Creative landscapes at Batsford Arboretum

01 April 2019

09:00 - 17:00

Batsford Arboretum
Bourton Road
United Kingdom
GL56 9AD

Group Member£30.00 
RPS Member£60.00 
Non RPS Member£75.00 
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Images (c) Andy Page


Located in the north Cotswolds, Batsford Arboretum is home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country. It offers visitors year round interest - from the spring blooms provided by the beautiful Japanese flowering cherries to autumn’s spectacular display of colour. Here you can wander through 56 acres of wild gardens, paths and streams and discover the beautiful oriental-influenced statues hidden in glades around the grounds. 

With such variety on offer, Batsford offers the photographer a wealth of opportunities in terms of graphic compositions and the chance to be creative with patterns, texture, and colour as well as close-up detail. 

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 Batsford. With a fondness for abstracts, and finding new ways of representing subject matter, professional tutor Andy Page is well placed to help you to learn to see traditional scenes in a new light.

The emphasis will be on capturing shape, form and texture. You will have the chance to experiment with ICM (intentional camera movement)- using techniques such as panning and zoom bursts to create some unique abstract images, and we will also be exploring in-camera multiple exposures. Experimentation is key here and you will be encouraged to find your own way of capturing the subject. We will also look initially at the composition and effective capture of close up images.

The day will involve a moderate amount of walking with some steps, and moderate uphill slopes to navigate.

Bring a packed lunch or there is a cafe on site.

Please bring a tripod, filters (polariser, grads, ND filters such as Big and Little Stoppers - we do have a couple we can lend out), camera, lenses, memory cards, spare battery, remote/cable release.  Walking boots, waterproof clothing just in case, wear layers.

This will be a category C event for up to 6 participants. 

Entrance fee to the arboretum is £6.50 a head and is not included in the event price.

Mark Reeves
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Region: WesternGroup(s): Landscape