Course - Photographing treesThu 30 May - Fri 31 May 2013, 9.45am - 5.30pm
The course is designed to explore ways of producing stunning photographs of trees as well as teaching how to download, store and enhance the digital images taken.
A spring morning in the arboretum
- Date: Thursday 30 – Friday 31 May 2013 inclusive
- Time: 9.45am - 5.30pm
- Tutor: Edward Parker
- Venue: Wakehurst (How to find us)
- Course Fee: £150 (£130 Concessions, Friends)
- Booking: Essential - maximum capacity 15 places
About the event
This 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. In addition it will look at how using different techniques – such as using 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 including tree and forest photographs from around the world before heading out into the gardens to gain inspiration amongst the impressive arboretum at Wakehurst. 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 as to how to download, store and enhance the digital images taken.
Edward Parker is a specialist tree and forest photographer who, over the last 20 years, has worked in more than 40 countries around the world. He is co-author and photographer of the major book Ancient Trees – trees that live for a thousand years and has worked on numerous tree and forest related projects for organisations such as WWF, Tropical Forest Trust, and The Tree Council of the British Isles. In addition he has written more than 30 educational books and his photographs have been on exhibition at Kew Gardens, Downing Street and The Horniman Museum as well as having been used at both the Earth Summits.
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