2021 Botanical Photography Courses

February 18, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
  • One-2-One Sessions (advance bookings only) 
  • 2 hours (approx 1hr taking photos/1hr editing) 
  • £70 per 2 hour session (50% non refundable deposit)

🌸 Workshop Outline🌿

After the sessions you’ll be able to take more dramatic images of the flora around you! ☘️ Framing points of interest, reducing background distractions, creating mood & learning how to maximise the use of natural light 🌱 Four basic edits to complete the finished image. Editing will be done over tea/coffee (on me!) in a local cafe near the meeting points 🍃 Course notes will be provided.

Any questions please email me 😊: [email protected]

Dates TBC for 2021. Watch this space!!

If it’s raining hard on the day of the course I have a Plan B which might mean taking photographs and working inside.

🌿What to expect from the session:🌿 

  • We will be outside.
  • Focusing on individual plant specimens. 
  • Looking at how to use the available light to maximum effect.
  • Looking for natural textures, lines, form and shapes to guide image composition.
  • Learning how to recognise what makes a potentially interesting botanical image.
  • Going close up rather than landscape.
  • We may be photographing some or all of the following: fungi, buds, leaves, moss, patterns in tree bark, flowers, seed pods.
  • Experimenting with water droplets on foliage; I will bring a small plant sprayer, but there may be dew or even rain! 
  • Working with the available natural backgrounds to reduce distraction from the focal point of a shot.
  • Composition: Rule of thirds in the field!

🌿What to bring to the session:🌿

  • Wear clothes and shoes suitable and comfortable for at least an hour outdoors, sunglasses and a hat might be needed to.
  • A camera that has (if possible) manual functions.
  • An empty SD card if possible.
  • Water to drink, inspect repellent and an umbrella (just in case!).
  • Your laptop if you wish but I will have my laptop to demonstrate the editing techniques.
  • Please make sure that your own camera equipment insurance is up to date and bring your protective camera bags, filters etc, ie: your normal kit bag and the usual precautions!

🌿Booking your session:🌿

  • Payment of a 50% non refundable deposit guarantees your booking.
  • The remaining balance will be collected on the day of the course.
  • If for any reason I cannot run a session I will refund the deposit to you. 
  • If for any reason you cannot attend a session but can find someone to replace you, with full payment before the session. I will refund your deposit. 
  • You must be over 18 to attend any of the sessions. If you are under 16 and would like to book a course you need to be accompanied by a responsible adult throughout the session.

Ruth is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society has a Diploma in Professional Photography and is a multiple award winning member of the Guild of Photographers.
🌱a couple more botanical photography ideas:

Wild Carrot and Sunflowers and Dark Botanical Photography.

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