CREDIT: Paul Mitchell FRPS

Woodland Photography Workshop

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Event info

This workshop is aimed at both the intermediate and the more experienced photographer who wants to master the art of woodland photography.

Based at Eartham Woods, just north of Chichester, the mixture of Beech and Spruce should provide plenty of scope for colourful scenes.

Paul Mitchell FRPS will show how to make sense of the various woodland scenes and look for rhythm in composing images, including:

  • Practical guidance as to the use of filters in woodland including the most useful filter - a polariser!
  • Getting back to basics by using the camera in manual mode for both focussing and exposures
  • Choosing the right focal length and aperture
  • The importance of white balance
  • Varying aspect ratios i.e. 2x3, 4x3, 1x1 etc.


Accompanying notes

For equipment, any suitable DSLR, Mirrorless or compact camera and lenses that can accommodate focal lengths from 24mm to 200mm (full frame equivalent) would be suitable. In addition, a macro lens is worth bringing as there should be lots of opportunities to shoot the fungi growing at this time of year.

You would benefit from Polarizing filters, remote control, tripod and a camera cover in case it is raining.

You should also come dressed for wet and possibly muddy conditions so boots and a plastic sack can be useful to put bags on.

As we will be out most of the day remember to bring a packed lunch with a drink. Please note that there are NO WCs on the site. The nearest WCs are situated at the Sainsburys just north of Chichester, some 6 miles away at PO19 7YR, Alternatively the George, Eartham just a mile away (PO18 0LT opens at 12.00 for the day).

After the workshop has finished we will return to the car park where we will have a short de-brief before going our separate ways.


About Paul Mitchell

Paul has had numerous exhibitions in London and the South East and has had articles and images published in many photographic magazines. He is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and is the current Chair of the Visual Art Distinctions panel. He also serves on the Landscape Distinctions Panel. A member of the prestigious Arena group of photographers and a founder member of The Landscape Collective UK (LCUK). Paul is also a well respected photographic judge and lecturer.

Paul has also been successful in the prestigious Landscape Photographer of the Year competition, winning the Sunday Times Choice Award in 2013, the Urban Category winner in 2015 and commended in 2017 and 2018. He has also had successes in the Outdoor Photographer of the Year and the International Garden Photographer of the Year.

Event Organiser

Paul Stillman


Venue Information

Postcode given is for the main car park.


Eartham Wood

Eartham Lane


PO18 0LU