LOCATION Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
TIME 09:00 to 15:00 or 09:00 to 12:00
Group Size   1 (you can add up to 2 more additional guests for £25 each)
Highlights
  • Practical opportunities around the park with your guide
  • Fully bespoke day
Included
  • Entrance to Knowsley Safari Park
  • Refreshments and Lunch (Lunch only available on the full day)
  • Photographic Guide
  • Handout
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Specialist food or drinks

At Wild Arena we completely understand that productive learning can be a highly individual thing. Our ‘Mastering your Photography, 1-to-1’ Sessions are a perfect opportunity to give yourself time to really overcome technical and creative issues that are potentially holding back your image making.

Our 1-to-1 training sessions begin with a welcome tea/coffee where your tutor will talk through your individual photography and agree an action plan for the topics that you would most like to cover. We can use the framework of our existing ‘Mastering your Camera’ modules or devise bespoke topics that directly address your concerns.

Our aim is to spend around half of our time actually talking through the topics we have chosen and then spend the remaining time actually out taking pictures, directly putting new ideas into practice.

The training center is equipped with lots of facilities like demonstration cameras, example lenses from 8mm – 600mm, flash, Mac computers, 50” screen, a huge range of accessories and even a fully set up studio. We have a comfortable conference room and lounge area where we can sit down and talk through the areas you wish to cover and there will be ample chance to take notes and ask any questions to make sure you understand everything. We are also fortunate enough to work closely with industry partners like Canon, Manfrotto, Lastolite, Lee Filters and Elinchrom and their support can add depth to your learning experience. However, this does not make our training brand specific and we are happy to work with cameras from all the leading manufacturers.

We will break up the day with the important element of practical application of new ideas and our location in the very heart of Knowsley Safari Park makes this the perfect location for getting out and capturing images. The more predictable nature of the parks animals means the tutor can escort you around to find subjects that will enable you to productively try out the fresh ideas we have discussed. This practical element might include taking the Land Rover out around the park reserves, visiting the walk around exhibit or even taking a walk into the estate woodland that borders the Park Farm training center.

The goal of our  ‘Mastering your Photography, 1-to-1’ sessions is to cover the areas you individually feel are holding back your photography and then have the chance to embed the learning with practical opportunities around the safari park.

Full Day Itinerary

09.00: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance where you will be met by your guide & tutor.

09.15: We usually start the session by talking through what you hope to achieve over tea/coffee.

09.30: Classroom session 1 with a presentation on the topics chosen for the morning.

11.00: Practical session with a visit out into the Safari Park to find interesting and suitable subjects.

12.00: Lunch break and a chance to review our progress.

12.30: Classroom session 2 with a presentation on the topics chosen for the afternoon.

13.30: Practical session with a visit out into the Safari Park to find interesting and suitable subjects.

14.30: Review of the learning from the day and a chance to ask any last minute questions.

15.00: Summary & Close.

Half Day Itinerary

09.00: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance where you will be met by your guide & tutor.

09.15: We usually start the session by talking through what you hope to achieve over tea/coffee.

09.30: Classroom session with a full presentation on the topics chosen for the morning.

11.00: Practical session with a visit out into the Safari Park to find interesting and suitable subjects.

12.00: Summary & Close.

Guests will have the remainder of the day to spend at leisure in the park, if it is open. (it is possible that during the winter season, the park may not be open to the public, so non escorted access outside of the event timings will not be possible).

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.

Dates are discussed to suit the participant and availability of the guide.

How to Book

To book please add your preferred date to the cart using the drop down calendar icon on the right hand side ‘Book Now’ tab to add to your cart. Please also advise us of the month and best days of the week for you as this date may not be available. For half day sessions add the date to the basket and use the voucher code ‘Half’ to get the correct price at the checkout.

Purchasing a Gift Voucher

If you are looking for a gift for a photographer then why not consider a gift voucher, our gift vouchers are valid for a year and along with our membership are sent as standard with an e-voucher, gift packs are available and these can just be added to your basket from the shop. We currently sell the gift vouchers in £50, £25 or £10 denominations or you can buy an event specific voucher. Simply click through to our shop here to see what is available.

Redeeming a Gift voucher

Wild Arena Vouchers

Your code should work at the checkout so please enter the code when prompted.

Red Letter Days, Virgin, Last Minute, Exhilaration and In To the Blue Vouchers

These vouchers cannot be used on line as we have no way of validating them, please look at the event the voucher is for, under each event there is a date tab at the top of the page, choose a date from the list and remember it (or write it down) and follow the link that is given within the dates tab under the heading Voucher Bookings.

You can also access the voucher booking page by clicking here but you will need to know the chosen date from the ones available.

Membership

Wild Arena is delighted to offer an annual membership scheme with many benefits to reward our regular customers and encourage new guests to participate on our wide range of different events. We offer 2 types of annual membership, at different prices, the details of which are listed in the below.

Annual Membership – £19

Provides our regular customers with a discount of 20% on all our one day workshops, £50 off every tour booking, a quarterly newsletter, priority notice on all new events and special offers on late availability! All the memberships prices are listed next to the standard price on all products on the website. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your cart.

Annual Membership Benefits:​

  • 20%  discount on all one day events.
  • £50 discount on every tour booking.
  • Priority notice of discounted late space availability and new events.
  • Quarterly Newsletter.

Annual Membership Plus – £99

Not only provides all the benefits of normal membership, but also the opportunity to book a free workshop from the list below:

Members can choose one of the following events as your free workshop (1 session per year):

  • Macro Photography Workshop
  • Macro Exotic Mini Beast Session.
  • Big Cat Photography Workshop.
  • Safari Photograph Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Safari Photography Workshop.
  • Summer Evening Owl Photography Workshop.
  • Wild Red Kite Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Workshop.
  • Butterfly Photography Masterclass.
  • Landscape Photography Workshops.
  • Getting Started with your Camera

Not only does this make ‘Membership PLUS’ outstanding value, it also makes a perfect gift for anyone interested in photography. Each new member receives a welcome pack vie email, but if you would like a gift pack please select this from the shop and add to your basket.

To receive your members discount on website orders, simply use your membership number in the voucher section of the basket and for special offers use the code given on the promotion.

(Please note membership discounts cannot be used in conjunction with Tesco vouchers or other ad-hoc, generic offers as specified).

To purchase members simply click here to go through to our shop.

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