LOCATION Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
TIME 1 hour between 10:00 and 15:00
Group Size   1
  •  1 hour one to one bespoke learning
  • Achievable learning outcomes
  • Entrance to Knowsley Safari Park
  • Refreshments
  • Photographic Guide
  • PDF notes (for prepared topics)
Not Included
  •  Camera

At Wild Arena we have long been fans of learning in ‘bite size’ chunks and adding a practical element can make this even better for many people. That’s why we have introduced our ‘Power Hour’ training sessions at Knowsley. These condensed, one-to-one tuition slots allow you to cover the topics you want to and in a style that suits your learning.

The content of the hour is entirely up to you and we can run through any aspects of both the technical and creative elements of your photography. All levels of experience and types of camera are welcome and we can either sit down over a tea/coffee, get ‘out and about’ around Knowsley Safari Parks great animal collection or combine a mixture of both – it’s all about what suites you. For those completely new to the hobby, we can also offer a suggested program of steps, with each session covering 1 or 2 new skills to help improve your picture taking abilities. 

Suggested topics options, could include:

  • Coming off full auto on to ‘P’ mode
  • Basic Quality Settings & File Types
  • Modes explained, P,A,S,M
  • White Balance & Picture Styles
  • Getting to grips with Focus
  • Exposure Graphs and overriding with Compensation
  • Understanding Apertures & Depth of Field
  • Understanding Shutter Speeds & Movement
  • ISO Sensitivity & Quality
  • Basic Composition principles
  • Understanding how to ‘Tell the Story’ with pictures
  • Getting the best from different Lenses
  • Getting started with Adobe Lightroom processing

The sessions are great value including full day admission to the safari park for one, tea/coffee and the exclusive attention of your own, highly experienced tutor. This means you not only get that one-to-one opportunity for learning about your camera but also the rest of the day to explore the park and capture your own great images. Your guide can even try and get you closer to your favourite animals by using one of our VIP 4 wheel drive vehicles if that’s what suits you.

If you fancy making the experience a little longer, you can ‘double up’ to 2 full hours for only £29 (members £26) extra.

NB: these timings are listed as an example only (exact times will depend on the time slot you request)

Example; ‘Booked for 10.00 am’

Arrival at Safari park main entrance at any time from 09.30 am onwards (even if your session with us is not booked until later in the day, giving you plenty of time to explore and make use of your included park admission).

09.45 Arrival at Meeting point in front of the main ‘Oasis’ restaurant

09.50 Meet you tutor and sign in over tea/coffee

10.00 Session begins

11.00 Session ends

11.05 Summary and close

You can book your Power Hour session whenever it suits you (providing we have a tutor available). The slot will be booked for your requested time, but we will ask you to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes in advance to make sure we can find you and start the session bang on time. You may also need to allow 5 or 10 minutes at the end of the session for drop off and summary.

As a suggestion, why not book your time slot in the morning, so you can have the rest of the day to put your news skills intro practice!

Fill in the booking form and request the date and time slot that you would like (you can add this to the notes on the PayPal section) and we will get back to you once we have checked our availability.

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.


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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