April, May, September and October are the peak months in the United Kingdom for encountering fog and mist and it’s with this in mind that this workshop is timed to co-inside. There are different types of mist and fog. Probably the most appealing in terms of photography is ‘radiation fog’, which forms during clear, still nights when the ground loses heat via radiation and this is what this workshop aims to bring. If we get these conditions timed with some autumn colour or fresh spring foliage, the resulting images will be truly spectacular. The images here that I have taken to illustrate this workshop are obviously taken in fog free conditions but they were taken at the end of November when I finally found a suitable woodland, at the very end of the peak mist/fog season. However, I still consider these images to be excellent, because the subject matter is so interesting, regardless of conditions. With this in mind, even if we don’t lucky with the mist, this woodland ticks all the boxes offering the photographer with ample opportunities to practice the craft of woodland photography.
The woodland that I have located for this workshop is truly ancient in character and because of its high biodiversity value is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). My ecological background and subsequent understanding of these habitats will ensure that we do no damage as a result of our visit.
Meeting point will be on location. Due to the sensitivity of the site, the location will be given upon request or at the time of booking.
September and October
Group size is three participants
Fitness Level – Moderate / Hard
Ideal equipment: Digital SLR / 16mm – 35mm / 24mm – 70mm / 75 – 300mm / tripod
A cafe is nearby but it’s advisable to bring a packed lunch.
We may encounter a mix of differing weather conditions and temperatures so be prepared. A good stout pair of wellingtons will allow you to work shallow in water
The day when the images above were taken can be seen in the YouTube film below, from my landscape photography channel.