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Flower & Garden Photography For Beginners
Tue 25 April 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
Have you got a good camera but rarely dare venture off AUTO? Sometimes you get some good photos of flowers but it’s more by luck than judgment? You know the camera is capable of much more, but you don’t know what all the menus and buttons do? If this is you, then you are not alone and this is the course for you. On this one-day workshop you will learn how to use different camera settings to take great photographs of flowers and gardens. You will see a dramatic improvement in your photography and your confidence.
- Here’s an idea of what you will learn:
- The best kit for photographing flowers (without spending a fortune).
- The best camera settings for different outdoor light and weather conditions
- How to blur the background and get your subject to stand out.
- How to shoot close up photographs.
- Simple composition techniques and getting creative with colour, textures and patterns.
- How to do simple edits, such as cropping, straightening, adding text and more, using freely available software.
- How to share and display your photographs.
These beautiful gardens are set in the heart of the gorgeous Cheshire countryside south of Warrington. In addition to the 1.5 acre gardens there’s a wildflower meadow and 2 acre bluebell woods, offering lots of potential to take stunning photographs. The tearooms provide a great venue for the classroom sessions and as courses run on days when the gardens are closed to the public we have them to ourselves for the practical session.
This course is aimed at: beginners with SLR cameras – you are relatively new to using your SLR camera and are mainly using the AUTO setting.
“The course helped me get off Auto through Jane’s fun and easy to understand step by step guidance. I have taken all I learned that day and I am having so much fun. Definitely worth doing.” Elaine.
“If you are thinking about taking a flower photography course then this is the one! Bluebell Cottage is a brilliant location and Jane is lovely. She’s encouraging and very generous with useful information – just read her blog or have a look at her Pinterest boards.” Gillian from CountryGardenUK.com
You will need: a digital SLR camera or bridge camera. Bring along any additional lenses or tripod if you have them. Dress for inclement weather. Bring a packed lunch.
Included in the price of each course: • Cakes and refreshments. • A digital copy of the course material. • Membership of a private Facebook Group. • Two weeks email support after the course.