Workshops

Workshops for Bird photographers

I have been photographing birds since 1978 and I am willing to share my knowledge about the bird photography and I arrange workshops in Oulu region. In winter we concentrate on Golden Eagle photography in Utajärvi and in the evenings we will talk about the basics of bird photography. In summer I offer shorebird photography workshop in vicinity of the world famous Liminganlahti wetland. These workshops are recommended for the beginners, but also more advanced photographers will surely get some useful information and good images from the workshops!

13.- 15.1.2017 Golden Eagle workshop

26.- 28.5.2017 Lekking Ruffs workshop

 

Itinerary for Golden Eagle workshop:

Friday
• Arrival to Manor Merilä accommodation at 18.00.
• Theory 18.30-21.00.
– camera settings.
– rules of hide photography.
• Evening snack.

Saturday
• Early breakfast and departure to the hides.
• Day in hide photographing Eagles.
• We will have piknik lunch with us in hide.
• Dinner.
• Theory 18.30-21.00.
– image processing.
– feedback from the images taken.

Sunday
• Early breakfast and departure to the hides.
• Day in hide photographing Eagles.
• We will have piknik lunch with us in hide.
• Dinner.
• Departure at 18.00.

Price: 575 euros/person.
Accommodation: Merilä Manor in Utajärvi.
Transportation: Price includes transportation from the accommodation to the hide.
We can also pick you up from Oulu on Friday and take you back there on Sunday (ask for price).

 

Itinerary for Lekking Ruffs workshop:

Friday

  • Arrival to Finnature basecamp in Liminka at 16.00.
  • 16.00 dinner
  • 18.00-22.00 photography at the shorebird hides.
  • Rest for a few hours

Saturday

  • 02.00 early breakfast and departure to hides. Snacks to go.
  • Photography at lekking site 03.00- 08.00.
  • Return to basecamp and brunch. Download images and recharge batteries.
  • Photo editing and feedback.
  • Rest
  • 17.00 Early dinner and departure to shorebird hides. Snacks to go.
  • 18.00- 22.00 photography at the shorebird hides.
  • Rest for a few hours.

Sunday

  • 02.00 early breakfast and departure to hides. Snacks to go.
  • Photography at lekking site 03.00- 08.00.
  • Return to basecamp and brunch. Download images and recharge batteries.
  • Photo editing and feedback.
  • 13.00 lunch and end of workshop.

Price: 575 euros/person.
Accommodation: Finnature basecamp – Liminka – two person shared rooms
Transportation: Price includes transportation from the accommodation to the hides.
We can also pick you up from Oulu on Friday and take you back there on Sunday (50€).
Groupsize: max 6 photographers.

Instructor: Professional wildlife photographer Jari Peltomäki.
Bookings: info(at)finnature.fi or Tel +358(0)45-129 4264.