SNOWDONIA MID WINTER WITH NICK LIVESEY
Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st January 2017
- Max 6x PLACES ONLY -
Join me and Nick Livesey in Snowdonia for 2 days in mid-Winter to photograph popular locations as well as hidden treats, with the potential to venture further than other workshops dare to tread.
Snowdonia workshops are run on a weekend basis and party size is limited to a maximum of six (6) so that we will be on hand to offer advice and share thoughts on composition and the landscape throughout. On the technical front it is expected that participants will know the basics of their chosen equipment but we do have knowledge of Canon, Sony and Fuji systems and limited knowledge of Nikon.
After meeting on Friday night at a local pub we will aim to be up well before dawn on Saturday to take advantage of the many sunrise opportunities that exist within a short drive. During the main part of the day from dawn to about 12.30pm we will not typically shoot ourselves, but may take time to do so, so that participants can get a feel for how we work which many find quite valuable to witness. We will be on hand moving between each participant in turn offering advice when needed.
After lunch, and depending on if the weather for the rest of the day looks favourable, participants can join us ‘on the hill’ for a late afternoon/sunset shoot. We will take you to a launch pad for a location that gives the best possible chance of ‘good light’ and a stunning vista. We will voluntarily lead the party on a ‘hiking basis only’ across rough and often steep terrain, photographing along the way, walking for about 1-2 hours from the car, to an achievable summit/high level location. Once there we will all be shooting but Nick and I will be on hand to offer further advice on how to shoot in such environments and to answer or point out any safety concerns. Participants should expect to return to the car a couple of hours after sunset. If the weather does not look so favourable given the effort involved, we shall continue at a lower location until sunset.
Image Credit: Nick Livesey
On the Saturday night we will aim to have a pub meal in Capel Curig (not included). We can also use this time to discuss our images from the day and perhaps do a little processing if appropriate.
Sunday follows the same format as Saturday before the day ends following sunset.
We shall adapt the workshop and the locations to suit the conditions, time of year and participants but for a rough idea of what to expect, here is a sample itinerary.
6am – Depart accommodation, drive to first location
6.30-7am – Arrive first location for Sunrise
7-9am – Shoot sunrise, explore local area, look for alternative compositions, etc.
9-10am – Breakfast at a cafe (bacon/sausage bap and coffee/tea...included in price)
10-12.30pm – Second location, explore local area, look for alternative compositions, etc, then light lunch (not included in price)
1.00pm onwards – Voluntary hill walk with potential for a photoshoot
Difficulty Level: *** Moderate to Difficult
No. of people: 4-6
Image Credit: Nick Livesey
The price for the full weekend is only £299.
Basic accommodation for two nights (Friday and Saturday) is included in a modernised Longhouse that is warm and homely, with a lounge area, modern kitchen and bathrooms and fully central heated. Beds are mainly bunks but as we are not filling the whole Longhouse, almost everyone can have a bottom bunk or a single bed.
All tuition and guiding
2 x Nights Accommodation (you will need to bring bedding/sleeping bag and towels)
2 x Breakfasts
Transportation to Snowdonia
Meals or Drinks, unless specified
To book on a weekend please contact me via the contact form on the website or directly via email (email@example.com). I can then provide further details and arrange payment.
About Nick Livesey
Over the last 5 years the name Nick Livesey has become synonymous with Snowdonian mountain photography, a reputation built on beautiful images and an unrivalled knowledge of the area. Nick’s work has been featured in On Landscape, Outdoor Photography and is regularly published in TRAIL and TGO magazines. His passion for capturing Snowdonia’s rugged grandeur and talent as a communicator ensure there is no one better to inspire you and your photography in the Welsh mountains. Nick is currently close to finishing his first book ‘Photographing the Snowdonia Mountains’ which will be published by fotoVUE next spring (2018) and he is a brand ambassador for Mammut and Kase filters.