These very popular one-day workshops are each split over two days and offer participants two intensive sessions photographing various wildflower species in fantastic locations in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset. There may be other photographic opportunities through the day, such as landscapes, butterflies and other insects. The workshop will start and end in Dorchester.
These workshops are timed to coincide with some of the best wildflower opportunities of the year including thrift, bluebells, orchids, cowslips and many other colourful and interesting plant species. I will start by checking that all camera bodies are set up correctly for close-up photography. As we go along I will explain the techniques that I use for my own wildflower photography such as; low shooting angles, use of lighting effects, use of telephoto lenses and use of reflectors. We will spend as much time as possible photographing wildflowers in the field, but in the event of very poor weather I will review your images and offer advice on how to improve your success rate. I will have a laptop with me to explain some Photoshop tips if time permits.
The workshop price includes one (short!) night's accommodation in single en-suite rooms. We will aim to spend approximately 12 hours in the field (weather permitting).
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. Everyone will travel in my vehicle from our meeting and finishing point in Dorchester.
The workshop will begin at 4pm on the first day, from here we’ll head out to our first location where we’ll carry on shooting until sunset (10pm). We will then return to the b&b for a short night’s sleep before heading out again in time for sunrise (4am). The workshop will end at about 10am on the second day. This itinerary allows us to make best use of the calm conditions and good light that often occur around dawn and dusk.
Photographic tuition, transport during the workshop, one night at a hotel in Dorchester in single en-suite rooms
Meals and drinks