Join me for a socially distanced guided walk around Bedgebury Pinetum where I will show you how to make the most of your camera and capture the magic of the trees. I will take you to a few of my favourite locations and share my photographic expertise. Small groups. No tripods. Any camera.
Please book your place by emailing the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum via the red button above. If you are booked in on an event you can contact me by email DavidJennerEmail or phone on 07714 324563.
Please note the walk will go ahead even in light rain; only if the conditions are torrential or there are high winds would we postpone and offer you another date.
The Pinetum opens at 8.00am but be aware there is often a queue of people waiting for the gates to open. We shall meet by the Pine Cone (see image below) to the left of the ticket machines just before 8.30am so that we can start our walk promptly. We shall aim to be back at the car park by 11.00am.
Below are suggestions of what to bring, although not a definitive list, if you would like any advice before the day just email me on DavidJennerEmail
Camera (obviously) – lenses (wide angle and telephoto) and accessories (see optional list below) - make sure your battery is fully charged. We will NOT be using tripods on this walk.
Refreshments – it might be a warm day so bring some water
Walking shoes or boots – just in case the grass is wet or paths are slightly muddy (there are one or two inclines but no real strenuous walking)
Knee pads – I find these absolutely invaluable when I am out shooting as it allows me to get down low and find compositions that would otherwise be uncomfortable. If you are looking for a really good pair of pads I would recommend the NoCry Professional Knee Pads - CLICK HERE to find them on Amazon.
Waterproof/windproof jacket and trousers (strongly advised even if it is not raining)
Warm clothing including hat and gloves
It is advisable to make sure you bring protection in the form of sun cream for obvious reasons and insect repellant to avoid being bitten (I know from experience that midges and mosquitos in the Pinetum can be dreadfully annoying on the day and after the event
Polarising, ND and ND graduated filters - useful for photographing water and skies if you are familiar with what these are
Camera flash – ideal if you want to fill in light on your subject
Spare battery and additional memory card
ON THE DAY...
You will be asked to sign a Liability Disclaimer Agreement (and provide a mobile number in case of an emergency) on the understanding that all activities you participate in during the photo walk are done so at your own risk and you accept all responsibility. In doing so, you agree not to bring any claim against David Jenner or any assistants involved in the event or indeed any employees of The Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum or Forestry England.
If you agree at the time of booking, your email address will be added to our mailing list to notify you of any future photo walks or workshops but you will be able to unsubscribe at any time.
Thanks again for supporting my Photo Walks and I look forward to seeing you on the day.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
All events are held in, or will start from, the Bedgebury Pine Cone unless otherwise specified.
Full payment is required to reserve places on all events.
No refund can be offered for failure to attend any course or event, unless the place released is taken by someone on the waiting list.
If excessively adverse weather is forecast, a cancellation email will be sent or a call will be made before the event. If you are unable to attend on the proposed alternative date, you will be offered a full refund.
Dogs are not permitted (other than guide dogs).
Events involving a walk may not be suitable for those with limited mobility.
No child under 16 should attend unless genuinely interested in the subject matter or child attendance is indicated in the description or pricing. This is to avoid disruption to the event for other adult attendees.
Children under the age of 16 may attend if appropriate but must pay as indicated and must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.
Site admission is NOT included in the non-members price.
Please book your place by emailing the Friends of Bedgebury Pinetum via the red button above. If you are booked in on an event you can contact David by email DavidJennerEmail or phone on 07714 324563