What a fabulous day this turned out to be! The idea to hold a Fine Art Photography Course came to me when I first visited The Botanist in Alderley Edge late last year. It is a beautiful and unusually styled venue, with botany and gardening inspired props and plenty of distressed and stained wood panelling. If I’d been able to lift it lock, stock and barrel into my studio, I would never have had to buy another prop or backdrop! The light fixtures, floor tiles, purposefully crumbling plaster and antique-look furniture also add to its perfect suitability as a venue for fine art photography. Once I saw and sampled the delicious food (often styled in keeping with the botany theme) I decided to extend the class to cover fine art food photography too.
Places booked up as soon as the masterclass was advertised, with priority for this first masterclass given to people in the Love Your Lens Facebook group. This group has developed into a friendly and supportive forum of likeminded (but very diverse) people with a real passion for photography.
The photographs below show what a great time the twelve ladies had styling and photographing flowers and food on the day, using the many locations on the top floor of the restaurant. Scroll down to see some of the stunning images they took. They should all be really proud of their photography skills.
Many thanks to The Botanist for letting us use their fabulous venue.
Watch this space for future dates for Fine Art Flower and Food Photography Masterclasses.
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