Join Daniel for an enlightening one-day workshop concentrating on garden and flower photography in the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Hyde Hall.
Looking at composition, lighting, choice of subject and more, Daniel will guide you to great results with a slideshow and discussion first, followed by a session of practical photography in the garden, with everyone benefitting from 1-2-1 time whilst outside. Any sort of camera is fine for this workshop.
The booking lines are not yet open, but make a note of the dates, and sign up to my newsletter to get notified of when you can book, which will be by mid-November.
RHS Hyde Hall - Friday 17th April 2020 (10.00am - 4.00pm)
RHS Hyde Hall - Thursday 16th July 2020 (2.00pm - 8.00pm)
RHS Hyde Hall - Saturday 12th September 2020 (10.00am - 4.00pm)
You will be able to book these workshops by mid-November, by which time they will be listed on the RHS website with full info regarding how to book, including price, which is likely to be around £80, or £70 for RHS members.
We will look at ways to shoot gardens, from wider views to flower portraits, outdoor studios, lighting and more. Looking at composition, techniques to maximise the subject, and how colour affects the photos, the afternoon session incorporates 1-2-1 time with each participant in order to address any issues, concerns or subjects specific to them.
A basic understanding of how to use the camera is an advantage, and will mean that you can more effectively control the depth of field, exposure, colour, and field of view, to enhance your garden photography. This isn't essential, but if you'd like to get to know your camera better, consider my 'Know The Basics' workshop, or some Private Tuition.
Prices for 2020 are not yet confirmed, but my 'Art of Garden Photography' workshops cost around £80.00 per person, £70.00 if an RHS member, with a maximum of 10 participants.
The workshop runs for 6 hours (including meal break), and includes an indoor slideshow and discussion in the morning (afternoon for the 16th July workshop), followed by a practical outdoor session in the afternoon/evening. Everyone gets some 1-2-1 time once outside, which can be used to address any aspect of the camera, photography, or anything else you wish to discuss.
No. I have had customers as young as 10 on a standard workshop (I'm happy for children to be chaperoned if preferred), and have even run workshops for children's groups, with an age range of 7-11. The other end of the age spectrum is no hindrance either!
Details of how to book, which is direct with the RHS by phone, will be shown above once finalised. Payment in advance is required to secure your place.
Yes you can, just follow the steps for 'How do I book?' above, and simply state that you're booking it for someone else to attend. If you would like a card to give them to show what you've done, you can download one from here, just print it, fold it, and fill in the details.
RHS Hyde Hall is on a hill, so requires the ability to get from the lower car park to the top of the garden. There are good surfaced paths, as well as a tarmac roadway, so mobility scooters are no problem, and there is a shuttle bus to the top of the garden if all you need is a help up the hill. The workshop takes place in the top garden and it is not necessary to walk far, and any accessibility requirements will be taken into consideration on the day.
Send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
"Daniel spent a long time explaining how best I could use my camera which has given me a much better knowledge of how my camera works." Margaret W.
"As well as having the knowledge and expertise, you are relaxed and don't make anyone feel flustered or afraid to ask." Liz W.
"What an enjoyable, interesting and informative day it was, I would not hesitate to recommend it to others." Christine A.
"The workshop was very informative and at a cost that any budding photographer can afford." Paul F.