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Batsford Photography Workhops

Photography Workshops at Batsford Arboretum, Gloucestershire, for all levels of experience - Special Offer on half and one day workshops

Photography Workshops at Batsford Arboretum



Special Offer

  • Half Day Autumn Photography Workshop  £99 instead of £125

  • One Day Autumn Photography Workshop £150 instead of £175

There are two options for Autumn Batsford Photography Workshops;

  • 3.5hrs morning or afternoon session.

  • 1 Day - Enjoy double the time for half the price

  • Exclusive access prior to public opening hours for morning workshops

    • 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

    • Max 6 Participants per workshop

    Autumn Workshop Dates @21/10

  • 15 Places Left AM

  • 10 Places Left PM

  • 6 Places Left All Day

    • Wed 24th Oct - AM & PM ( 1 Place Left PM)

    • Thu 25th Oct- AM & PM ( All Places SOLD OUT)

    • Fri 26th Oct- AM & PM ( 1 Places left AM)

    • Sat 27th Oct - AM & PM ( 1 Places left AM, 1 Places left PM, 1 Places left All Day)

    • Sun 28th Oct - AM & PM ( 1 Places left AM, 4 Places left PM, 1 Places left all Day)

    • Mon 29th Oct- AM & PM ( 4 Places left AM, 1 Places left PM, 1 Places left all Day)

    • Tue 30th Oct - AM & PM - All Places - SOLD OUT

    • Wed 31st Oct - AM & PM ( 4 Places left AM)

    • Thu 1st Nov - AM & PM 9 (4 Places left AM, 3 Places left PM, 3 Places left all Day)

If you prefer to book by phone with a debit/credit card - please phone 0781 701 7994

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Join Alan Ranger, an internationally acclaimed and award winning professional photographer and qualified photography tutor at Batsford Arboretum with the spectacular colour of Autumn

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. 

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

Workshop Content

  • A brief introduction for 20-30 min and 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 weather forecast is below 12 degrees.

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

Terms and Conditions

Terms for all workshops & classes

  • 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 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.

  • Minimum of 3 bookings for event to proceed. Alternative dates or events offered if cancelled

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



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

Other Batsford Workshops

Batsford Photography Classes and Walks

Photography Theory Followed By Practical Workshops

Take a morning theory class to learn about camera, settings, composition and technique.  Follow on after lunch with a practical workshop and photo walk to put theory into practice with Alan's help around the Arboretum.

Photography Classes – Suitable for any level with a bridge or DSLR camera. Taught in the Batsford Education Centre.  Theory class with supporting notes.

The Photowalk is a practical session where you can practise the settings and composition around Batsford Arboretum with Alan.

The Photowalk is a practical session where you can practise the settings and composition around Batsford Arboretum with Alan.

Each two hour class will cover a different topic and help you to get to grips with those settings and skills to improve; 

Exposure 17th Apr, 20th Jun, 4th Sep

  • Learn how to use Manual Exposure - Aperture/Shutter/ISO

Composition 25th Apr, 11th Jul, 26th Sep

  • Learn how to Design and Frame your subjects with more intention

Macro 15th May, 18th Jul, 9th Oct

  • Learn how to frame and achieve the appropriate DoF and detail you want from close-ups

Abstract 5th Jun, 8th Aug, 23rd Oct

  • Learn how to convey and show your subjects in a non-literal way. Movement, Colour, Texture...

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  • The classes will enable any beginner and photographer wanting to Get Off Automatic Mode and improve their techniques and understanding of Exposure, Composition, Macro and Abstract photography. Each 2hr class will focus on one topic.

  • Each class is followed after lunch with a 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.

  • The Arboretum has a great cafe and facilities for lunch, alternatively, bring your own packed lunch.


There are two options;

  • Photography Class – 10:30 am to 12:30 pm £30

  • Photo Walk Practical – 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm £45

  • Both sessions booked together £65 – Save £10

  • Price includes entrance to the Arboretum