LANDSCAPE & COMMISSIONED PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshops Notes

Whilst many of my landscape photography outings are documented In my videos, I also spend time in the field with just my stills camera.

As there are times when I’d like to share thoughts without going to the lengths of making a video, I make some notes here, posting from time to time.

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Group Workshop: Autumn In The Eryri Mountains – Nov 2024

Group Workshop: Autumn In The Eryri Mountains – Nov 2024

Sunday 3rd November 2024
7 hours – from 10:00 to 17:00

LIMITED TO JUST 6 PARTICIPANTS

We’re visiting the upland valley of Rhyd Ddu, in Snowdonia, between Caernarfon and Beddgelert – a great location for landscape photography.

We’ll be starting late(ish) to allow for particpants’ travel to the area and so anyone stopping over from the Saturday workshop can have a leisurely breakfast, or perhaps pop out for a sunrise shoot beforehand!

Whilst this location can be very good for sunsets, I’m conscious that some participants need to get away in good time for travelling home and so we’ll formally finish up earlier than the Saturday workshop, but of course there’s nothing to stop anyone hanging around if the light looks interesting. Sunset is around 18:30, but the sun will be down behind the mountains at least an hour or so before this time.

I like to bring photographers to this location because it affords easy parking to meet up, and gives 360° views around some great ridge-lines, peaks, lakes and forests. It’s a great combination of all manner of mountain subjects within easy walking. Just half an hour in any direction from the car park can give us elevated views, allowing us to take advantage of whatever the conditions are doing in terms of light direction, weather etc. It’s a great place to act as an introduction to mountain photography, whilst still providing enjoyment for more experienced photographers, without difficult hiking to spoil your day. This is a location which can present challenges, but also great rewards to the landscape photographer in any light and weather conditions. So whatever we encounter I should be able to help you come away with good images to enjoy.

Any standard of photographer is more than welcome – from a complete novice, to an expert with a large format film camera who just wants to visit some great locations! I always make time to work individually with each participant, but it’s also about meeting others and sharing ideas. These workshops are always a great day out as well as informative and educational. Aside from identifying subjects and compositions, we’ll also cover aspects of technique and exposure, use of gear and any other tips and tricks in line with what you would like to work on, and your current capabilities. So if you’re already adept with your gear, you can still enjoy the locations without “being taught how to suck eggs”. However, if you’re a complete beginner it’s a great opportunity to learn from more experienced photographers and gain lots of encouragement to improve.

I do arrange pit-stops for refreshments and toilet breaks. Just bring suitable clothing, footwear, camera gear and enthusiasm!

I always minimise the amount of walking so we have as much photography time as possible. However, do bear in mind that our location may be problematic if you have “significant” mobility issues – if you’re not sure whether it will be suitable, please contact me before booking.

Payment is required to book, and you can cancel up to 28 days beforehand for a full refund – no questions asked.

 

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Group Workshop: Autumn On The Anglesey Coast – Nov 2024

Group Workshop: Autumn On The Anglesey Coast – Nov 2024

Saturday 2nd November 2024
7 hours – from 12:00 to 19:00
(sunset around 18:30)

LIMITED TO JUST 6 PARTICIPANTS

We’re visiting the iconic and epic coastal location of Llanddwyn Island, on Anglesey – a must-see for landscape photographers.

We’ll be starting late to allow for particpants’ travel to the Island and so we can be shooting through sunset into blue hour.

Meeting at the main NRW car park by the beach, the island is about 45 minutes walk away and it’s very easy and flat going to reach it. Depending on the tide times we will structure the workshop to avoid getting stranded! But along the way there are countless locations in the sand dunes and the Corsican pine forest, with the backdrop of the mountains on the mainland for plenty of photography subjects. On the island itself there are of course the iconic buildings, and many sandy and rocky features to enjoy. This is a location which can present challenges, but also great rewards to the landscape photographer in any light and weather conditions. So whatever we encounter I should be able to help you come away with good images to enjoy.

Any standard of photographer is more than welcome – from a complete novice, to an expert with a large format film camera who just wants to visit some great locations! I always take time to work individually with each participant, but it’s also about meeting others and sharing ideas. These workshops are always a great day out as well as informative and educational. Aside from identifying subjects and compositions, we’ll also cover aspects of technique and exposure, use of gear and any other tips and tricks in line with what you would like to work on, and your current capabilities. So if you’re already adept with your gear, you can still enjoy the locations without “being taught how to suck eggs”. However, if you’re a complete beginner it’s a great opportunity to learn from more experienced photographers and gain lots of encouragement to improve.

I do arrange pit-stops for refreshments and toilet breaks. Just bring suitable clothing, footwear, camera gear and enthusiasm!

I always minimise the amount of walking so we have as much photography time as possible. However, do bear in mind that our location may be problematic if you have “significant” mobility issues – if you’re not sure whether it will be suitable, please contact me before booking.

Payment is required to book, and you can cancel up to 28 days beforehand for a full refund – no questions asked.

 

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Group Workshop: Springtime In The Eryri Mountains – April 2024

Group Workshop: Springtime In The Eryri Mountains – April 2024

Sunday 14th April 2023
7 hours – from 10:00 to 17:00

LIMITED TO JUST 6 PARTICIPANTS

We’re visiting the upland valley of Rhyd Ddu, in Snowdonia, between Caernarfon and Beddgelert – a great location for landscape photography.

We’ll be starting late(ish) to allow for particpants’ travel to the area and so anyone stopping over from the Saturday workshop can have a leisurely breakfast, or perhaps pop out for a sunrise shoot beforehand!

Whilst this location can be very good for sunsets, I’m conscious that some participants need to get away in good time for travelling home and so we’ll formally finish up earlier than the Saturday workshop, but of course there’s nothing to stop anyone hanging around if the light looks interesting. Sunset is around 20:30, but the sun will be down behind the mountains at least an hour or so before this time.

I like to bring photographers to this location because it affords easy parking to meet up, and gives 360° views around some great ridge-lines, peaks, lakes and forests. It’s a great combination of all manner of mountain subjects within easy walking. Just half an hour in any direction from the car park can give us elevated views, allowing us to take advantage of whatever the conditions are doing in terms of light direction, weather etc. It’s a great place to act as an introduction to mountain photography, whilst still providing enjoyment for more experienced photographers, without difficult hiking to spoil your day. This is a location which can present challenges, but also great rewards to the landscape photographer in any light and weather conditions. So whatever we encounter I should be able to help you come away with good images to enjoy.

Any standard of photographer is more than welcome – from a complete novice, to an expert with a large format film camera who just wants to visit some great locations! I always make time to work individually with each participant, but it’s also about meeting others and sharing ideas. These workshops are always a great day out as well as informative and educational. Aside from identifying subjects and compositions, we’ll also cover aspects of technique and exposure, use of gear and any other tips and tricks in line with what you would like to work on, and your current capabilities. So if you’re already adept with your gear, you can still enjoy the locations without “being taught how to suck eggs”. However, if you’re a complete beginner it’s a great opportunity to learn from more experienced photographers and gain lots of encouragement to improve.

I do arrange pit-stops for refreshments and toilet breaks. Just bring suitable clothing, footwear, camera gear and enthusiasm!

I always minimise the amount of walking so we have as much photography time as possible. However, do bear in mind that our location may be problematic if you have “significant” mobility issues – if you’re not sure whether it will be suitable, please contact me before booking.

Payment is required to book, and you can cancel up to 28 days beforehand for a full refund – no questions asked.

 

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Group Workshop: Springtime On The Anglesey Coast – April 2024

Group Workshop: Springtime On The Anglesey Coast – April 2024

Saturday 13th April 2024
7 hours – from 14:00 to 21:00
(sunset 20:15 / low water 20:05)

LIMITED TO JUST 6 PARTICIPANTS

We’re visiting the iconic and epic coastal location of Llanddwyn Island, on Anglesey – a must-see for landscape photographers.

We’ll be starting late to allow for participants’ travel to the Island and so we can be shooting through sunset into blue hour.

Meeting at the main NRW car park by the beach, the island is about 45 minutes walk away and it’s very easy and flat going to reach it. Depending on the tide times we will structure the workshop to avoid getting stranded! But along the way there are countless locations in the sand dunes and the Corsican pine forest, with the backdrop of the mountains on the mainland for plenty of photography subjects. On the island itself there are of course the iconic buildings, and many sandy and rocky features to enjoy. This is a location which can present challenges, but also great rewards to the landscape photographer in any light and weather conditions. So whatever we encounter I should be able to help you come away with good images to enjoy.

Any standard of photographer is more than welcome – from a complete novice, to an expert with a large format film camera who just wants to visit some great locations! I always take time to work individually with each participant, but it’s also about meeting others and sharing ideas. These workshops are always a great day out as well as informative and educational. Aside from identifying subjects and compositions, we’ll also cover aspects of technique and exposure, use of gear and any other tips and tricks in line with what you would like to work on, and your current capabilities. So if you’re already adept with your gear, you can still enjoy the locations without “being taught how to suck eggs”. However, if you’re a complete beginner it’s a great opportunity to learn from more experienced photographers and gain lots of encouragement to improve.

I do arrange pit-stops for refreshments and toilet breaks. Just bring suitable clothing, footwear, camera gear and enthusiasm!

I always minimise the amount of walking so we have as much photography time as possible. However, do bear in mind that our location may be problematic if you have “significant” mobility issues – if you’re not sure whether it will be suitable, please contact me before booking.

Payment is required to book, and you can cancel up to 28 days beforehand for a full refund – no questions asked.

 

< BACK TO TUITION PAGE

 

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