Spring Flowers Photography Workshop- Thursday 30th April

Magnolia flowers at Thorp Perrow
Magnolia flowers at Thorp Perrow

Join photographer, Nigel Harrison, for an in-depth photography course. Learn about timing, lighting and composition, as well as some great photography hints and tips as Nigel takes you into the stunning Spring colours of the Arboretum to help you get the best shot.

Nigel is a professional landscaper, college lecturer and BBC broadcaster, with a passion for combining a love of plants and flowers with macro lens photography.

“It is very easy to admire a garden and miss the true beauty hidden beneath the petals – now I hope you will be able to see what I see and love it just as much! Spring, along with Autumn, is the most photogenic time of year at Thorp Perrow. Swathes of daffodils and bluebells carpet the woodland and trees display their vibrant new foliage as many burst into flower.

Nigel has always worked in the horticultural industry. He left school to become an apprentice gardener, working in commercial nurseries and amenity horticulture, while studying at Askham Bryan College, York.

After beginning his teaching career in Northamptonshire, Nigel returned to Askham Bryan as a lecturer in 1993. A year later he was invited to take part in BBC Radio York’s weekend gardening phone in and is still a regular broadcaster on the Sunday morning Julia Lewis Show.

A freelance landscaper and public speaker, Nigel’s love of combining gardening with photography started early. His first pay packet as a young apprentice went towards a Zenith camera. These days Nigel uses modern Nikon digital technology to help achieve his signature close-up views of flowers and plants.

Itinerary for Thorp Perrow Spring Photography Workshop 2020

10am Introduction

  • the day ahead, its aims and objectives.
  • To the subject
  • My photography

1015 It’s all about my fancy camera or is it?

  • Look at the range of equipment from modern digital
  • SLRs to today’s camera phones.

1030 TLC  Timing, Lighting and Composition.

  • The 3 most important elements for a great photo.

11  Short coffee and comfort break.

1115 Photography Hints and Tips

  •  Understanding aperture settings, depth of field, using flash, back lighting, computer manipulation etc

1145 Do’s and Don’t’s

  •  What makes a good image?
  •  What makes a poor image? What not to do

12 Question and answer session and feedback.

1215 Lunch break. 1 hour

115pm Hands on outdoor workshop. Learners go into the arboretum

  •  Taking images of the Spring colours
  •  Tutor to give help and guidance 1 to 1 or in small groups.

230pm Learners to pick their best 3 shots of the day. Tutor to critique and

  •  Make helpful suggestions if needed.

250pm Q and A session and feedback. Summing up the day.

3pm Finish

£60 Standard Ticket and £55 for Season Ticket Holder

Tickets can be purchased here

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