On the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, Draycott Sleights and neighbouring Batcombe Hollow are two of my favourite photography locations. They offer a variety of subject matter, from majestic beech trees to far-reaching views of the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor.
You'll get the chance to practise your photography skills on both intimate woodland scenes and big vistas.
Once we get out of the car we will be entirely on foot for the workshop. We'll walk between two locations covering a mile and a half on gentle footpaths, taking roughly 40 minutes in total, during the day. You should be fit enough to be able to carry your camera equipment plus food and drink with you.
If the weather is due to be significantly wet I will reschedule the workshop for the next convenient date that the majority of the group can make. It will go ahead in all other circumstances so we may be out during light showers. Be sure to dress appropriately, with a waterproof jacket and warm layers.
We will meet at nearby Stockhill Woods' car park at 1:30pm then drive to Draycott Sleights. The workshop will finish at 7:30 when we arrive back at our cars.
Tuition and guidance, transport between locations on the day, notes covering topics explained during the day.
Camera, tripod, accessories (spare battery, etc), selection of lenses, filters (ND grads/polariser most useful), walking boots, mobile phone, food/drink/snacks.