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Photographing Nature Workshop - Part 1

Location: St Albans, Grebe House
St Michael's Street,
St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SN
Fully booked
Learn how to use your DSLR to capture creative images of nature...

Event details


10am - 4pm
A static map of Photographing Nature Workshop - Part 1

About the event

Our Photographing Nature Workshops are in two parts and are aimed at the beginner to intermediate photographer.    
It is not necessary to attend both workshops - each covers different aspects of creative photography.

The content of this first session focuses on the technical aspects of creative photography, including: aperture, shutter speed and film speed (ISO). 


  • Seeing – why are you capturing that image?
  • Equipment – the range of camera types and, ancillary items such as tripods
  • Exposure
    • Aperture
    • Shutter Speed
    • Film ISO
    • Exposure Values
    • Exposure Triangle
    • Exposure Histograms
    • White Balance
  • Lenses & Images

9.45am - 10am  Arrive, tea and coffee available
10am – 12pm     Presentation
12pm – 2pm       Lunch and outdoor session
2pm – 4pm        Review and discuss images, final round-up

The morning session will be a classroom-based session. 

The lunchtime break of two hours will afford enough time to explore Grebe House's wildlife garden and Verulamium Park, or the nearby Gorhambury Estate, and put into practice the techniques learnt during the morning session. 
Lunch can be purchased in one of the many nearby pubs or cafes or you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.

The afternoon session will be a chance to review the images everyone has captured during the lunch break and learn from them.  

Photographing Nature Part 2 is on Thursday 20th February and will cover topics such as composition, creativity and how to use your images.  More information and booking here


About your Tutor: Mike Perry
Mike is an enthusiastic amateur photographer, with a particular interest in nature and landscape photography. When doing nature photography he tends towards macro photography, attracted by the inner detail this can reveal.

Mike has been Chairman of Tring & District Camera Club and recently set-up a Photography Group as part of the University of the Third Age (U3A).

In his workshop Mike underlines that the best camera by far is the one you have with you. What matters in an image is its composition and storyline, not the specification of the camera that captured the image.



£39 per person

Additional booking information

Suitable for adults and older children (14+)
Refunds given up to 14 days in advance of the event - after this time, regrettably we cannot offer refunds.
Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the work of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Suitable for


Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Wheelchair access

Venue has no wheelchair access

Parking information

Public car park - charges apply


Picnic area
Baby changing facilities