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Connections through Photography is an eight-week course for adults, helping you to notice nature, connect with others and learn techniques for better images – unlocking the potential for nature connection from your phone.  

This course is part of the Nature Connections programme, developed to help improve health and wellbeing through nature-based group activities at the Eden Project. It is offered free of charge to adults who could benefit, thanks to funding from the Pears Foundation. Booking is essential – please email or call 01726 818550. 


Course participant

“ I left feeling relaxed and positive and having learnt something new. ”

About the course

Explore basic photography techniques, in this eight-week course for adults. Take a closer look at Eden’s plants and landscapes and learn some photography basics to help you take more considered images. 

Many of us carry a camera phone. Using our devices to connect with what we see when we turn our attention outwards is a powerful tool to help us reconnect with nature and improve our wellbeing. Learning new techniques with our devices, can also help improve our digital literacy. The Eden Projects’ plants and views provide some picture-perfect moments to capture. You can take these images away with you and revisit them at any time.  

Young man taking a picture of wildflowers using a smartphone

What to expect

Suitable for complete beginners, the course will cover techniques like composition, colour and exposure. Short practices will give you the opportunity to explore, choose what to photograph and incorporate new techniques in your images. Group sessions enable you to spend time with others and share what you notice in Eden’s iconic gardens. Bring along your phone, camera or tablet to take images. A friendly facilitator will give you activities to try and share their knowledge. 


Course participant

“ It was so much fun. I learnt a lot and wished it could be longer. ”

Useful information

Funded by:

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