Macro Class and Walk - Batsford Arboretum

Macro Class and Walk - Batsford Arboretum
Alan Ranger Photography(44)

4 hour Theory and Practical Macro Class

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 09:30 13:30 - Special Offer £75

A 2hr class inside Batsford Arboretum Education Centre followed by a 2hr Photo Walk around the arboretum putting theory into practise.



In this 2hr class you will learn about each element, see examples of of how these principles and the ingredients within each topic combine to produce the flavour that suits your taste and objective.

  • Macro - Definition

  • Macro - Equipment

  • Macro - Technique

  • Macro - Demo

  • Macro - Processing

The theory class will be followed by a short interval and then we will go outside into the arboretum to practise the theory learned in the morning. Alan will be on-hand to guide you and review your image construction and execution.


  • Meet at Arboretum Ticket Desk

  • Brief introductions for 10 mins

  • Theory Class with Powerpoint and printed class book to take away

  • Short interval

  • Practical image making outside in the arboretum

  • Image review and feedback throughout the workshop.

Fitness Level Required - Easy

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

Experience Level - Beginner to Intermediate

  • The workshop is suitable for any level, including beginners.

  • All participants receive 1-2-1 tuition and support on practical workshops so that tutoring can be tailored to the individuals needs and experience.

  • No prior knowledge of photography is required as each student will be taught individually, according to their level.

Equipment for this workshop

What to bring:

  • Your camera, fully charged battery and spare battery if you have one.

  • Remote Release Cable to take shots without touching the camera.

  • Ideally a macro lens or zoom lens

  • Tripod (essential) I can hire you one for the session at the cost of £10 but let me know in advance if you want one.

  • A polarising filter is useful for removing glare and reflections but not essential

  • Sensible footwear – it can sometimes be muddy and sticky underfoot so walking boots or trainers with good grip are recommended.

  • A large sandwich bag and an elastic band to wrap around your camera and lens if we have light rain

  • A kneeling mat or dustbin liner to put on the ground if you want to kneel or crouch down for ground level shots

  • Water, snacks or whatever you need for the event duration

  • Raincoats or equivalent – we might catch a shower!

  • Notebook/Paper and pen for note taking in the theory session