Sunset Photography Workshop - Chesterton Windmill
Join me at this historic site to learn how to work in a sunset situation with fading light.
Please book 2.5hr workshop option
6 Places Tuition Only -
Availability will be marked as sold out if all spaces sold, otherwise, if not there are spaces available
Purchase this photography workshop as a gift voucher for someone - just specify the event date on the voucher purchase checkout.
Please read my terms and conditions before booking as you will be bound by them upon receipt of money paid.
Price includes all tuition
Cancellation or Bad Weather
On the rare occasion that severe weather conditions prevent any of the photography workshops from safely or practically going ahead, other dates will be offered if a 1 day, 4hr or 2.5hr event.
Max and Min Participants
Workshop dates subject to minimum number of participants (3)
In the event of insufficient bookings alternative dates will be offered though Alan may, at his discretion, run the workshop with less.
Maximum group size 6 attendees.
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
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
Chesterton Windmill is a 17th-century cylindrical stone tower windmill with an arched base, located outside the village of Chesterton, Warwickshire. It is a Grade I listed building and a striking landmark in South-East Warwickshire.
The windmill is one of Warwickshire's most famous landmarks. It stands on a hilltop overlooking the village of Chesterton for nearly 350 years. It is near the Roman Fosse Way and about five miles (8 km) south-east of Warwick.
It was built around 1632-1633, probably by Sir Edward Peyto, who was Lord of the Chesterton Manor House. It is the earliest tower mill in England to retain any of its working parts.
On this workshop Alan will guide you through:
focusing in low light
tonal range and shadow and highlight recognition
composition and designing the shot in the dark
long exposure, set-up and calculating the right amount of time
Meet at designated location
Workshop Briefing, preparation and set-up
Shoot, review images and get individual tuition
Fitness Level Required - Very Easy
This trip is rated as very easy, meaning there is practically no walking involved to get to the location and the terrain is easy to navigate
Experience Level - Beginner
The class and workshop are suitable for any level, including beginners. Ideally you will understand exposure, aperture and be shooting in Aperture Priority or Manual Exposure mode.
All participants receive 1-2-1 tuition and support on practical workshops so that tutoring can be tailored to the individuals needs and experience.
You will be provided an electronic guide beforehand to set your camera up in preparation and ensure you have everything required
Equipment for this workshop
What to bring:
Your camera, fully charged battery and spare battery if you have one.
Remote Release Cable to take/time shots without touching the camera.
Wide angle (10-24mm) is good for framing large vista’s and architecture. A zoom with any range between 24-200mm is good for isolating details at distance if required.
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.
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
Water, snacks or whatever you need for the event duration
Raincoats or equivalent – we might catch a shower!
If you have any specific questions regarding equipment please contact me directly or take a look at my recommended products page.
Chesterton windmill, Warwickshire
No prior knowledge of photography is required as each student will be taught individually, according to their level.
Recognise correct lighting, contrast and texture to shape and form each shot.
Learn the impact of using long exposure, shallow depth of field and other techniques.
Work with Alan to review your shots, accept new ideas and improve your photography.