Learn Specific Photography Skills with our Themed Workshops
We often want to develop our skills in particular aspects of photography rather than worry too much about the location. If this sounds familiar to you, then why not book on one of our Themed Photography Workshops.
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A Quick Reference Guide to our dedicated Themed Workshops
These workshops often start in daylight but continue into sunset and the night sky. Others (during the winter months, are dedicated to the night sky and mixed lighting photography. Night photography is also included in all our Weekend and Short Break Workshops but is not the main theme of the workshop
Brecon Beacons Night Workshop
Severn Bridges Evening and Night workshop
Rhonnda Valley Evening and Night Workshop
Elan Valley Night Sky Workshop
Light Trails under the winter night sky at the Bwlch-y-Clawdd Mountain Road in the Ogmore Valley in the South Wales Valleys, Wales, UK
These are held in South and Mid Wales and timed to coincide with the amazing displays of colour we often experience, either growing naturally or planted!
In 2019 I’ve held 3 workshops at the Sunglowers on Gower peninsula – more of those in 2020! Others (such as Poppies and OSR (Oil Seed Rape) will also be added next year, either as stand alone workshops, or as events within Weekend or Short Break Workshops.
Dedicated Workshops are:
Gower Sunflowers Workshop (end July / Early August)
Gower Poppies and Lupins Workshop (June / Early July)
Brecon Beacons Bluebells and OSR workshop (April / early May)
Themed elements to longer workshops
Brecon Beacons 3 day Spring and Autumn workshops
Snowdonia Autumn Workshop
A stunning display of Sunflowers at Rhossili, Gower Peninsula, Wales. Planted each year by the National Trust
A workshop espeically for the mountain and camping enthusiast only. You’ll need experience in the mountains, a good level of fitness to get to locations (except for the Elan Valley) and lightweight camping equipment (though this is available if needed0
We go up to the mountains to catch evening light, pitch camp and stay for the night sky and dawn light.
The following areas are covered in our Wild Camping Workshops
Architecture is a key part of our London, Cardiff and Northumberland / Newcastle workshops. We look at contemporary and historic architecture in it’s setting, and coiver both exterior and interior photography. A few things to point out as follows:
London – With our London workshops, the itinerary is amended to suit the weather. However both weekend days include exterior and interior photography with a strong emphaisi on contemporary architectural design.
Cardiff – these are dedicated architectural photography days with a focus on outdoor photography
Newcastle – this is the Sunday of our 4 Day Northumberland and Newcastle photography September workshop. There is a strong emphasis on architectural composition
Leadenhall Development in the City of London in London, UK. Dramatic architectural compositions at this great location on our London workshops
Many of my favourite locations include superb waterfalls set in wooded locations. These are perfect for flat light and wet (though perhaps not too wet!) days. The following workshops have waterfalls as a key element of the workshop or have days dedicated specifically to waterfalls and woodlands.
Brecon Beacons Landscape Day Workshops
Brecon Beacons 3 Day Spring and Autumn Workshop
Snowdonia Short Break workshop (November)
Blaen y Glyn Waterfalls in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. One of my regular locations for tuition – always beautiful and 5 miles from my studio!
Many of my favourite locations are rich in architectural and industrial heritage. The South Wales Valleys is a perfect example of somewhere that has undergone change from traditonal industry, but which has left a striking legacy.
I run workshops dedicated to exploring these areas and many others include significant time in looking and historic buildings, monuments and features::
South Wales Valleys Heritage Workshop
Port Talbot and Rhondda Valley Heritage Workshop
Snowdonia Workshop (Blaenau Ffestiniog and the Slate Mines)
Dramatic light over the Tata Steelworks at Port Talbot. South Wales. Perfect for winter sunsets