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An otter taken by Trai Anfield on her British Wildlife Photography Workshop with film making option

British Wildlife Up Close 2023

Photography / Video Workshop


The Familiar Re-Imagined

Devon, UK

2 Day Specialist British Wildlife Photography & Film Making Workshop 

Additional day available on request

Next Scheduled Date:  please click to enquire here

2024 Rates: £665pp  

Why not try film making on this workshop?  Footage taken by Trai here featured on ITV programme 'Love Your Weekend with Alan Titchmarsh' and it is a favoured location for the BBC Natural History Unit and other documentary crews!

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Specialist photography and videography tuition and creative inspiration from Trai Anfield

Our specialist wildlife photographic experience takes place in the heart of the British countryside, focussing on, and celebrating, a range of our most rare, iconic, charismatic and photographically rewarding native species. 

This photography workshop is also very suitable for videography tuition

Fitness level required:  Easy - shorts walks to the various photography sites on mostly flat though sometimes slightly uneven and wet ground.  ​

Tour leader:  Trai Anfield - award winning wildlife photographer, film maker, tutor, travel writer and broadcaster

Badger - Trai Anfield - taken on my British Wildlife Photography Workshop with film making option

Your British Wildlife Photography Workshop Highlights

  • Rich diversity of British wildlife 

  • Larger mammals including Lynx, Otter, Scottish Wildcat, Badger, Fox, Beaver, Wild Boar, Sika Deer

  • Smaller mammals including Water Vole, Pine Marten, Stoat, Polecat, Hedgehog, Water Shrew, Dormouse, Bank Vole, Field Vole, Harvest Mouse​

  • British native birds including white stork, Eurasian crane, long eared owl, barn owl, little owl

  • Natural settings including those used by the BBC Natural History film unit

  • Scheduled to ensure best photographic conditions for wildlife 

  • Beginner friendly plus great for intermediate/experienced photographers seeking closer access and new species

  • Perfect set up for film making as well as photography

  • 1-2-1 technical tuition and creative inspiration with your tutor Trai Anfield

  • Close to home for UK & European clients: support local economy, conservation and climate

  • Covid19 social distancing and financial protection measures in place

  • Small group size: min 4 - max 6 guests


British wildlife is every bit as varied and exciting as that of any country in the world, though it is often more elusive and difficult to access.  So these extended 2 and 3-day British Wildlife Photography Workshops are designed to give you the rare opportunity of getting up close and personal with our most charismatic UK mammals and birds.   


Discover their beauty, quirks and distinctive behaviours while taking the time to craft some unique photographic insights. 

The knowledge and skills you gain in this workshop environment, along with the opportunity to spend so much time in the presence of these animals, will also give you the confidence and prepare you for your own photographic expeditions in the UK's wildest places.

Lynx: The Rewilder's Dream

Once they roamed free across the British countryside, and now the Eurasian lynx is a leading candidate for re-introduction into the UK.  Three  lynx - two male, one female - are the latest additions to the centre, and have become a highlight of our British Wildlife Photography and Film Making Workshop!

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Reviews of this British Wildlife Photography Workshop 


Our Conservation, Climate & Communities Commitment In Action


Southwest England has some of the wildest remaining areas of countryside in Britain, so is a natural choice for this celebration of British wildlife.  Our base for the workshop provides large enclosures (in some cases so large it can be tricky to find the large deer and wild boar!) and natural settings in harmony with the wild surroundings.

The centre is a major contributor to British conservation, helping to breed and reintroduce native species into the wild across the UK. ​

In line with our environmental commitment Trai will take no flights for this workshop, and the group will take short, leisurely strolls between photography sites, making minimal use of vehicles.

We encourage you to join Trai in further supporting the local economy by staying in family-run rural guesthouse accomodation, and dining in small restaurants which make primary use of locally sourced products. 

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British Wildlife Photography & Film Making Workshop

There is no set itinerary here, except in the general structure of the days.  The species we choose to photograph at any given time will remain flexible and respond to the preferences of participants.  Of course the British weather may also influence our choices, and it’s an added bonus that one or two of the smaller mammal species may be photographed under cover if we need we need a refuge from rain at any time!

There are many species on offer here, so we will collect preferences from all participants ahead of time and plan accordingly. We will try to ensure everyone photographs their top three choices and as many of their other choices as possible in the time available. Some species, however, may not be available at all times of the year, and some species such a stoat and polecat can only be approached individually. 


On average we will spend between half and one hour as a group with each species, though some tolerate less time in the open and others will remain active for longer. An additional day is available on request: on a two day workshop please do not expect to photograph the same number of species as you would on a three day workshop - this would put the group under unnecessary pressure and detract from the quality of your experience.

Day 1: 

Early meet up and briefing – Trai will quickly run through some of the specialist settings and techniques required for this type of photography, and highlight a few issues to watch out for too.  Most tuition will take place in the field and will be individual and tailored to your own level of experience and photographic goals.

Morning session - two species photography shoots

Lunch break and review of morning shots / troubleshooting session

Afternoon session – further three species photography shoots

Evening session - first group Beavers session



Day 2:

Early meet up 

Morning session - three species photographic shoots

Lunch break and review of morning shots / troubleshooting session

Afternoon session – further three species shoots

Evening session - second group Beavers session



British Wildlife Up Close Photography / Video Workshop

Dates & Rates

Next Scheduled Date:  please click to enquire here

£665 per person

INCLUDES: all species photography sessions, local expert wildlife guide and handler, expert photographic / film making and post production tuition with Trai Anfield, tea and coffee throughout the workshop


EXCLUDES: travel to southwest England, accommodation, meals, personal insurances

We are happy to assist with recommendations for accommodation and public transport travel arrangements: more details of location, closest stations etc available on request


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