Hampshire Bluebells (4 hours)
£75.00 per person
Location: Micheldever Woods, Hampshire
Max Attendees: 3
There's nothing quite like a Bluebell Woodland in Spring. Especially against the lime green backdrop of fresh young Beech leaves.
The Bluebell workshop will take place at Micheldever Woods near Winchester in Hampshire and the group size is limited to just 3 people so that participants will receive a good amount of 121 attention.
We will meet in the car park and then walk into the woodland and once at a suitable location in the wood I will discuss the sorts of techniques I would use to photograph the Bluebells. This will include focussing techniques, 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.
During the workshop we will photograph the carpets of Bluebells but also close ups of individual Bluebells and other spring flowers and any insects that may be on the wing. This will enable us to practice both landscape and macro photography techniques.
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.
The workshop is from 2:30pm to 6:30pm, maximum 3 people.
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.
- 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.
- Tips on lens choices.
- Isolating macro subjects with shallow depth field and selecting harmonious backgrounds.
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
- Something to eat and drink
- A spare battery and a spare memory card