How to Shoot Gardens, Landscapes and Architecture



If you enjoy photographing outdoors, you’ll enjoy our day learning the principles of landscape and garden photography whilst taking in the historic and modern formal parkland, gardens and buildings of The University of Nottingham’s main lakeside campus.

For a location that encompasses all of the elements above- with abundant floral displays and water features plus beautiful historic and modern buildings, the  University of Nottingham provides all of these in a compact area.

What your day includes

  • Informed & enjoyable walking tours of the 500 acre campus taking in a variety of lakeside buildings & landscape gardens from over the last 200 years.
  • Top tips on controlling your camera whilst shooting on location – creative use of aperture and shutter speeds – skills easily transferred to your holiday destination.
  • How to capture the real beauty of parkland landscape, seasonal flowering displays and buildings whilst working in different lighting conditions and variable weather.
  • Filter use for long exposures and controlled skies.

We have based these lively courses at Derby Hall at The University of Nottingham. The campus is a photographer’s dream, and Martine & Chris take you on a tour of hidden gems which include the wider parkland for tips on landscape photography, listed halls of residence & the latest award winning modern architecture and  gardens.

Course Dates 2016

Friday 21st July 2017 – University of Nottingham

Course Tutors

Martine Hamilton Knight D.Litt (Hon), ARPS

Chris Upton

Course Times

10.00am – 4.30pm with lunch break and two comfort breaks. Tea or coffee will be provided in the morning and afternoon breaks. Lunch is not included but there is a cafe at Lakeside Arts Centre where we are based.