• This morning, meet at the Bishops Wood Field Centre near Stourport-on-Severn for a welcome and introduction by your hosts Alex and Bret.
    • A full day of workshop activities follows, including talks, theory and demonstrations, with practical tuition using the captive subjects. During the workshop, Alex and Bret will explain the basics and fundamentals and improve your ability to observe and ‘see a photo’. Concepts and techniques will be demonstrated, then, working in small groups or individually, with the experts' guidance, you will be able to put what you have learned into practice.
    • Enjoy another full day of tuition, with Alex and Bret being joined by expert animal handler Jonathan Cleverly to perfect new skills and study macro techniques in more depth. The workshop comes to a close in the late afternoon.

You should note: Accommodation is not included in the workshop, however we are happy to recommend some options nearby.

All prices are per person and include:

  • Services of the naturalist leader
  • Guided activities
  • Lunches
  • Morning & afternoon tea/coffee breaks
  • Use of captive-bred insects
  • Photography tuition


Accommodation is not included in the workshop, however we are happy to recommend some options nearby.

The workshop takes place at  Bishops Wood Field Centre, set in 70 acres of meadows, ponds and woodland, located a short distance from Stourport-on-Severn, a Georgian canal town in the heart of the Severn Valley.


Lunches are provided on both days and tea/refreshments will be served during the course of the workshop.


The species listed are some of the ones we aim to bring along, but bearing in mind short lifespans, we can’t guarantee which species will be available at the time.

  • Australian giant rainforest mantis
  • Desert hairy scorpion
  • Giant prickly stick insect
  • Tanzanian giant tailless whipscorpion


During this workshop, Alex and Bret will handle the small invertebrates and give you all the guidance and tuition you require to photograph them, so that you too can create images with impact and successfully photograph small creatures next time you travel to the tropics (or indeed in your back garden!)

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