Getting in close on your garden is a creative way to show a different view of the plants and tiny animals you love.
Richard will explain the simple ways to do close-up and macro photography, using affordable equipment, that anyone can achieve in their own garden.
We will cover: finding subjects, depth of field, sharpness, clarity, focus, styles, equipment and post processing (computer). For the practical session you will have access to a super range of flowers and bursting Spring growth on the Hardy's Nursery and even if the weather is a bit 'off' you can work inside in a cosy poly-tunnel.
Richard and his wife Sue will give you help while you practice your techniques. No previous macro experience necessary but you will need a camera capable of close-up work eg. an SLR, Mirrorless (with extensions tubes, macro lens or close-up filters) or advanced point and shoot.
Richard Loader is a professional plants and garden photographer who lives in the New Forest. He is a member of the Garden Media Guild and on the committee of the Professional Garden Photographers Association. He began photography when studying Botany at Bristol University and has continued ever since , that’s around 35 years of experience. Richard’s photographs are published worldwide in Magazines, Books and Catalogues, he is also very active in Social Media and other online channels.As well as taking photographs to sell Richard enjoys creating artistic work that expresses the beauty of plants and flowers, especially the subtle details that are often overlooked. In his extensive, NGS yellow book garden Richard trials many new plants every year and creates the images that go on to help Nurseries and Garden Centres promote their latest introductions to the public.
Richard enjoys sharing his knowledge of plant photography and is a very patient and considerate teacher. He is happy to help photographers of all levels from absolute beginners to the keen amateurs. Richard believes that with a little guidance and constructive critique anyone can develop their photographic skills quickly and in an enjoyable way even if their equipment is fairly basic.
This Workshop is limited to 8 places.
Tea, coffee and cake is included in ticket price