Digital camera of your choice. For the Advanced Week a camera with full manual control of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO is a must.
The user manual for your camera
Lens hood/s for whatever lenses you bring (unless your camera is a compact and can't use them)
Battery charger and sufficient batteries to make sure you don't run out of power during the day (particularly importand for mirrorless camera users!)
Sufficient memory media of the right type
For DSLRs and MICL cameras not using full frame sensors, a range of lenses 18mm to 200mm (or zoom equivalent) would be good. If you have a camera with a full frame sensor, a range of lenses 28mm to 300mm, or zoom equivalent, would be good. If you also own wider and/or longer focal length lenses or zooms and have room to bring them, that would be perfect! For Nikon users, we have a range of lenses from 10mm to 600mm available for hire.
Polarising filter/s (really useful for the water-lily nursery)
Tripod, if you prefer to use your own (but we have four here if you don't have one or don't want to bring one). If you are coming for our Advanced Photography Week and you have a remote control, please bring it
If you are coming for our Advanced Photography week and you have a separate flash unit , please bring it.
A Nikon SB-900 speedlight is also available for hire
If you are coming for our Astrophotography week and you want to bring your own mount / telescope etc. please feel free !
Sun cream (factor 30 minimum recommended)
A hat with a peak or wide brim is recommended
Sun glasses (neutral-coloured). Note: polarising lenses can affect your colour perception
Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and loose fitting lightweight trousers in addition to 'shorts and T-shirts'
If coming in early June or in September, a sweater or cardigan for use in late evening
Lightweight "breathable" footwear. 'Trainers' or 'Running shoes' are perfectly adequate
Although we dine out in restaurants, dress code in the area is very informal so 'smart casual' is fine
If you are coming for our Astrophotography week, you will need warm clothing and footwear
A hairdryer is supplied in each bedroom