Photography Workshops with Nick Upton

  • May 20, 2018
  • until July 15, 2018

Nick Upton is coming to Combe Grove to lead a series of workshops aimed at people who already enjoy photography using a Digital SLR camera and want to learn more or improve their technique, acquire some new tricks, or would like to photograph forms of nature they haven’t attempted before. You do not need to be an expert photographer but if you use more than the auto settings and have an understanding of aperture control, shutter speed, ISO and how these affect an image, then these workshops are just right for you.

All you need is a Digital SLR camera with a standard zoom lens and some creative energy!

The workshops can be taken individually or as a course of three, sequentially building on skills taught in previous workshops.

A little bit about Nick…

Nick Upton is one of the UK’s leading nature photographers. His images have appeared in many books and magazines worldwide, including National Geographic, and illustrated ten feature articles and many other sections in BBC Wildlife magazine. He has twice won a major category at the British Wildlife Photography Awards to add to recognition at the European Nature Images and International Garden Photographer of the Year Awards.  His work has been part of several national touring exhibitions and has been archived as part of the Creative Wiltshire project.

Nick is happiest when out in nature photographing landscapes, plants and animals and has always enjoyed passing on his enthusiasm and passion for wildlife and photography through teaching.

Workshop 1: Creative Techniques for Landscape and Nature Photography

Sunday 20th May 2018, 9.45am – 4.30pm

A workshop for photographers who are keen to capture creative, bold and colourful images of landscapes, plants and animals in a wide range of weather and light conditions.  It will showcase a wide range of creative techniques that can add some style to photos of a wide range of subjects for the photographer and others to enjoy.

The workshop will include:

  • A presentation and demonstration of equipment and techniques
  • Buffet lunch
  • Field photography session in the grounds of Combe Grove
  • Tea, coffee and an afternoon snack

All you need is a Digital SLR Camera and a standard zoom lens*.

*If you own a tripod, cable release or lens filters, do bring them with you.

Members £95 | Non-members £110

Click here to book this course or call 01225 834644

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Workshop 2: Telephoto Photography of Wildlife and Field Trip to Corsham Lake

Sunday 24th June 2018, 9.45am – 5.30pm

This workshop is for photographers who would like to use telephoto lenses – from modest-sized to massive – to capture classy photos of birds, mammals and other subjects in nature.   It will show how a combination of good technical skills, field craft, imaginative shooting angles and knowledge of seasonal opportunities all help to create memorable work in locations ranging from domestic to further afield.

All you need is a Digital SLR Camera and a standard zoom lens.*

* If you own a more powerful telephoto zoom lens and/or a fixed focal length telephoto lens, a tripod or a monopod, please bring them with you.

The workshop will include:

  • A presentation and demonstration of equipment and techniques
  • Buffet lunch
  • Field trip to Corsham Lake for aphotography session
  • Tea, coffee and an afternoon snack
  • Transport to and from Corsham Lake

Members £95 | Non-members £110

Click here to book this course or call 01225 834644

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Workshop 3: Nature Close Up

Sunday 15th July 2018, 9.45am – 4.30pm

Nick will lead a workshop focused on capturing creative, bold images of plants, invertebrates and other small subjects in the garden and out in nature. Small really can look beautiful once you learn to spot the many wonderful, but easily overlooked, photo opportunities all around us and how to make the most of them.

Learn how close up photography can be approached in a variety of ways using different kinds of lenses and light source, from wide-angle macro to the more traditional macro photography, and how a telephoto lens offers another stylish way to capture subjects in close-up.

The workshop will include:

  • A presentation and demonstration of equipment and techniques
  • Buffet lunch
  • Field photography session in the grounds of Combe Grove
  • Tea, coffee and an afternoon snack

 

*If you own any macro lenses, a tripod or a monopod, please bring them with you.

Members £95 | Non-members £110

Click here to book this course or call 01225 834644

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