This face to face workshop is aimed at club members who want to try their hand at the art of woodland photography.
Based at Eartham Woods, just north of Chichester, the mixture of Beech and Spruce should provide plenty of scope for colourful scenes.
Roger Crocombe will show how to make sense of the various woodland scenes and look for rhythm in composing images, including:
- Practical guidance as to the use of filters in woodland including the most useful filter – a polariser!
- Getting back to basics by using the camera in manual mode for both focussing and exposures
- Choosing the right focal length and aperture
- Image slicing techniques to bring the whole scene into focus
For equipment, any suitable DSLR, Mirrorless or compact camera and lenses that can accommodate focal lengths from 24mm to 200mm (full frame equivalent) would be suitable. In addition, a macro lens is worth bringing as there should be lots of opportunities to shoot the fungi growing at this time of year.
You would benefit from Polarizing filters, remote control, tripod and a camera cover in case it is raining.
You should also come dressed for wet and possibly muddy conditions so boots and a plastic sack can be useful to put bags on.
As we will be out all morning remember to bring a packed lunch with a drink. Please note that there are NO WCs on the site. The nearest WCs are situated at the Sainsburys just north of Chichester, some 6 miles away at PO19 7YR, Alternatively the George, Eartham just a mile away (PO18 0LT opens at 12.00 for the day). We could end up at the George for a sandwich and a review of the morning’s experience.