Bluebells and Light Painting workshop

A workshop of two parts, taking in beautiful bluebell woodland and experimenting with artificial lighting after dark.

3rd May 2019

£120 (£30 deposit)

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Experience two very different styles of landscape photography in this two-part workshop. The first part will be spent photographing bluebell woodland in the daytime and the second part will be spent light-painting standing stones in the evening.

West Woods in Wiltshire will be our first port of call. It is one of the best bluebell woodlands in southern England. It covers a large area and much of that becomes carpeted in the flowers during late spring. I've timed this workshop for when the bluebells are usually at their peak. We'll photograph the woods through the afternoon until sunset.

As it gets dark we'll visit Avebury Stone Circle to work on night images. This approach to photography can be really rewarding as you'll learn to mix natural with artificial light, using high ISO settings and various techniques to help you work in the dark.

We'll start at West Woods late afternoon (5:00pm) and spend several hours there until sunset. Afterwards we'll move to Avebury and spend the remainder of the workshop photographing the stones. The workshop will finish at approximately 10:30pm. As we'll be working in the dark part of the time it's advisable to bring a headtorch. A tripod will be necessary to achieve the long exposures required.

Fitness requirements

There will be around 45 minutes of easy walking involved while we explore the bluebell woods.

What to expect

Read about what happens during a landscape photography workshop.

What's included

Tuition and guidance, transport between locations, notes covering topics explained during the day.

What to bring

Camera, tripod (highly recommended), accessories (spare battery, etc), selection of lenses, filters (ND grads/polariser most useful), mobile phone, food/drink/snacks.