Photographing Landscapes + Nature

Tutor: Whitfield Benson

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Extend your knowledge of your camera with this day concentrating on photographing landscape, flora and fauna, insects and birds with one of Yorkshire’s nature and wildlife photographer’s, Whitfield Benson. You will be learn to examine what elements make for successful photos and recognise the best opportunities for taking a successful image. After a little time in the studio you will head out on a field trip. Under Whitfield’s guidance you will have plenty of practical opportunities to find suitable subjects, experimenting with the use of apertures and lenses to create different effects. Whitfield will encourage you to view things from a different angles to enable you to achieve the best finished result.

Please note that depending on the weather, the expedition may mean a picnic lunch is most practical.

Click the title below to find out what you’ll need to bring with you.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Depending on the weather, at least part of your day will be outdoors where Whitfield will introduce you to some great sites for nature photography. With this in mind please bring:

Outdoor clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day.
Boots or fairly robust footwear
Bin bags
Any camera you feel comfortable with, though it will need to have non auto functions to experiment with
Your camera manual

“Excellent content, good flow to the day, good pace, well-timed for breaks. Really,really enjoyable. Tutor was very knowledgable and the environement very comfortable. Easy to ask questions and it was very useful to critique the photos. All of the day was extremely enjoyable.”

– Kay

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