Autumn Garden Photography Course

A day of photography at the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Garden, near Torrington, north Devon

Saturday 8th October 2022, RHS Rosemoor Garden, Great Torrington, north Devon

Course location: RHS Rosemoor Garden, Great Torrington, north Devon

Times: 10.30am to 4.30pm

Price: £100 (RHS members), £112 (non-members)

Please note that, because this autumn garden photography course is being organised by RHS Rosemoor, booking and payment need to be done on the RHS Rosemoor website.

To go to the RHS Rosemoor website click on the link below. This will take you to Rosemoor’s page for this course, from where you’ll be able to make a booking.

Autumn garden photography course: photography course programme

What this Autumn Garden Photography Course Entails

This autumn garden photography course will be a day of garden landscape photography in the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Garden, in north Devon. Owned by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Rosemoor is one of their showcase gardens, designed to promote the best practices in all forms of gardening. As such, its beauty and diversity make it an ideal place in which to learn and practise garden photography skills.

We’ll be taking full advantage of this opportunity, using the many garden types within the whole garden as our outdoor studio, shooting garden scenes that range from wide views through to tight and close plant groupings and arrangements. We’ll certainly be making full use of any autumn colours that may be present in both foliage and autumn flowers.

The aim will be to teach a wide range of both general and garden-specific photography skills.

What I’ll be teaching

The course will aim to teach the following skills:

  • How to spot potential compositions within the various garden environments and plant collections, ranging from wide views right down to individual and group plant arrangements;
  • Control of and making use of the balance between shutter speed and lens aperture to gain the best exposure, and to control depth of field (ie the amount of the image that is sharply in focus);
  • Making full use of the camera’s most important features, such as semi-manual modes, in particular shutter-priority and aperture-priority. The aim wil be to help you get away from ‘auto-everything’, as well as to understand the ISO settings, image histogram and exposure compensation;
  • Learning to integrate a tripod into your photography: making sure you’re able to set the camera up on a tripod correctly, and then manipulating the tripod to get the camera into the right position for each photo composition;
  • Executing the image, using positioning, perspective, focus control, use of light, and lens focal length to create simple, strong compositions.

Participants should have an understanding of what shutter speed and lens aperture mean, plus a knowledge of how to operate their own camera in order to get at least basic images.

Note: Since we’ll be working outdoors, what we are able to do during the day is very weather-dependent. Weather conditions may make it necessary to vary the itinerary. Indoor facilities may be available in the event of bad weather to make it possible for tuition to continue.

This autumn garden photography course is being organised by RHS Rosemoor, so to make a booking and payment please visit their website by clicking on the link below.

This will open their page for this course in a new window, from where you’ll be able to make a booking.

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