Photography workshops for all the family, all year round.

Join Alan Ranger, an internationally acclaimed and award winning professional photographer and qualified photography tutor at Batsford Arboretum on a variety of workshops to suit all ages, levels and cameras.

The field based photography 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. 

There are three different types of photography workshops run at Batsford with Alan.

  1. Calendar Shoot Workshops
  2. Family Sharpshooters
  3. Spectacular Autumn

Essentials for all photographic 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

Location

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

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

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Calendar Shoot Workshops

- 10am to 1pm - From £47

Monthly Photo Workshops

A monthly 3hr photography workshop at Batsford.  Suitable for any level of photographer or camera as Alan will guide you through camera settings and the basics of composition then lead you around part of Batsford to make the best images that reflect that particular month of the year.  

You then have the option to enter your images into the Batsford Calendar Competition and the chance to have your image printed in the official Batsford Arboretum Calendar as well as win other prizes.

Workshop Content

  • An initial introduction in the education centre for 30-45min and lesson on basic camera operation, settings that month's special things to look for.
  • A 2hr guided walk around the best seasonal part of Batsford Arboretum to make images with Alan's support and input.
  • Image review and feedback throughout the workshop.

Batsford Calendar Photo Competition

The Prizes

Overall winner for best single image

  • A family annual pass to the Arboretum
  • Cash Prize (Amount to be confirmed)
  • A 5 week beginners course (or equivalent course in value) or 2 day residential location workshop on any of my listed events in 2018/19

Runner-up for best single image

  • A family annual pass to the Arboretum
  • A beginner's class, masterclass or 2.5hr location workshop on any of my listed events in 2018/19

All images selected for Batsford Arboretum Calendar will receive

  • A credit for their image in the calendar
  • A family one day pass to the Arboretum
  • A photography tuition gift voucher with Alan Ranger Photography for £30

Competition Rules

  • Entering is free of charge
  • Images have to be taken at Batsford Arboretum
  • Images do not have to be taken on a workshop, anyone can enter.
  • Closing date for entries is 31st Mar 2018 - images may be selected for 2018 and 2019 calendar.
  • Photographer retains all copyright but grant permission to Batsford Arboretum for use in the 2018/19 calendar by entering.
  • Entrants can submit multiple entries (max photos allowed per entrant is 20)
  • Judging takes place in April 2018 and winners announced by 30th Apr 2018 on www.batsbarb.co.uk and www.alanranger.com

How to enter

  • Images should be resized to be no bigger than 1mb.  
  • High res images (at least 4mb) will be requested for winning entries
  • Images should be in JPG format and at least 2000 pixels on the longest edge.
  • Image filenames should be renamed to
    • Month Taken-First Name-Last Name.jpg
    • Example.  January-Alan-Ranger.jpg
  • Images should be emailed to calcomp@batsfordfoundation.co.uk
  • You may email your entries each month or altogether by closing date.

Calendar Shoot Workshop Dates

2017

  • Wed 25th Jan
  • Thu 23rd Feb
  • Sat 4th Mar
  • Tue 21st Mar
  • Tue 25th Apr
  • Wed 17th May
  • Thu 22nd Jun
  • Tue 18th Jul
  • Wed 16th Aug
  • Tue 19th Sep
  • Wed 18th Oct
  • Thu 23rd Nov
  • Wed 13th Dec

2018

  • Wed 17th Jan
  • Thu 22nd Feb
  • Tue 20th Mar
  • Tue 24th Apr

Terms

  • Price includes entrance to Arboretum and all tuition
  • Workshop 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 in appropriate footwear and for their equipment
  • Under 16's welcome but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • All bookings must be made in advance through Alan Ranger Photography website - www.alanranger.com/batsford
  • Bookings are confirmed within 24hrs & joining instructions will be emailed out 4-7 days prior to event date.
  • Optional post workshop image review and feedback on your images
  • Maximum group size 10 attendees.

Offers

Book multiples to receive discount.  If booking multiples (Select Package) you can select which months to attend workshops within 12 months of purchase.

  • 1 Workshop - £59
  • 4 Workshops - 15% off
  • 6 Workshop - 17% off
  • 12 Workshops - 20% off

If you hold a Batsford  Arboretum season pass you will be refunded the entrance fee at the time of booking.

Please enter workshop date in notes field on booking form on checkout if you want to attend a specific date.

 

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Family Sharpshooters

- 2.5hrs Morning or afternoon - £20

These photography workshops are aimed at the parent and child.  The child and parent get to enjoy time out together in the outdoors learning about photography and nature in a fun and friendly environment.  

We teach you the basics of how to hold and operate the camera and then take you out on an action packed walk in a stimulating environment to complete our photography challenges and games.  Both child and parent work as a team to complete the challenges and assignments set for the workshop and then return to base for feedback on the images and the chance to win a prize for the best images.

The sessions are run by qualified, experienced professional photography teacher who is fully CRB checked and insured.

Become a "Camera Ranger" and "Explore & Capture"

Workshop Content

  • Any camera device including phones/tablets are suitable
  • An initial introduction in the education centre for 20-30 min and lesson on basic camera operation, technique and the fun challenges to complete
  • A 1.5hr guided walk around the best seasonal part of Batsford Arboretum to make images with Alan's support and input.
  • Image review and feedback throughout the workshop.

 

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Explore & Capture

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Family Sharpshooter Workshop Dates

2017

Morning Sessions - 10am to 12:30pm

Afternoon Sessions - 1:30pm to 4pm

  • Feb Half Term -
    • Thu 16th Feb AM & PM
    • Fri 17th Feb AM & PM
    • Mon 20th Feb AM & PM
    • Tue 21st Feb AM & PM
    • Wed 22nd Feb AM & PM
  • May Half Term -  
    • Tue 30th May AM & PM
  • Summer -  TBC
    • 26th Jul to Sep
  • Oct Half Term - TBC
    • Sat 21st Oct to Sun 29th Oct

Terms

  • Price includes entrance to Arboretum and all tuition
  • Workshop 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 in appropriate footwear and for their equipment and safety of their children.
  • All participants must bring their own cameras.  Any camera device including phones/tablets are acceptable.
  • All bookings must be made in advance through Alan Ranger Photography website - www.alanranger.com/batsford
  • Bookings are confirmed within 24hrs & joining instructions will be emailed out 4-7 days prior to event date.
  • Maximum group size 10 adults with child attendees.

Offers

Family options:

  • 1 child with adult £20
  • 2 children with adult £35
  • 3 children with adult £45
  • Each additional adult £10

Booking

Each child must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Please enter workshop date in notes field on booking form on checkout if you want to attend a specific date.

If you hold a Batsford  Arboretum season pass you will be refunded the entrance fee at the time of booking.

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Autumn Photography Workshops

- 4hr or 8hr Morning and Afternoon - £99/150

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These photography workshops are aimed at any level of photographer who wants to get the best autumn shots possible of Batsford Arboretum.  The colours at Batsford are always spectacular in late October and early November so these premium workshops are always a favourite time to visit and and this is a popular workshop with Alan in his third year at Batsford.

Alan will teach you the essentials of camera settings to capture those wonderful colours but also push your thinking in new directions with ways to interpret, enjoy and convey the many elements of autumn.  

 

Workshop Content

  • A brief introduction in the education centre for 20-30 min and lesson on basic camera settings, techniques and the things to look for
  • A 3.5hr guided walk around the best seasonal part of Batsford Arboretum to make images with Alan's support and input.
  • Image review and feedback throughout the workshop.
  • If you book a full 1 day workshop then we will break at midday and have a 1hr lunch break before continuing in a different part of the Arboretum in the afternoon.

Autumn Workshop Dates

  • Half Day morning workshops are 8am to 12pm
  • Half Day afternoon workshops are 1pm to 5pm
  • One Day workshops are 8am to 5pm

2017 Dates

  • Tue 24th Oct - AM & PM
  • Wed 25th Oct - AM & PM  
  • Thu 26th Oct- AM & PM
  • Fri 27th Oct- AM & PM
  • Sat 28th Oct - AM & PM
  • Sun 29th Oct - AM & PM
  • Mon 30th Oct- AM & PM
  • Tue 31st Oct - AM & PM
  • Wed 1st Nov - AM & PM
  • Thu 2nd Nov - AM & PM

Terms

  • Price includes entrance to Arboretum and all tuition
  • Exclusive access prior to public opening hours for morning workshops
  • Workshop 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 in appropriate footwear and for their equipment
  • Under 16's welcome but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • All bookings must be made in advance through Alan Ranger Photography website - www.alanranger.com/batsford
  • Bookings are confirmed within 24hrs & joining instructions will be emailed out 4-7 days prior to event date.
  • Optional post workshop image review and feedback on your images
  • Maximum group size 6 attendees.

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