About the course
During this practical two-day course, you will learn how to appraise plants as potential subject studies and how to light them to capture memorable botanical close-ups.
With day one spent mostly in the Gardens, day two starts with an indoor still life session with flowers, cones and leaves, using window light as well as LED lights, a lightbox, a light tent and fibre optics. The outdoor session will involve the use of fill flash, and how to photograph insect pollinators, as well as looking for plant patterns.
Anyone who has a passion for plants will enjoy this course, which is aimed at professional and enthusiastic amateur photographers, as well as horticulturists and botanists. You will gain a clear understanding of how to use lighting to achieve best results and gain confidence in capturing macro subjects – both outdoors and inside.
Heather Angel is perhaps best known as a highly versatile nature photographer whose pictures have a strong artistic appeal as well as scientific authenticity. After reading for a zoology degree, she took up photography while undertaking research in marine biology. When her first book Nature Photography: Its Art and Techniques was published in 1972, Heather’s photographic career took precedence. She has produced 50 titles on photographic techniques, natural history or gardening topics including Kew - A World of Plants, How to Photograph Flowers, and Natural Visions. Since 1994 she has been a special professor at the School of Biology at Nottingham University.
How to book
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641
Download the Spring/Summer adult short course brochure