This workshop is aimed at those wanting to improve their macro photography skills and has been timed to provide you with the widest variety of botanical subjects possible on a single day. However, what you choose to shoot on the day is entirely up to you and I will not dictate what you shoot. What you choose to photograph is entirely up to you, but I will still be on hand to guide you through any technical questions that you may have. What you will learn will include: choosing good subjects, dealing with different types of light, angle of view, selecting the right settings and avoiding nasty distractions. All these things when brought together make the difference between a record shot and a piece of art worthy of any wall.
Duration – 6 hrs
09.00 – 12.00 | Lunch | 13.00 – 16.00
Group size is six participants
We will car share
Fitness Level – Easy
Ideal equipment: Digital SLR / 50mm macro or 100mm macro or 180mm macro & extension tubes if you have them.
Sturdy tripod (reflectors and flash if you wish). Kneeling pads such as those used by tilers come in handy for getting low and keeping dry. You can buy these here.
Yarrow Valley Park has a cafe and toilets located on the car park, which is operated by Chorley Council
Warm clothing and appropriate footwear is essential. I generally wear thermal wellingtons.
Knee pads can be very useful. Buy them here.