The English garden in September is full of interest for the photographer, with sculptural shapes of grasses to the vibrant colours of late summer plants. Stockton Bury is an undiscovered jewel, deep in the Herefordshire countryside. Created by generations of passionate gardeners it is now run by Tamsin Westhorpe, formerly editor of ‘The English Garden’ magazine and a gifted gardener in her own right.
For a photographer, the challenge is to really capture the essential spirit and character of the garden. This workshop will help you discover practical techniques and ideas to capture that elusive spirit.
Philip Smith your tutor, will start the day with a short introductory talk. Topics covered will include composition, light, the language of lenses, as they relate to garden and plant photography, including macro. We will then tour the garden and Philip will discuss the many photographic opportunities on offer.
You will then be free to explore the marvelous ‘garden rooms’ at Stockton Bury, making your own images with one to one help and support from Philip as needed.
There will be time for the group to reflect at length on the photographs taken on the day and also any images you may want to bring with you to share- on data stick please.
Who is it for: photographers with any type of camera, although DSLR or Bridge users with interchangeable lenses will get most from the day. If you are unsure about how your camera works then please bring your manual.
What to bring: tripod is extremely useful but not essential (not monopod), all your lenses, full battery and enough card storage, any reflectors or extra lights you like to use, garden kneelers are useful and suitable clothing for outdoor work.
Tea, coffee and lunch is provided on this course.
Time: !0am – 5pm
Address: Stockton Bury Gardens, Kimbolton, Leominster, Hereford, HR6 0HB
Telephone number: Garden and cafe: 07880 712649