DIG Eastern: Peter Warne - Close-Up and Macro Photography FULLY BOOKED

10 August 2019

09:00 - 16:00

Copped Hall
Copped Hill
Crown Hill
United Kingdom
CM16 5HR

Group Member£42.00 
RPS Member£45.00 
Non RPS Member£50.00 

Close-Up and Macro Photography with Peter Warne

The course is designed for a maximum of 12 participants with the aim of teaching how to take pictures in close-up to reveal detail often invisible to the naked eye.  This type of photography poses several technical challenges and Peter will work through each of these both by an introductory talk and then by practical demonstration.  In the morning session he will provide a number of subjects - flowers from the gardens, lichen from tree bark and a selection of carnivorous plants - which will be set up for photography within the mansion.  Peter is often able to provide a few surprise items as well such as snakes' skins, fungi and insects.  The delegates can either work alone or as a group to investigate the best focus methods and lighting techniques.  In the afternoon, the group will, weather permitting, move to the Walled Garden to try its hand at photographing moving subjects such as dragonflies and butterflies. If the weather precludes this we will spend more time in the house and practice photo-stacking or ultra-close-up photography

Copped Hall is a fine Georgian mansion that is currently under restoration. It is superbly sited on a ridge overlooking its landscaped parkland. The mansion is visible from the M25 which passes through a corner of the park. The mansion and gardens are situated on a site of ancient human habitation. Important buildings were demolished when the present mansion was built. All income from this workshop will go to the Copped Hall Trust towards the restoration of Copped Hall http://www.coppedhalltrust.org.uk/

Your tutor Peter Warne is a biologist and from an early age a keen wildlife photographer.  After a successful career in pharmaceutical research he retired in 2010 and was able to devote more time to photography.  He has a special interest in close-up work and has several times been commended in the British Wildlife Photography Awards.

There are only 12 places available for this workshop so early booking is advised.


Opening times

The event will start at 9.00 am for a 9.30 am start. It is anticipated that the workshop will finish between 15.30 - 16.00. Refreshments and lunch (soup, roll and home-made cakes) will be provided. The only access drive to Copped Hall is via the white the white gates on Crown Hill (Upshire Road). The gates are the first turning on the right from the B1393 and there will be someone at the gate to let you in from about 9.00am, you will then be able to drive up to the house. The lodges are privately owned, and it is essential not to disturb the lodge owners for access. The postcode for entry on Satnav is CM16 5HR.

Cancellation policy

A full refund will be given for cancellation more than 4 weeks before the event. Cancellation less than 4 weeks in advance of the event will be at the discretion of the event organiser, subject to being able to fill your place.

Hearing and access requirements

There is no hearing loop available, but as this is a small, group this should not cause any difficulty

Mark Gillett
Email the event organiser
07984 518959

Region: East AngliaGroup(s): Digital Imaging, Digital Imaging Eastern, Digital Imaging Online