Wildlife through a lens at Haddo

The Haddo workshops will put wildlife firmly in the picture
The Haddo workshops will put wildlife firmly in the picture

Visitors to Haddo House and Country Park are being offered a rare opportunity to discover the secrets of wildlife photography.

They are being invited to find out what it takes to get the perfect image at workshops on the estate this Saturday (May 17).

The sessions will be taken by Cain Scrimgeour, a professional wildlife photographer and cameraman, who has filmed wildlife around the world - from Botswana to Peru - and started his career in Aberdeenshire.

The half-day workshops will cover a range of field skills that are essential for getting ideal pictures.

Haddo visitor officer Diana Spencer said people taking part will find plenty at Haddo to improve their photography skills.

She added: “Photography’s becoming more and more popular, and Haddo’s a great place to practice your skills and get some tips and tricks that’ll definitely get you much better pictures.

“A lot of our birds and animals are quite used to people, so we can guarantee there’ll be something about to practice on.

“There’s a maximum of 10 people per workshop so you’ll be sure to get plenty of individual tailored advice on how to improve your photography.”

There are two sessions at 9am and 1pm, each session will cover similar topics but the wildlife and conditions may be different.

Workshops cost £25 per person. To book or for more information contact haddo@visithaddo.com or call 01651 851041.

Those taking part will need to bring their own camera, but any kind will do - including compact, SLR or bridge/superzoom cameras.

Visitors will be able to practice their new-found skills in the stunning surroundings of Haddo Country Park, taking pictures of birds,insects and the resident red squirrels.