Exmoor Photography Red Deer Rut Special blog 2016
Another great rut season done and dusted (almost), it has really flown by this October. I can’t believe it’s nearly all over. I always look forward to it so much and then it’s all over before you know it.
We have shared some wonderful moments sharing this annual spectacle with our customers this season and even managed to avoid all the ‘crowds’ at the weekends (we run the Red deer rut courses on weekdays only). It’s also been great to see and catch up with some of the regular deer watchers that we see every October.
I personally feel it has been one of the best seasons ever, many lovely new and returning stags to photograph, good weather and great customers who did exactly what we asked of them during the stalks. Thus, giving everyone the opportunity to take plenty of superb images, without disturbing the deer or anyone else. It makes such a difference when you have the right equipment including the right lens and camouflage clothing. It also helps a bit that Jamie and I know what we are doing and have years of local knowledge LOL. Talking of Jamie what would we do without him, fantastic stalking as always and great company. Although I have been stalking deer for over 35 years now, unfortunately since my accident in 2001, my body doesn’t work as quickly as it used to. Therefore, Jamie’s understanding of the deer and my advice makes for a great team effort. I cannot forget to mention Alison who not only does most of the bookings and customers communications but also prepares lunches and cakes for every course. Thanks ‘team’ you have been brilliant as always. We could all probably do with a rest now, but we go straight back to our other course types including landscapes in November. The autumn colours are looking phenomenal this year so I can’t wait to start. We still have spaces available if you want to book or know anyone that may be interested in seeing Exmoor’s autumnal spectacle.
The Red Deer Rut photography courses have become so popular now that we had to turn away a few people this year as we were fully booked by August. I hate doing this but we only do the Red Deer Ruts during the peak weeks of the season. We are all about photographing the rut season itself and obviously the photography course. We run other wildlife themed photography courses during the year if you are unable to make the rut. Please look at the website for more info. Alison has already taken some bookings for next season rut (2017).
Just one of our reviews from ‘Bob’ who attended this years Red Deer Rut Photography Course with us here at Exmoor Photography. All customer reviews can be found on trip advisor & on the website.
“I spent a day with Jack & Jamie photographing Red Deer stags on Exmoor. It was a fantastic day - I learned so much about my camera, Red Deer stalking and about the deer themselves. Jack & Jamie have a superb customer- oriented approach that's relaxed, friendly, informal and yet very professional. I particularly like the fact that they encourage and practice an ethos that's very respectful of the wild deer - we left the deer where they were after a stalk I.e. They weren't disturbed in any way! Also, if anyone else was "on" a stag they'd move away to another area - respecting both other photographers and the stags. The food and drink supplied was plentiful and excellent quality too. I should also mention that the aim of the day was fully achieved in that I got some great images of the stags. I'd high recommend Exmoor Photography and will definitely plan to attend other courses run by Jack.”
As always to book your courses with us here at Exmoor Photography, please contact Alison who will answer any questions and help with your booking. You can also book and pay online by visiting the website here
Don’t forget we run our photography course all year.
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Thanks again everybody Jack, Alison & Jamie
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