Workshop Banded Demoiselles

In the heart of Flemish Brabant there's a place where the beautiful banded demoiselles live. The male demoiselle is a shiny blue with a black spot in the wings. De female is a metallic emerald green colour. A visual delight for the eye and for the camera.

Workshop details

We meet early morning near this location, which is only released one week before the workshop, this as a precaution to protect the habitat. After less than half an hour's walk,  we reach the home of the demoiselles. Before they are warmed up, the banded demoiselles can be photographed close-up in their beautiful green environment. If we are lucky and it gets warm enough, they will start to fly around playfully. It is then not easy to closely approach them, so we will use the telelens to try and capture them in flight. At 11:00 am we will be back at the car.

The participants will get on the spot assistance to improve their images. Because the number of participants is limited to 4, you will enjoy extra personal help. After the workshop the participants will receive extensive feedback on two photos that were made during the course of this morning. 

Who is the workshop aimed at?

  • photographers who already know the basics of photography (relationship aperture, ISO and shutter speed; light metering)
  • and who are in the possession of a digital SLR camera (or a mirrorless system camera) with macro lens or equivalent (e.g. also a 50mm lens with extension tubes is a perfect alternative for a macro lens) AND a  tele lens with a minimum focal distance of 200mm for a crop camera and 300mm for a full frame camera
  • and who have a tripod.

Important: the habitat of the banded demoiselles has to be handled with care. We will not do everything for that one perfect photo, but will treat nature with respect.

Practical info: 

  • no food or drinks are foreseen, so it might be a good idea to bring a snack or sandwiches and something to drink.
  • bad clothing, rubber boots and mosquito protection are necessary.
  • IMPORTANT! The participants will keep both days (these are week days!) free - if the weather is bad on day 1, the workshop will be postponed until the bad weather date.
  • as always when you’re photographing in the woods or in the field, you have to take into account that - besides mosquitoes - there might be ticks present. More information about ticks and how to protect yourself, you can find here:
  • no cancellation or other insurance is included in this workshop