Autumn 2017 Photo Walk Locations

Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile’ William Cullen Bryant

As the autumn mists roll in, nature puts on her own firework display and provides perhaps one of the most exciting photographic opportunities of the year.  We will visit Westonbirt Arboretum to take full advantage of the magnificent autumn colours as well as a host of other Cotswold gems.  So book now and enjoy the show!

Photo Walk Creative Challenges
  • Look up, Look down – hone your camera skills on tall trees, skies, fallen leaves, fungi and of course the mansion
  • Bring on the colours – how many can you capture in one picture?
  • Autumn Abstract – get camera savvy with the detail, shape and texture of the micro landscape
On this walk you will learn
  • How ­­to keep your compositions simple with strong, leading lines to guide the eye
  • to use colour and texture to add impact to your pictures
  • to experiment with shutter speed, depth of field and ISO as part of the creative process
Photo Walk Details
  • Meeting point: outside Westonbirt Arboretum main visitor entrance
  • Postcode: GL8 8QS
  • Grid REF: ST 85313 89640
  • Parking: Westonbirt Arboretum Car Park
  • Skill Level: Basic photography knowledge useful
  • Essentials:  Digital SLR or Bridge camera with Aperture/Shutter Speed/Manual controls (not point and shoot), walking boots/wellies
  • Terrain: Muddy footpaths. Grass and woodland
For the dates of this photo walk and to book click here
Photo Walk Creative Challenges
  • Experiment with aperture settings to add interest and help guide the eye
  • Shoot wide – create your own, unique panoramic visuals
  • Experiment when and when not to use the sky…
On this walk you will learn
  • To simplify the landscape and ‘fill the frame’
  • To create strong landscape compositions using leading lines and the rule of thirds
  • To take control of your exposure settings when combining the sky and the land
Photo Walk Details
  • Meeting point: Coaley Peak Viewpoint Car Park, GL11 5AU
  • Grid REF: SO 79443 01221
  • Parking: Coaley Peak Viewpoint Car Park
  • Skill Level: Beginner/intermediate
  • Essentials: Camera, old clothes/walking boots/wellies
  • Terrain: Muddy footpaths. Grassy fields and some slopes
For the dates of this photo walk and to book click here
Photo Walk Creative Challenges
  • Capture the essence of what is described as ‘the prettiest village in England’
  • Get down with the detail – medieval doors, the market square pump, the churchyard…
  • Shoot high, shoot low – experiment with angles and perspective
On this walk you will learn
  • To perfectly compose an iconic Cotswold village scene
  • To work ‘close up’/use macro camera settings
  • To shoot from different camera angles to add interest to your pictures
Photo Walk Details
  • Meeting point: The Market Cross (next to The Castle Inn Hotel)
  • Postcode: SN14 7HN
  • Grid REF: ST 84199 77195
  • Parking: Dunns Lane Car Park, SN14 7HH (a 5 minute walk down to the village)
  • Skill Level: Beginner/intermediate
  • Essentials:  Camera, comfortable footwear
  • Terrain: Flat footpaths and grass
For the dates of this photo walk and to book click here
Photo Walk Creative Challenges
  • Look up, Look down – hone your camera skills on tall trees, skies, lake reflections, fallen leaves, fungi and of course the mansion
  • Bring on the colours – how many can you capture in one picture?
  • Autumn Abstract – get camera savvy with the detail, shape and texture of the micro landscape
On this walk you will learn
  • How ­­to keep your compositions simple with strong, leading lines to guide the eye
  • to use colour and texture to add impact to your pictures
  • to experiment with shutter speed, depth of field and ISO as part of the creative process
Photo Walk Details
  • Meeting point: outside Woodchester Mansion, Woodchester Trust, Nympsfield, Gloucestershire
  • Postcode: GL10 3TS
  • Grid REF: SO 79528 01420
  • Parking: Ample parking in the National Trust Car Park (please allow 10 minutes to walk to the mansion)
  • Skill Level: Basic photography knowledge require
  • Essentials:  Digital SLR or Bridge camera with Aperture/Shutter Speed/Manual controls (not point and shoot), old clothes/walking boots/wellies
  • Terrain: Hilly woodland. Muddy footpath
For the dates of this photo walk and to book click here
Photo Walk Creative Challenges
  • Play with light and movement – slowing down the shutter speed for creative effect
  • Making the ordinary interesting – exploring different ways of shooting the urban landscape
  • Shooting Bricks and Water – Victorian warehouses, water reflections…
On this walk you will learn
  • How to get creative, sharp images in low light situations using a tripod
  • to capture abstract imagery using tone and texture
  • to get off Auto mode and take control of your creativity
Photo Walk Details
  • Meeting point: Main entrance, Southgate Moorings Car Park, Southgate Street
  • Postcode: GL1 2DB
  • Grid REF: SO 82888 18244
  • Parking: Southgate Moorings Car Park. Others Available
  • Skill Level: Basic photography knowledge useful
  • Essentials:  Digital SLR or Bridge camera with Aperture/Shutter Speed/Manual controls (not point and shoot), tripod, torch, comfortable footwear
  • Terrain: Flat footpaths and cobbles
For the dates of this photo walk and to book click here