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Batsford impressions - Creative Abstract Photography

Impressions of Batsford – Oct 5th 2024

Date: Sat, October 5th, 2024

Duration: 1 day  9:30am – 5:00pm

Group size: 6

(Deposit 30%)



Hannah EmansHannah Emans
15:58 28 Jun 24
I really enjoyed my one to one. Sarah is a great teacher and very friendly and down to earth. I am a beginner but now feel more encouraged to start using my camera and get practicing.Thank you Sarah ☺️
Derek MelvilleDerek Melville
14:52 02 Jun 24
I recently took part in a photo workshop with Image Seen in South Wales photographing some waterfalls. The workshop was very well organised and enjoyable. Sarah was very helpful with suggestions to improve photography skills and had clearly researched the locations well. I will definitely take part in future Image Seen workshops.
Michelle ButcherMichelle Butcher
07:43 31 May 24
Having recently taken up photography I had never been on an overseas photography workshop holiday so wasn’t sure what to expect.It was incredible. Sarah is an excellent encouraging tutor with endless patience and good sense of humour.Tuscany was stunning and we were taken to great spots off the beaten track driven by Mark who was always looking for the best angles and places to set up.Lovely friendly small group.I’ve already booked my next trip.
Arun RishiArun Rishi
16:52 10 Apr 24
pyers tuckerpyers tucker
12:10 29 Mar 24
Skye photography workshop far exceeded expectations. Learned a lot, very good group, excellently prepared and conducted. Sarah has a very good manner about her as she goes from participant to participant discussing, suggesting, going through histograms, highlights, showing, etc.
Richard GardnerRichard Gardner
21:04 04 Feb 24
Attended the Venice workshop in January 2024. Amazing trip to a wonderful location. Sarah Howard from Image Seen is so well organised, and really maximises what you get out of the workshop. Came away with some wonderful images. Highly recommend this trip for anyone thinking about it and a wonderful way to see Venice!
Linda NealLinda Neal
18:36 25 Nov 23
Three days of photography tuition in Northumberland with Sarah Howard have been full of fun and packed with progress. I’ve come home with some images to be proud of, and much more confidence in my own skills.
Richard PeaceyRichard Peacey
18:01 05 Nov 23
A brilliant day of photography. Even with rubbish weather.
Priya SivaPriya Siva
23:24 31 Oct 23
I did the Slovenian workshop with Sarah in October. Sarah is a fantastic tutor, excellent itinerary and the overall workshop exceeded my expectations.I have returned from this workshop with more confidence on my abilities to use the camera and the best portfolio of photographs.Thank you Sarah and Mark for giving me the opportunity to join the workshop and I look forward to many more in the future.
Ryan HarveyRyan Harvey
22:52 28 Oct 23
Very enjoyable and instructive workshop in the Neath Valley shooting waterfalls, despite the weather. Plenty of help and tuition, yet plenty of time to experiment. Relaxed and friendly, and not too technical. Would thoroughly recommend. Huge thanks to Sarah and Paul.
Graham OddeyGraham Oddey
08:30 12 Oct 23
Excellent Cotswolds workshop with Sarah, the third one I’ve done. As ever, Sarah took the time to understand what I and the other participants wanted from the day and tuned her approach to suit. Great fun, very useful and I learned a lot.
Malcolm LeaMalcolm Lea
17:05 06 Oct 23
Sarah is an engaging and talented photographer. Her Exmoor workshop was meticulously planned to encompass as many different locations as possible – whilst still giving time to enjoy and learn. A definite recommendation.
Ben CrippsBen Cripps
20:41 04 Oct 23
I’ve been fortunate to have been on numerous training events at ImageSeen, with either Andy or Sarah, from one-day to long weekend and one-to-one training workshops. Each event I’ve attended has been a pleasure, providing the right level of engagement and light-hearted fun, helping stoke your enthusiasm and creativity further.ImageSeen’s approach is to share their knowledge by doing, not copying, and combined with their patience, and it helps you learn and take home new skills and appreciation for the art of photography. Workshops with other like-minded friendly photographers are also helpful in that you often end up sharing ideas and thoughts.I’m hoping to attend more workshops with ImageSeen, and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to any interested photographer.Updated to say I’ve been on yet more photographic days and workshops, and they’ve all been great, fun learning experiences.
Philip WynnPhilip Wynn
10:23 16 Sep 23
What a great experience I had on a recent workshop with Sarah in the South-West. Good planning for locations and great support in developing my skills in landscape photography. I would highly recommend for anyone who wants to raise the bar in terms of their photographic skills and undertsanding of camera settings and filters.
Angela MacdonaldAngela Macdonald
15:58 28 Jun 23
Slovenia is a stunningly beautiful country and Sarah ensured that we saw plenty of it during our trip. She was constantly juggling our schedule to fit with the very changeable weather and, as a result, we came away with some great images and memories. As always, Sarah was so helpful with guidance and advice and helped me through several wobbly moments! Thanks so much for your patience, Sarah.
08:52 07 Jun 23
A really great workshop personally I learnt a lot. We worked hard from dawn to dusk. Taking in a great deal of the area in sometimesunfavourable conditions. Well planed and executed.Thank you Sarah & Mark
Robert EvansRobert Evans
18:42 05 Jun 23
I attended a one day course with Sarah at Image Seen. It was a wonderful experience, from the professionalism before the course to the advice and guidance on the day. Highly recommend a course with Image Seen. Sarah is very supportive and is an excellent communicator explaining the key photography concepts very well.Rob
laura goslinglaura gosling
16:19 05 Jun 23
Geoff BaileyGeoff Bailey
19:13 30 May 23
Waterfalls. A truly rewarding day expert tuition from true professionals. The best from a exceptionally happy apprentice
Antony RaggAntony Ragg
09:08 28 Apr 23
Many thanks, Sarah, for an excellent three days in North Yorkshire, based at Whitby. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop that you organised so well, together with Martin and Mark. Knowing all the best locations in the area she was able to give advice on the various composition possibilities and camera settings so that we were able to roam around and be creative. Questions were always answered in her friendly and knowledgeable style, all the time keeping an eye on our progress. She kept us informed of any weather-related changes to the plan and when to meet for the all-important picnic lunches provided. The critique sessions were very helpful, not just to have feedback on my efforts, but also to see what the others in the group had achieved. I would certainly recommend Sarah’s Image Seen courses and I’d love to go on another one. Thanks again Sarah.
Simon RichesSimon Riches
23:41 06 Mar 23
I attended Sarah’s Dorset workshop in March, this year. The information pack prior to the workshop was excellent and extremely helpful to get the most out of the event. Sarah knows here locations very well and picks accordingly on each day depending on the weather at the time. Sarah creates a very welcoming and supportitive environment for the attendees. Great for those wanting to learn and improve their landscape photography.
Chris SmythChris Smyth
16:08 06 Mar 23
I’ve just returned from a fairly intensive, very enjoyable 4/5 day workshop with Sarah in Venice. Sarah’s ability to seek out superb locations means that we had some wonderful photo opportunities from abstract, reflective photos in Burano to singing gondoliers. I’m delighted with the results as well as having achieved an improvement in my understanding and ability in different techniques. I very happy to recommend Sarah and her team at Imageseen to all photographers of whatever level of expertise.
Phil GriffithsPhil Griffiths
15:13 15 Aug 22
A huge thank you to Sarah for guiding us through the Exmoor workshop at the weekend. As usual Sarah planned the whole thing immaculately -timings, venues, refreshments etc – but this time with the added challenge of one of the hottest weekends on record. The contrasts made some of the shots quite tough, and the colours will look different as there’s not much green around at the moment! To pick out one of many highlights, Porlock Weir at sunrise was … just, wow! The whole experience was so valuable. Thanks also to Mark for driving us around the moors in air-conditioned bliss! Whether you already think of yourself as an expert, or someone like me who knows he has so much still to learn, you will just love Sarah’s calm, friendly, professional advice.I
Philip YetmanPhilip Yetman
10:44 24 Jun 22
Excellent tuition tailored to your own needs in well planned locations. All you need to do is turn up with your equipment and you are bound to finish with invaluable experience, having learnt something new, and a sense of achievement.
Rene CasonRene Cason
16:20 05 Jun 22
Had a terrific day in Waterfall Land with Sarah. Some excellent tuition accompanied by some excellent company and advice on composition. I believe everyone had a terrific day. I would definitely recommend this day.
Brian GarmanBrian Garman
19:18 28 May 22
Excellent day in the Cotswold with Sarah for my 121 workshop. I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher. She explained to me everything I needed to know in a very friendly way. I will definitely go on a another workshop of hers
Colin NashColin Nash
16:37 30 Mar 22
Recently went with Sarah on her Glencoe Workshop, second workshop I have done with her. Sarah had really done her research on the area and she took us to some wonderful locations in the area and at the right times to get the best shots. Some of these locations were literally a few meters walk from the road but that short distance made all the difference and opened up some great vistas of Rannoch Moor and Glencoe. Sarah makes sure all the participants get the right amount of support depending on their level of expertise and she is always there when you have a question. Oh and she provides some great lunches during the day. A truly great photography experience and something I will remember for a long time. Thanks for a fantastic workshop Sarah.
Chris KChris K
16:20 16 Mar 22
Another superb workshop, this time in the Lake District. Highly recommended for a variety of beautiful locations, presenting interesting challenges in early November light and weather conditions (the weather was good). Sarah’s encouragement and enthusiasm was, as ever, outstanding, adding to the enjoyment of a fun workshop with a great mix of clients.

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We will meet at 9:30am at Batsford Arboretum for introductions and a brief of the day before commencing. Please ensure you are there promptly. There will be a break for lunch for 45 minutes (not included) The workshop will finish at approximately 5pm.


This workshop is aimed at those looking to become more creative with their camera, though the use of ICM (Intentional Camera Movement), long exposures and multiple exposures. It will also focus on producing close up captures, utilising graphics, patterns and colour. You should have a good understanding of your camera and be confident with it before attending the workshop. If you are in any doubt if the workshop is suitable for you please call Sarah on 07760 498 112 to discuss. You will receive both practical and technical advice, as well as individual hands on guidance. There will also be demonstrations in the field.

  • Photographic tuition & demonstrations
  • Entrance fee to the arboretum
  • Transport to and from the venue
  • Personal insurance
  • Equipment insurance
  • Lunch

You will need to make your own way to and from Batsford. Once at the venue the entire day will be spent on foot.

A reasonable degree of fitness is required. The majority of the walking is on flat ground but the arboretum is quite extensive.

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera 


In order to get the very best from the Batsford Impressions workshops your camera needs have the following capabilities

    1. Multiple exposure feature for double/multiple exposure techniques. 
    2. Close-up or macro features for creative close-up/framing techniques. Longer focal lengths can be used as a substitute of sorts if there are no macro features
    3. ND (solid dark) filters for ICM (intentional camera movement) techniques though these may be loaned on the day if needed
    4. The option to choose custom white balance (KELVIN) colour temperature in camera for creative white balance techniques
    5. A manual zoom lens for zoom burst/zoom twist techniques. 


Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email sarah@imageseen.co.uk for more information.

Unless stated otherwise, group workshops will only operate with a minimum of four photographers. In the event of your workshop being cancelled by Sarah Howard due to there being less than four participants your payment will be refunded in full including your deposit.

Please ensure that you insure your photographic equipment. It is also recommended that you take out personal insurance in case you need to cancel. 

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