Deer Photography Workshop in Cheshire

Red Deer Stag in Rut

Deer Photography Workshop for groups or one to one training focusing on wildlife photography.

Learning how to photograph red and fallow deers in rut.


You will learn the in-camera skills, techniques and knowledge for effective and successful wildlife photographs. If you are heading on holiday to Africa or India – this workshop will ensure you have the nessesary camera-skills required before you leave to get those wow-factor images.

Equipment required: You are not required to have any prior knowledge, but a 300mm lens (zoom or fixed) or longer is required. It is also recommended to have a 400mm lens or longer if possible, and walking boots.

It does not matter what level of photographic skill you possess, just bring your passion and willingness to learn and Matt will do the rest!

This is a unique photography training experience.

About Matt

Matt is a professional photographer with a high level of experience in the areas of wildlife photography. He made the move into DSLR over 16 years ago from film, moving from Minolta film cameras to Canon DSLR’s.

Over the last twenty years, Matt has developed an eye for colour and lighting, Aside from his own photography, he also enjoys introducing photography to others and runs workshops dedicated to producing outstanding images.

All workshops are run in a relaxed and friendly manner and on any of the training courses. You’ll be sure to gain a wealth of knowledge, inspiration and practical know-how that will take your photography hopefully to new heights.

Where to Photograph deers in the UK

Isle of Jura, Argyllshire – Red Deer

Gosford Forest Park, Markethill Co. Armagh – Red Deer

Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable Bedfordshire – Chinese Water Deer

Woburn Abbey, Woburn Bedfordshire – 10 different species of deer

Bucklebury Farm Park, Reading, Berks – Red, Fallow, Sika and Axis deer

Ashridge Estate, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire – Fallow Deer

Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire – Fallow Deer

Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire – Fallow deer

Lyme Park, Stockport, Cheshire – Red Deer – To many restriction and not enough deers anymore avoid

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire – red and fallow deer

Roughtor, Camelford, Cornwall

Calke Abbey Park, Derby, Derbyshire – Red and Fallow Deer

Chatsworth Park, Derbyshire – Fallow and Red

Arlington Court, Barnstaple, Devon – Red Deer

Cook worthy Forest, Holsworthy, Devon -Red Deer

Eggsford, Crediton, Devon – Red and Roe Deer

Lundy Island, Devon – Sika

Powder ham Castle, Exeter, Devon – Fallow Deer

Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset – Sika Deer

Galloway Forest Park, Newton Steward, Dumfriesshire – Red Deer

Epping Forest, Loughton, Essex – Muntjac

Margam Country Park, Port Talbot, Glamorgan – Red Deer

Ashton Court, Bristol, Gloucestershire – free to the public -Red, fallow and Roe deer

Dyrham Park, Bath, Gloucestershire – fallow deer

Forest Of Dean, Cinderford, Gloucestershire -Deer

Forest Of Dean, Royal Forest – 600 Fallow Deer, Muntjac and Roe

Prinknash Bird and Deer Park, Prinknash, Gloucestershire -Fallow Deer

Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, New Forest, Hampshire –  viewing platform and the Fallow Deer are fed daily

New Forest, Hampshire – Red, Sika and Fallow Deer.

Ashridge Estate, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – Fallow Deer

Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Aviemore, Inverness-shire – reindeer

Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Inverness-shire – red deer and reindeer

Isle of Rum, Inverness-shire – Red Deer

Knole Park, Sevenoaks, Kent – free public access, Fallow and Sika

Wild Wood Hern Bay, Kent – Roe, Fallow and Red Deer

Kilarney National Park, Kilarney Co Kerry – Red Deer

Bradgate Park, Newtown, Linford, Leicestershire

Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire

Grimsthorpe Castle, Park & Gardens, Bourne, Lincolnshire

Bushy Park, Diana Fountain, London – Free public access, free-roaming Fallow and Red.

Belton House Park, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Willingham Woods, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire – Red, Roe and Fallow

Richmond Park, Richmond, London –  Free public access. Fallow and Red.

Cwmbran Community Farm, Cwmbran, Monmouthshire

Own Powis Castle, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire – Fallow deer

High Lodge Forest Centre, Brandon, Norfolk – Roe and Red Deer

Norfolk Broads, Norfolk – Chinese Water Deer

Snettisham Park, Sandringham, Norfolk – Deer Safari

Thetford Forest Park, Thetford, Norfolk – Roe, Fallow and Red Deer

Jedforest Deer Park, Jedburgh, Northumberland – Red Deer

Wollaton Park Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – red and fallow deer roam free

Headington Hill, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Ramsey Island, St David’s, Pembrokeshire – red deer

Radnor Woodlands, Presteigne, Radnorshire – Roe Deer

Torridon Countryside Centre, Achnasheen Ross-shire – Red deer

Croydon Hill, Minehead, Somerset – Red, fallow, roe Deer

Great Wood, Bridgwater, Somerset – Red and Roe

Ramscombe Nether Stowey Somerset – Red and Roe

St Audries, Quantock Hills, Watchet, Somerset – Red deer populations

Cannock Forest, Rugeley, Staffordshire

British Wildlife Centre, Lingfield, Surrey – Roe Deer and Red Deer

Ashdown Forest, Crowborough, Sussex –  Fallow, Roe, Sika

Leonardslee Gardens, Lower Beeding, Sussex  – No public access but is open from April to October –  Fallow, Sika

Petworth Park, Petworth, Sussex – free public access – Fallow.

Powerscourt’s Deer Park, Enniskerry Co Wicklow – Sika

Longleat, Warminster, Wiltshire – Fallow and Red Deer

Savernake Forest, Marlborough, Wiltshire

Broadway Tower & Country Park, Broadway, Worcestershire – Red Deer

West Midland Safari Park, Bewdley, Worcestershire

Marlborough Woodlands, Marlborough, Wiltshire – Roe, Muntjac, Fallow Deer

Fountains Abbey, Studley Royal, Yorkshire – Red, Fallow and Sika Deer

Newtondale Forest, Pickering, Yorkshire – Red and Roe deer

If you would like to attend a deer photography workshop or want one to one training please email me via the contact page.


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