Woburn Abbey - Garden Photography Course

July 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

 Garden Photography at Woburn Abbey Gardens 

 
Garden Photography Course 2016 at Woburn Abbey / Woburn 
 
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Garden Photography Course


Woburn Abbey, near Woburn/Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Duchess Anna Maria, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
 
The Woburn Abbey Garden Show is now successful running in the 7th year and I was hosting the 2nd & 3rd Garden Photography Course here at the Gardens. What can I say, it really is the best backdrop possible. 
Even so the weather showed how lovely the English Summer is, we had a great time photographing plants, flowers and architecture. And thank's to the rain we also got some amazing waterdrop and reflection shots. So yes, I did get a little bit muddy :) It was lovely meeting all my students, such a talented bunch of people. Great hearing their stories, how they started, what their passion is and also how geeky we all can be. 
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Garden Photography Course


Woburn Abbey, near Woburn/Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Duchess Anna Maria, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
After starting with the theory and talking about light and aperture, colours and composition, it was time to meet the elements to get out to shoot (with our camera's). 
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Garden Photography Course


Woburn Abbey, near Woburn/Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Duchess Anna Maria, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
The long borders were in full bloom and a little heaven for us photographer. We really were spoilt for choice, which flowers to photograph first. And of course our models on the day were amazing. Models aka bees and butterflies. 
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Garden Photography Course


Woburn Abbey, near Woburn/Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Duchess Anna Maria, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
 
What can I say about my students, only one thing, they all were awesome and I know there are more great photographs from them to come. Everyone who came has so much talent and inspiration to take the best photos possible. Woburn Abbey - Garden Photography CourseWoburn Abbey - Garden Photography CourseWoburn Abbey Garden Show 2016
Garden Photography Course


Woburn Abbey, near Woburn/Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Duchess Anna Maria, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
Woburn Abbey - Garden Photography CourseWoburn Abbey - Garden Photography CourseWoburn Abbey Garden Show 2016
Garden Photography Course


Woburn Abbey, near Woburn/Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Duchess Anna Maria, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
 
If you would like to learn how to take good photos in your own Garden and how to get started with Garden Photography, please let me know or contact Freya at Woburn Abbey for more informations and when the next course will be.
Private One to One sessions are also available on request. 
 

Just a couple of links:

Website:   http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/gardens/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/WoburnAbbeyAndGardens

Twitter:   https://twitter.com/woburngardeners

Events at Woburn:   http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/

Woburn Abbey - Garden Photography CourseWoburn Abbey - Garden Photography CourseWoburn Abbey Garden Show 2016
Garden Photography Course


Woburn Abbey, near Woburn/Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.
Duchess Anna Maria, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.

Woburn Abbey, near Woburn/Bedfordshire, England, is a country house and the seat of the Duke of Bedford. Woburn Abbey was originally founded as a Cistercian abbey in 1145. Taken from its monastic residents by Henry VIII and given to John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford in 1547, it became the seat of the Russell Family and the Dukes of Bedford. The Abbey was largely rebuilt starting in 1744 by the architects Henry Flitcroft and Henry Holland for the 4th Duke.  
Duchess Anna Maria, originated the afternoon tea ritual in 19th-century England.
The art collection of the Duke of Bedford, is amongst the finest in private hands, and encompasses a wide range of western artwork. The holdings, comprise some 250 paintings, including works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Canaletto (24 paintings (View of the Entrance to the Venetian Arsenal, c. 1732 - one of Canaletto's greatest works)) and Velasquez.
 
 
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