Garden and Flower Photography



One of the most popular subjects for image making is the great outdoors – and on these summer days, you can take full advantage of our expertise in guiding you through the photography of gardens and flowers, with the intention of gaining the best of the season’s variety and colour.

For a day that encompasses all of the elements above, namely historic and modern gardens, with a variety of sculptures, water features and a mixture of traditional, historic and contemporary planting & specimens, we are based at The University of Nottingham’s main campus.

This summer we’re merging this day with our popular Gardens, Landscapes & Architecture Day, to give you the best of the season’s gardens with their associated  houses and parkland.

What your day includes

  • a classroom-based tutorial covering the equipment and methods used for photographing gardens and plants with an especial focus on close-up and macro lenses
  • Top tips on lens choice, composition, lighting control and styling for outdoor plants
  • Guidance on when to best shoot- time of day/weather etc
  • Plenty of time in three gardens to shoot a variety of images types, including establishing shots to show design, single and multiple specimen shots and single head details

We expect to be able to choose from a small traditional country house style garden, a lush walled garden stocked with exotic and tender plants, an Edwardian garden and rockery attributed to Gertrude Jekyll plus an award-winning modern garden designed for the millennium.

* Image 1 & 7 courtesy of Brian Sugden

Course Date 2018

Friday 6th July 2018 – University of Nottingham

This itinerary is being merged with the Gardens, Landscapes and Architecture course, see here for more details

Course Tutors

Martine Hamilton Knight D.Litt (Hon), ARPS

Chris Upton

Course Times

10:00am – 4.30pm

Refreshments provided morning and afternoon, please bring a packed lunch, or you may purchase food on campus. Largely wheelchair accessible (use of a car between gardens on this extensive campus is possible, do please discuss prior to the event). This day will appeal to bridge and DSLR users who already have basic technical knowledge with their cameras.