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Impressions of Westonbirt

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Carefully laid out within a beautiful Grade One listed historic landscape, Westonbirt national arboretum is one of the finest collections of temperate trees and shrubs in the world. Covering an area of approximately 600 acres, it is home to 3,000 different species of trees and over 16,000 individual specimens.

Planted in the heyday of Victorian plant hunting in the mid-19th century the arboretum was established in 1829 by Robert Holford. Fascinated by rare and beautiful plants, Holford helped finance expeditions to collect specimens from around the world. It is now managed by the Forestry Commission.

Containing a host of rare and exotic trees and shrubs from across the globe, Westonbirt provides us with numerous opportunities for some wonderfully creative image making. Although most famous for its autumn colours, it is a delight to explore all year round with no shortage of image making possibilities.

This one day workshop is designed to help you look beyond the obvious and develop your creative eye as together we find new ways of interpreting Westonbirt. With a fondness for abstracts, and finding new ways of representing subject matter, tutor Andy Page is well placed to help you to learn to see traditional scenes in a new light, and with a maximum of just six on each workshop you are ensured of plenty of individual help and guidance.

We will look initially at details with the emphasis on capturing shape, form and texture with some fabulous exotic barks, exquisitely shaped leaves and delicate flower heads as our subject matter. We will then move on to look at the techniques of Intentional Camera Movement (ICM), zoom bursts, and multiple exposures which provide an opportunity for the creation of some unique images. Experimentation is key here and you will be encouraged to find your own way of capturing the subject, taking your photography to new levels. It's both fun and challenging as you discover the artist within you.

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Impressions of Westonbirt Image

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Impressions of Westonbirt Image

Impressions of Westonbirt Image

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Impressions of Westonbirt Image

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Impressions of Westonbirt Image

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Impressions of Westonbirt Image

Impressions of Westonbirt Image

Impressions of Westonbirt Image

Impressions of Westonbirt Image

Impressions of Westonbirt Image

Impressions of Westonbirt Image

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Impressions of Westonbirt
  • Workshop Run By Image Seen

    Image Seen Photographic Workshop Would you like to develop your landscape photography skills?
    Image Seen runs a number of workshops throughout the UK in a variety of spectacular locations designed to help you master your camera and take your photography to the next level.

  • Prices

    £125.00 / £100.00 Deposit

  • Dates

    9th February, 2019
    12th March, 2019
    4th April, 2019

  • Location

    Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8QS

  • Included

    One full day of photographic tuition and demonstrations, admission to the arboretum

  • Excluded

    Transport to and from Westonbirt, personal insurance eg: Cancellation Plan, equipment insurance, lunch

  • Tutor

    Andy Page

  • Photographic Locations

    Westonbirt arboretum

  • Group Size

    6

  • Ability Level

    Intermediate plus - you must be familiar with your camera menu and semi manual/manual settings

  • Fitness Level

    Easy - some walking required, mostly over flat ground

  • Number of Image Critiques

    0

  • What Will I Learn?

    Techniques and considerations of close ups, ICM & multiple exposures, working with the light, composition, depth of field, use of filters

  • Recommended Accommodation

    N/A