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Photography Workshops, Hucking Estate

Photography Workshop for all abilities.

Get top tips from an expert photographer whilst capturing digital images in the Hucking Estate, near Maidstone, Kent.

We are running two separate Sunday photography workshops at Hucking: 9 June, and 27 October. Please choose the date you wish to attend below to book your ticket. The June session should be perfect for summer flowers and October for Autumn colour.

Groups will be small to ensure you get plenty of support. Each session will start at 10:00 and finish at around 16:00. There will be a break for lunch which can be taken at the local pub. Please note that there is no indoors/covered element to the sessions: they will be outdoors apart from lunchtime.

Your tutor, Edward Parker is a specialist tree and forest photographer who, over the last 20 years, has worked in more than 40 countries around the world. He is co-author and photographer of the major book ‘Ancient Trees – trees that live for a thousand years’ and has worked on numerous tree and forest related projects for organisations such as the Woodland Trust, WWF, Tropical Forest Trust, and The Tree Council of the British Isles. Check out Edward and his photographs at www.edwardparker.com

Edward has written more than 30 educational books and his photographs have been exhibited at Kew Gardens, Downing Street and The Horniman Museum, as well as having been used at both the Earth Summits. "Photographing Trees" is his latest book.

This course is designed for camera-owners and mobile phone users who would like to know the basics. It will explain some of the basic principles of photography such as focus, exposure and composition as well as many of the practical aspects such as how to download and store images, and some advice on basic processing. The majority of the time will be spent practicing techniques by using cameras out in the Hucking Estate. There will be many opportunities to ask questions and review your own images, and those taken by the group, as well as an opportunity to learn a host of top tips.

This course is suitable for people with any sort of camera – compact, bridge, DSLR or mobile phone. It is useful to bring along instruction books, if you have them.  You will need to make sure your batteries are fully charged and that you have a memory card with some free space on it.

For more details about the Hucking Estate, and how to get there, see: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/4776/hucking-estate/

Please park at the Woodland Trust car park off Church Road, ME17 1QT.