The PED formally known as the New Forest PED.
Since Photo Experience Days started in January
2012 I've run over 240 New Forest PEDs, with the
vast majority of them in Lyndhurst / Boltons
Bench, and so without question this is my most popular
PED, and is the normal introductory route most
people come on first.
All levels of abilities welcome.
The day will start at 10am, and run through till around 3pm.
Most of these days will run from Lyndhurst, which is the perfect location, easy
to get to from the M27 and with a good variety of subjects without so much
We'll normally meet at The Mailmans Arms Pub (next to the Ferrari garage), and after a few introductions
we'll head on out into the New Forest to photograph stuff.
I will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions, and to help you get the best from your camera.
While ths day is aimed at beginners, it can be enjoyed by
anyone, including those wanting to
get out and socialise with other like minded people. Over
the day we'll cover white balance, aperture & shutter priority
modes, ISO, exposure compensation, manual focusing / macro. You'll also have several
"projects" to keep you thinking throughout the day.
Hints & Tips:
Of course we’re hoping for sunny days, but this is England so it could do anything. The days will run whatever the weather, so please come prepared.
Professional “rain coats” for cameras can be purchased, but a plastic bag and a couple of elastic bands will do a pretty good job at keeping things dry.
Another thing we’d recommend to bring is a waterproof blanket (I’ve seen these on sale at the Pound shops) or a large heavy duty bin bag.
Make sure you charge up all your batteries and bring extra memory cards.
Schedule of the day:
10:00 - Meet and greet
10:10 - Head out for the first part of the photo walk
12:20 - Lunch (not included in price)
13:20 - Second part of the photo walk
14:30 - Stop at a coffee shop to chat, review & share images with the group.
15:00 - Finish.
Timings are approximate & may change depending
Please visit the Event Dates
page for more information.
Please contact me via my contact page.
What will be covered
- White balance - the effect it can make on your photographs
- Exposure Compensation - How to quickly alter exposure for when the camera gets it wrong
- Aperture - Changing depth of field to exaggerate
background blur etc
- Shutter Speed - It's not always about freezing movement, sometimes it's good to show it
- Manual Focus - Sometimes for a tricky subject, it's best to manually focus the lens
- Composition - Some basic tips to help achieve
a nicely balanced photograph
In addition if you have any specific questions, I'll be there to help throughout the day.
Recommended equipment (but not necessarily
- Digital camera (ideally SLR or mirrorless), or a
bridge / compact camera with manual options
- It doesn't matter what lenses you have,
we'll make good use of them regardless
- Extra camera battery
- Spare memory card
- Appropriate clothing & footwear
NB. A tripod is not required.
Some compact and bridge cameras do not offer
the ability to go into some manual modes - ie
Aperture (A/Av) and Shutter (S/Tv) priority.
While you can still enjoy the day with a more
basic camera, you will of course get more out of
the day if you have a camera that offers these
options. If you are in any doubt, get
in touch with the make and model of your