Red Deer Rut Workshop – 1 day

Red Deer StagRed Deer Stag

Dates: - 1st October through to 7th November 2020 


In this workshop I will drive you to the Exmoor National Park to photograph the glorious Red Deer during the rut. I will give you hints and tips on how to get close to the subjects using field craft techniques and also give you tuition on digital photography including what settings to use to achieve the images your creativity desires.

Initially, on booking your workshop we will discuss your wildlife photography needs and after the workshop I will send you, by email, some digital photography notes to remind you of the settings and information to use.


Day One

The day will begin with an early start with us meeting at a “designated place”, agreed by us prior to the day (This will help to reduce mileage costs). I will drive us to the Exmoor National Park where our Red Deer rut photography will begin. At approximately 5pm, depending on the light, we will return back to the “designated place” (packed lunch is included).


Workshop includes:-

An excursion to the Exmoor National Park to photograph the Red Deer during the rut.

How to use natural light including front, side and backlight to achieve different images.

Learning where wildlife can be found, reconnoitring an area for wildlife.

Types of hide, Camouflage, Field craft skills and where to use them.

Taking the image, Focus, Exposure Compensation, Composition, Background etc.

You will be sent digital photography notes after the workshop to remind you of the settings and information to use.

Although I have stated the above please use it only a guide as the workshop can be adjusted and tailor-made to suit your individual needs.




Group Size

1 person to a maximum of 3 people in the group.


Fitness Level

This workshop will involve an amount of walking with some hill work on uneven terrain so a reasonable level of fitness is required.


Equipment Needed

You will need to provide your own photographic equipment, preferably a DSLR camera with the longest lens you own. Any lens or a zoom from 400mm up to 600mm is ideal but a 300mm plus a converter will suffice. Please bring a waterproof cover for your camera and lens to protect your equipment. You will also require a tripod or a monopod and spare memory cards.

Please bring the manual for your camera.



Exmoor’s landscape is quite exposed and the weather can change quite rapidly so please bring appropriate clothing to keep you warm and dry. A breathable, thin layering system, (NOT cotton), works best. A hat, jacket, trousers or leggings and stout walking boots. These should all be waterproof and camouflaged or of a muted dark colour due to the subjects we are photographing.


Price per person.

The price for this workshop is £100 and includes tuition, notes, packed lunches and all excursions.



Price Excludes

Your Personal and equipment insurance cover.

Additional mileage costs depending on where we meet prior to the journey to Exmoor.

Remember this is wildlife, I will do my upmost to give you the best opportunity possible but there is no guarantee the deer will be accommodating on the day.

Booking Your Workshop

If you would like to book this photography workshop please send an email to [email protected] and specify the date you prefer and state that you require a Red Deer Rut Workshop.


Insurance Indemnity

Robin Stanbridge Photography cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal items or for personal accident or injury and all activities are entered into at your own risk.  You are responsible for making sure that your own personal insurance is in place, covering medical and emergency expenses, personal accident, injury and death in addition to loss of, or damage to, luggage, possessions and personal possessions. You are also responsible for your own personal medication and it is essential that you bring extra supplies with you.




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