Only 2 day to go until our annual visit to Rutland Birdfair! This year we will be supporting Canon UK, with Janet doing a daily talk on her role as a zoo photographer.

Why not come along and see all the fabulous things on offer at the show and say hello!

We have always loved shooting pictures in the beautiful summer evening light and now we are offering the chance for our guests to get exclusive, VIP access to some great carnivore species while the safari park is closed! Join us for a 2.5 hours ‘after close’, keeper escorted shooting opportunity of Amur Tigers, Iberian Wolves, Bush Dogs and Meerkats at Knowsley Safari Park!

ONLY £109 (MEMBERS £87.20)

01/06/19
06/07/19
03/08/19

Please click here for full details

Focus stacking has become a massive part of serious macro photography and we have teamed up with Oliver Wright to deliver an awesome specialised workshop covering all aspects of this fascinating area. Oliver has created a reputation for being one of the ‘best in the business’ for this style of photography and his wealth of knowledge combined with our expertise and studio facilities should make this an amazing session!

For full details click HERE

DATES: 13/07/19  &  14/07/19

£189 (£151.20 Wild Arena Members)

PLACES ARE VERY LIMITED SO BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

We are very excited to announce two special dates in the Easter holidays for a wonderful morning session with Knowsley’s Lions 16thand 17thApril 2019

The aim of this session is to concentrate solely on the two Lion Prides here at Knowsley Safari first thing in the morning as they are starting their day. We’ll get exclusive access to the park before it opens to the public with the prides in their overnight enclosures and also in the drive through as they explore and check over their territory. For more information or to book your space click here.


Our macro sessions are amongst our most popular events and to help our customers get great value on all of our February and March availability, we are offering a great discount! Here are your awesome options:

Macro Photography Workshop (half day)
A great introductory session with small group sizes and an inclusive tutorial combined with some great picture opportunities.
Regular price £89 (members £71.20)
MACRO MAYHEM DEAL £80.10 (members £67.64)

Macro Photography Masterclass (full day)
An extended session, to help our guests get even more picture opportunities and explore some more complicated set-ups and techniques.
Regular price £199 (members £159.20)
MACRO MAYHEM DEAL £179.10 (members £151.24)

Macro ‘One to One’ Half Day
If you want the chance to have the whole studio to yourself and get individual attention from our tutor, a ‘One to One’ session would be perfect. We can structure the session to suit your ideas and make sure we work together to achieve your vision. Don’t forget you can add another friend as a second guest for only £25!
Regular price £199 (members £159.20)
MACRO MAYHEM DEAL £179.10 (members £151.24)

Macro ‘One to One’ Full Day
The ultimate macro, shooting experience! This is your chance to have the studio for the full day enabling us to try out more ambitious ideas and shooting scenarios. Once again, you can add another friend as a second guest for only £25!
Regular price £350 (members £280)
MACRO MAYHEM DEAL £315 (members £266)

Here are the dates that are eligible for these amazing deals:
Macro Photography Workshop (half day)
17/02/19 AM
04/03/19 AM
10/03/19 PM
Macro Photography Masterclass (full day)
16/02/19
23/02/19
05/03/19
30/03/19
Macro ‘One to One’ Half Day
22/02/19
02/03/19
08/03/19
25/03/19
Macro ‘One to One’ Full Day
22/02/19
02/03/19
08/03/19
25/03/19

Membership
Its obvious our members get the best deals! If you want to join in, it’s simple – you can buy a basic annual membership for just £19 and then get 20% off all our regular workshop prices!
These sessions are available on a first come first served basis, so you can either book your place on-line using code MMC (MMM for members),
e-mail us at info@wildarena.com or call 0151 528 6607!

Unfortunately we have had a cancelation on our Scotland Tour for 2019, but that means we can offer this last place out at a super special price. Don’t forget all the places on our 2019 tour were also offered a free Neil McIntyre book ‘The Red Squirrel’.

Scottish Winter Wildlife with Neil McIntyre – Normal price £1445,
Last minute place £1100

For 2019, we are once again heading north in January for stunning winter colours to compliment our wildlife encounters. The trip will provide superb picture opportunities of species such as Red Squirrel, Crested Tits, Ptarmigan, Mountain Hare, Golden Eagles, Peregrine Falcon, Eagle Owl and Red Deer. We will make the most of the breath taking surroundings to provide the perfect natural backgrounds for the birds and animals of this mountainous environment. There will also be lots of chances to capture images of the landscape itself during our 5 full days exploration of the Cairngorms. We will also make the most of early morning and evening light for low sun, colour and reflections. This great tour includes accommodation in a private country house, guiding services of Neil McIntyre along with David and Janet from Wild Arena, Breakfast and Lunch and all excursions. For more detailed information please click here

This last minute place is available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so drop us a quick e-mail if you would like the place to:
info@wildarena.com,
or call us on 0151 528 6607

We often find that guests worry about doing Safari Park photography in the winter low season, but actually if you get good light the opportunities can be excellent. A one-to-one session at Knowsley yesterday totally proved the point when we had a brilliant session with the parks Lion prides. Really strong side/back light combined with heavily shadowed backgrounds to the pictures gave us the chance to try some ‘low key’ shots. The technique is simply enough, just pushing the whole exposure down, making sure the brighter parts of the image are not too light. This is often described as ‘exposing for the highlights’ and works very well at separating your main subject from its surroundings. This set of images, were all shot at -2EV stops over the cameras initial light reading.  The camera was a Canon 1Dx MkII with a 400mm lens.