Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5.00PM & Bank Holidays

Photography Course

Friday 15th September 11am-4pm

£25

An Introduction to Nature, Landscape & Wildlife Photography based in and around our grounds and collections. During this hands-on, practical digital photography short course you will learn the fundamentals of using your camera’s settings to get the most effective images, understanding what makes a good composition, and learn techniques for action and still-life photography.

Experience level: Having a basic understanding of your camera, being able to use Aperture and Shutter Priority and adjust the ISO, is recommended to get the best results.

Equipment required: You will need to have your own digital camera and compatible memory card. It can be a Compact Zoom, Bridge or DSLR with a long lens is recommended. A tripod would be preferable.

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Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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