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Workshop/Course, from 25 May 2019, £50-£85

Ryedale Garden Photography

Ryedale Garden Photography

Details

Here at Ryedale Garden Photography, we focus on photography days and tuition based at some of the region's finest country houses and gardens.

Working in small groups, you will be guided to key areas of the gardens to make the most of your time there. You will receive advice and support from a qualified teacher with many years experience.

If our dates don’t work for you, then we may be able to arrange an event just for your group. We need a minimum of two people in your party and prefer to work with a maximum of five to ensure everyone gets the support they need.

If you prefer not to join a group and instead book and individual session, we can do that too. Half days (3 – 3 1/2 hours) are £85 and include entry to the location.

You will have individual tutorial, taking you through the camera functions (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focusing) and also composition.


Who is this for?
Our sessions are ideal for beginner photographers or those who are new to digital photography. They are a great way to explore a new garden and spend a morning or afternoon with like-minded people, while picking up advice on photography.

We prefer not to do formal teaching and instead we work with people as individuals within the group, so we can cater for different abilities.

We cover a range of areas such as composition, exposure, focus, manual camera settings, aperture and shutter speed.

Typical itinerary:
8:45 Meet up with your group and session leader in the car park for a short briefing.

9:00 Move to the first location of the morning where we will usually have the grounds to ourselves. We will start to take images here. Although we are working with a small group, we see the tuition as an individual process and your session leader will discuss with you what you want to learn and also review your images and suggest improvements. We will also suggest possible strategies and approaches to the location.

09:45 Move to our second location of the day. Here we will continue to take images, practice new compositions and experiment with different camera settings. We will also suggest possible strategies and approaches to the location.

10:45 Our final location of the morning will allow you to further develop your skills and get further feedback and advice to get the most out of the location.

11:45 Return to the car park. For morning sessions, your ticket will allow you access to the garden all day, so feel free to grab a drink and some food at the café or restaurant before heading back out in to the garden if you wish to.

What to bring:
A camera: It seems obvious but bring a camera along. It doesn’t have to be a Digital SLR camera, although that will give you greater control over your images. A compact camera with a manual setting is also a good option. Whilst not as flexible, even a phone camera can produce great images. We will work with you and whatever you have.

A tripod: This is particularly useful in low light conditions and will allow you to experiment with a range of different exposures.

A fully charged battery: Cold weather can increase the battery use so fully charged batteries are a must. Spare batteries are also a good idea. It’s surprising how many shots you can get through, even on a half day course.

Appropriate clothing and footwear: We will run the course no matter the weather conditions so appropriate outdoor clothing is required. Check the weather and dress accordingly. The great British weather can also leave gardens quite wet at points in the year so comfortable walking boots or wellingtons may be a good idea.

Sundries: You could, but don’t have to, bring spare memory cards, additional lenses, lens cleaning kit, a drink, mobile phone and the instruction manual for your camera.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Dogs may be taken for a walk in the park, but we regret cannot be allowed in the garden or on the woodland walk. The resturant and plant sales area may be enjoyed without paying for entry to the garden. There is disabled access to the garden and all visitor facilities.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 May 2019
Sat 7 Sep 2019

Prices

A half day session (3 hours) at one of our events costs £50 per person and includes your ticket for the garden on that day.

Your own group session is £50 per person (2 person minimum) for a half day (3 hours).

Individual session at £85 for half day (3 hours).

Contact

Ryedale Garden Photography

Address

Scampston,
Malton,
YO17 8NG

Location

Directions

See location of Scampston Hall and Walled Garden on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 862756  Lat: 54.16938 Long: -0.67986

Scampston is situated on the north side of the A64 Leeds/Scarborough road, approximately 4 miles from Malton and just to the east of the village of Rillington.
By Car
From Leeds/York/Malton Follow the A64 toward Scarborough, bypassing Malton. Half a mile after the traffic lights in Rillington take the left turn signed Scampston Only and follow signs to the walled garden.
From Scarborough Follow the A64 towards York passing Heslerton and the turning to Yedingham and Snainton. Half a mile after crossing Scampston Bridge (you get a glimpse of the house on your right signed Scampston Only and follow signs to the Walled Garden.
By Public Transport
Yorkshire Coastliner (01653 692556) Bus Service 843, 845 and X45 pass within 1 mile of the Garden.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Dogs may be taken for a walk in the park, but we regret cannot be allowed in the garden or on the woodland walk. The resturant and plant sales area may be enjoyed without paying for entry to the garden. There is disabled access to the garden and all visitor facilities.