoom lens (longer the better)
  • Spare (Fully Charged) Batteries and Memory Card
  • Tripod / Cable release (your choice – monopod and beanbags are useful in the hide)
  • Entrance ticket to Martin Mere – Advanced bookings are advised
  • Refreshments – Snacks or drinks you think you will require during the event – Coffee shop on site.
  • A list of ideas, help, questions etc that you would like to discuss with Welshot Team Leaders


This event is discounted to £32.00 at checkout if you are a Welshot Academy Member. To become a Welshot Member and receive some great benefits check this link.

Fish Lane,
Burscough, Lancashire L40 0TA United Kingdom
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