Workshop Sundew

Sundew is a vulnerable little plant. For this reason the workshop is held in a place where there is a lot of sundew and where I have been given exclusive permission by the conservators. Once at the location you will be informed about the essential code of conduct that we have to respect in order to protect this area and its plants. 

Workshop details

We meet early morning near the location, which will only be revealed a short time before the workshop, in order to protect the sundew. We will walk about fifteen minutes to the location where we can photograph the sundew at length. If we are lucky enough to have a sunny day, it will be reflections party! The participants will get on the spot tips and assistance to improve their images. At 10am we will be back at the car.

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 (90-105mm) or equivalent (e.g. also a prime fast lens with focal distance of 40 to 60mm is, in combination with extension tubes a perfect alternative for a macro lens and together with the sundew mucilage delivers a beautiful bokeh!); also when you using a macro lens, you need a full set of extension tubes or close-up lenses for this workshop! My personal favourite for photographing sundew is a 50mm f/1,8 with a full set of extension tubes.
  • and/or who have already followed a beginner’s workshop macro photography

Practical info: 

  • no food or drinks are foreseen or available, so it might be a good idea to bring a snack and a drink.
  • these plants are situated extremely close to the ground, so the photography takes place lying down and this often in uncomfortable positions. Take this into account if you have back or neck problems!
  • because of the low position, photography is handheld.
  • as always when you’re photographing in the woods or in the field, you have to take into account that there might be ticks present. More information about ticks and how to protect yourself, you can find here:
  • IMPORTANT! The participants will keep three days free - if the weather is bad on day 1, the workshop will be postponed until the bad weather date or even to the day after that (8 July). For the best results we should go for the most beautiful morning!
  • no cancellation or other insurance is included in this workshop.