For photography courses Oxfordshire has a great variety of scenery and Henley give us great opportunities to photograph on the Thames. Besides the boats and wildlife, there is good scenery above and below the town.
Meeting at Henley’s award-winning River and Rowing Museum, we are less than a hundred yards from the water. Wildlife comes along the river, and there are architectural subjects as well as aquatic ones. It’s a beautiful place to spend the day.
When looking for a varied venue for photography courses Oxfordshire was a natural choice. The wildlife and boat/architectural features make great portrait subjects, and there are plenty of opportunities to photograph movement and splashes. A little bread attracts duck and geese, and there are good flowers with insects along the river banks. There are usually rowers training on the river and the weir upstream from the River and Rowing Museum is good for playing with the shutter speed and changing droplets and streams of water. There are fields and wide open views above the weir give us the chance to look at landscape composition. There are lots of great buildings and architectural features along the way, and there are always great views along the river to the St. Mary’s church and bridge. It’s great to have such a range of photographic subjects so close to a venue that has nice coffee and good food. On Summer weekends there is often a fun fair on the green, providing lots of motion photography opportunities. There is free car parking behind the museum for people taking courses. Our photography courses at Henley on Thames start at the cafe entrance at 10am and finish at about 4:30pm.
Thanks to the River and Rowing Museum for letting us run photography courses Oxfordshire at Henley-on-Thames.