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Photographing trees

29 May 2014 to 30 May 2014, 8.45am to 4.30pm

This popular two-day course is designed to explore ways of producing stunning photographs of trees. It will include tuition on how to photograph entire trees as well as details of bark and leaves.

£150 (£130 concessions, Friends of Kew)
Maximum capacity 15 places

Quercus rubra in autumn sun at Kew Gardens' arboretum
The Arboretum at Kew

In addition this course will look at how using different techniques – such as directional and soft lighting, colour, composition etc. - can enhance the final image, as well as teaching you how to get the most out of your own digital equipment.

We’ll start with an illustrated introductory talk featuring tree and forest photographs from around the world before heading out to Kew’s impressive arboretum for inspiration.

The first day will be spent exploring the capabilities and limitations of your equipment. As the course progresses we’ll evaluate the images taken and work out ways around the camera’s limitations or how to use them as part of the image-making process.

During the course basic instruction will be given in to how to download, store and enhance the digital images you’ve taken.

Tutor: Edward Parker 

Booking: Booking is essential as places are limited.

How to book: Download a  booking form.

For further information, email or call 020 8332 5626.

IGPOTY Collection 8 book

Buy the book online and save £3 on the RRP (£15.99 instead of £18.99).

Penstemon flowering in an isolated spot around Crater Lake in Oregon with the lake and stunning sunset showing in the background. (Photo: Dennis Frates)

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