Staverton Thicks Photo and Process Workshop – Thursday 4th November – only 2 places available.
Discover the magical fairytale woodland of Staverton Thicks. It’s ancient woodland is a landscape of fairytale qualities where vast oaks stand side by side with some of the tallest holly trees in Britain. Reminiscent of childhood stories, the ‘Thicks’ is a chaotic tangle of twisted branches where light is sparse and evergreen curtains of holly hang in the air. Dead and decaying boughs and trunks litter the floor and even on the brightest of days the air is cool and the forest dark.
This is one of my favourite areas of woodland in Suffolk but it is also a very chaotic place that can be difficult to photograph. However when you get your eye in it is fantastically rewarding and an enchanting place to explore.
I have been photographing this location for a number of years. It was the subject of my successful 2021 RHS ‘Silver Gilt’ medal winning panel of images entitled the Enchanted Forest and is the subject of my forthcoming book.
This Workshop will include a series of exercises to help you master the different aspects of composition and help you create beautiful and compelling woodland images in one of the most enchanting areas of woodland in Suffolk.
After a morning in the wood we will come back to Hollesley and spend the afternoon processing your shots and learning how to get the most out of Lightroom. You will go away with processed and print ready files.
The workshop includes:
6 hours of tuition
The option to borrow a tripod and filters if required
The use of a computer and Lightroom for the afternoon session in my studio at Hollesley.