Events archive

Events archive

Snowdrops in Focus

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Snowdrops in Focus

February 10, 2017 to February 10, 2017

Beth Chatto Gardens

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A chance to get out in the fresh air of early spring and photograph the wonderful show of colour in the garden.  Philip will take you on a photographic tour of the snowdrops, sharing his ideas, tips and techniques with the group. The emphasis will be on creating artistic compositions and how to make best use of your camera. ... Read more
Getting Closer

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Getting Closer

March 24, 2017 to March 24, 2017

Beth Chatto Gardens

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Macro photography provides a fascinating insight into the world of plants. The workshop will focus on spring bulbs in the garden. Philip Smith founder of IGPOTY will start the day with an introductory talk on photographing close-up plants, sharing tips and techniques to help you improve your images, including lighting, composition and exposure. You will discover how to get the best out of your camera and what are the best equipment options for macro camera work.  ... Read more
Chelsea Physic Garden - Better Plant and Garden Photography

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Chelsea Physic Garden - Better Plant and Garden Photography

May 7, 2017 to May 7, 2017

Chelsea Physic Garden

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The workshop welcomes photographers of all levels and no specific level of expertise or previous experience is expected. The aim of the course is to provide you with a set of skills and techniques that you can use to improve your photography of plants and gardens no matter what type of equipment you use. You don’t need the latest expensive cameras – all levels are welcome. There will be an emphasis on training the eye to see photographic opportunities, as well as ideas and techniques to enable you to make the most of the locations. The course will be a mix of lecture, practical work, and group discussion. The lecture will consist of a talk by Philip Smith accompanied by images of his and other photographers’ work to illustrate key points. The aim is to give you a sound basis for developing your techniques later in the day. Topics covered will include macro, composition, depth of field, focus, priority modes, control of light, and light and colour. An overview of digital processing will also be given. The practical work will involve the splendid location we visit. You will pursue your own subjects and interest, in addition to undertaking projects suggested by Philip. There will be ample opportunities for one to one discussions with Philip about any aspect of your photography. You should bring your camera - full battery please - and a storage card (any format). If you have a DSLR or compact system camera with interchangeable lenses you will get more out of the day than if you use a simple compact camera.... Read more
Midsummer Highlights

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Midsummer Highlights

July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2017

Beth Chatto Gardens

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A garden in midsummer is a wondrous sight and one of the most popular times for garden visiting. In many ways we are spoilt for choice of subjects, but how often is it that the resulting images fail to really capture the essential spirit and character of the garden?  This workshop will help you to feel that elusive essence of a garden in your photography.  Philip will start the day with an introductory talk. Topics covered will include composition, light, the ‘language of lenses’, metering and exposure, preparation and planning. We will also touch on post capture processing.... Read more
Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

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Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness

October 7, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Beth Chatto Gardens

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Autumn is thought by many to be the best time of year to photograph plants and gardens. The light is soft and often warm, and there are some wonderfully photogenic flowers like Crocosmia, Heleniums and Echinacea. After the workshop you will feel more confident in capturing the light and forms of the autumn garden.... Read more
Learning from History – Photographing Plants and Gardens

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Learning from History – Photographing Plants and Gardens

April 21, 2018 to April 21, 2018

RPS HQ

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As founder and now judge of International Garden Photographer of the Year, Philip Smith has viewed and appraised over 200,000 images of plants and gardens over a ten year period. This workshop will be of interest to anyone not just inspired by plants, gardens and garden photography but anyone who aspires to a deeper and richer photographic engagement with the subject of photography.   Using examples from art and photography history, together with his own work, Philip will consider how today’s photographers can gain vital insights from artists of the past and use that learning to take their photography to a new level of observation and awareness.... Read more
Better Plant and Garden Photography - Stockton Bury Gardens

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Better Plant and Garden Photography - Stockton Bury Gardens

May 5, 2018 to May 5, 2018

Stockton Bury Gardens

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The workshop welcomes photographers of all levels and no specific level of expertise or previous experience is expected. The aim of the course is to provide you with a set of skills and techniques that you can use to improve your photography of plants and gardens no matter what type of equipment you use. You don’t need the latest expensive cameras – all levels are welcome. Welcome to the world of garden photography. There will be an emphasis on training the eye to see photographic opportunities, as well as ideas and techniques to enable you to make the most of the locations. The course will be a mix of lecture, practical work, and group discussion. The lecture will consist of a talk by Philip Smith accompanied by images of his and other photographers’ work to illustrate key points. The aim is to give you a sound basis for developing your techniques later in the day. Topics covered will include macro photography, composition, depth of field, focus, priority modes, control of light, and light and colour. An overview of digital processing will also be given. The practical work will enable you to explore this splendid location – a hidden gem full of gardening interest deep in the Herefordshire countryside. You will pursue your own subjects and interest, in addition to undertaking projects suggested by Philip. There will be ample opportunities for one to one discussions with Philip about any aspect of your garden photography or photography in general.... Read more
Close-up on Plants

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Close-up on Plants

May 12, 2018 to May 12, 2018

Beth Chatto Gardens

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This workshop will be led by IGPOTY Founder Philip Smith. Macro photography provides a fascinating insight into the world of plants. The focus of the workshop is on the most useful techniques and tips to help you explore the colours, shapes and patterns of plants. Philip will start the day with an introductory talk, sharing information from his professional experience to help you improve your images, including lighting, composition and exposure. You will discover how to get the best out of your camera and what are the best equipment options for macro camera work. Following the talk you will have an opportunity to explore the garden making your own images with one to one help and support with Philip's expert guidance as needed.... Read more
York Museums Trust

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York Museums Trust

June 22, 2018 to June 23, 2018

York Museum Gardens

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This workshop will be led by IGPOTY Founder, Philip Smith. Accompanying an IGPOTY exhibition at York Museum Gardens, these workshops are accessible, informative and open to all. June 22 - The workshop welcomes photographers of all levels and no specific level of expertise or previous experience is expected. The aim of the course is to provide you with a set of skills and techniques that you can use to improve your photography of plants and gardens no matter what type of equipment you use. You don’t need the latest expensive cameras – all levels are welcome. There will be an emphasis on training the eye to see photographic opportunities, as well as ideas and techniques to enable you to make the most of the locations. The course will be a mix of lecture, practical work, and group discussion. The lecture will consist of a talk by Philip Smith accompanied by images of his and other photographers’ work to illustrate key points. The aim is to give you a sound basis for developing your techniques later in the day. Topics covered will include macro, composition, depth of field, focus, priority modes, control of light, and light and colour. An overview of digital processing will also be given. The practical work will involve the splendid location we visit. You will pursue your own subjects and interest, in addition to undertaking projects suggested by Philip. There will be ample opportunities for one to one discussions with Philip about any aspect of your photography. You should bring your camera - full battery please - and a storage card (any format). If you have a DSLR or compact system camera with interchangeable lenses you will get more out of the day than if you use a simple compact camera.  June 23 - A half day introduction to plant and garden photography, exploring the York Museum gardens. After a short introduction and guided walk, you will pursue your own subjects and interest. There will be ample opportunities for one to one discussions with Philip about any aspect of your photography, including camera phone photography.... Read more
Capturing the Image

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Capturing the Image

July 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018

Beth Chatto Gardens

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A garden in midsummer is a wondrous sight and one of the most popular times for garden visiting. In many ways we are spoilt for choice of subjects, but how often is it that the resulting images fail to really capture the essential spirit and character of the garden?  This workshop will help you to feel that elusive essence of a garden in your photography.  Philip will start the day with an introductory talk. Topics covered will include composition, light, the 'language of lenses', metering and exposure, preparation and planning. We will also touch on post capture processing. Following the talk you will be free to explore the garden making your own images with one to one help and support with Philip's expert guidance as needed.... Read more
Get Snappy

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Get Snappy

July 8, 2018 to July 8, 2018

Beth Chatto Gardens

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Enjoy an afternoon of exploration of the garden for budding garden photographers. The event is aimed at children between the ages of 8 and 14 who enjoy photographing the world around them with their phone or camera. Your guide will be pro gardenphotographer Philip Smith. We will look at the best way to choose subjects, whether they be plants or the creatures that live on the plants. We will talk about colours and shapes, views and closeups, with the aim of getting budding garden photographers to get more enjoyment out of their cameras, and to be able to capture images that they are really proud of. Welcome to the world of garden photography.... Read more
Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

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Ironbridge Gorge Museums Trust

August 4, 2018 to August 4, 2018

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust - Jackfield Tile Museum

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This workshop will be led by IGPOTY Founder Philip Smith. A day of expert advice on how to photograph gardens. A garden in midsummer is a wondrous sight and one of the most popular times for garden visiting. In many ways we are spoilt for choice of subjects, but how often is it that the resulting images fail to capture the essential spirit and character of the garden?    This workshop will help you to feel that elusive essence of a garden in your photography and provide you with tips and tricks to help you develop your skills. Expert garden photographer Philip Smith will start the day with an introductory talk. Topics covered will include: Composition Light Macro close-ups The ‘language of lenses’ Metering and exposure Preparation and planning We will also touch on post capture processing. Following the talk you will be free to explore Blists Hill Victorian Town, making your own images with Philip on hand to give help, support and expert guidance.... Read more
Exclusive Garden Photography Tour in Partnership with Fred.Olsen Travel

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Exclusive Garden Photography Tour in Partnership with Fred.Olsen Travel

May 9, 2019 to May 14, 2019

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

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International Garden Photographer of the Year is excited to offer new photography tours in exclusive partnership with Fred.Olsen Travel. The first tour, launched for sale on July 30 2018, is to Merano and the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, in South Tyrol, Italy. Tour leaders will be Tyrone McGlinchey, Managing Director of International Garden Photographer of the Year and Michael Warren, horticulturalist. This exclusive tour begins on 9th May 2019, offering five nights to indulge in photography, local culture, quality cuisine and breath-taking scenery. Tyrone McGlinchey said:  "By partnering with Fred.Olsen we are able to bring new UK and international tourists to unique, beautiful places, whilst teaching the magic of seeing nature through the lens and forging unforgettable experiences. It’s a perfect match – not just because we’re able to offer a compelling opportunity but because both companies take extreme pride in what they do.” The tour is available to book now for a limited time period only. Please download the brochure on this page or contact Fred.Olsen TravelQuest on 0800 021 3237.... Read more
Garden & Flower Photography Masterclass with Clive Nichols, NT Sissinghurst

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Garden & Flower Photography Masterclass with Clive Nichols, NT Sissinghurst

November 1, 2019 to November 1, 2019

National Trust Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens

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-NOW SOLD-OUT- Improve your garden photography with expert tuition and guidance from one of Britain's top garden photographers in the setting of one of Britain's most famous gardens, Sissinghurst. Includes light lunch and refreshments. Clive has photographed many of the world's best gardens, including HRH The Prince of Wales's own private garden in Scotland, Lord Rothschild's private garden in Corfu and Lord Heseltine's private garden in Oxfordshire. His passion for the subject comes across in every image that he makes. His work has appeared in hundreds of books as well as in countless magazines, calendars and brochures. Clive regularly gives masterclasses in flower and garden photography for The Royal Horticultural Society and now for IGPOTY. National Trust Photographic Policy Copyright is a form of intellectual property and is distinct from the ownership of a physical work. Owning an original work of art does not give one permission to copy and reproduce that work. All photos and artwork created or taken on National Trust land is for personal use only, the commercial or promotional replication or use of any imagery requires a licence agreement from the National Trust and could be in breach of copyright. For any further information please contact the Images team at www.nationaltrustimages.org.uk... Read more