1st to 4th May 2024 (Sold Out)
This workshop has been timed to coincide with the flowering of bluebells and wild garlic (ramsons) in Dorset, England. We will photograph a variety of less well-known locations in the beautiful Dorset countryside and along the spectacular Jurassic Coast. If conditions permit I can also show you how I shoot high contrast sunrise/sunset images through the use of exposure blending. I will also cover the hyperfocal focussing and focus stacking techniques that I regularly use. We will be visiting mainly locations that are off the beaten track, so some walking will be required.
This workshop is limited to a maximum of 3 participants to ensure that everyone receives sufficient help from me and can shoot without other photographers being in the way! It is also important to work in small groups in order to cause as little damage as possible to the delicate wildflower habitats that we will be visiting. You will travel in my 4X4 vehicle from our meeting and finishing point in Dorchester.
Our photography will take place as much as possible around dawn and dusk, allowing us to make best use of the calm conditions and good light that often occur at this time of the day and avoiding the harsh light in the middle of the day. If the whole group has interest and if conditions allow we may also be able to attempt one or two astro-landscape shots during the workshop, where I will be able to show you the techniques I use for wide-field astro-landscape photography, including the use of a Sky Tracker. There will also be the opportunity for some macro photography, although landscapes will be the priority.
Moderate - easy walks of up to 2km over rough ground
Transport during the workshop, Accommodation in single en-suite rooms, guiding and tuition
Food & drink, insurance, travel costs to Dorchester