Painswick Rococo Gardens


Photography Workshop

Friday 21st April

How to Shoot in Manual Mode

10-3pm, £65, Max 8 people

Bring your own digital camera or borrow one of Catherine’s Canon 250d’s. (There are 6 available for pre-booking, at no extra cost & your photos will be shared by online gallery.)

Includes your entrance to Rococo Gardens.

Join photographer Catherine Harder for the day and learn how to use your camera in manual mode. We start the day with a non-techy presentation about the exposure triangle. You’ll learn how aperture, shutter speed and ISO combine in infinite ways to make pictures. We’ll then go into the garden to try out some simple guided exercises.

Lunchtime will be spent gathered around the table in the beautiful Bothy. The cafe will be open so a full range of hot & cold drinks, cakes, panini, homemade soup etc will be available or bring a packed lunch.

In the afternoon we’ll capture landscape & macro images and play with light bouncing reflectors. Catherine will be on hand for hints, tips & troubleshooting. After the course you will be emailed a PDF copy of her presentation and some handy ‘rule of thumb’ jpegs to keep on your phone. You’ll leave in full creative control of your camera!

Suitable for beginners or as a refresher. Perfect for anyone wanting to move on from aperture priority mode! We are very much hoping that this will be peak daffodil season.

Booking on Eventbrite & £10 discount for email list subscribers.

I had a very enjoyable day with Catherine, learning to take photographs with a proper camera! Catherine loaned me a camerra and explained how to use all the settings, how to do close ups, and how to deal with different light and shade situations. Rococo gardens is a perfect place to take pictures , and the weather was fine, so we had a great day! Catherine has enthused me to get taking proper pics!

Rosemary Lawrence

Photography Workshop Stroud
Man taking pictures during photography workshop at Rococo Gardens
Photography workshop in  Rococo Gardens, Painswick

“I have absolutely enjoyed every minute of this course. Catherine is just so so lovely. I especially loved taking portraits of other people. On the Thursday we switched from colour to black and white, this was a really fun and different experiment. I really do hope that Catherine does more of these workshops / courses in the future.

We used a variety of lenses on the cameras and we went to many locations dotted around Painswick. I now know all the buttons on the camera and what they do. This has inspired me to start using / involving photography in my GCSE’s and my artwork in the future.”

Harriet, age 14

Double exposure of the Valleys around Stroud

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