A New way of Seeing the Garden A Two Day Garden Photography Workshop
Monday 10th-Tuesday 11th June 2019
This introductory Garden Photography Workshop is designed for the beginner to intermediate photographer. Based at the beautiful gardens of Parham House in West Sussex, students will learn the technical tools to be able to create and express their own garden photographs at a professional standard. The grounds of the four-acre Walled Garden, vegetable gardens, orchard and herbaceous borders at Parham provide a beautiful canvas for artistic inspiration. This course will involve both classroom and work in the field. Students will be encouraged to develop their own ways of visually interpreting a garden through individual style.
Both Photographers and Garden Designers are welcome on the course. The Course will encompass both overall Garden Photography and Close-Up work to suit the needs of individual students.
The tutor, Elizabeth Zeschin has been a successful photographer for over 30 years. Her work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Academy, The Arden Anstruther Gallery and The Chelsea Arts Club. Her editorial clients include House and Garden, Martha Stewart Living, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Marie Claire and The Telegraph Sunday Magazine and The World of Interiors. She has taught Garden Photography at the English Gardening School in London and at Parham House. She is the 2018-2019 Artist-In-Residence at Parham House.
Students are introduced to technical aspects of photography enabling them to successfully pre-visualize and more effectively create their own projects. The choice of lens, aperture, and lighting will be explored. Professional photographic accessories helpful to the garden photographer such as the tripod and reflector will be demonstrated.
Elizabeth will assign achievable photographic projects that will be implemented in the late afternoon in the garden. Students will also be free to pursue their own garden portfolio ideas.
Students will continue their photographic projects under the early morning garden light. Back in the classroom students will download and edit their own photographic images. Elizabeth will introduce Adobe Lightroom as a means to process raw images, edit and catalogue work. Methods of presentation will be explored. The Archival viability and stability of images will be discussed. We will finish with a presentation and critique of individual students’ work.