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This workshop is an introduction to the wonderful world of the art of flower photography.

If you are beginning your journey into the art of flower photography this practical and relaxed course is a great place to start, where you will be guided through how to make best use of your DSLR camera to create beautiful images of flowers.

The basic technical skills along with the vision to 'see' in advance the finished picture are invaluable, whether you are seeking to create a Monet style impressionist image or a sharp botanical study.

Using clear explanations and easy to follow demonstrations, the workshop will demystify photography jargon and terminology. You will appreciate the benefits of switching off 'Auto-Everything' on your camera and confidently take control of your camera settings to create flower portraits you will be proud of.

Practical projects will be used throughout the day enabling you to plan your shots, set up the camera, create the appropriate background to best show off the subject, decide on composition, work with the light and finally edit your image in Photoshop.

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to practice the demonstrated techniques with one-to-one guidance ensuring you develop your photography and post processing skills.

What will I learn?


What will I create?

More about your camera and why knowing how to hold it, where the buttons are and what they do will improve your shots and increase your photography confidence

How to keep everything steady - you, your camera, the subject and your surroundings

Which equipment is essential and what is nice to have and why

Why Auto everything is not such a clever idea

How to use, recognise and control the light

Composition rules and why they work

What makes the best background for your subject

The camera functions that help you check your focus and exposure both before and after image capture

Upload your image to your laptop

Which basic editing techniques using Photoshop will enhance and improve your image

  A set of images from one flower. You will be shown how to create a botanical study, a close up/macro image, an artistic interpretation and other inspirational ideas.

What should I bring?

  Your camera, lenses (macro lens, if you have one), tripod, remote shutter release and ideally your laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop. Your camera manual and loads of enthusiasm. (Basic point and shoot cameras with limited controls may not be suitable, but contact me to discuss).

Who should attend?

  Anyone with an interest and enthusiasm to learn about close up and flower photography - suitable for those wishing to learn about photography, their camera and the basics of image editing software.

Where and When

Dates tba
Time 10:00 - 16:30
Venue Arundel or Oving (nr Chichester)
West Sussex (TBC)
Price (includes lunch and refreshments) £125.00
For more information or to contact me
Celia Henderson LRPS, Tel: 07768 201852 Email: