All pictures on this page were taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X camera, kindly loaned by OM Systems in the UK (except the Red-veined Darter, Digiscoped with a Swarovski STX scope)
Learn how to photograph wildlife; birds, butterflies and animals in their environment - improve your camera skills under blue skies.
If you love to photograph birds and other wildlife, or you struggle with camera settings, autofocus on your new camera, perhaps need guidance on exposure, photographing birds in flight, even landscapes? Our small group photographic teaching holiday is perfect for you!
Using a private boat, a comfortable vehicle and on foot, we find and photograph interesting birds and other wildlife.
Along the way, we show you how to choose the right lenses and camera settings for the subject to get beautiful pictures.
Travelling as a tiny group, we cover a wide range of locations; from the coastal delta, to inland plains and mountains. April is the time of peak bird migration in Eastern Spain, giving us the opportunity to see and photograph a diverse range of wildlife.
Suitable for photographers who want to improve their wildlife photography and camera skills. Whether you are starting out, or an experienced photographer in other fields, we guarantee you will learn plenty.
Infinite Grey Heron
The trip will be vehicle-based, with an exclusive boat trip along the river, to photograph wildlife that normally remains unseen, such as the Night Herons below. There will be walking in the forest and on gentle terrain. Tripods are not needed.
Nick has a huge range of experience, both as a magazine and advertising photographer, and as an expert, training other photographers on cameras, lenses and software for Canon, Adobe, Phase One, Sony and Apple. There is plenty of help available with cameras of all makes and software, for those that want it.
This holiday covers photography and touches on image processing with Adobe Lightroom. Specific workshops on image processing and enhancement with Lightroom / Capture One or Photoshop are available on request. Please ask!
Ebro Delta, Mountains and Plains 27 August-3 September 2022. 1:2 help - max 4 People. £1525 including transport, 2 guides and accomodation
Winter Birds of the Ebro Delta. Details to follow
Day 1 - We collect you from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2 - Ebro Delta guided photography, full day with stop for lunch.
Day 3 - Private river boat tour of the Ebro delta and the many small channels that allow us to get close to wildlife for photography. Full day with break for lunch.
Day 4 - We travel to our favourite mountain sites, before ending up at the acclaimed Mas de Bunyol Vulture observatory. After lunch we travel inland and visit the Sebes wetland nature reserve, then to our accommodation in Lleida.
Day 5 - We visit the Plains north / east of Lleida, hopefully seeing Montague's Harriers, Eagles and other specialities, perhaps some Bustards. In the evening we return to our accommodation around Lleida.
Day 6 - We visit the Plains south of Lleida and Utxesa reservoir with a lunch break, returning to our main accommodation in the evening.
Day 7 - A day visiting other parts fo the Ebro Delta, full day of photography with a lunch break.
Day 8 - We return you to Barcelona for your journey home.
Travel regulations to Spain are currently very straightforward for fully vaccinated travellers. Only a completed copy of your vaccination certificate, via the NHS Health app, is required plus a completed entry form to Spain. No tests are needed from the UK. Ask if you need further information.
For assistance with booking flights, contact Sacha Barbato at Travel Counsellors. He is extremely helpful, experienced and fully conversant with all covid regulations. His booking charge for handling everything is very modest for the simplicity it brings.
You may need a copy of one of these books? There are over 250 bird species that we could see on these trips, many of them unfamilar to UK birders. Europe's Birds is probably the finest bird guide available anywhere at this moment and gives birders the essential information and detail photographs that help to confirm ID of difficult birds - Sedge or Moustached Warbler anyone?