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Butterfly and Orchid photography workshop with Victoria Hillman | 15 June 2024

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Butterfly and Orchid workshop with Victoria Hillman | 15 June 2024

Reynald's Way, Glastonbury BA6 8TP

Master close-up photography of butterflies and orchids with wildlife researcher, photographer and writer Victoria Hillman.

15
 Jun 2024
14:00 –
19:00
Places available
£120.00 per person
15
 Jun 2024
14:00 –
19:00
Places available
£120.00 per person

places available

About the workshop /

If you have a passion for wildlife and/or macro photography, this small-group SIGMA Masterclass is an absolute must-do. The workshop focuses on capturing close-ups of butterflies, orchids and a variety different of plants and animals around the reserve, under the guidance of professional nature photographer Victoria Hillman.

You’ll learn how to create impactful and technically precise nature images and find out how to get the best out of a macro (or macro-style) lens. The session will cover focusing methods, using aperture to control depth-of-field, using natural and artificial light for different effects, how to achieve pin-sharp results, multiple exposure, and composition.

About the workshop /

If you have a passion for wildlife and/or macro photography, this small-group SIGMA Masterclass is an absolute must-do. The workshop focuses on capturing close-ups of butterflies, orchids and a variety different of plants and animals around the reserve, under the guidance of professional nature photographer Victoria Hillman.

You’ll learn how to create impactful and technically precise nature images and find out how to get the best out of a macro (or macro-style) lens. The session will cover focusing methods, using aperture to control depth-of-field, using natural and artificial light for different effects, how to achieve pin-sharp results, multiple exposure, and composition.

Suggested equipment /

Camera, lenses (ideally a macro lens) and tripod if you have one. A representative from SIGMA will be there on the day with a selection of macro lenses, so if you don’t own one you’re very welcome to borrow one for the session. Please send us an email if there is a lens that you’d like to try so that we can make sure we have it on the day. 

Please bring outdoor clothing – waterproofs, fleeces, outdoor and indoor shoes, etc. It can be very chilly at that time in the morning and very wet!

Please bring lunch/snacks/drink – these are not provided.

About Victoria Hillman /

Victoria Hillman specialises in macro photography, focusing on smaller species, and has been on the judging panels for both Bird Photographer Of The Year (BPOTY) and British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) and is a judge on WildArt POTY. She has contributed stills, video and articles to magazines, books and TV series including National Geographic and The BBC.

Important information /

  • Please DO NOT leave any valuables in the car or leave anything visible.
  • There are ticks present so please be mindful of this.
  • There are NO facilities at the reserve, please make a pit stop if needed before hand.
  • Further details such as the meeting location, things we recommend you bring and other useful information will be communicated nearer the time.
  • Please bring suitable outdoor clothing – waterproofs, hats, outdoor shoes, etc. It could be very hot so make sure to bring a bottle of water.

Accessibility

Owing to rugged terrain this workshop may not be suitable for wheel chair users or those of limited mobility. We will always try to accommodate people so please get in touch if you have questions regarding any requirements you may have.

Further information including health and safety

We assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit.

We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided.

We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund which the participants acknowledge as full and final settlement.

There is always an element of risk in any outdoor activity including, but not limited to, bodily injury, death, illness, loss or damage to personal property. By joining the workshop participants acknowledge that they are aware of these risks and are physically capable of safely taking part in the workshop. Further, they release the photographer & SIGMA UK from any liability. We will assume no liability for injury, illness or loss of personal property or expenses associated with participation in a workshop.

FAQs

No. Please bring whatever camera and lens system you are using, there is no obligation to use our kit however a range of Sigma optics will be available for you try to out if you wish.

Some basic knowledge of photography will be useful, however photographers of all skill levels are welcome on the workshop.

The minimum age to attend this workshop is 16.

We would always try to accommodate cancellations and refunds where possible. Depending on the type of workshop offered, we may not be able to issue a refund if the number of participants is reduced so that the workshop can not proceed.

Workshop location

Reynald's Way

Glastonbury
BA6 8TP

places available

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