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Bundespreissieger Berufsfotografie 2023

Federel Award Winner

Prof. Photographer 2023



6,0 - 8,0 hrs.

Target group:

Beginners / Advanced

Number of participants:

max. 3 participants
Minimum number of participants 2
Participation fee per participant € 349,00 per person

Recommended equipment:

  • Your own SLR or system camera, telephoto lens from 100-500mm with full-frame camera, telephoto lens 100-300mm with MFT camera and telephoto lens 100-500mm with APSC camera. It is essential to cover several areas, as the spiders are often 20-30m away but can also be very close. A wide angle can also be an issue 😊

  • Enough memory cards and full batteries, spare battery

  • Bean bag or similar

  • Tripod

  • Carry a water bottle and possibly some small snacks

  • Rain jacket

  • Rain cover for camera and lens

  • Good shoes and especially outdoor clothing, we roll around a lot on the ground 😊


Programme schedule:

We meet at 08.00 at an agreed meeting point and drive together to the field hamsters. After a short drive we arrive at the site and prepare our cameras and equipment for the models.
With the necessary calm and patience, the field hamsters will get closer and closer to us and we will experience great moments with them. During this time, I will support you photographically in the best possible way so that you will succeed in taking the most amazing pictures.


We will spend the time with our friends until noon and review the first pictures during the subsequent lunch break.

We will analyse some of the pictures on the laptop and I will give you tips and tricks on image composition and processing.

In the afternoon we will visit the field hamsters again and spend time with them until late afternoon. Especially in the evening hours there is very good light again before they disappear into the burrow for the night.

Content of the workshop:

  • Joint journey to the location

  • Photographic support by Manfred Hesch

  • Joint image discussion

  • Tips and tricks for image processing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

  • Testing of various Nikon Z lenses 70-200mm 2.8 or 400mm 2.8 and various Z converters

Not included in the participation fee is:

Possible accommodation costs

This workshop is based on observing the funny field hamsters in their habitat and capturing them photographically.
The workshops start at the beginning of April, around which time the field hamsters have usually long since awoken from hibernation and are up for a bit of fun.

The most beautiful pictures are often taken from the beginning of April to the end of June, when many flowers are in bloom and can be used for many picture compositions. But also from July to September you often get wonderful snapshots. Here the young animals are on the move and they are very playful and ready for various shows.


Wir begeben uns in den Lebensraum der Graureiher, Kanadagänse, Kormorane, Teichhühner, Graugänse, Stockenten usw. Hier kann uns wirklich alles an Wasservögeln unterkommen und dies teilweise sehr nah.
Hauptattraktion sind aber die Graureiher, die uns mit spektakulären Flugeinlagen verwöhnen. Auch beim Fischen und der Jungvögelfütterung sind wir mit etwas Glück live dabei.

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