Beginners Woodland Photography Workshop

The stepping stones across the River Clywedog at Nant Mill near Wrexham in North Wales.

I love the colours of Autumn. As the leaves start to change in October, join me for a walk through the woodlands at Nant Mill, Wrexham or woodland in Caldy on this 2-hour woodland photography workshop.

What You’ll Learn

During this two hour workshop, we’ll talk about what makes a great photograph and how to approach capturing autumn colours within a woodland setting-

  • The basics of the exposure triangle and why it’s important.
  • The basic functions of your camera to help you move from automatic to semi-automatic / manual modes.
  • How to find unique compositions within a woodland environment during the autumn.
  • How to use long exposures to enhance woodland / waterfall photographs.
  • Compositional techinques including the “rule of thirds”, “leading lines” and the “golden ratio” and how to use them.
  • How to choose what you want and don’t want in your photograph.

The Locations

I’m running this workshop in two locations during October, the first will take place at Nant Mill near Wrexham, a beautiful woodland walk along the River Clywedog.

The second walk will explore Stapledon woods in Caldy a beautiful old woodland that stretches across caldy hill with views across the River Dee.

What to expect on the day

My workshops are interactive with plenty to photograph and are limited to 4 people per workshop. I find this number allows a good level of discussion and tuition without becoming overcrowded. Throughout the workshop, we’ll take shots as a group then discuss our thinking behind each shot and how we feel those shots could be improved. At the end of the two hours, you should have a wide selection of photographs plus a range new of techniques to use out in the field in the future.

Sat 16th Oct –
Nant Mill / Sat 30th Oct Caldy


per person, up to a maximum workshop size of 4.

(If more than 4 people book, two workshops will be held on the same day)

Price Includes

  • 2 hour photography workshop

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the workshop location
  • Food and drink
  • Camera equipment or personal injury insurance
  • Accommodation

Essential Equipment

  • Camera (camera phones are fine, but you’ll get the most out of the session with a dedicated camera)
  • Suitable clothing for the weather
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Food and fluid

Recommended but Not Essential

  • Tripod
  • Filters
  • Change of lenses
  • Other camera accessories (eg trigger remote)