SNOWDONIA - AUTUMN SPECIAL WITH LEE ACASTER
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October 2017 - Sold Out!
Join me and Lee Acaster in Snowdonia for 2 days in Autumn to photograph popular locations as well as hidden treats, with the potential to venture further than other workshops dare to tread.
This Autumnal Snowdonia workshop will be run on a whole weekend basis and includes accommodation (The Golden Fleece Inn, Tremadog). It will be run jointly with Lee Acaster, a truly exceptional landscape photographer (British Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014, Wex Photographer of the Year 2014, Amateur Photographer of the Year 2015)
Party size will be limited to six and 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.
Much like my other workshops, during the main part of the day from dawn to about 12.30pm we will not typically be shooting ourselves unless something amazing is happening, but even so we may do so to demonstrate how we work to the participants. Throughout 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, walking for about 1-2 hours from the car, to an achievable summit/high level location. Once there we will be shooting for ourselves but 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 under workshops conditions at a lower location until sunset, or choose to use the time to review images and offer processing tips.
On the Saturday night we will aim to have a pub meal at the Inn (not included). We can also use this time to discuss our images from the day as well as do some processing if appropriate.
Sunday follows the same format as Saturday.
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 Inn, 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.
12.30pm – End of Workshop
12.30-1.30pm – Light lunch (not included in price)
1.30pm onwards – Voluntary hill walk with potential for a photoshoot
Difficulty Level: *** Moderate
No. of people: 4-6
The price for the weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) is £495.
Pricing includes accommodation in a double room (single occupancy) at the Golden Fleece Inn on Friday and Saturday night. It includes Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. All other meals and drinks are excluded. Travel to and from the Golden Fleece is excluded. When on the workshop we shall endeavor to car share but you may choose to use your own vehicle.
To please contact me via the contact form on the website or directly via email ([email protected]). I can then provide further details and arrange payment.