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Photographing trees

This two-day course will show you how to produce stunning photographs of trees, as well as details of bark and leaves. 24-25 October.

Event details

Tuesday 24 to Wednesday 25 October 2017
Venue: 

Kew Gardens

Price: 

Course Fee: £160 (£140 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places)


About the course

This 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. In addition it will look at how using different techniques (such as using directional and soft lighting, colour, composition and so on) can enhance the final image, as well as teaching you how to get the most out of your own digital equipment.

The course will start with an illustrated introductory talk including tree and forest photographs from around the world, before heading out into the Gardens to gain inspiration in Kew’s impressive arboretum. 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.

Course Fee: £160 (£140 Concessions, Friends of Kew) (maximum capacity 12 places)


About the tutor

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 author of Photographing Trees. He 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.


How to book


From Kew's online shop

Photographing Trees

This beautifully illustrated book by renowned wildlife photographer Edward Parker is suitable for all photographers regardless of equipment and experience.

Buy the book from Kew's online shop

Photographing Trees by Edward Parker

Kew's Big Trees

The first ever guide to Kew's iconic trees and arboretum - a unique mix of the rare, ancient, useful and beautiful. 
 

Buy the book from Kew's online shop

 Kew's Big Trees

Heather Angel's Wild Kew

A stunning array of photographs and advice, the result of devoting a year to capturing Kew's wildlife.
 

Buy the book from Kew's online shop

Heather Angel's Wild Kew