Free AONB fixed-point photography courses

Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has a Fixed-Point Photography Monitoring project, to study how AONB landscapes change over time.

The project is run by volunteers, who take photographs twice a year from 56 locations across the AONB.

 To help the volunteers with their photography skills, the AONB is holding six fixed-point photography workshops, led by professional photographer, Steve Welsh.

 The sessions are free, include a light lunch, and are open to everyone, not just AONB volunteers.

 Emma Beaman–Green, of Cannock Chase AONB, said: “Everyone is welcome to learn the skills of how to take a beautiful fixed-point photograph at these free workshops. All you need is a digital camera and a love of the great outdoors.

 “With the help of the expert tuition, we hope more people will have the confidence to volunteer and help us to photograph and monitor the AONB landscape.”

 The Thursday workshops are running from10amto12 noonon:

 10 November 2011 – Springslade Lodge

  • 24 November 2011 – John O Leary Centre, Marquis Drive
  • 8 December 2011 – Beaudesert Scout Camp
  • 15 December 2011 – TBC
  • 12 January 2012 – Chasewater Innovation Centre
  • 26 January 2012 – Poplars Landfill

Places are limited and need to be booked. To reserve your place on one of the photography workshops, please call Cannock Chase AONB on 01889 882613 or email

Other dates for the diary

 19 October 10am – 12 noon –National Trust led walk round Shugborough

11 November 2pm –Armistice Day Ceremony for working dogs at Freda’s Grave

 16 November 10am – 12 noon –Shugborough Arboretum walk followed by soup

 30 November 1.30pm – 3.30pm –AONB management plandrop-in session atRugeleyRoseTheatre

 7 December 10am – 12 noonBrocton Coppice winter walk led by Andy Goode from Staffordshire County Council

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