Light & Land

Stowe Gardens in Spring Splendour

08th May 2017 - AVAILABLE

£199.00 PP

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This one day workshop will be led by Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey. Doug and Valda will guide you through the many considerations of landscape photography including composition and of course the techniques of exposure and use of filtration that provides the photographer with the confidence and ability to ‘get it right’ in camera.

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  • Tour Code NTW81
  • Included
    • Tuition from Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey
    • teas,coffees & light lunch
    • entrance to the gardens
  • Excluded
    • Insurance
    • Transport to the venue
  • Duration 1 Day Workshops
  • Exertion Easy
Stowe Gardens in Spring Splendour

The landscape gardens of Stowe are regarded amongst the most influential gardens in Europe. One of the most remarkable creations of Georgian England, Stowe was created by a family so powerful they were richer than the king!

Stowe became widely-renowned for its magnificent gardens created by Lord Cobham. The Landscape Garden was created in 3 phases starting early in the 18th century, showing the development of garden design in 18th-century England.

Over the years a large number of notable architects and gardeners have been involved in developing the gardens including John Vanbrugh, architect James Gibbs, William Kent and Capability Brown to name but a few. 

Stowe was owned, enhanced and expanded under the auspices of one family for almost 350 years. Today it reflects the work of two members in particular, Lord Cobham and his nephew, Earl Temple, when the aristocratic dynasty was at the height of its power, wealth and influence.

The magnificent Stowe estate and gardens have been designed and developed since the first leasing in 1571. In 1954 maintenance of Stowe Gardens became a national responsibility. In 1990 the governors of Stowe School formally conveyed the gardens to the national trust for all to enjoy.
The scale, and beauty of Stowe has inspired writers, philosophers, artists, politicians and members of the public from the 18th century to the present day. The National Trust has embarked on an ambitious programme of restoration to ensure that over 40 temples and monuments remain, gracing the inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys.

This one day workshop will be led by Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey. Doug and Valda will guide you through the many considerations of landscape photography including composition and of course the techniques of exposure and use of filtration that provides the photographer with the confidence and ability to ‘get it right’ in camera.

The day will not only be about conventional photography. If you wish to learn about multiple exposures and intentional camera movement, come with a completely open mind, no tripod (!) and be prepared to experiment and play with your camera.

Valda and Doug will be happy to show you things you can do with your camera that they weren’t really designed to do and then it is up to you to use those techniques to create images that really delight you. We will show you how to use multiple exposures, intentional camera movement, defocusing and other techniques alone or in combination to realise your own creative vision.

Be prepared to fail and you will succeed. 

Doug and Valda will meet you at 9.45am and the workshop will finish around 4.30pm.

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