Riverggins Fieldsports Photographer in 2020
Along with a little insight into what we doing here at Riverggins this year
Photoshoots. It's great to be out and about photographing other peoples dogs, getting to know the characters of different breeds and working out how to capture them in action. My dogs will just sit and pose beautfully (through hours of practice) but some dogs that are not used to a strange man giving them direction can be a little tricky at times, even more so when you have a number of energetic spaniels to photograph. Spaniels love to retrieve and hunt so instead of posing the dogs, the best way to photography them is to get them working. The little Cocker in the picture, 'Bonnie' was staying with us for Residential training, I was hunting her up a hedge row when she stumbled across this pheasant, it was the first she had ever retrieved, so to be able to capture it on camera was magical for me and for her owner when I sent her a copy. The way Bonnie carried the bird, a little unsure of herself, her big puppy eyes saying "whats happening? why am I instinctively carrying this bird back?". I shall probably enter this shot into a few competitions and see how it does.
We also photograph pet dogs. We are seeing more cockerpoos and cross breeds then ever before and it's interesting to see the different breed characteristics showing through as you try to get them to pose for the camera.
The workshops attracts varrying levels of photographers, from amateurs to professionals, all looking to learn how to photograph working dogs in action. Some professionals specialise in other areas and are keen to brush up on their skills in photographing fast unpredictable moving objects, others wishing to add to their stock images for portfolios.
During our 2018 Fielsports Competiton, one of our winners was a professional photographer who selected my Photography Workshop as her choosen prize, I seem to recall that we spent the first half an hour discussing camera settings, a little boring for some but we both found it very interesting.
Amateur photographers mostly come to learn how to get the best out of their cameras, so if you have recently been given a new camera for a birthday or Christmas present, then why not come along and learn how to use it effectively. We specailise in Nikon cameras (as does Morse, picture on the right!) Either way it's a fun experince for all and we offer tips, advice throughout the workshop and of course you get to meet our team of dogs at Riverggins.
We especially look forward to these bookings, getting out with the camera on shoot days, being able to see some quality shooting and recording the day for the guns or the estate.
Shoot days often take us to some amazing places that are just not accessible to the wider public, especially some of the larger sporting estates tucked away up and down the country.
Please click on the link below to book your Shoot Day photographer.
In the Autumn of 2020 we will be starting our regular photography club in Lincolnshire, a club aimed at photographers keen to improve their skills and an oportunity to talk to like minded photographers about what they're working on.
Based at Riverggins HQ, this will be a monthly meet up, dates to follow soon.
We are available for commercial and brand photoshoots and can certainly provide some well behaved models!