I not only photograph plants, flowers and gardens but I also have a fondness for gardening. I admit my garden is far from perfect but I love every corner of it and the way it's constantly changing throughout the seasons (and always giving me something new to photograph). I'm lucky enough to photograph at private gardens but I do take a lot of images in my own garden. This place is my inspiration and it is here that I took the images that won me a Finalist title at the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition the year I started gardening in this garden.
I'm a teacher by profession and although my career took a different turn, I still love teaching and I love sharing my knowledge. So here I'm combining my love of photography, teaching and gardening into one special course at a special place, my private garden..
There’s always something going on in the garden but I think it’s most beautiful in May when there are lots and lots of foxgloves.. And cow parsley. And many other flowers and greenery and there's a little pond too. I often use my shed as my studio and love using such natural props as old terracotta pots, old garden books or garden tools so we can play with these too.
I’ll be very happy to teach you everything I know about garden photography and photography in general, you don’t necessarily need to be a garden enthusiast. I’ve taught floral stylists and garden designers in the past but also architects or writers.
The One to One Class
Understanding your own camera
Basic camera controls, photographic composition, use of light, shutter, aperture,
iso, light metering, white balance.. etc.
Techniques relevant to perfecting your skills and knowledge
How to capture what you want to see in your images
There will be time to practice and talk about the images you'll take here
Also, an A4 print of one of the images you will take during the course
Price of the class is £350
The class includes home cooked lunch and light refreshments throughout the day
It typically runs from 10am - 2pm but timing can be discussed
This class is suitable for anyone using bridge or DSLR cameras
if you don't have a DSLR but would like to step up to that level,
you'll be able to use one during the course.
If you feel like you'd like to learn photography from me or if you know someone who might be interested, please
Email me me at email@example.com for dates, details or any questions.
I live in a tiny village between Oxford and Henley-on-Thames. If you need somewhere to stay,
I’ll be able to suggest you airbnbs or self-catering accommodations right on our doorstep.
And we also have a very nice pub in our village.