This one-day course will focus on creative plant portraits and in particular taking close-up detail.
It is designed for more advanced SLR and CSC cameras only. If you are less confident with your camera we suggest that you consider an Introduction to Garden photography course first. The tutor will use Aperture mode to show you how to set up and use your digital camera to take more creative pictures.
The photographic subjects for this course will be snowdrops and associated winter garden plants. The workshop will begin with a studio session to look at setting up close-up shots, selecting key features to capture in the image, and how to compose and get the correct exposure for smaller subjects such as snowdrops! The tutor will show you how to use lighting and backgrounds and introduce the creative use of focus. You will get the opportunity to use close-up attachments or a macro lens if you have one. The workshop continues in the Garden and Glasshouses enabling you to apply these techniques “in the field”, and to make the most of the shape, colour, and texture of a variety of winter garden subjects.
Pete will show you how to master the key elements of composition and lighting and how to take control of exposure and focus for more difficult subjects or situations. SLR and CSC camera owners who have a choice of lenses will also have the opportunity to try these out. Summary handouts will be provided for your own use at home.
Please note that a full size tripod is essential for this course, along with a screw-on close-up ‘filter’ or macro lens. More information on what to bring will be provided and you will need to provide your camera make and model at time of booking.
This course is designed for more experienced photographers and is only suitable for those using SLR/CSC cameras with changeable lenses.
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