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Wildflower Photography Classes, Dorset

Spring flower meadow

2024 Workshops

Join my flower photography classes in Dorset and discover the techniques and skills to capture stunning images of these delicate and vibrant blooms.

I am an experienced flower photographer and my classes will teach you about composition, lighting and other essential elements of nature photography.

Whether you’re a beginner or an improver, find out how to take your flower photography to the next level, creating beautiful images that showcase the natural beauty of Dorset’s wildflowers.

In the flower workshops we will be finding and photographing wildflowers such as early spider-orchids, early-purple orchids and green-winged orchids and bee orchids (separate classes for each because they mostly flower at different times). Of course, other plants and flowers grow in these locations too, meaning there is always plenty to photograph.

I also run flower photography classes in other locations, such as formal gardens.

Dorset Flower Photography Workshops

Why choose me as your teacher?

I have many years’ experience in flower and botanical photography and two RHS medals (Silver-Gilt and Bronze). In 2021 a portfolio of my work was on display in the Saatchi Gallery. You can read about this HERE.

I am passionate about flowers, plants and trees and love to capture images that will last forever, which is especially important in these days of climate change. You can see a portfolio of my botanical photographs HERE.

I often return to the same photo locations each year, just to check that ‘my’ plants are still there. There are already some that have disappeared, either due to being dug up and stolen by humans (yes, unfortunately that happens) or the changing weather conditions.

If I can pass on my enthusiasm for flowers, plants and trees to others, then my job is done.

Marsh gentian (Gentiana pneumonanthe)
Tiny early spider-orchid [Ophrys sphegodes] in Dorset.

Early Spider-Orchid Photography Workshops - April 2024

Group and 1-1 On Location (Purbeck Area)

Early purple orchid [Orchis mascula] growing in Dorset

Early-Purple & Green-Winged Orchid Photography Workshops - April 2024

Group and 1-1 On Location (Purbeck or Wimborne Area)

Bee orchid [Ophrys apifera]. Photographed in Dorset.

Bee Orchid Photography Workshops - June 2024

Group and 1-1 On Location (Purbeck Area)

Do you have a question about Dorset Flower Photography Workshops?

If you can't find a Dorset flower photography workshop that you're interested in here, I may be able to run a bespoke one. Please contact me to find out more, or fill out the enquiry form below.

Burnt-tip orchids (Neotinea ustulata) at Martin Down Nature Reserve, Hampshire

Burnt-tip orchids.

Pasqueflower at Martin Down Nature Reserve, 2022.

Pasqueflower.

Southern marsh orchid growing near Wimborne, Dorset

Southern marsh orchid.

Beautiful wild pasqueflower at Martin Down NNR on the Hampshire Dorset border

Pasqueflower at Martin Down NNR.

Wimberley The Plamp II - Great for flower and plant photography

Wimberley Plamp II

  • Dimensions: 23 x 4.5 x 1.6 inches
  • Item model number: PP-200
  • Holds reflectors, diffusers and flashlights etc.
  • Allows small adjustments to your subject for alignment in film plane
  • Steadies wind-blown plants for ambient light photography
  • Great for studio use
  • Positions subjects to aid better lighting and focussing

About The Plamp 

One end of the Plamp clamps to your tripod and the other grasps your flower, plant etc.

Use the Plamp to stabilise windblown subjects, adjust the position or angle of your subject, move obstructing foliage, or to hold a diffuser or reflector. 

More Info On Wimberley The Plamp II