Photographing trees

This two-day course will show you how to produce stunning photographs of trees and the detail in bark and leaves.

Bonsai tree in the Bonsai house

Date and time

Wednesday 23 – Thursday 24 October 2019

10.30am to 4pm


Kew Gardens


£180 (£160 concessions or members)

Maximum capacity

12 places

About the course 

On this popular course, you'll learn how to produce superb photographs of trees.

We’ll start with an illustrated talk looking at tree and forest photographs from around the world, before heading out into the Gardens to gain inspiration from Kew’s impressive arboretum.

You'll explore the capabilities and limitations of your equipment, and as the course progresses, we’ll evaluate your images. 

You'll learn how to: 

  • photograph the whole tree as well as details of bark and leaves
  • use different techniques, such as directional and soft lighting, colour, and composition
  • download, store and enhance your final images
  • get the most out of your digital equipment and work with camera limitations

How to book 

Please email with a contact telephone number or call 020 8332 5641.

Download our spring/summer course brochure (PDF)