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  • Photography Workshops are location based, hands-on practical sessions.
  • Most photographic workshops have a maximum of 6 participants so you get plenty of 1-2-1 tuition on what you need.
  • Workshops are suitable for any level and experience - no specialist equipment needed.
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Batsford Macro Photography Class and Walk - Oct

  • Batsford Arboretum Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QB Gloucestershire (map)
Batsford Arboretum
Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 9QBGloucestershire
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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.

-       2018

  • 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


  • 17th Apr Exposure

  • 25th Apr Composition

  • 15th May Macro

  • 5th Jun Abstract

  • 20th Jun Exposure

  • 11th Jul Composition

  • 18th Jul Macro

  • 8th Aug Abstract

  • 4th Sep Exposure

  • 26th Sep Composition

  • 9th Oct     Macro

  • 23rd Oct Abstract

Further dates/classes will be added shortly

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  • Price includes entrance to Arboretum and all tuition

  • Workshop dates subject to minimum number of participants (4)

    • 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 - 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.



Macro Photography

  • We will work through the differences in macro, close up and understand the ratios of magnification and how it impacts a photos.

  • We will review DoF impact with magnification and do a practical demonstration to review how sharpness and DoF can be improved.

  • We will review and discuss equipment needed for macro photography


  • 10:15 - Meet at at the Arboretum Ticket Desk

  • 10:30 - Photography Theory Class in Batsford Education Centre

  • 12:30 - Lunch Break

  • 13:15 - Practical workshop around Arboretum

  • 15:15 - Event Finish

    • Theory class with supporting notes.

    • Photo Walk is where you can practise the settings and composition around the arboretum with Alan.

    • Image review and feedback throughout the workshop.

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

A full listing of Batsford Arboretum Photography Workshops can be found here


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.

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.

  • Any lenses are suitable but if you have a macro and and or zoom then bring those as it gives you a better chance to work on close-ups

  • Tripod (preferable) 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

If you have any specific questions regarding equipment please contact me directly or take a look at my recommended products page.



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



The classes will enable any beginner or person wanting to Get Off Automatic Mode and improve their techniques and understanding of

Exposure, Composition, Macro and Abstract photography. - Each topic a separate class/date

The 2hr class will focus on one topic taught in the morning inside Batsford Education Centre. (2hrs is a good duration for theory and suits most people)

The afternoon walk is ideal for turning the theory learnt in the class into practical experience with Alan on-hand to guide you and answer any questions that arise.