Rivers in Focus

Explore the rivers of the Stour Valley, camera in hand. Join one of our free photography or video workshops, and discover a local river and its wildlife.

Photography workshops

Grab your camera and experience the wonderful and varied waterways of the Stour Valley! You will be led by a professional photographer, who will help you with techniques, getting the best from your equipment and taking better pictures. You’ll learn about river habitats and wildlife and look at how photography can raise awareness of issues affecting them. Workshops can cater for both beginners and more experienced photographers. You can use any camera, including smartphone cameras and tablets, no expensive equipment needed. Photos may be chosen to go into an exhibition and used as stills in a film at the end of the project.

Video workshops

If you enjoy shooting video of the natural world, why not join us on a free workshop at a riverside location? A professional film maker will be on hand to give you ideas and technical guidance – how to capture movement, film landscapes, what camera angles to use. As we explore one of the Stour Valley’s waterways, we’ll look at issues affecting rivers and  how film can tell stories and raise awareness. Workshops can cater for all abilities. You can use any camera, including phone cameras and tablets. Footage can be used to make your own short films to go on our YouTube channel or be contributed to a longer film about the Stour.

Workshop dates are to follow – email will.hirstle@kent.gov.uk to receive an update when dates are announced.

Groups and clubs

If you belong to a group or club that might enjoy a Rivers in Focus workshop, get in touch – we can cater for all ages and abilities. Email will.hirstle@kent.gov.uk to find out more.