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Photos From Staunton Park Photo Walkshop

Photos From Staunton Park Photo Walkshop

All the walkshop photographers smiling in front of the lake in the sunshine

FOR THE 55th PHOTOGRAPHY WALKSHOP WE RETURN TO A SUNNY STAUNTON COUNTRY PARK

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The 55th photography walkshop was back in the summer of last year and we had beautiful, warm, sunny morning weather as we met up at the gates of Staunton Country Park. This is always a really fun walkshop as it covers so many different elements, from woodland to plants to different structures such as stairs, archways, a bridge and even a folly shell house. We set off and got stuck in straight away looking at the different plants and trees that line the pathway leading in to the park. We began looking at focusing and working on taking control with your autofocus to place the subject at different points of the frame.

…it covers so many different elements, from woodland to plants to different structures such as stairs, archways, a bridge and even a folly shell house…

Looking through the branches to a photographer concentrating on their composition
Photographers explore the red blossom on the tree and floor for photo opportunities
A photographer looks up to the trees above
A photographer using the textured edge of the old brick wall
A photographer zoomed in looking at detail in the distance
Hidden amongst these bright green bushes is a photographer
Photographers in a clearing all looking at different subjects that have caught their attention
The old, dead tree rises up from the wooded area of the park, stripped bare of it's bark

discovering the textures and views normally missed by people passing us walking their dogs…

A little further along are some beautiful and tall trees, that made for a great spot to begin looking at different types of compositions and perspectives. We looked up, down and along, discovering the textures and views normally missed by people passing us walking their dogs. Also by the pine trees are some more ornate trees that were sheltering some bluebells, which gave us a great opportunity to mix the low angles with careful focusing and depth of field.

Looking up the bark of a tall pine tree, with the sun splashing through the leaves
Photographer placing their camera on the tree trunk, looking upwards
An old leaf caugh amongst bright greet fresh leaves
Photographer placing their camera on the tree trunk, looking upwards on their flip out screen
Photographers looking up in to the trees
Fresh green leaves catching the morning sunlight
Purple bluebells hidden amongst the grass below a tree
Purple bluebells hidden amongst the grass below a tree
Purple bluebells hidden amongst the grass below a tree
Mother and daughter photographers review a shot on one of their cameras
Sunlight through fresh green leaves on a branch that spreads from side to side of the frame

The remains of the old house overlook the lake and consist of a central staircase that leads down in to the sheltered archways underneath. This is a popular spot for photographers and for good reason, we played around with centre and rule of thirds composition, leading lines, textures and more. It is only a stones throw to get from here to the old shell house, hidden away in a gulley surrounded by high trees. We looked at direction and travel of light and also explored the strange structure, covered with fascinating textures and detail.

This is a popular spot for photographers and for good reason, we played around with centre and rule of thirds composition, leading lines, textures and more…

Photographer checking a shot whist sitting on the old wall edge
Different photographers focus on different elements of these old steps, remains of the old manor house
Photographer crouched low, looking through the small brick arches that form the edge of the stairs
Photographer considering their shot in the archway area under the stairs
Photographer zoomed in looking up the stairs
The gloomy brick archways of the old manor house lead of in to the distance

The lake here offered up some stunning reflections and helped us with our rule of thirds…

Onwards down the hill we passed beyond the lower tree line and arrived at the water’s edge. The lake here offered up some stunning reflections and helped us with our rule of thirds. Before we knew it the two hours was up, with many of the photographers sticking around to continue their photographic exploration of this park.

Photographer focusing their camera before getting their shot
Photographers capturing different views of the old shell house tucked away under the trees
Oak tree leaves lit up bright green with the morning sun
Photographers scattered around the grass by the path, looking for plants and different angles to capture
Photographers line up along the water's edge, spying reflections of the island and trees beyond

Want to get involved and come along to one of our walkshops? Find out more about the many different upcoming walkshops at:

www.photowalkshops.com

Check the Strong Island Photo Walkshops Instagram account packed with photos from all of the last 70+ walkshops:

www.instagram.com/PhotoWalkshops

We also have a Facebook page for Photography Walkshops, with more photos and information plus, if you like, leave us a review too:

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