Our courses are very comfortable and very relaxing: - we pick you up from the airport or train in a comfortable 4x4 vehicle, take you to a wonderful hand-picked hotel or guest house; like a home from home, then we wine and dine you for the duration of your stay with us, providing birds, wildlife and training for your entertainment.....
With over 25 years photography for well known magazines and brands, together with 15 years training for Canon, Adobe, Apple, Phase One and a lifetime of Birds, we help you to see great Birds, Wildlife and to understand your camera equipment as you never have before, helping you to get the best possibile pictures to entertain family, friends and peers.
"It was a nice small group, run at a relaxed pace with time to reflect and learn"
"Great week of high quality photography mentoring from Nick Wilcox-Brown”
“The tuition was delivered expertly by Nick who has an obvious passion for photography, wildlife and the environment. Within a few hours my photography had improved immensely.”
Our groups are tiny, for our Bird and Wildlife tours, we have a guide and an instructor for 3-4 guests.
We travel and work at a relaxed pace - seing Birds and Wildlife is important, but it is not a race.
For those that want it, we help to improve your photography skills, make your camera work for you and enjoy the Birds and Wildlife with the help of our experienced guides and outstanding locations. We get 'trophy' pictures, but it is not the whole purpose of our trips: unless specifically requested, we use real 'wildlife’; we do not work from hides.
We generally run separate Birds & Wildlife weeks / Landscape, but we are happy to mix them, if that is your preference.
As part of our courses we also offer optional post-production training with Adobe Lightroom. We feel it will help your photography and pictures overall, but there is no need to participate. If you prefer to use Capture One or Photoshop, Nick is completely fluent with both applications.
“I was completely new to Lightroom, but within a short space of time and with Nick’s expert knowledge I was up and running with further progress and via additional training over the duration of the course. As a “newbie” to Lightroom I came away at the end of the four days with the ability and confidence to process and edit my own photographs.”
Available Individual days in Somerset, Dorset and Devon £150 / person
Scottish Landscapes and Wildlife 20th - 25th September 2020. 4 guests max. 4 days, 5 nights £1195
Spanish Birds. 6-11 th May 2021. 4 days, 5 nights . 3-4 people. £1295 Exact Dates TBC
Polish Birds and Wildlife. 19-24th May 2021 (Exact dates TBC). Including food / accomm / transport. £1175
Birds and Wildlife in East Africa 4-13th September 2021. 6 guests max. 10 days, 7 nights. Price £ TBC
Osprey female and Juvenile in the nest, filmed with iPhone and Swarovski STX 85 scope. This is ‘Phonescoping’’, covered as part of our courses, for those that want it.
Bird & Wildlife photography skills with (optional) Swarovski Digiscoping
Landscape photography skills and use of Filters
A Red Kite from Tollie Kites on the black Isle. Photo by Nick Wilcox-Brown
We are passionate about Birds and Wildlife. Running workshops in the Highlands of Scotland is a privilege. We work with the best guides in the region, ensuring we find all the key species and that you have ample opportunity to view and photograph them.
Nick has used Canon EOS cameras since 1990, more recently he has also used Panasonic and Sony for filming and many clients have Nikon and Olympus, so there is no shortage of experience with different camera types.
However, the advent of Canon's new EOS R system is changing the face of photography and from August 2020, Nick is moving his entire system over to Canon's EOS R mirrorless platform.
If you want to try and R5 or R6, book one of our breaks and try these amazing camera for yourself.