York Museums Trust

York Museums Trust

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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.

Dates and times

Event dates

June 22, 2018 to June 23, 2018

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Event cost

Full day £75 – half day £25

Event location

York Museum Gardens
Museum St
United Kingdom

Image credit: Raoul Slater