Photography Workshops and Classes at Batsford Arboretum

Join Alan Ranger, an internationally acclaimed and award winning professional photographer and qualified photography tutor at Batsford Arboretum in Gloucestershire.

The photography courses and workshops are aimed to teach you how to operate your digital camera, work off the automatic modes and start using more creative settings and improve your eye for taking a great shots. 

Batsford Photography Workshops
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Batsford Photography Workshops
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Photography Workshops at Batsford Arboretum. Enjoy the colour and expert photographic guidance.

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There are a range of photography tuition events at Batsford Arboretum to choose from;

Autumn Workshop Dates

  • Half-Day morning workshops are 8am to 11.30 am

  • Half-Day afternoon workshops are 12:30pm to 4:00pm

  • One Day workshops are 8am to 4:00pm

Date From To Duration Event Name

  • Tue-22-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Wed-23-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Thu-24-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Fri-25-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Sat-26-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Sun-27-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Mon-28-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Tue-29-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Wed-30-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

  • Thu-31-Oct 08:00 16:00 3.5hr or 7hr Autumn Workshops

Terms for all workshops & classes

  • Price includes entrance to Arboretum, where applicable and all tuition

  • Workshop/class dates subject to minimum number of participants

    • In the event of insufficient bookings or bad weather, alternative dates will be offered.

  • Participants are responsible for attending with appropriate footwear and are responsible for their own equipment.

  • Under 16's welcome but must be accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Bookings are confirmed within 24hrs & joining instructions will be emailed out 4-7 days prior to event date.

  • Maximum group size 6 attendees for Autumn Photography Workshops.

  • Please read my terms and conditions as all bookings made are bound by them.

Autumn Workshops

Essentials for all photography workshops

  • Suitable for any camera (Compact, Bridge and DSLR)

  • Suitable for any level - complete beginner to advanced photographers

  • Receive 1-2-1 tuition and support throughout the workshop

  • Hands-on practical advice on camera settings and composition of images

  • No specialist equipment required

Workshop Content

  • A brief introduction for 20-30 min and a lesson on basic camera settings, techniques and the things to look for

  • A 3hr guided walk around the best seasonal part of Batsford Arboretum to make images with Alan's support and input.

  • Alan will guide you on;

    • Camera Settings

    • Exposure & Colour Settings

    • Composition and Framing

    • Abstract, Close-Up, Macro, Vista and any type of shot you want to create.

  • Image review and feedback throughout the workshop.

  • If you book a full 1-day workshop then we will break around midday and have a 30-60 min lunch break before continuing in a different part of the Arboretum in the afternoon.

The Arboretum has a great cafe and facilities but you can also bring your own packed lunch if preferred.

Fitness level Required - Easy

This trip is rated as easy, meaning that most people with average health/fitness can comfortably deal with the short walks and occasional steps or gradients involved and be comfortable on their feet for the duration of the workshop event.

Equipment for this workshop

 You will be provided with a complete list of suggested equipment upon booking.   The following is a summary of recommended items but it's not all essential:

  • Any type of camera

  • Spare battery

  • Tripod ( I have some for hire (£20 for day or £10 for half-day) if you don't own one yet) but let me know in advance so I know how many to bring. Alternately this is my recommended tripod for beginners at c£150

  • No specialist lenses required we can make use of whatever you have. Any lens or lenses covering wide-angle (15-24mm) to mid and long telephoto (24-200mm) plus a macro lens is ideal to cover all opportunities.

  • Remote cable release, useful but not essential as you can use cameras self-timer

  • A circular polariser filter is useful for removing highlights, wet surfaces and reflections but not essential (remember to order the diameter size that fits your main lens)

  • NDs and Grads are not really required for the type of photography we do, but if you want to bring them I’m happy to assist with their use

  • A kneeling mat or dustbin liner is useful when doing low down shots

  • A large polythene bag (sandwich bag) is useful for wrapping around the camera/lens if light rain

  • A micro cloth for absorbing any drizzle/rain from equipment

  • Waterproof shoes or boots and warm clothing - hat, scarf and gloves if the weather forecast is below 12 degrees.

  • Flask of tea/coffee and snacks to keep you energised




Batsford Arboretum is a 55-acre arboretum and botanical garden near Batsford in Gloucestershire, about 1½ miles north-west of Moreton-in-Marsh.  GL56 9AD