It’s the Photo Trek season

Now that the weather here in Oxfordshire is thinking of becoming spring-like, it’s time to update you with news about my programme of half-day and day Photo Treks. 

What’s a Photo Trek I hear you cry?   Well, it’s a fun way to have “al fresco” photography training from a professional photographer (me!), whilst enjoying a walk in a beautiful place.  

"Buscot Park feet" by Gale Photography

On a Photo Trek I’ll show you how to see the photographic potential in the world around you, and teach you the camera techniques to get the great images you want. 

So where do we go?  Treks planned for this year cover such diverse areas as; Buscot Park, Savernake Forest, Lechlade & Buscot Weir, and the Ridgeway near Wantage.  

Buscot Park, near Faringdon, is the home of Lord Faringdon. It has beautiful gardens and parkland, and a famous water garden designed by Harold Peto.   The first Trek there for 2010 is on May 15th. 

"Buscot Park tulips" by Gale Photography

Savernake Forest, near Marlborough, is the largest privately-owned woodland in the UK.  It has a collection of famous oak trees, and remnants of its role in WW2 as an ammunition store. 

"Savernake ruin" by Gale Photopgraphy

Lechlade and Buscot Weir show the relaxed face, and also the powerful face of the River Thames.  There are lots of opportunities for photographing water, fast or slow, at Buscot Weir as there’s 2 weirs, a lock and deep pools. 

"Buscot Weir" by Gale Photography

The last location is on the Ridgeway above the town of Wantage.  The views from the Ridgeway are spectacular, and the chalk landscape of the Marlborough Downs has its own beauty. 

"Ridgeway tree" by Gale Photography

You don’t need to have a complicated camera to benefit from a Photo Trek.  You can still get great shots with a simple compact digital camera; I use one a lot.  Of course, if you do have a complicated camera you’re still welcome to come along! 

All Buscot Park Photo Treks are half-day, in the afternoon.  The Savernake, Lechlade & Buscot Weir, and Ridgeway Photo Treks are all-day.  We’ve recently revised our programe, so please check  our website to see the current dates and availability.

Do contact me if you have any questions.

Hope to see you on a Trek soon!

Cheers,

Derek.

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