Modern cameras, abundant with features, end up permanently set on the ‘point and shoot’ function; so bewildering are the options! Come and learn how to use your camera to achieve interesting photographs of spring flora and fauna and take good macro/close-up pictures using different angles. We will look at the results, compare notes and learn how to use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to present artwork.

Tutor: John Price

John Price has worked as a professional photographer throughout his working life. After a degree at art college he worked in publishing, industry, corporate and for the last 10 years, in conservation as a photographer. His experience includes working with both film and digital photography including design and multimedia. He worked on the 50 Favourite Tree project lead by Countrycare, a division of Epping Forest District Council. Over 4,000 trees have been surveyed and recorded. A book on the project is available in PDF format on the website which John has designed and photographed. He works with A Vision of Britain CIC developing health and fitness walks, and photographic teaching using video and stills for all ages. Examples of his work can be seen at

Example Timetable

09.30 Registration
10.00 Introduction
10.45 Stroll in the forest taking photos
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Classwork incorp. IT/software issues. Second field visit depending on weather
15.30 Workshop to discuss results
16.00 Course ends

All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Personal and Travel Insurance

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Sensible clothing for the weather
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Lunch and Drinks (refreshments are provided)
  • A camera and camera manual (if you have it to hand)