Wiltshire in Spring
This workshop is led by Robert Harvey and there will be a maximum of 6 participants.
Wiltshire in spring is delightful. In this workshop we will be photographing outstanding locations for bluebells and other woodland wild flowers, a white horse carved into the chalk downs and vibrant fields of oil seed rape, along with trees as they come into leaf in vibrant green. A little known Holloway will also feature if there is time in the schedule.
Bluebells are highly popular subjects but not easy to photograph well. We will consider how to optimise composition and what focal length of lens works best. Note that the date of this workshop has been selected to maximise the prospects of bluebell photography but their timing does vary from year to year. If they are early or late we will spend more time on other subjects.
White horses are quintessential Wiltshire and we will try a variety of viewpoints to show them within their landscape settings.
One of the joys of oil seed rape is that it is in different places each year. The leader will find the best compositions in the days before the workshop and take you directly to them.
We will be using a range of lenses (wide angle to medium telephoto) for our landscape photography.
Robert Harvey is the author of “Photographing Wiltshire” (Fotovue 2020).
Marlborough High Street SN8 1AA.
In central parking area opposite Waitrose.
Meet in Marlborough High Street at 9am and drive to five different locations during the day, all within a 15 mile radius.
Participants will be provided with directions and coordinates to each parking place at the beginning of the workshop.
Routes will include walking on level footpaths up to around 0.5 miles in each direction and two modest ascents, the furthest of which is 125m elevation gain.
The routes to each viewpoint are not wheelchair accessible.
Bring a packed lunch.
DSLR camera or equivalent plus a range of lenses, from wide angle zoom (e.g. 16-35mm on a full frame camera) to short/medium telephoto (e.g. 70-300mm on a full-frame camera). Standard Zoom lens. Fish eye lens if you have one. Tripod (essential).
Lens hood and rain sleeve in case of wet weather.
Shoes for driving; stout walking shoes or hiking boots.
The event will finish at the last location around 6pm.
Or behind trees in the woods.
Terms for all Participants in RPS Landscape Group Events:
Tickets for events that involve travelling include a £2 carbon offset charge that will be paid to a carefully researched and selected offsetting partner.
Most of our events have the meeting time and place specified on the relevant event page on the RPS website (this is a link to the Landscape Group events calendar). In some cases, however, the event leader may email you shortly before the event with more detailed instructions. Please keep an eye on your incoming emails prior to an event but if you do not receive any specific instructions, then you should meet at the time and place advertised on the website.
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Cancellation by us:
Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.
Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.
If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.
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RPS Landscape Group Committee
Events organised by the Landscape Group of the Royal Photographic Society.
High Street, Marlborough, High St, SN8 1AA Marlborough
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