Beginners Landscape Photography Workshop in the New Forest (4 hours)
£79.00 per person
Location: including some of the following - Bratley View, Mogshade, Rockford Common, Iblsey Common, Hatchet Pond & Beaulieu.
Max Attendees: 3
I know people often worry about lack of experience and that they may show themselves up in a group situation and so this workshop is purely for people who classify themselves as beginners.
The New Forest National Park is the greatest area of semi-wilderness left in lowland England. It lies in south-west Hampshire and its unique landscape has been shaped over the centuries by grazing ponies, deer, cattle and pigs all of whom roam free. The landscape includes majestic ancient and ornamental woodlands, rare heathland and bogs as well as an impressive coastline. The New Forest workshop will take place at several locations including some of the following, Bratley View, Mogshade, Rockford Common, Iblsey Common, Hatchet Pond & Beaulieu.
Once on site I will offer advice on the sorts of images I would be looking to make and I will discuss camera settings, focussing techniques, filter choices, bracketing, composition tips, lens choices and depth of field considerations. The emphasis will be on going at the pace of the individual and this is relatively easy given the small group size.
Each person can then find their own compositions and practice the techniques and I will move around the group to see how you are getting on, answer any questions and offer any advice.
We will be shooting throughout the afternoon and evening leading up to, hopefully, a colourful sunset.
I am used to running workshops of up to 10 people and so I have experience of helping participants of differing abilities including beginners.
The workshop will run for 4 hours, maximum 3 people. £79 per person.
What you will learn
Other than any specific requests you have I would expect to cover:
- Taking control and getting the best from your camera.
- Exposure and metering, switching to manual settings.
- Focussing and maximising depth of field.
- Using filters to enhance your photographs.
- Bracketing to achieve greater dynamic range.
- Histograms – an essential tool to ensure maximum detail is captured & nothing lost.
- Composition – some basic rules to help you obtain a well balanced composition.
- Understanding the benefits of shooting in RAW.
On the day you will need as much of the following equipment as possible:
- A digital SLR (preferably) or a camera capable of full manual control
- Lenses with a range of focal lengths including wide angle
- A sturdy tripod if you have one
- Suitable clothing and good sturdy footwear, bring some wellies.
- Something to eat and drink
- A spare battery and a spare memory card