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Batsford Photography Workshops

photography workshops at batsford arboretum for all levels

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 four different types of photography workshops run at Batsford with Alan.

  1. Calendar Shoot Workshops

  2. Photography Classes & Walks

  3. Family Sharpshooters

  4. Spectacular Autumn Workshop

 

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All workshops led by Alan Ranger follow the Landscape Photographers Code of Ethics.  These ethics are part of the terms and conditions of booking so also apply to clients.  For more information please read the code.

Code of Ethics

  1. League of Landscape Photographers’ Code of Ethics

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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

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    All Class/Workshop Dates

    • 04-Apr-Wed    Family Sharpshooters
    • 09-Apr-Mon    Family Sharpshooters
    • 11-Apr-Wed      Family Sharpshooters
    • 17-Apr-Tue      Exposure Class & Walk
    • 25-Apr-Wed    Composition Class & Walk
    • 15-May-Tue     Macro Class & Walk
    • 29-May-Tue    Family Sharpshooters
    • 31-May-Thu     Family Sharpshooters
    • 05-Jun-Tue     Abstract Class & Walk
    • 20-Jun-Wed    Exposure Class & Walk
    • 11-Jul-Wed       Composition Class & Walk
    • 18-Jul-Wed      Macro Class & Walk
    • 30-Jul-Mon      Family Sharpshooters
    • 07-Aug-Tue     Family Sharpshooters
    • 08-Aug-Wed    Abstract Class & Walk
    • 29-Aug-Wed    Family Sharpshooters
    • 04-Sep-Tue     Exposure Class & Walk
    • 26-Sep-Wed    Composition Class & Walk
    • 09-Oct-Tue     Macro Class & Walk
    • 23-Oct-Tue     Abstract Class & Walk
    • 24-Oct-Wed    Autumn Workshop
    • 26-Oct-Fri      Autumn Workshop
    • 27-Oct-Sat     Autumn Workshop
    • 28-Oct-Sun    Autumn Workshop
    • 29-Oct-Mon    Autumn Workshop
    • 30-Oct-Tue    Autumn Workshop
    • 31-Oct-Wed    Autumn Workshop
    • 01-Nov-Thu    Autumn Workshop
       

    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

    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.
    • All bookings must be made in advance through Alan Ranger Photography website - www.alanranger.com/batsford or a ticket purchased in advance from the Arboretum ticket desk.
    • 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 for Sharpshooters, Classes & Photo Walks. 
    • Maximum group size 6 attendees for Autumn Photography Workshops.

    Next Steps

    • Make your booking online or at the Batsford Arboretum Ticket Desk
    • Your place will be confirmed (by email) within 24hrs of booking.
    • You will be emailed joining instructions 4-7 days ahead of the event date.
    • You will receive a list of recommended equipment/clothing/essentials to bring on the day
    • If you have any questions about the event, please email or phone Alan directly.
    • T: 0781 701 7994   E: info@alanranger.com

    Batsford Photography Classes and Photo Walks

    Batsford Photography Classes and Photo Walks

    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 Photo Walk 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

      Composition 25th Apr, 9th Jul, 26th Sep

      Macro 15th May, 18th Jul, 11th Oct

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

      Workshop Content

      • 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.

      Booking

      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

      Batsford Family sharpshooter Photography Workshops

      Batsford Family sharpshooter Photography Workshops

      Batsford Family Sharpshooter Photography Workshops

      Kids - Explore and Capture Photography Workshop

      Parent & Child Photo Walk with fun explore & capture challenges to complete using any camera, tablet or photo-capturing device.

      A two hour guided walk around Batsford Arboretum with a list of "Explore and Capture" subjects.  This is a great way to encourage kids to look for colours, patterns, textures and spend more time observing the beauty of nature.

      Easter - 4th Apr, 9th Apr, 11th Apr

      May - 29th May, 31st May

      Summer - 30th Jul, 7th Aug, 29th Aug

      Workshop Content

      • A brief introduction on challenges and ideas of how you can record images in different ways.
      • 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.

      Booking

      • Morning Sessions – 10am to 12:00pm
      • Afternoon Sessions – 1:00pm to 3pm
      • 1 Adult & 1 Child £35
      • Extra Child £7.50/Adult £12.50
      • Price includes entrance to the Arboretum

       


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      Autumn Photography Workshops at Batsford Arboretum

      - 3.5hr or 7hr Morning and Afternoon - Price £99/£150 

      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 this is a popular workshop with Alan, about me, 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.  

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

      Workshop Content

      • A brief introduction 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 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.
      • Exclusive access prior to public opening hours for morning workshops

      Booking

      There are two options;

      • 3.5hrs morning or afternoon session.
      • 1 Day - Enjoy double the time for half the price

      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:

      • Tripod ( I have some for hire if you don't own one yet)
      • No specialist lenses required, we can make use of whatever you have
      • Remote cable release, useful but not essential
      • A polariser filter is useful but not essential

      Monthly Photo Workshops

      Calendar Shoot Workshops

      - 10am to 1pm - From £47

      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.
      Batsford Calendar Photography Workshops
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      Calendar Shoot Workshop Remaining Dates

      2017

      • Tue 19th Sep
      • Wed 18th Oct
      • Wed 15th Nov
      • Wed 13th Dec

      2018

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

      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.

      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.