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2019 Gannet Photography Workshops

  • RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire
  • from £200.00 (see pricing table below)

RSPB Bempton Cliffs is home to over 13,000 breeding pairs of Gannets from late January to the end of October. Gannets are our largest seabird with a wingspan of 6 feet (2 metres), they pair for life and come back to the same nest site each year. We will look to capture images of these elegant seabirds, from on the cliff edge with their young to flying past the viewpoints at eye level. 

This 1 to 1 or 2 to 1 photography workshop will be tailored towards beginners, enthusiasts and photographers who want to learn more about the different aspects of wildlife photography. We will start with a look at the techniques and equipment needed with advice and tips on how to capture that perfect gannet image.

You will learn about correct exposure, how to deal with tricky lighting conditions such as harsh sunlight or low light levels, depth of field techniques, apertures, ISO, autofocus, shutter speeds and composition. Information will be given regarding the behaviour and breeding cycle of the Northern Gannet and the incredible seabird colony in which they raise their young.

Facilities: The newly built Seabird Centre includes an interpretation area, shop, toilets, picnic area and five cliff-top viewpoints.

Please note: If you would like to attend on a particular date listed below, but would prefer a different type of workshop, e.g. half day, group session etc, please contact the YCN office on 01723 865498 and we may be able to accommodate you.


2019 Gannet Photography Workshops

Steve Race is our lead photographer at Yorkshire Coast Nature. From his start with a film camera in the early eighties right up to the digital era of today, Steve has acquired a great eye for wildlife photography. His passion for the natural world shines through on his workshops and tours with YCN. In 2013... Read More

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Tue 13th Aug - 9.30am 1 day RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire TBC 1 Places remaining
Thu 15th Aug - 9.30am 1 day RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire TBC 1 Places remaining
Tue 20th Aug - 9.30am 1 day RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire TBC 1 Places remaining
Thu 22nd Aug - 9.30am 1 day RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire TBC 1 Places remaining
Tue 27th Aug - 9.30am 1 day RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire TBC 1 Places remaining
Thu 29th Aug - 9.30am 1 day RSPB Bempton Cliffs, East Yorkshire TBC 1 Places remaining

Workshop Reviews

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"I'd just like to thank you very much for the information and advice you gave me during todays workshop at Bempton, I've reviewed the photo's and...Read Full Review »

“I thought I was proficient a wildlife photographer but a day out with Steve has taken my work to a whole different level. His knowledge of...Read Full Review »