Testimonials for "Water Voles Workshops"
Id visited the Peak District before, but I wasn’t convinced Id got as much as I could out of it and so this time I wanted to go along with someone who knew the area. After some searching around I booked two days with Craig the first day a workshop on water voles and the second on dippers. It was a combination of the quality of Craigs own photos and the subject matter which swung the decision in particular, I wanted to see a water vole in the wild. So it was that I found myself meeting Craig at 6am on a Sunday morning in Buxton. Some may not be sure about such an early start, but it is worth it just to catch that early morning light. Also, it means you can make the most of the day, if as happened on my second day it starts to pour down early in the afternoon. One of the first things you notice about Craig is his enthusiasm, both for photography and the wildlife he is showing you. Throughout the two days he was explaining about the animals behaviour and pointing out things to watch for, signs that the animals are around and ways of improving your chances of seeing them. Similarly, he is there providing advice on your photography. I’ve had a reasonable amount of experience of photographing animals, particularly in captivity, but you can always learn more for example, amongst other bits of advice, this was the first time Id used my 500mm long lens out in the field so to speak, and Craig provided useful tips on long lens technique and how to stabilize it. (I also learnt the valuable lesson that waterproofs are no use if you leave them behind in your car) Overall, it was an excellent couple of days. I came away with some very pleasing images, but more than that it was just a very enjoyable time spent watching the wildlife, and learning from someone who was good company.
Hello Craig, thank you for one to one tuition in Buxton, photography Watervoles, Thank you for helping and showing me everything you know. It was the best day of my life to see and photograph these amazing and rare Water voles, best wishes Amy