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One-Day Worskhops

Creative Nature Workshops in Somerset

How to capture creative and artistic images of nature with the workshops being more subject specific, locations will only be given out on enquiry or booking.

Full Day Workshops

£90 per person includes

Full day tuition, morning taking photos at a location and the afternoon looking briefly at post processing, printing and social media, there will be time to take more photos in the afternoon as well as image critic.
Lunch, Tea, Coffee, biscuits & homemade cake are provided

The workshops are run at two locations, one in the morning for photography and a second in the afternoon for lunch, more photography or post processing on private land in Somerset, small group per workshop to allow for plenty of one-to-one time. We will be travelling to a nearby location for the morning photography in cars and then heading back for lunch and the afternoon session, we will be walking part of the way to the location, particularly the bluebells which involves going down (and back up) a small hill, sturdy footwear is essential.

10am - 5pm

Maximum of 8 spaces available (minimum of 2 people required to run the workshop)

What is Covered:

Aperture, composition, light, shutter speed, monochrome, processing (not an in depth look or workshop for processing, just looking at what I personally do when it comes to processing), printing & paper, tips & tricks to get the most out of your subject.

The focus will be on carrying out the majority of the work in camera although we will briefly cover post processing and printing in the afternoon. The morning of the workshop will be based outside combining different aspects of photography to achieve more creative and artistic images of common subjects whilst being aware and careful of the area in which you are working so as not to cause damage. I will be sharing some of my most commonly used tips, tricks and techniques with you throughout the day which can be taken over to many different areas of photography not just nature (for example I use many of them in my wedding photography).

A basic working knowledge of your equipment and a basic understanding of aperture and white balance are essential.

What to bring:

Camera(s) and manual if you can, lenses, tripod (or monopod) any filters you have, laptop or tablet if you would like image critic and to process your image on the day (please make sure your editing software is installed and ready to go), outdoor clothing (waterproofs, fleeces, outdoor and indoor shoes etc), ideas and questions!

Full Day Workshop Dates

Bluebells - Sunday 6th May 2018

Bluebells

Autumn Colours - Sunday 14th October 2018

Autumn

Half Day Workshops

£70 per person which includes:

Full tuition, focusing on photographing the subjects in the field making the most of natural light and if, when and how to add additional light if needed. All subjects will be photographed where found in their habitat, we will not be gardening around the subjects or moving them for a better shot, instead we will look at how to make the most of potentially tricky situations. The dragonfly and butterfly workshops include a £10 donation to a chosen charity.

Maximum of 8 spaces available (minimum of 2 people required to run the workshop)

What to bring:

Camera(s) and manual if you can, lenses, tripod (or monopod) any filters you have, flash and/or LED lights, outdoor clothing including waterproofs, it can be very chilly and wet early in the morning and weather conditions can change quickly.
No refreshments are provided for the half day workshops so please ensure you bring water and snacks
(I will bake cookies though)

A basic working knowledge of your equipment and a basic understanding of aperture and white balance are essential.

Half Day Workshop Dates

Dragonflies & Damselflies - Monday 21st May 2018 6am - 11am
(includes £10 donation to Somerset Wildlife Trust)

Dragonfly and Damselfly Workshop

Wild Orchids - Wednesday 13th June 2018 8am - 1pm and Thursday 14th June 1pm - 6pm
(This workshop is £60/person)

Wild Orchid Workshop

Butterflies - Thursday 9th August 2018 6am - 11am
(includes a £10 donation to Somerset Butterfly Conservation)

Butterfly Workshop

If you would like to book a place as a gift for someone then please let me know and I will post out a gift certificate.

I am happy to run workshops for groups or classes across the UK and in different locations, if you are interested please drop me an email on victoria.vikspics@gmail.com