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Landscape Photography One Day Workshops                                                                               

Typically the day courses will offer a small number of participants (3-5) the opportunity to explore the location in some depth and learn how to make the best of the conditions in the dramatic locations on offer. The day will typically be about 7-9 hours. If the conditions are perfect we will not miss them, that's for sure!
 
I have carefully chosen locations for the workshops that I’ve personal longstanding experience of working in. It is my intention to offer in-depth photographic knowledge of the local conditions and how best to develop them photographically.

Whitby & Area: Lone Exposure Seascape and Sunset - One Day Workshop - £95     - Sold Out

This photographic workshop will cover some of the most dramatic scenery the North of England has to offer. We will be covering locations such as Whitby, Black Nab, Saltwick Bay; Sandsend..... the list goes on!

What to expect on this photograph walk?

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: 9.30am – 6pm

Start and Finish Location: Tourist Information central Whitby

Date: Saturday 13th Feb 2016

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 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.

Essentials

  • 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                                                                                                                                                          BOOK A PLACE 

Yorkshire Dales: Ribblehead Viaduct / Scaleber Force Limestone Pavements  - £95  - Sold Out

This new photogrpahic workshop will explore the rich photographic diversity in the centre of the beautifull Yorkshire dales. There will be moderate walking over some limestone pavements, so you will need to be confident in such conditons. There will also be moderate flexibility due to the small group size. Transport will be provided, but please bring a pact lunch and a flask.  (Easy to challenging terrain)  

What to expect on this workshop?

Limestone pavements, spectacular waterfalls, historic viaducts, lots of clasic Yorkshire Dales vistas and plenty of natural beauty!

 

(Easy to challenging terrain)

 

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.                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                  BOOK A PLACE   

Spurn Point Seascape: Photographic One Day Seascape Workshop - £95                2015 Date Comming Soon.

This photographic workshop, will explore the picturesque and dramatic coastline along spurn point. There are many iconic shots of lighthouses, groins, sandy beaches. 

What to expect on this photograph walk?

Spurn point is a dynamic enviroment that is constantly changing and moveing 2 meters a year! On the day we have endless possibilities but possible options include, focusing on seascape, movement, dramatic vistas, architexiual lighhouses, bridges and experimenting with long exposure to simplify the moving sea and grasses is a must! There are also some classic seascape subjects with plenty of groins and the dominant lighthouse. The locations lend themselves to black and white moody shots and this is something that will be covered on the day!

 

 

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: Humber Bridge, Spurn point.

Date: Saturday 28th November 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 location, food and drinks.

 

 

 Fitness level – Please be aware workshop involves at least 4 miles walking along the beach, to and from the carpark, but we will give plenty of time for this and take it at a leisurely pace. This workshop also covers some uneven and potentially slippy ground, but mainly beach walking. 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.

Essentials

  • 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

 I firmly believe that good images are made by photographers considering the creative and great images are more about the ideas and approach to the subject, but to extend your creative toolkit it is desirable (but not essential) that you bring a tripod, a camera that you can change the shutter speed, F-stop.

I very much look forward to our day learning and enjoying the beautiful scenery around the East Yorkshire, warmest regards, Jason

                     

(Easy terrain)                                                                                                                                                                               BOOK A PLACE

Otley - Photoshop for Photographers - 16th January 2016 - Sold Out

What to expect on this photograph workshop?

Photoshop is the leading post prosessing software and is used exstensively across the sector to enhanse images.

Our workshop will be broken up into demonstrations and practical workshop tasks,  that are desingned to cover many of the prosesses that you will need to finish your work off to a professional leavel.

 Please can you bring an image with you (preferabally a raw, but jpg or Tiff will do) that you want to prosess and we can make sure you finsih the day with a beautifull image.

 

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 – This photoshop training workshop will take you through all the key elements to post prosess your work to a professional level. I will typically cover, image selection, raw prosessing, colour balance, curves, cloning, image blending, sharpening, lens corection, black and white dodge and burn - get ready for web - and much much more.

 

The workhsop is a perfect acumpanyment to a day photographic workshop and is often used by clients to gain the full photographic experience.

 

 

Group size: Six places available

Duration: 9am – 5pm

Start and Finish Location: To be confirmed nearer the time.

Date: Saturday 13th Feb 2016

Price: £125pp

What’s included: At least 8+ hours of Tuition and a friendly supportive learning environment.

What's not included: Insurance, transport to location and food.

Essentials

  • Laptop with photoshop installed (you can use the 30 day free trile if you don’t have it, and I can lend you a basic laptop if you don’t have one)
  • A selection of your own images to edit
  • Packed lunch                                                                                                                                                                   BOOK A PLACE

 

Lake District  Dawn Till Dusk Autumn Colours  One Day Workshop                                             Sold Out £95pp

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 photographic 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.  (More)

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.

Essentials

  • 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                                                                                                                                                                      BOOK A PLACE 

                                                                                                                                                    

Brigham Rocks - Sunset & Light Painting £95                                                                         Sold out 14th March 2015

This new photographic workshop will explore the wonderful rock formations and stunning iconic compositions that this beautiful National Trust location has to offer. We will explore the location in afternoon soft rich light and make the most of the sunset and evening for light painting. There will be moderate walking and some uneven rocky environments, so you will need to be confident in such conditions. There will also be flexibility due to the small group size.

 

What to expect on this workshop?

Iconic dramatic locations, wondrous rock formations and plenty of opportunity to make more intimate compositions.      

 

 

 (Easy to moderate terrain).                                      BOOK A PLACE

Malham Limestone Pavements: Water Movement  - 3m One Day Walking Workshop - Sold Out  17th May 2015

This photographic workshop, (easy to medium difficulty terrain) will explore the picturesque and dramatic countryside around the quaint Dales village of Malham. We will begin by exploring the beautiful woodland and emerald green waters around the magical Janet’s Foss waterfall. Then only a few hundred meters further upstream we will ascend the dramatic canyon that is Gordale Scar, (or as far as you feel comfortable with).  We will then take in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales scenery on offer ending up traversing the unique limestone pavements ending up on top of the incredibly dramatic Malham Cove. From here it’s a short walk back to the picturesque village of Malham.

Further options for more adventurous groups: For the more adventurous there is the option of extending the trip to Malham Tarn, but this will depend on time limitations, weather conditions and the group’s photographic desires.  

 

What to expect on this photograph walk?

Wonderful woodland, miles of ancient dry-stone walls, field barns, meadows, vivid emerald green water and vegetation in the deep valleys leading up to the beautiful waterfall, ‘Janet’s Foss’. Spectacular water cut limestone canyons, internationally unique limestone pavements, (sight of international interest) and some dramatic compositional locations. (Easy to medium difficulty terrain)

Note: Shortly after booking you will be emailed a pre-workshop questionnaire enquiring about 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.

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Ingelton – Waterfalls & Water Movement (3m workshop) (Entrance fee not included) Sold Out 13th June 2015

This photographic walking workshop, (mid to confident going terrain) will explore the picturesque Yorkshire Dales village of Ingleton. The walk will follow the famous waterfall walk through the bluebell filled woods, as a basis for this workshop. But we will make the opportunity to deviate slightly from the waterfalls, to visit the internationally renowned and compositionally dramatic, limestone pavements above Ingleton. How far we go towards the dramatic peak of Ingleborough is up to the workshop participants and weather conditions. There will be plenty of opportunity to capture waters movement and experiment with different length exposures on this workshop, so don’t forget bring your ND filters and tripods.

What to expect on this photograph walk?

You can expect to see lots of different waterfalls in beautiful flower filled woodland (bluebells, garlic, orchids). Dramatic and scientifically / biologically unique limestone pavements. Graphic gnarled hawthorn trees protruding from the limestone pavements. Deep gorges and water eroded rocks. (Please note that I cannot guarantee bluebells or garlic flowers, this is variable due to weather conditions, but I’ve positioned the workshop to give us the best chance of this). The local wildlife consists of squirrels, rabbits, badgers, foxes, stoats, Wesel’s, many birds including red kites, buzzards, and sparrow hawks to name but a few species. If we’re lucky the occasional Roe Dear.

Note: Shortly after booking you will be emailed a pre workshop questionnaire enquiring your, food preferences, to establish your learning style / experience 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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BOOK A PLACE

Newby Hall - Garden and Macro Flower Workshop  £95   (Entrance fee not included)                Sold Out 4th July 2015

This new photographic workshop will explore the house and gardens of one of the country’s most beautiful stately Holmes. You will learn the tips and tricks into composing formal gardens; we will take the art trail through the ancient forest river walk and experiment with macro work with flowers. If you love flowers ancient forests, river walks and beautiful gardens you will not be disappointed as July is the most specular display of wondrous colour. Please bring a packed lunch and a flask. (Easy terrain).

 

What to expect on this workshop?

Amazing stunning gardens in one of England’s most beautiful stately homes. Compositional graphic formal gardens, stunning vistas, woodland and river walks, plenty of intimate hidden gems. Beautiful water feathers’, countless beautiful followers, rose gardens. Not forgetting the wondrously dramatic House and plenty more.

(Easy to medium difficulty terrain)              BOOK A PLACE 

 

Flamborough:Composing Dramatic Seascapes - One Day Workshop £95          Sold Out 06th June 2015

 

Flamborough Head is picturesque peninsular along the Eastcoast of Yorkshire. Its numerous dramatic chalk cliffs tower over many secludedcoves. It’s a seascape photographer’s paradise and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

What to expect on this workshop

 Fantastic compositional sea stacks, lighthouses,beaches, rock formations, amazing geology, dramatic skies, wonderfully photogenicchalk cliffs and plenty of wildlife, especially puffins gannets and all sorts of seabirds.

 

 

 

 

 

 (Easy to medium difficulty terrain)                    BOOK A PLACE

Swaledale Buttercups and Barns: One Day Workshop £95                                       2015 Dates Comming Soon...

 

Swaledale is wonderful in June as all the wild flowers are out and the buttercups erupt into a carpet of golden colour! It’s a very picturesque dale and with many iconic photographic locations a photographic workshop up this valley will not leave you disappointed! 

 

What to expect on this workshop

For a start, the weather should be warm and a much higher chance of avoiding the rain! Very strong photographic compositions, iconic locations, barns, flowing meadows, fantastic hidden waterfalls and a wealth of photographic gems! You will not be disappointed! 

 

 

 

 

 

 (Easy to medium difficulty terrain)                                                  BOOK A PLACE

Northumberland: One Day Seascape Workshops - £95                                                  2015 Dates Comming Soon...

This photographic workshop (easy going terrain) will explore the historic and dramatic Northumberlandcoastline. We will visit spectacular castles, pristine beaches and explore someof the most dramatic iconic locations the north of England has to offer. You won’tbe disappointed! 

What to expect onthis photograph workshop

Picturesque historic castles(Bambrough and Dunstanburgh) amazing beaches, unique geology, an abundance ofwildlife including sea birds, seals, and if we are lucky, maybe even a 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.

 

(Easy to challenging terrain)                                                            BOOK A PLACE 

Aysgarth / West Burton Falls Waterfall One Day Workshop - £95                           2015 Dates Comming Soon...

Aysgarth / West Burton Falls Waterfall Workshop 8th June 13

This new photographic workshop will explore the rich photographic diversity in the centre of the beautiful Yorkshire dales.

What to expect on this workshop?

Spectacular and diverse waterfalls, ancient woodland, buttercup fields, stone barns and lots of classic Yorkshire Dales vistas with plenty of natural beauty!

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.   (Easy to medium difficulty terrain)    

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

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3 hour Intro camera workshop  (workshops for small self forming groups only 5-10 -  ideal for clubs)      £39pp

These taster sessions are designed to focus our attention around a particular location with the aim of coming away with an emotive interpretation on the location. Typically they will be designed around a particular theme dictated by the location and time of year. (Bluebells/garlic flowers/ autumn colours/ winter's drama)

 

Please contact me if you’re interested in one of these workshops. I go out into these locations on a regular basis and I’m very happy to design one around the dates and location of your choice.

 

Spring Bluebells in lower Wharfedale (May)

Sunset at Cow and Calf (Early June)

Wharfedale (Burnsall) Garlic flowers (Mid May )

Fountains Abbey (Autumn )

Yorkshire's East Coast (Weekend)                                  (Bespoke workshops for small self forming groups only)

The dramatic east coast of Yorkshire is packed full of emotive locations, with places such as 'Robin Hoods Bay', ‘Whitby’, ‘Black Nab’, ‘Saltwick Bay’, ‘Sands End’, ‘Runswick and 'Staithes' . The enormous variety in the area offers the photographer a wealth of opportunities, from the historic cobbled streets and unique graphic harbour of Whitby to the geographic beauty and atmospheric shipwreck at Saltwick Bay. I am confident that you can make amazing images on this workshop and am sure that you will not be disappointed. I look forward to helping you develop in such an inspirational environment.

 

 

  

 

 

Northumberland (weekend)                                              (Bespoke workshops for small self forming groups only)

Northumberland’s coastline only stretches some 50 miles, but this tiny section of the UK’s shores contains some of the inspired landscapes that Britain has to offer.

Workshops will concentrate on the following locations:

Bamburgh – location of the eponymous Castle, one of the most photographed in the UK.  The beach, dunes and doleritic outcrop will predominantly feature in this workshop.

Dunstanburgh – another great beach and eponymous Castle.  Dunstanburgh is famous (photographically) for its dolerite boulders which dominate the shoreline below the castle.  Also covered at this location is the beautiful Beach at Embleton Bay and the sands at Low Newton-by-the-Sea.

Holy Island – famous for its castle at Lindisfarne, the island also has a ruined priory, port and causeway which floods twice a day.  Trips to the island will be dependant on the tide times.

Budle Bay – a tidal inlet just to the north of Bamburgh, this small Bay has a wealth of sand textures and views over the Ross Sands to Lindisfarne.

Other locations include Cheswick Sands; Goswick Sands; Alnmouth; Howick and Cullernose Point depending on tide times and available light.

I am sure that if you’ve never visited Northumberland before you’ll be captivated by the beauty of each location and you’ll be encouraged to return time and again.