Dean Mason Wildlife Photography - Windows on Wildlife Hides and Workshops

Harvest mice photography workshops




Harvest mice photography workshops > Outdoors & Natural as nature intended


Fully licensed to operate harvest mice photography workshops under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 (Licensing of activities involving animals) Regulations 2018


Exhibitors Licence No: 149185



We do things ethically and as naturally as possible




We began running our harvest mice photography workshops in 2017 and these workshops are suitable for all levels of photographer. From the seasoned Pro who is wanting to add something different to an ever increasing portfolio, through to beginners wishing to photograph these wonderful tiny and acrobatic mammals, we cater for all.


Beginners need not worry as Dean is always on hand to answer any questions or offer any advice with settings etc if required. 


Our little harvest mice have been photographed with everything from a mobile phone, bridge camera and of course high end equipment, so there really are no limitations on this workshop.


Workshops are held naturally and outdoors within a beautiful rural location and surrounded by ancient woodland. Being outdoors offers varying, different and distant natural backgrounds for your images. Possibilities for a wide variety of images is easily achievable and due to our unique 'book and the time is yours policy', you will not have to share the session with other photographers! You book, the workshop is yours and there is NO extra charge for individual bookings.


Our aim is complete customer satisfaction and for you to achieve the maximum from your visit, there is nothing worse than someone standing in front of you just as a mouse decides to do something comical ! Or that you are the last person firing the trigger with flash setups and all you get is a black screen ! It's all straightforward and natural with a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 


We offer both morning and afternoon sessions with these incredibly acrobatic mammals. Each session will run for a period of two hours and times stated are strict ! This is extremely important for the welfare and wellbeing of our mice and also allows Dean time to meet and greet other customers that have booked before or after you.


Morning sessions: 10.00am until 12.00pm (meet 9.45am)


Afternoon sessions: 1.00pm until 3.00pm (meet 12.45pm)


Maximum number of 3 photographers per session (when booking together), this will allow you to obtain the best images possible from your visit.


Individual bookings are no problem and there is NO additional charge, you pay £60 and have a session to yourself.


Cost per workshop is £60 per person and a £20 non refundable deposit is required upon booking.


For anyone requiring a tailored session with Dean, and you would like to bring along your own props and have your own ideas for your session - Then please enquire and we can discuss your ideas, run through what is achievable and providing that nothing is harmful to our mice, hopefully fulfill your personal requirements.


Cost for tailored sessions: Single > £85.00 : 2 people > £150.00 : 3 people > £210.00 










Workshops are held in the open air at a rural location and on private land which is surrounded by ancient woodland in the heart of beautiful Dorset.


Both Wimborne and Ferndown town centres are within easy reach of the site. 


Tea or coffee will be provided during your harvest mouse photographic workshop.


Portable toilet facilities are available at the site, also seating if required.


If you are requiring accomodation during your visit, we can Highly Recommend Fernhead Guest House as the perfect place to stay. Many of our previous customers were full of praise for this friendly, family run guest house who offer an excellent cooked breakfast and a very warm welcome. Based in Wimborne Minster and only a short 10 minute drive to the meeting point.


When booking please inform Karen the host that you are attending our hides or workshops





Meeting point



Dean will meet you 15 minutes prior to the start of your harvest mice photography session at the Barley Mow public house car park which is situated on Long lane in Colehill near Wimborne. For Sat-nav users the postcode for the Barley Mow is BH21 7AH

After the meet and greet you will then follow Dean to the site in your vehicle and your photography session will commence.








Macro lenses are recommended for the harvest mice workshops, simply because this allows you to get up close and personal. However visiting customers have used an array of lenses, including 100mm-400mm and 150mm-600mm Sigma sport, so you are not governed to just macro work and photographic opportunities are not limited due to our natural backgrounds and setting. If you wish to bring a tripod, flash guns or any other gadgets please inform Dean when booking your day and he will advise what is suitable for your visit.


Point of interest: Customers have also photographed our mice using bridge cameras & mobile phones


Please wear appropriate clothing for your visit and good footwear as you will be standing in a field when photographing the harvest mice.








Booking & Payment


Please contact us here: to confirm availabilty prior to making payment. Or alternatively telephone us directly on 07480 110 772


To book your place on one of our very popular harvest mouse workshops or to purchase a Gift Voucher, please click the link below where you will be redirected to our Book and Pay page.












Tel: 07480 110 772