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Batsford Autumn Photography Workshop - 25/10

  • Batsford Arboretum England, GL56 9RH United Kingdom (map)
Batsford Arboretum
England, GL56 9RHUnited Kingdom
Alan Ranger Photography(44)
Batsford Photography Workshops and Classes
from 75.00
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Batsford Arboretum Autumn Photography Workshop

Special Offer - ends soon

  • 20 % Off Half Day Autumn Photography Workshop  £99 instead of £125

  • 23% Off One Day Autumn Photography Workshop £150 instead of £195

There are three options for booking:

3.5hrs morning or afternoon session or whole day

  1. Morning workshops are 8am to 11.30 am

    • Exclusive access prior to public opening hours for morning workshops

  2. Afternoon workshops are 12:30pm to 4:00pm

  3. 1 Day - Enjoy double the time for half the price

    • One Day workshops are 8am to 4:00pm

6 Places Tuition Only -

Availability will be marked as sold out if all spaces sold, otherwise, if not there are spaces available

Daily Workshops:

  • Tue-22-Oct

  • Wed-23-Oct

  • Thu-24-Oct

  • Fri-25-Oct

  • Sat-26-Oct

  • Sun-27-Oct

  • Mon-28-Oct

  • Tue-29-Oct

  • Wed-30-Oct

  • Thu-31-Oct

Purchase this photography workshop as a gift voucher for someone - just specify the event date on the voucher purchase checkout.


  • Price includes entrance to Arboretum and all tuition

  • Workshop dates subject to minimum number of participants (3)

    • In the event of insufficient bookings or bad weather, alternative dates will be offered.

  • 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 - 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

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



Autumn Photography

Batsford Arboretum always provides a terrific display of colour, texture and contrasts throughout Autumn. The photography workshops at Batsford are always very popular and give a wide range of topics to photograph.

You may like the close-up details of a leaf, fungi or texture of vibrant bark, or the wider angle views of colours and tree shapes that grace this location. There really is a complete range and choice for everyone here so it's not to be missed.


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.

  • 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.

Morning Workshop

  • 8:00 - Meet at at the Arboretum Building - Introduction & Workshop Briefing

  • 8:15 - Demonstration of settings and composition

  • 8:30 - Practical in arboretum /Observation/Composition/Shooting/Review

  • 10:00 - Optional Coffee/Breakfast Break

  • 10:15 - Practical in arboretum /Observation/Composition/Shooting/Review

  • 11:30 - Event Finish

    11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch

Afternoon Workshop

  • 12:30 - Meet at at the Arboretum Building - Introduction & Workshop Briefing

  • 12:45 - Demonstration of settings and composition

  • 13:00 - Practical in arboretum /Observation/Composition/Shooting/Review

    • Different area of arboretum from morning session

  • 16:00 - Event Finish

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


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.

  • 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




On this workshop Alan will guide you through:

  • Thinking more about composition

  • Using colour, texture, shape and more

  • Framing and designing the shot

  • Using camera settings to vary the effects

  • Learn the impact of using long exposure, shallow depth of field and other techniques.

  • Recognise correct lighting, contrast and texture to shape and form each shot.

Photographic opportunities

  • Landscapes

  • Nature

  • Macro and close-up

  • Abstract

Work with Alan to review your shots, try new ideas and improve your photography.