Clive regularly gives workshops on plant & garden photography across the UK


Spring Photography Masterclass

Saturday 4th April 2020
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
10.30am – 4.30pm

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Improve your outdoor practical photography amid the spring delights of Kew Gardens, with instruction and guidance from one of the world’s most successful photographers.
Light lunch included.

Be part of a small group on this course devoted to outdoor practical photography amid the spring delights of Kew Gardens, with instruction and guidance from Clive Nichols, one of the world’s most successful flower and garden photographers.

After an introductory lecture, you’ll spend the day in the Gardens (and possibly in one of the glasshouses) which presents a wide variety of photographic challenges.

The tutor will be drawing your attention to the trees, plants and views making up the spring picture at Kew and sharing hints and tips for the best ways to capture them.

Suitable for proactive improvers.
Course fee: £170 (£150 concessions, Friends of Kew)
(maximum capacity 12 places)

For bookings and enquiries call: 0208 332 5641
Or email: adulted@kew.org

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Wisley Workshop

Thursday 14th May 2020
RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Surrey, GU23 6QB
10am - 4pm

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This course begins with an illustrated lecture followed by practical sessions in the garden, where students can learn about the techniques honed by Clive over a twenty-year career as a professional flower and garden photographer. Clive is a very experienced teacher and will show you how to get the most from your camera whatever your skill level. Please bring your own camera; a digital SLR camera is preferable.

Price for nonmember: £135
Price for members: £121

Includes a light lunch and refreshments.

Venue: New Welcome Building

For bookings and enquiries call: 020 31765830
Weekdays 9am-5pm. Quote booking ref: 15246

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Garden & Flower Photography Masterclass

Thursday 4th June 2020
Bowood House and Garden, Wiltshire
10am – 4pm

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Improve your outdoor practical photography amid the summer delights of Bowood’s magnificent gardens, with instruction and guidance from one of Britain’s top garden photographers. After an introductory lecture, you’ll spend the day in Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Garden, which presents a wide variety of photographic challenges. Clive will be sharing hints and tips for the best ways to capture the flowers and borders at Bowood.

Suitable for proactive improvers.

Course: £115 per person.
(Includes refreshments on arrival, master class, 2 course lunch in the Stables Restaurant and access to Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Garden to photograph)

Itinerary:

10:00am Refreshments in Bothy
10.30am Master Class
1:00pm Lunch in Stables Restaurant
2:00pm Tour of Private Walled Garden

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Green and Gorgeous Flowers Workshop

Sunday 6th September 2020
Green and Gorgeous, Little Stoke, Wallingford, OX10 6AX
10am - 4pm

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This course should coincide with peak dahlia flowering in the garden here at Green & Gorgeous. Clive will give an illustrated talk on the techniques he uses to capture gardens and flowers in all their glory, followed by a practical session in the garden with Clive. Rachel and her team will create 3 separate floral container displays which Clive will help you photograph in the best possible light and position. In addition, Clive and Rachel will show you how to create stunning Instagram flat lay photographs using cut flowers from the garden.

The course is suitable for all photographers but DSLR camera users will benefit most from the tuition. Please bring as many lenses as you have and a tripod if you have one.

The day includes a home cooked lunch and refreshments, using produce harvested from our kitchen garden.

Price £180

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Online Courses

Clive loves to teach but can’t always connect with everyone globally who wants to learn. Through his new online courses with MyGardenSchool and MyPhotoSchool he can reach you wherever you are in the world.

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Months of work have gone into this online photography course, and as far as we know it’s the first truly interactive plant and flower photography course on the web. Throughout the course he will teach you the key techniques that he has honed throughout his career as a garden photographer.

The course takes four weeks in total. Each week commences with a tutoring video from Clive. After that there are assignments where you will correspond directly with Clive for feedback and critiques. Each course start on the first Saturday of every month and can be booked up to two months in advance.

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