Ashridge Forest in Autumn - Exploring Intimate Landscapes
An Autumn woodland & intimate landscapes masterclass led by Simon Turnbull FRPS with a maximum of 6 participants.
Held in the enchanting forest of the Ashridge Estate. While hard to predict, this event should fall in time for the autumnal colours where Simon’s knowledge of the local woods will be invaluable. The group will explore the stunning mixture of ancient oaks, beech, silver birch and pine copses plus hidden ponds and glades. There will be an emphasis on intimate landscapes, finding the little details so often overlooked. The day will begin working on various camera techniques and can progress to delving into more creative in-camera tools such as ICM or multiple exposure. We will talk about scouting new locations and finding compositions as we explore the forest.The day will end taking in any sunset lighting and putting into practice all that has been learned.
A typical day exploring the forest could be c20,000 steps so a reasonable level of fitness is required. However, walking will be on fairly easy gently undulating trails but we will want to venture off the beaten track which can sometimes get muddy. Sturdy walking boots are the best option. Apart from a lunch and mid-afternoon cake stop will will be on our feet most of the day without the need to drive between locations.
The workshop will start at 9am so participants should have breakfast beforehand. Bring a packed lunch although there is a National Trust cafe (outdoor) on site so we can stop there for lunch and for a mid-afternoon coffee and cake. Participants should also bring water.
- Polariser filter if you have one.
- Rain cover for camera (I use a shower cap)
- Umbrella if wet (for the camera not the participant).
- Lens ideally covering the range 70-200mm.
- Macro lens also a good idea.
- Good walking boots / wellies.
- Good waterproof clothing if wet.
- A ground mat/bag if you don’t want dirty knees.
Meeting Point: HP4 1LT. Meeting at the cafe by the Monument (close to the parking).
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The Monument can’t be missed once parked.
Parking is free although donations to The National Trust are welcomed.
Toilets: There are public toilets behind the cafe although this only opens 10am. We’ll generally be fairly near to the cafe and facilities during the day and will return for lunch and a mid-afternoon cake stop.
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