About Big Cat & Nature Photography

Barbara Meyer has taken photos for many years and has always had a focus on wildlife and nature photography. In March 2008 she took redundancy from a job in banking and started to take photography up on a more professional level. One of her key business objectives is it to raise awareness and funds for Big Cats and other wildlife species and their conservation.

Photography started for Barbara through travelling to countries around the world while being on holidays. For her, photography was never about evidencing that she was in exotic places, but to share impressions of what caught her eye.

A trip to South Africa and the chance to observe and photograph a leopardess and her two cubs at the beginning of Barbara’s professional photographic career, led to her decision to utilise photography to help these magnificent animals and other wildlife. In this context, Big Cat & Nature Photography donates at least 40% of proceeds from photography courses, workshops and photo days at zoos and wildlife parks to their wildlife conservation efforts.

Big Cat and Nature Photography, Barbara's freelance photography business is about teaching people how to get the best out of photography, like getting their camera off automatic and how to approach wildlife photography.

Being able to observe and photograph animals has always been a privilege for Barbara and based on her wildlife photography experience with Big Cats in the wild as well as in captivity, our course participants can be assured not only to get an insight into the best appraoch to wildlife photography, but to get a very unique experience with the cats and other wildlife at our photography experience venues.

Since October 2014 Barbara has turned her attention also to British wildlife and has done wildlife surveys with the help of trail cameras in the wider Sherwood Forest area. Based on this she has started to provide photography courses and workshops also at deer parks and nature reserves.

For us it is important that our customers are able to learn not only about photography, but also about the wildlife
(helping with the wildlife photography approach and also ensuring that wildlife and its habitat is respected). Furthermore, we are keeping our groups small to create an enjoyable experience, from which all participants can benefit fully.