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Deer Photography Masterclass

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For the first time, award-winning professional wildlife photographer Jules Cox is offering an online master class where he will share with you his knowledge, tips and tricks for photographing deer.

Jules is a photo ambassador for the British Deer Society and has featured in online presentations for Olympus cameras this year. View Jules Cox’s website

The Deer Photography Masterclass is a 2-hour online zoom course split into three parts. Over the course of the sessions, Jules will cover everything that attendees need to know to take beautiful images of deer to a professional level using his own stunning portfolio of images by way of illustration.

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Course content

Session 1

Introduction to deer photography

This is an introductory session where Jules  covers the following topics:

  • The natural history of British native species of deer
  • Jules’s approach to deer photography generally providing an invaluable insight into his fieldcraft,  which employs a new approach to deer photography that steps away from traditional ‘stalking’ techniques.
  • His recommended Camera gear and settings
  • Jules  approach to achieving beautiful, aesthetically pleasing images of deer in their natural habitat  including the importance of light and how to employ it effectively
  • The importance of following the British Deer Society Code of Conduct on Deer Photography which Jules wrote on behalf of BDS.
red stag with adorned antlers by jules cox

Session 2

Photographing the red deer rut

This session is focused on building a portfolio of beautiful images of red deer in the rut both in the parks and the wild.

Topics covered include capturing  beautiful images: 

  • In autumn colours
  •  In mist
  • Behavioural shots such as roaring, fighting and bracken adornment
golden roe buck in long grass by Jules Cox

Session 3

Photographing deer in the wild

The focus of this final session is Roe deer. Jules has spent ten years photographing this perhaps our most beautiful and beguiling species of deer in the wild.

Topics covered will include:

  • Why roe deer
  • Photographing roe deer through the seasons
  • Photographing deer in different habitats
  • Capturing behaviour

The Masterclass will finish with Jules’ tips on how to capture award-winning images. 

Course dates and times

The course takes place over three nights via zoom starting at 7 pm on 27th September, 2nd October and 3rd October. 

Course materials

Jules will make his course notes available after the session so you can just sit back and enjoy the presentation without needing to scribble down notes!


The cost of the course is £99.
£75 for British Deer Society members.
(Payment is non-refundable)

How to book

Email Jules at to book. On receipt of payment, you will then be sent a zoom link to the course.

(C) Images and course content copyright Julian Cox trading as Jules Cox photography

Deer Photography Masterclass

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