Beginner’s Digital Photography | Sat 21st April


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Beginner’s Digital Photography | Sat 21st April


Award-winning professional photographer Chris England will be hosting a one day workshop to help you capture striking photographs with any type of digital camera. The workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine. Scroll down for full details.

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Beginner’s Digital Photography Workshop | Saturday 21st April 2018 | 10am – 3pm

Please note this workshop is running on the 6th October as well, to book October workshop click on date.

Award-winning professional photographer and film-maker Chris England is back with us for a 3rd workshop! He will be hosting a one day workshop focused on helping you capture striking photographs with any type of digital camera.

Working with a small group of beginners in a mixture of classroom and practical sessions around the vineyard estate, Chris will talk about the essentials of composition and demonstrate the core principles as he offers advice to improve your photography. All materials will be provided and the workshop includes a two-course homemade lunch served with local wine.

For best results we recommend you bring your own camera, but if you would prefer to borrow one for the day please let us know when you book. If you are able to bring the instruction manual for your camera, along with a tripod, even better, but no problem if this isn’t possible.

“There are some fantastic landscapes around Hanwell Wine Estate, perfect for beginners to put the principles of photography into practice,” says Chris, who runs a successful photography studio in Grantham. “We’ll spend time down at the lake where we can get some really stunning waterside pictures, as well as some great close up images of the natural environment and wild flowers around the vineyard. At the end of the workshop, you will have a collection of impressive digital images to take away and everyone will have a good understanding of photography basics such as lighting, the rule of thirds, lead in lines, depth of field and neutral space.”

Outline of the day

10am           –  Welcome and summary of day. Principles of photography and setting up equipment.

11am           –  Learning in the great outdoors – using the landscapes of the vineyard estate to demonstrate core techniques and putting the principles into practice using your own camera.

Midday       – Break for two-course home-made lunch with glass of local wine.

1pm             – Using the basic principles and technique’s learnt from earlier these will be transferred to capturing images in a indoor environment.

2.30pm       – Break for tea and cake.

2.45pm       – Reviewing images, discussing ideas for improvement and looking briefly at the best options for editing software.

– Everyone to select their best shot to be printed as a 6×4 photograph.

3pm            – Home time.

A selection of the delicious homemade food served on recent workshops!

To ensure the quality of your personal experience, group size will be limited to 10. For more information about this event or other Rural Antics workshops, contact Hanwell Wine Estate, or 01949 81393

Below is an image from one of our previous workshops with Chris England, check out our Rural Antics Facebook page for more.


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