This autumnal photographic workshop, will explore the dramatic mountains lakes and autumnal forests in and around the Derwentwater and Buttermere (Medium going terrain) we will be explore picturesque Lakeland vistas in and around the dramatic northern lake district. Locations visited; Castlerigg Stone Circle, Ashes Bridge, Derwentwater, Buttermere and mountain streams, waterfalls and lake vistas.
What to expect on this photograph workshop?
Autumn is one of the best times to visit the lakes and is arguably one of the most spectacular locations in the UK at this time of year! There is the likelihood of frost, stunning autumnal colours, still misty waters, dramatic peaks, and moody atmospheric Lakeland vistas. Commonly there are roe dear, buzzard, woodpeckers, cuckoos, ospreys and the possibility of the occasional golden eagle.
Note: Shortly after booking you will be emailed a pre workshop questionnaire enquiring your experience / to establish you’re learning style / and offer you a detailed itinerary of the day’s events. If you require further information about this workshop please don’t hesitate to email and I’d be happy to help.
The one day workshop structure - A typical workshop day often includes tuition on the following subjects; camera set-up, live view and accurate focusing, of field preview, effective tripod setup, shooting manual, bespoke and one to one demonstrations of exposure, metering, and bracketing, focusing, depth of field (known as Hyperfocal distance). The creative uses of both shutter speed and apertures, use of filters, both exposure balancing (Neutral Density Graduated) and creative effects (Polarisers, Neutral Density). Whatever you’re understanding I assure you that I will help you advance both technically and creatively and ensure a bespoke learning experience depends on individual needs or requests.
Composition will form an important part of the workshop as its key to powerful images and there will be demonstrations, critiques and healthy discussions. Some topics we can cover; what makes a good image, the rules of composition, when to follow them and when to break them, how to win camera club competitions, use of depth, scale, texture, perspective, colour and psychology. Other popular topics of discussion include; location planning, lighting conditions, support material and communities, commercial work, Photoshop and, image philosophy.
This workshop main aim is designed to improve your technical and conceptual skills so you can be confident when shooting your own work. Oh yes there is always like minded and supportive fellow photographers for plenty of laughs and enjoyable experiences in wonderful soundings.
Group size: Four places available
Duration: 7.30am – 6.30pm (dependant on light and conditions)
Start and Finish Location: Keswick
Date: Saturday 24th October 2015
Price : £95pp
What’s included: At least 8+ hours of Tuition, transport on the day, a friendly supportive learning environment.
What's not included: Insurance, transport to Whitby, food and drinks.
Fitness level - Easy to medium difficulty terrain; this workshop covers some uneven and potentially slippy ground and there will be some moderate walking to and from locations with slight gradients. I always respect an individual’s personal limitations and due to the small group sizes this shouldn’t be a problem. If you need to discuss any concerns and need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to help.
• Camera and spare batteries (ideally a SLR)
• Sturdy Tripod (I have a couple spare if needed)
• Memory Cards
• Walking Boots or Wellies
• Warm waterproof clothing
• Packed lunch
Optional but will improve the day
• Selection of lenses
• Neutral Density Graduated Filters (I use B+W 3,6 and 10 stop)
• Prints for critiques (over lunch, coffee)
• Camera manual
Note: Shortly after booking you will be emailed a pre workshop questionnaire enquiring your experience / to establishyour learning style / and offer you a detailed itinerary of the day’s events.You will also be expected to read then sign and post back a terms and conditions for the workshops. In addition it recommended that you take out personal insurance to militate against bodily or equipment damage. If you require further information about this workshop please don’t hesitate to contact me, I’ll be happy to help.