Photography in Rutland & Leicestershire

We have two venues with great photo opportunities in Rutland and Leicestershire. Join us on a Bird of Prey and Leopard Photo Day at the Rutland Falconry & Owl Centre or on one of our Nature Photography Courses in Bradgate Park.

At the Rutland Falconry & Owl Centre our photo day participants
(any experience level) will have the change to take photos of the owls and other birds of preys plus of the leopards, puma and serval cat. The Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary (the cat section) is generally not open to the public, but we are allowed access to this area and take photos here.

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Customers will have access to 1-to-1 advice on any photography questions and help with getting the right settings for the images, they want to take throughout the day. The photo day will start at 10am and finishes at 4pm. In order to make our photo days most beneficial to all participants, we apply for the Birds of Prey and Leopard Photo Day a maximum number of 10 people per photo day
(minimum of 4 people).

The price for this photography experience is £110; including a 50% contribution to the Rutland Wildlife Sanctuary
(helping with the keeping of the leopards and other wild cats). The price includes besides the guidance and advice by our professional photographer, coffee/tea at the beginning of the photo day and at lunch time. As the venue has no catering facilities please bring your own lunch. Alternatively Barnsdale Gardens or Barnsdale Lodge are only a short drive away.

The following Bird of Prey and Leopard Photo Days have been scheduled for 2017 & 2018 so far:

15 October 2017 (Sunday) - availability > 3 spaces
4 March 2018 (Sunday) - availability > 3 spaces
12 May 2018 (Saturday) - availability > 3 spaces


Bradgate Park is a well-known deer and country park in Leicestershire. It was established as a deer park in 1241 and was home to both, red and fallow deer since then. The deer will be part on any of our photography courses, but will be most exciting to photograph in October during the rut. Besides the deer, the park has however a lot more to offer from a photography perspective.

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Our Nature Photography courses will not only include photographing the deer and other wildlife species, but also the beautiful landscape within Bradgate Park. We offer two different photography course types at this great venue, which will help participants to utilise the camera settings to take wildlife and landscape images more effectively and to learn to work with nature to achieve this (your guide is a professional wildlife photographer, working with wildlife conservation).

Our Nature Photography courses are available on a beginners and an intermediate level:
Basic Nature Photography - 5 October 2017 (Thursday) - only 2 spaces left
Nature Photography II - 6 October 2017 (Friday) - only 3 spaces left
These dates have been selected to capture the
Deer Rut in October.

We separate the experience levels to ensure everyone will gain full benefit out of the photography courses. Furthermore, our groups are limited to a maximum of 8 people to ensure that each participant will have the support they need
(minimum of 4 people).

Both Nature Photography courses are full day events and will include 2 classroom tuitions, covering the relevant technical aspects and a photo review with feedback on what worked and what could be done differently.

The individual Nature Photography courses cost £85 and the prize for the Nature Photography package (both courses booked together) is £145.
The 2 days can be attended on consecutive days or at different times.

For more details on the venue and/or the individual course types please click on the highlighted terms above. Alternatively, if you like to book one of the Nature Photography course or the Nature Photography package, you can do so by completing the form below.


Provided it is not indicated above that no spaces or only a limited number of spaces are available for the photography course date(s) of your choice, you can proceed directly to the online shop via the Pay Link to pay either the deposit or the full fee from there (depending on when you book / the full fee is required when booking 4 weeks or less prior to the course date). For more details about the booking process, please check our Terms and Conditions.

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