January 25, 2024 - September 26, 2024 / St John’s Hospital Livingston - Ladywell Neighbourhood House

Nature Photography for Beginners – Spring Wild Ways Well

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Through this workshop, we will explore the fundamentals of composition, lighting, and technique, tailored specifically for the challenges and nuances presented by nature photography.

  • Date & Time: Thursdays 10:00 am – 12:00 midday
  • Meeting place: St John’s Hospital Livingston – Ladywell Neighbourhood House

Book or find out more

Contact Paul from TCV to find out more and book your place.

These sessions will:

  • Support you to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of nature photography.
  • Understand the basics of exposure, aperture and shutter speed.
  • Composition and framing for landscape photography
  • Approaches to photographing wildlife without disturbing natural behaviour.
  • Guidelines for minimizing impact on the environment and wildlife.

Who is it for?

There are weekly sessions open to all to build contact with nature and the benefits that this can bring.

Sessions are in partnership with The Conservation Charity and are structured around the internationally recognised ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ and we are keen that sessions are participant-led wherever possible, responding to the interests of the people who come along.


Example activities include learning about wildlife, how to identify plants and animals, and the traditional stories associated with them. Take part in sensory experiences such as listening to bird songs or smelling and touching plants we have grown in our raised beds. Express yourself creatively by taking photographs or using natural materials like clay and stone to make art. Take practical action for conservation, planting and looking after trees and wildflowers, and conducting Citizen Science projects such as monitoring butterfly and bumblebee populations.


Every session includes time to socialise, chat and share stories and experiences with a hot drink in a safe, supported way.

spring bulbs - creative commons license to Aaron Burden

Learn more about our Wild Ways Well project