The Cotswolds

Officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cotswolds is known for being one of the most quintessentially 'English' and unspoiled regions of the UK. With its gentle hillsides, river valleys and delightful honey coloured villages, there is plenty to offer the photographer. Having spent many years living here, I have an intimate knowledge of the Cotswolds and will share with you some of its most picturesque locations for photography, as well as my tips and techniques to achieving successful images.

This one-day workshop has been designed to help you improve your photography in two ways; by developing your creative eye, and by gaining a better understanding of your camera and its capabilities to enable you to get the best results. Regardless of whether you recently picked up a camera for the first time, or have been shooting for years, this is designed to be an enjoyable and beneficial days' shooting. The day is fairly relaxed, but you will have the chance to create a number of images with constructive advice.

Aside of the techniques of composition, we will also be looking at depth of field and focusing, working with the available light and the use of filters. Our July workshops will also include a visit to the Cotswolds Lavender Farm, near Snowshill, where we will spend some time photographing the lavender fields. As well as capturing classic shots of the rows of vibrant lavender, you will have the chance to experiment with long and multiple exposures to create something a little different, making use of the wonderful colours and textures.

More information and how to book

Workshop Fact File

  • Available dates

  • June 15th, July 4th & 10th (featuring Cotswolds Lavender)

  • Meeting Point

  • Stow on the Wold

  • Tutor

  • June - Sarah Howard

  • May/July - Andy Page

  • Max group Size

  • 8

  • Start/finish time

  • 8:45am - 5pm approx

  • Photographic Locations

  • Dependent on time of year but likely to include; Bliss Tweed Mill, Lower Slaughter, Snowshill, Broadway Tower, Cotswolds lavender farm (late June & July only)

  • What's included?

  • Photographic tuition & demonstrations, welcome tea/coffee, picnic lunch, transport between locations, entry to the lavender farm where applicable

  • What's Excluded?

  • Transport to and from the Cotswolds, personal insurance eg: Cancellation Plan, equipment insurance

  • What will I learn on location?

  • Camera settings, the shutter, aperture & ISO relationship, working with light, composition techniques, lens choice, depth of field & focusing, exposure & the histogram, filtration

  • Ability level

  • Suitable for all

  • Fitness level

  • Suitable for all

  • Cost

  • £140

  • Deposit

  • £60

  • Places remaining

  • Please call or email to check availability