|Shropshire Landscape Photography
Shropshire in Autumn Colour
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th (1 Place Max 4)
£475.00 includes 2 nights Dinner Bed and Breakfast
The workshop comprises of a 2 night stay including, dinner, bed and breakfast.
Shropshire is one of our most rural of counties, this is my home county and excellent for Landscape Photography. From rolling hills and craggy outcrops to rivers that weave through fields and around picturesque villages with Medieval Churches.
We will be taking photos from Sunrise to sunset at some of the most amazing locations for landscape photography to be found anywhere in England. The opportunities for great images are fantastic in the county of Shropshire. I will take you to gorgeous locations with commanding views over fields and hills, to castles that stand majestically against dramatic skylines. I know the area intimately, I travel it on a daily basis looking for the best viewpoints. I know the best dawn and sunset locations to make the most of your time in front of the camera.
We will also visit new locations that I have photographed over the years and bring exciting new work to your portfolio.
The course is aimed at all levels of photographers who want to improve their camera skills and composition. You may have a good understanding of photography and simply want to be guided to breathtaking scenery but learn the more advanced visional techniques of landscape photography.
Dawn on the Stiperstones
Stokesay Castle Infra Red
Infra Red Digital Photography
Each Workshop includes a session where we discuss and try Infra Red Photography.
Anyone interested in this form of photography can try my converted camera. Just bring along a compact flash card to use in my Nikon D200
We will be staying for 2 nights at the Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock, in the very heart of Shropshire
The hotel is steeped in history and perfectly placed to explore all of Shropshire and its wonderful photographic potential. It has excellent facilities with a relaxing atmosphere, ideal for unwinding after a good days photography. It has the best locally sourced food on the menu, cooked exquisitely by a superb chef.
Shropshire Workshop Group
All the workshops we run are based on a very relaxed format to make the most of your time and importantly enjoy the beautiful surroundings. I don't chase around the countryside from one location to another. This course is also about learning to slow down and study with your eyes. Understanding what is happening in nature and the weather patterns is a huge part of taking a great photograph. I will show you to use your eye's and resolve the compositional puzzle that is presented at each new location we visit. I will also give you an insight on how to read the weather so you know when to anticipate dynamic light.
A Typical Workshop Day will involve the following;
Dawn Shoot – Times will vary depending on the time of year but we will be on location and set up for sunrise.
8.30 a.m Breakfast back at the Hotel
11.30 a.m Field Tutorial –Location- How to-Anticipate the Light.
13.30p.m Lunch and Break
(now is the chance to have your fix and use your mobile!)
14.30 p.m Set off Afternoon Shoot
15.30.p.m In Field Tutorial – Composition- Let nature work for you.
16.00 .p.m Afternoon Shoot
19.00 p.m. Back at the Hotel
The evening will comprise of a review of the days photography.
Cost Per Photographer for the Workshop £475.00
The course includes;
All photographic tuition and activities
2 nights accommodation at the Raven hotel in Much Wenlock
Dinner, bed and breakfast
FREE POST PRODUCTION DAY AT MY STUDIO
Transport to the locations
What it doesn't include;
Transport to and from Shropshire
Drinks from the bar
Lunch on the Saturday and Sunday
Shropshire Hills under Winter
Workshop Details -
What you need
Bring along the camera equipment you are most familiar with and have a good understanding of its basic settings. Most cameras work in a similar way so I can help with some of the finer points.
It can be digital or film, I use both, the only point I would add here is that it is nice to view the days photographs in the evening all together, digital photography allows for this activity.
Fitness- The photography does require some moderate hill walking so a little fitness is required, a pair of walking boots would be beneficial.
Waterproofs - Just in case.
Arrival - We meet up at the Raven Hotel in Much Wenlock on the Friday after 3pm. We can then head out for the first photographic shoot of the weekend. This will leave plenty of time to be back at the Hotel for Dinner and discuss the morning location.
We will complete the course on Sunday afternoon.
Storm light from Caer Caradoc