Wildflower Photography Workshop in Kent (one day workshop)
Wednesday May 1st 2013 FULL
Thursday May 2nd 2013 FULL
09.00 hrs to 15.30 hrs
Price = £105
Group Size: 3
Early May is one of the best times of the year to experience Kent’s ancient woodlands and Downs and the plethora of wildflowers it harbours with bluebells, cowslips and early-purple orchids all being potential subjects for us to photograph.
The group size has been kept very small to just 3 so we can all travel in one car and I can spend as much time as required with each person as well as giving you the best choice of the finest specimens.
This 6 1/2 hour photography workshop is ideal for those wanting to learn how to photograph plants and woodland scenes and whether you are an absolute beginner or more advanced photographer, you are sure to find this an enjoyable and beneficial workshop.
Upon arrival at a pre-arranged meeting place, we will first proceed to a nearby nature reserve where I have been one of the assistant wardens for the last 20 years. Here, I will begin by demonstrating how I 'work' on a flower incorporating my thought process, lens and viewpoint selection, the use of reflectors and reading the histogram, amongst others. We will then visit a close-by beechwood full of bluebells and, at around 12.00pm, we will make our way to a country pub to enjoy a well earned rest and meal. The pub we shall eat at is the multi award-winning The Plough in Stalisfield Green. Set in the heart of the Kent countryside, it is owned by a personal friend of mine and has a well deserved reputation for producing excellent food using locally sourced ingredients.
Our final venue is another nature reserve, less than 5 minutes drive away. A bank full of cowslips and adjoining bluebell wood will keep us more than occupied over the next couple of hours.
Price includes: Transportation to various locations, pub lunch and email review of images.
Price does not include: Drinks and snacks.
No specialised close-up equipment required. A Bridge or SLR with wide-angle and medium telephoto zoom will be sufficient. However, should you have close-up filters, extension tubes and/or a macro lens, these will be useful. A full list of what to bring will be supplied upon receipt of booking.
Low to medium. Mostly level walking with a few steep slopes. Total distance of about 1 mile.
How to book
To receive a booking form please contact Robert here or alternatively click here to download one. To book your place Robert requires a £30 deposit which can be payable either by cheque or paypal. Please contact Robert in the first instance to check there are places available.
Remaining balance can either be paid on the day or through paypal. If paying by paypal this will need to be settled at least 7 days before the workshop date. Robert will confirm receipt of this by email.
Once the booking form is received, Robert will email details to you regarding suggested equipment and meeting place.
Thank you so much for a wonderful day! I learned a great deal. You transmitted your enthusiasm and the detailed preparation and thought needed to have any hope of getting good pictures of wild flowers, in a friendly and engaging way. I also thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and conversation throughout the day.
Ken (Sevenoaks, Kent)