Chris Button Photography

The New Forest in August (4 hours)

The New Forest in August (4 hours)

The New Forest in August (4 hours)

£79.00 per person

Location: including some of the following - Bratley View, Mogshade, Rockford Common and Iblsey Common.
Max Attendees: 3
Group Pricing:

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 and Iblsey Common. The dates of the workshops are timed to coincide with the flowering Heather in August.

After meeting at we will transfer to my car and head off to the first location and once on site I will offer advice on the sorts of images I would be looking to make and this will include camera settings, focussing techniques, filter choices, bracketing, composition tips, lens choices and depth of field considerations.

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, some lovely light at sunset.

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced I am sure that you will find this a very enjoyable workshop. I am used to running workshops of up to 10 people and so I have experience of helping participants of differing abilities including beginners.

If you'd like to book then call me on 07425 162539 or e-mail me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The workshop will run for 4 hours, Sunset is at 8:20pm and so roughly speaking we will be on location from 4:15pm to 8:15pm. Maximum 3 participants. £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