Last week, I went on a one day flower photography course at a wonderful plant nursery in rural Cheshire called Bluebell cottage gardens and nursery run by an energetic and highly enthusiastic plants woman called Sue Beesley. The course was held in her charming shed, come tea room, by the talented local photographer, Jane Burkinshaw of picture it big.
There was just four of us on the course and we all had a truly wonderful day. I was certainly more of an amateur photographer than most of those on the course, and I really did learn an enormous amount.
The morning of the course concentrated on the theory of photographing flowers and how to set up your SLR camera correctly, Jane’s way of presenting was really interesting and terms used, were described in an easy to understand way. After a really delicious lunch provided by Sue, we went outside to use our own cameras, and snap away in Sues stunning garden.
Here are some of the pictures I took.
The course ran from 10am until 4pm and cost £52 for RHS members, slightly more for non-members and that included lunch, it was great value in my opinion.
If you fancy taking this course yourself, there are a couple more dates this summer, for more details take a look at Sue’s website http://www.bluebellcottage.co.uk/events.