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New videography holidays launched

A tour operator has launched a series of holidays where you can learn the craft of wildlife filmmaking.


Inspired by David Attenborough's latest natural history blockbuster The Green Planet? Specialist operator Wildlife Worldwide has for many years offered photography-focused wildlife holidays and now, for 2022, it has introduced two new workshops on videography, helping guests to capture the natural world on film too.


The two trips, to the Cairngorms and Finland’s Boreal forests, are based from lodges where guests have the best chance to see a range of wildlife. The daily workshop sessions concentrate on different techniques, including time-lapsing, camera trapping and drone filming, with one-on-one tuition. Both workshops are led by professional videographer Neil Aldridge.


On the five-night visit to the Cairngorms in the heart of Scotland’s rewilding country, the company says it "aims to film some of Britain’s most scenic landscapes and exciting wildlife, including fishing ospreys, leaping red squirrels and hunting dolphins". Wildlife Worldwide says the workshop is ideal for anyone "who feels inspired or intrigued to learn how to film wildlife, to capture more than just photographs or to build their video portfolio".


The five-night visit to Finland visits the vast untouched forest along the Finnish-Russian border that is a stronghold of the brown bear. Europe’s other large predators – wolverines and wolves – live here too and specialist hides will be used to film and watch them.