Beginners Photography

Join this one-day workshop for beginner photographers, focussing on composition and producing creative shots.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Spend a day in Petworth Park on this photography workshop led by a friendly and experienced tutor from Aspire Sussex. You will learn how to apply different compositional rules to different subjects for best effect as well as some camera techniques that will make the most of any subject. It is a fantastic opportunity to make flower, landscape, and if lucky even some wildlife images.

A great opportunity to share a hobby and get creative all with expert tuition. This is suitable for beginner’s wanting to develop their photographic journey. Bridge and Dslr cameras welcome.

Technical support will be given throughout the day, so a great opportunity to pick up some great tips and “how to” demonstrations, such as off centre focusing, creative use of depth of field, black and white photography, exposure control and much more.

This workshop will run on Saturday 18th June and Friday 12th August, 10.30 – 3.30. £85 per person, per session.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £85.00
View admission charges


Petworth House and Park
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £17.60 £16.00
Child £8.80 £8.00
Family £44.00 £40.00
Family one adult £26.40 £24.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members. 

Main Car Park:

Members: Free Parking - scan membership cards on car park machine

Non-Members: £4 - This can be paid by cash at the pay machines, by card at visitor reception or using a PayByPhone contactless service (Location Number 803377)

North Car Park:

Members: Free Parking - scan membership cards on car park machine

Non-Members: £3 - This can be paid by cash at pay machines or using PayByPhone contactless service available (Location Number 803378)

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Not suitable for children
Meeting point
Please meet at the main visitor car park for Petworth House, by the reception building.
What to bring and wear
Bridge/ DSLR cameras for best experience, footwear, and clothing appropriate for walking outdoors. A packed lunch.
This event is outdoors in the Park, and will involve walking across uneven and sloping terrain. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk through the Park.
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your workshop as there will be a short walk to the are of the Park where we will be painting. In adverse weather the workshop will be moved to an indoor studio. Admission to Petworth House and Garden is not included with this workshop

Contact Info

Petworth Property Office
Call 01798 342207

Upcoming events

'We the People' exhibition

Mon 30 May 2022
See this touring exhibition celebrating volunteers on its first stop at Petworth

Lantern Making Workshop

Tue 31 May 2022
Join a local artist to create beautiful lanterns to be used in the Carnival of Lights - one of the highlights of the Chichester Culture Spark 2022

Drawing and Painting Trees in Petworth Park

Fri 03 Jun 2022
Spend a day drawing and using watercolours inspired by the magnificent trees in Petworth Park.

Volunteer Recruitment Afternoon at Petworth

Tue 07 Jun 2022
Learn all about volunteering opportunities at Petworth and discover the House and grounds

Photography - Architecture

Wed 08 Jun 2022
Be inspired and build up your photography skills in the beautiful Park and Gardens at Petworth.

Celebration Sunday: free entry for Petworth’s 75th Birthday

Sun 12 Jun 2022
Join in the birthday celebrations with family activities, tours and free entry