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Wildlife Photo Walk in Richmond Park

Wildlife Photo Walk in Richmond Park

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  • Richmond, TW10 5HS
  • (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults
I began photography in the late 1970s using film cameras and switched to digital photography in 2008. I am an outdoor photographer and prefer to work with natural light and I ... More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
Photograph the park with tuition from an experienced local photographer.

We'll walk about 2 to 3 miles, so nothing too strenuous, in the beautiful setting of Richmond Park to photograph the scenery and hopefully wild deer along our route. At this time of the year (May), the deer will be regrowing their antlers having shed them earlier and they will be covered in velvet, so we might be lucky and capture some interesting images (see examples below).

I will help you to understand the most important camera settings, give composition tips and show you how to achieve the best results, while paying special attention to the welfare of the deer and our safety.

The only photos I will take will be to demonstrate what I am showing you, along with some of the participants that I will share with you later (you can decline if you like).

We'll stop for a drink at one of the coffee kiosks where we can discuss the results so far before continuing our walk. So you'll be able to purchase drinks/snacks if you need them.

Richmond Park is a National Nature Reserve covering about 4 square miles. It has ancient woodland and approximately 650 wild roaming Red and Fallow deer. I have lived nearby for over 25 years so I know it very well.

Almost any camera will do but something with a longer zoom will be useful to capture images of the deer while keeping at a safe distance. We will be outdoors for 3 to 4 hours, so please dress accordingly. An umbrella is handy if showers are forecast.

Please note: encounters with deer cannot be guaranteed as they roam freely within the park. We usually find them and I will do my utmost to locate some of them before we meet, so we know which direction to walk.

Parking is available at Broomfield Hill car park (zoom in on the map below, do not use the postcode listed for satnav as it may be inaccurate). Please send me a message if you need directions or intend to use public transport. We may need to move to another car park if I haven't spotted any deer nearby.

If you'd prefer a different date or start time (e.g. sunrise), then please message me to propose a date/time. Use the "request a date" option in the "choose date" drop-down on the right.

A special mention about dogs: if you'd like to bring your dog please message me to request this beforehand. If other people have booked then I will have to say NO. If you are the only person to have booked, I may say YES if you can confirm that your dog is well behaved around deer and will be kept on a lead.


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Photograph the park with tuition from an experienced local photographer. We'll walk about 2 to 3 miles, so nothing too strenuous, in the beautiful setting of Richmond Park to photograph the scenery and hopefully wild deer along our route. At thi... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Photography tips/tuition from an experienced local photographer
  • Small group size for plenty of individual attention
  • Possibilities for wildlife, landscape & woodland photography
  • Tips on deer behaviour and approaching safely
  • Some follow-up notes to read after the walk as a reminder
The video and all of the images below (except those of me), have been made by myself in Richmond Park over the last few years.
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