Landscape and macro photography workshop Hallerbos
Every year from mid April, the Hallerbos turns completely purple and green with a thick carpet of thousands of Bluebells and fresh leaves of Beech trees. Every year, this unique spectacle attracts hundreds of hitchhikers and photographers from all over Europe. If you have not seen this fairytale forest before, this workshop macro and landscape phoptography is the ideal opportunity to see and photograph Mother Nature at her best!
From a photographer’s point of view photographing a forest brings along some specific challenges: how do you create structure and composition and how do you show the essence and details of such an extensive and chaotic space?
We start around sunrise to photograph in the first light of day, when the forest looks her loveliest and when it is still calm and quiet. During that morning session we approach the forest from a landscape photographer’s point of view, paying attention to light and composition, but also going more into detail by using a telephoto lens. Afterwards we will also try to photograph the forest in a more creative and abstract way by experimenting with motion and long shutter speeds. Finally we will discuss how to use polarization filters in this situation.
In the afternoon session we will take a closer look at the Bluebells and Wood Anemones and switch to macro photography, where we will be playing with depth of field and light. Furthermore we will also learn how to use our wide angle lens to incorporate the flowers’ habitat into the picture.
Each participant should bring his camera equipment (digital reflex camera) including a decent tripod and if possible a polarization filter. Don’t forget to bring your packed lunch. Mind you, this workshop aims at photographers with some experience and is not suited for the absolute beginner. Knowledge and experience of working with aperture and shutter speeds is required.
Afterwards each participant can ask for free feedback on pictures or advise about camera equipment and technique.