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One Day Garden Photography Workshops for 2011

The Royal Photographic Society

One Day Plant and Garden Photography

Date: 11th February 11

Location: Gloucester


Contact: Reception

Email: reception@rps.org

Phone: 01225325733

Cost: £155.00

Members Rate: £145.00

Type: Education Workshops

One day workshops February Friday 11th  (Dene Mill) October 30th (Batsford Arboretum)

A not to be missed opportunity to work alongside two professional photographers Jason Ingram and Paul Debois.



The group will be small – only ten and while shooting this will be split to enable the tutor to work with people on an individual basis.  This workshop is aimed at those who love plant and garden photography and/or those who are thinking of entering the profession.

The workshop will take place at Mill Dene(Feb) or Batsford Arboretum(Oct) both wonderful yet very different gardens.


Time: 10am – 5pm

10am – 11am 
Introduction from tutors, tips and tricks, what’s in the bag and macro photography – invaluable information on what you need  from the bare minimum to the hi-tech, whilst being given an insight  into the tutors’ professional workflows’.

11am -11.30am
Guided walk around the garden with the tutors to identify different points of interest.

11.30am –  2pm
Shooting time with your guidance from your tutors

A buffet lunch will be available between 1pm – 2pm to allow you to come and go as you please.

2pm – 3pm
Down loading images – The importance of storing your images correctly, how and why.  You will also down load and save your images for discussion.

3pm – 5pm
Critique, an informal, friendly discussion on some of your selected images and a chance to ask questions.

Camera, tripod, a spare memory card and appropriate clothing, spare batteries. Lunch will be provided on the workshops at Mill Dene. Food is available at the Arboretum (October) or please bring a packed lunch

You will need to know the basic functions of your camera

Some Winter images from Jason Ingram


RPS Plant and Garden Photography Course

Both myself and Paul Debois took our first course on Sunday 2nd May at The Royal Photographic Society in Bath. It was a great success and we had 10 very eager and talented students ready to be enlightened by the tips and tricks we use in photographing the gardening world. Our next course will be running on Sunday 26th September . Here are a couple of  images which were shot in the second part of the day when we have a practical session. A very basic set up with natural light, a bit of fill and some seasonal lilac and a Clematis montana bloom.