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Photography Workshop – How to Shoot Spring Pictures

Tuesday 30 May at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Close up photograph of a crane fly sitting on the leaf of a fern.This one day workshop with Graham Parish is aimed at the beginner and will result in a greater understanding of your camera enabling you to take better pictures. The morning session will take place in the classroom. You will learn about some simple photography techniques like Shutter Speed, Aperture, Depth of Field and Macro.

After the lunch break, under the guidance of the tutor you will go out into the Botanic Garden and put the techniques you’ve learnt into practice. Your tutor will always be there to answer questions and help you with your camera controls. There will be time at the the end of the day for a review discussion and an opportunity to view and share images. You will need a digital camera or smartphone with Aperture and Shutter Speed settings (ie not just ‘Auto’).

Graham Parish: Originally from Bath, now living in Glastonbury, Graham studied photography at Salisbury College of Art between 1979-81 where he obtained his degree. His first job after leaving college was as a press photographer at Butlins (Barry Island – made famous by Gavin & Stacey!). After Butlins he was commissioned to document a travel conference in The Hague. From there he assisted an American advertising photographer, Scott Morrison, based in Bristol who specialised in food photography – clients included prominent food retailers like Marks & Spencer. For many years Graham worked out of his own advertising studio in Old Market, Bristol. Gradually he moved into landscape photography when he began to get commissions from the Countryside Agency photographing the English landscape. Graham has always been involved in community events and put on street festivals in Bristol. Concerned about the number of cars in Bristol, he and three others started the City Car Club (now the Enterprise Car Club). He continues to work as a photographer but now also enjoys sharing his knowledge of photography with others by teaching workshops, courses and now photography holidays. He has a very relaxed style – much enjoyed by his students.

Refreshments are not included, but Chandos Deli will be on site if you wish to purchase lunch/Teas/Coffees or you are welcome to bring your own lunch.

Book your place

Booking is essential. Book your place using the University online shop.

You will need to register your details. You will only be charged once you have confirmed your booking.

Enrolment will close 1 day before the start of the course. We only accept online bookings.

Contact us

If you have any questions contact us at or call 0117 42 82041


Tuesday 30 May
10:00 am to 4:00 pm


Linnaeus study room
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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0117 42 82041

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