This is a more specialist workshop, concentrating on the techniques and equipment needed to get close-up shots of insects, flowers, fungi and more.
Starting at 10am and running through to 4pm, the workshop benefits participants with any level of knowledge, using most types of camera, including compacts, bridge cameras and SLRs. We look at the approach and techniques needed for different subjects, lenses and accessories, and use of flash, getting you consistently better close-up and macro shots whatever equipment you have.
With a maximum of 10 participants, and great value at just £60 per person, this is the best workshop you can attend in Essex to learn how to take better close-up and macro photos.
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This workshop covers techniques and approach for different subjects, whether stationary or potentially moving, as well as lens and accessory choice, use of flash, and choice of aperture.
It provides a good grounding in close-up and macro photography, with an emphasis on nature subjects, but applicable to any subject.
A basic understanding of your camera is useful, as controlling the shutter speed and aperture can be the key to technically good macro shots, take a look at my 'Know The Basics' workshop if you need some help with this.
The Close-up and Macro Nature Photography workshops cost £60 per person, with a maximum of 10 participants.
The workshop runs for 6 hours (including lunch break), and includes an indoor slideshow and discussion in the morning, followed by a practical outdoor session in the afternoon. Everyone gets some 1-2-1 time in the afternoon, 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!
Please contact the relevant venue, as they deal with all the bookings. Payment can be made over the phone or in person if you pop into the Visitor Centre. 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.
Hanningfield Reservoir has good surfaced paths and no gradients to speak of, so is best suited to those with more severe mobility issues.
Thurrock Thameside Nature Park has an easy access visitor centre with parking close by, there's even a ramp to enable wheelchair users to reach the roof for panoramic views over the Thames. Paths are mainly unsurfaced, with slopes of varying gradients, which shouldn't be a problem for those with reasonable mobility, but wheelchair-users, and those with limited mobility, may find them problematic.
The Naze has a varied topography, with the area around the visitor centre and tower being fairly flat grassland, with steep steps down to the sea wall and beach. If attendees are less mobile, we would stay on the top area to ensure no one finds the workshop too strenuous.
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"An excellent, well-paced introduction to a complex piece of kit, with individual tuition to meet the needs of every participant." Martin J.
"Daniel explained a very in-depth subject in a very easy to understand way, and he was more than willing to take on any questions or queries." Nick S.
"Daniel put all the basics into an easy and understandable level, I feel I have lot better undersatnding of Photography." Steve M.
"It gave me the confidence to go beyond the' auto' mode and Daniel explained, in terms that I could understand, how to make better use of my camera." Dianne J.