Rodent Roundup Photography Workshop

Our “Rodent Roundup” photography workshops give you an opportunity to photograph a selection of rodents and small mammals in our purpose built photography room at Liberty’s Centre using our specially designed props and scenery. Each session will last for 2.5 hours and will see the animals being photographed on a variety of different sets providing plenty of variety on the day.

As with all our animals the health and well being of our animals always comes first and we do not force them to do anything they don’t want to do or put them in harms way with anything that might cause them distress. You are welcome to bring any props that you might want to on the day but please be aware that these will be checked for safety before being used.

As of October 2018 any photography workshop that involves the use of captive animals requires the operator to be licensed under the Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 or to hold a Zoo Licence. Any operators offering captive animal photo days must display their AWR Licence or their Zoo Licence number on their website, so please make sure that if you book any photo day that involves the use of animals you check to make sure that the operator displays their licence number before you book. Liberty’s Centre holds a full Zoo Licence – number 1009/2

As always an experienced photographer will be on hand to guide you and help out with any questions that may arise during the session.

Rat In A Drain Pipe
Rat In A Drain Pipe

Being indoors these days are not weather dependent as well as having the added advantages of using our professional quality lighting to achieve the best possible picture quality. Typically we will be shooting at small apertures for increased depth of field, low ISO for ultimate picture quality and lightning fast effective shutter speeds to minimise any movement blur or camera shake giving you absolutely stunning results.

Each public session is limited to a maximum of 6 photographers so there is plenty of space for all and plenty of time to get your photographs. Sessions last for two and a half hours and cost £55 per person per session.

Morning Sessions run from 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM
Afternoon Sessions run from 1.30 PM to 4.00 PM

Your day includes entry into Liberty’s Centre so if you wish to stay in the Centre after a morning session, or arrive early for an afternoon session, to have a look round at our Birds Of Prey and Reptiles that reside with us you are more than welcome.

Address And Postcode: Liberty’s Owl, Raptor And Reptile Centre, Crow Lane, Ringwood, Hampshire. BH24 3DZ

Recommended Camera Equipment: You will need a DSLR camera, Compact System Camera or a high end “bridge” camera that is capable of being set to manual exposure with the ability to control ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. We suggest that if you are unfamiliar with the controls you check your camera’s instruction manual before your day. For cameras with electronic view finders it would be helpful to be able to turn off “exposure simulation” if possible.

The camera will also need to be able to accept a standard flash “hot-shoe” fitting flash trigger.

Lenses we recommend are either a macro lens of around 100 mm focal length or a zoom lens of around 70 – 200 or more focal length.

We supply all lighting, triggers, scenery and props for these days.

Steppe Lemming


Public Photo Days: Rodent Roundup Photography Workshop days are charged at £55 per person comprising of a non-refundable £15 Deposit at the time of booking with the balance payable on arrival on the day using either cash or card. Liberty’s Photo Day Vouchers are only valid for the public photo days.

Private Days: Private days are available at a cost of £200 per session for up to 4 people (2 is ideal). Week day bookings are also welcome – please contact us with your requirements.

Weekday Workshop: Monday to Fridays Only – £125 for one up to two photographers (Additional photographers £40 Per Person) – For full details see our Weekday Workshop Page Here

Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult

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