Broaden your photographic skills and discover botanical
photography. Learn about the historical representation of plants
and flowers in the painted and photographic image. Then in
practical workshops create your own botanical still life
compositions using natural light in the garden and photographic
Broaden your photographic skills and discover botanical photography as you explore a range of approaches to botanical photography to develop new photographic skills. Learn about the historical representation of plants and flowers in painting, botanical illustration and photography. This practical workshop will begin in the beautiful grounds at West Dean using natural light, then you will have the opportunity to create your own botanical still life compositions in a photographic studio environment.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Please note that while the tutor will give instruction on getting to grips with Adobe Lightroom CC software, basic computer skills will be assumed.
Kevin Dutton studied at Bretton Hall College in Yorkshire and has over 20 years' experience as a professional photographer. He has worked in the UK and abroad for a variety of editorial, design and business clients including the RHS, The Sunday Times, BBC, HarperCollins and as a tutor at the Victoria and Albert Museum.