Garden Photography Masterclass in the Yorkshire Dales

Join us for a garden photography masterclass in the Yorkshire Dales, led by one of the country’s leading commercial photographers Tony West.

Tony’s interest in landscapes and gardens has translated into many years shooting for national and regional tourist agencies, historic houses, the National Trust and a huge array of commercial clients, whi all require high levels of technical skill.

This garden photography course is ideal for anyone with a passion for gardens, flowers and plants, and for those who wish to improve their technique, explore creative ways of capturing the subject, whilst achieving great results.

Tuition takes place in the fabulous grounds of Hipping Hall in Kirkby Lonsdale, which has rich and diverse planting, as well as providing a multitude of differing landscapes, from formal to wild and from water to woodland.
Designed for a maximum of 6 guests, there is plenty of time for the tutor to give one to one support to each person.

Equipment:
To get the most out of this workshop it is preferable that guests use DSLR cameras and have some prior knowledge of depth of field, shutter speeds and ISO settings.
However, it is essential that each guest brings their own tripod and a lens capable of macro photography. A garden kneeling mat is also highly advisable.

Course Content:
• A brief introduction to Hipping Hall’s gardens by Kevin Line, Head Gardener.
• Equipment used
• Key Elements – background – light direction – composition
• Basic camera settings
• Macro photography
• Landscape photography
• Reviewing and editing
• A full afternoon practical session with lots of one to one support

Course Schedule:
Tuition starts commences at 9.30am, there’s a splendid four-course lunch, followed by further tuition until 5.30pm.

Prices:
Your day includes a full day’s course tuition, lunch and all refreshments during the day for only £125

Please note course places are limited to a maximum of 6, to book simply contact info@hippinghall.com or call 015242 71187

Accommodation:
If you would like to stay the night and fully enjoy Hipping’s evening ambience… prices start from just £179 per room per night based on two people sharing when staying on a bed and breakfast basis, if you would like to include dinner rates start from just £279 per room per night based on two people sharing.