Farne Islands Summer Seabirds,


1 day photography / videography workshop


Thursday July 2nd 2020

Saturday July 25th 2020

In summer there is nowhere like the Farnes to photograph breeding seabirds.

Sir David Attenborough cited it as his favourite British wildlife location, and no wonder - the summer skies, seas and cliffs are a kaleidoscope of puffin, razorbill, guillemot, cormorant, shag and eider, plus sandwich, common, arctic and roseate terns.

We'll have terrific opportunities for flight shots, and we'll often get close enough to almost touch the cliff dwellers and their chicks.  


Plus there's always a chance of gannet, seal, minke whale, porpoise or dolphin on the journey out and back!


And on this workshop you'll have the option to try your hand at DSLR videography with BBC natural history presenter and film maker Trai Anfield too!

  • Beginner friendly - come and learn new techniques!

  • In flight and nesting opportunities with a terrific range of seabirds

  • Unique opportunities for more experienced photographers

  • Option to try wildlife DSLR videography 

Workshop Itinerary


08.45  Meet at Seahouses Harbour, outside Billy Shields ticket office.  

PLEASE NOTE: for non-members of National Trust £26.00 landing fees (£13.00 x 2 islands) are payable prior to departure at the office.

Pre-departure safety & photography briefing



09.15  Outward transfer

Boat journey to and around the outer Farne Islands. Occasional opportunities to photograph seals, dolphins, whales, gannets and other seabirds plus coastal landscapes from the boat.



10.30 to 13.00 Staple Island

Group briefing plus one to one photography and videography tuition as required. Opportunities to photograph puffins, guillemots, razorbills and other nesting and in flight seabirds.



13.00 to 13.30  Island transfer

Brief boat transfer between Staple Island and Inner Farne island.



13.30 to 16.30 Inner Farne

Photograph puffins, shag, kittiwakes, terns, and other nesting and in flight seabirds. One to one photography and videography tuition as required.



16.30 to 17.00 Inbound boat transfer

Brief journey back to Seahouses

Workshop Notes:


Car parking is available at approx cost of £6 per day at the top of the harbour.  


Please bring a packed lunch: No food or drink is available for sale after departure. 


Toilets are only available on the boat and on Inner Farne, which is our afternoon venue.  They are not available on Staple Island in the morning.


In the event that your workshop has to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, and we cannot land on the islands, a full refund is given to all customers.

2020 Dates and Rates  


Thursday July 2nd 2020

Saturday July 25th 2020




Includes: all boat transfers, photographic tuition

Excludes: National Trust Landing Fees of £26 for non-members (£13 per island x 2)

Please bring a packed lunch






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