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Dunham Massey photography course pictures

Posted in Dunham Massey on September 5th, 2013 by Phil – Comments Off

We had a great day being creative on the Dunham Massey photography course, at a spectacular National Trust property near Manchester.  Here are some pictures from the photography course at Dunham Massey.

The deer were wandering around the house, the leaves were a million shades of green, and the weather was just cool enough to keep the wasps off.

We started with our usual larkery with out-of context articles:
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Ian liked the deer.

Then the aim of the day was to make pictures that sum up Dunham Massey. Brenda was struck by the diverse greenery:
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Katie by the delicate hydrangeas, slightly underexposing here to get the veins:
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Then Katie took a shot of the main house by the water:
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But Terry got a more effective shot with his little Fuji – filling the frame and adding drama. It’s not the camera, it’s the eye!
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We haven’t taught many creative photography courses at Dunham Massey – and it gives us a great opportunity to look into the grounds more than the DSLR course, which tends to be a little more classroom-based. We were surprised at the size and variety of the gardens which gave plenty of opportunities for creative photography. Dunham Massey has everything photographically – from deer, to statuary, to formal and informal gardens with reflecting pools and fountains thrown in. It’s a great place to improve your creativity on a Dunham Massey photography course. The  new restaurant and visitor facilities look great, and talking to staff members in costume and in character really adds to the atmosphere of the visit. It also makes life easy to take photographs of people when staff are in character and costume.