Staverton Thicks – Spring woodland workshop – Sunday 22nd May 2022 9am – midday
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.
This area of woodland is at its best in Spring and Autumn and in May should be a wonderfully green and vibrant habitat.
During this 3 hour workshop we will look at creating compelling images from a very chaotic environment. We will work with composition, identifying a subject and isolating it from its background, viewpoints, lens choice and creative use of apertures. We will look at light and how to get the best from a woodland environment. The workshops comes with a set of course notes which also talk about post processing techniques specific to woodland scenes.
I have been photographing this woodland for a number of years and have come to know it very well. The results can be seen in my latest book Rooted
What is included:
3 hours of tuition at Staverton Thicks
A copy of the Part of the Landscape Workbook
Use of a tripod and filters if required