This weekend workshop covers the skills and knowledge needed to get the best out of photographing the natural world including landscape and wildlife. Colin will offer insight into the fine art of composition, lighting and exposure to help you not only create the best image but to have the confidence to experiment to achieve results.
During the weekend you will have the opportunity to visit both Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve and nearby Powerstock Common, famed for its ancient woodland and abundance of wildlife. At this time of the year, Colin will focus on invertebrates and plants as these will be at their peak in June.
This course is suitable for all levels of experience, however it is designed for those with SLR cameras.
Colin Varndell is a Dorset based photographer best known for his evocative images of animals, birds, insects, wild flowers and landscapes. His work is reproduced nationally and internationally in books, magazines, calendars, newspapers and is regularly used for advertising purposes. He has also written and illustrated two books about the West Country and regularly writes features on natural history and wildlife for both regional and national magazines. In addition to natural history, Colin delights in photographing gardens, applying the same distinctive style which he uses in all his work. He was the winner of the ‘Wildlife in the Garden’ category of the 2009 International Garden Photographer of the Year competition, and won a 'Seasons' category in the 2010 competition, and 'Texture' category 2011.
£280 pp includes 2 nights sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition / activities.
£199 pp includes all of the above except accommodation and breakfast.
The course will start at 6pm on Friday with an introductory talk and dinner.
Residents are welcome to arrive from 2pm.
The course will finish at approximately 4pm on Sunday with afternoon tea.
What to bring:
Please bring; suitable clothing for being outdoors and walking, a rucksack for carrying packed
lunches, water bottle, notepad and pen.
Camera Equipment; camera, tripod, close-up lens (either a macros lens, zoom with macro facility, extension tubes or diopters to be used in conjunction with medium range zoom lens. If you need more information please contact us.