Join professional photographer Victoria Hillman on one of her favourite areas, for a creative & fun photography workshop!
If you enjoy watching and photographing smaller wildlife, such as butterflies, dragonflies & damselflies, Crickets etc, and want to improve or expand your photography skills and creativity, this workshop is for you!
We will be exploring The Polden Hills in Somerset, these are calcareous grasslands, an intricate and diverse ecosystem containing many specialist species that are found nowhere else. These chalk grasslands are in huge decline due to changes in farming, in some cases reduced grazing leads to the dominance of course grasses, scrub and woodland.
The Polden Hills in Somerset remain a special place full of life if you know when and where to look and are home to numerous species of orchids including the Greater Butterfly Orchid, and butterflies including the Large Blue.
We will take a slow walk to the grassland from the car park through the woodland and once on the hill we’ll be searching in amongst the grass, on fence posts and in the small wooded areas.
These workshop days will not be species specific. Instead we will spend the day out in the field looking for different species in particular grasshoppers, crickets and butterflies, although there are many other plant and invertebrate species to look out for.
The workshop is designed to be of benefit for people at any level with their photography. However, a good working knowledge of your camera equipment is important, allowing us to concentrate on finding and photographing subject, working on various skills and trying some different ideas and techniques.
Contact us now to find out more or reserve places on what we expect to be a very popular workshop!