This workshop is built around observing the cute gopher in their habitat and capturing them photographically.
The workshops start in mid-March, around which time the gopher is usually long out of hibernation and up for a bit of fun.
From mid-March to the end of June are probably the most beautiful flowering months, as this is when the dandelions grow and this is one of the favourite foods of the gnats. But also from June to September you can often take wonderful snapshots. Here, the young animals are already on the move and delight the photographer's heart with their funny games. Plenty of opportunities for cute photos.
6,0 - 8,0 hrs
Beginner / Advanced
Number of participants:
max. 3 participants
Minimum number of participants 2
Participation fee per participant € 349,00 per person
Your own SLR or system camera, telephoto lens from 100-500mm with a full-frame camera, telephoto lens 100-300mm with an MFT camera and telephoto lens 100-500mm with an 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
Carry a water bottle and possibly some small snacks
Rain cover for camera and lens
Good shoes and especially outdoor clothing, we roll around a lot on the ground 😊
We meet at 8 a.m. at an agreed meeting point and drive together to the gnats. 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 gnats 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 best pictures.
We will spend the time with our friends until noon and examine the first pictures during the subsequent lunch break.
We will analyse some of the pictures on the laptop and I will give you some tips and tricks regarding image composition and processing.
In the afternoon we will visit the gnats 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 drive to the location
Photographic support by Manfred Hesch
Joint image discussion
Tipps und Tricks der Bildbearbeitung in Adobe Lightroom und 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
Lunch and refreshments for in-between