What to expect on this photograph workshop?
A historic fishing village, dramatic harbour, spectacular tidal rock formations, beautiful long beaches, little coves, beach defences and historic lighthouses. There is such a depth and breadth of subjects here, I never tire of visiting this coastline and I’ve been going for 35 plus years. Wildlife you can expect to see includes many species of sea birds, seals, and the occasional dolphin.
Note: Shortly after booking you will be emailed a pre workshop questionnaire enquiring your experience / to establish your 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: 9am – 5pm (dependant on light and conditions and swell. Being off the point by 5pm is a must!)
Start and Finish Location: Tourist Information central Whitby
Date: Saturday 13th Feb 2016
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 location, food and drinks.
Fitness level – Please be aware workshop involves walking around Whitby and along several beaches. It also covers some uneven steps down to Saltswick Nab bay, which has a 15 minute uneven and potentially slippy ground. So you will need to be confident in such circumstances. That said 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 (or we can visit local fish and chip café
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 apre workshop questionnaire enquiring your experience / to establish your 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 takeout personal insurance to militate against bodily or equipment damage. If you require further information about this workshop please don’t hesitate to email and I’d be happy to help.
Note: If you prefer I can take payment from checks,or bank transfer. Just email me and I can give you the relevant details.Warmest regards Jason Theaker