Summer Garden Photography Course

Photography in the beautiful RHS Rosemoor Garden, north Devon

Saturday 21st May 2022; RHS Rosemoor Garden, Great Torrington, north Devon

Times: 2.30-8.30pm

Location: RHS Rosemoor Garden, Great Torrington, north Devon

Price: £100.00 (RHS Members), £112.00 (non-members)

Please note that, since this summer garden photography course is being organised by RHS Rosemoor, booking and payment needs to be made to them. To do this visit their website, by clicking on the link below.

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Summer Garden Photography Course

What this Summer Garden Photography Course Entails

This summer garden photography couse will cover an afternoon and evening of photography in the beautiful and famous gardens at Rosemoor, near the town of Great Torrington, in north Devon.

During this afternoon and evening of photography we will make the most of the opportunities created by the springtime blaze of colour that should be close to its peak at this time, as a host of plant species come into flower.

Owned by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Rosemoor is one of their showcase gardens, designed to promote the very best in gardening practices. As such, there is hardly a better place to learn and practise some garden photography skills. We’ll be using many of their gardens within the garden to shoot a diversity of garden landscapes, ranging from ornamental beds, through ponds, to wildflower meadows and semi-woodland areas.

Through the afternoon and evening you will learn how to photograph these diverse ‘habitats’, and will get plenty of time in which to practise the skills learned.

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 summer 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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