Workshops

Carnedd Meibion Owen Banner

Are you interested in learning photography or even refining your current skills? If so, read on!

What’s a workshop?

A workshop is just a term used to describe time spent with a photographer learning the art of photography. We get together, find beautiful landscapes or interesting wildlife, and then work out how to photograph it. Workshops are available as both one-to-ones and group workshops in both half-day and full-day lengths.

Me taking a picture of Ffynone FallsIt doesn’t matter what your skill level. I teach everything from mobile phone photography to professional DSLR and mirrorless systems. Just let me know what equipment you’ve got and then we can talk about the kind of photography you’re interested in, whether it’s wildlife, landscapes, or a mixture of both.

Where do they take place?

At the moment I only offer regular workshops in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It’s where I live, so I know all the locations and can tailor things nicely to your needs. But if you have a location in mind that is further afield, then contact me and we can discuss it.

Things To Consider

I can tailor a workshop to your individual needs, but there are a few basic things that you need to consider before signing up.

Fitness

Chances are that any kind of photography involving wildlife or landscapes will require some hiking. This will vary from the heart attack inducing walks up hills and mountains to long walks in search of wildlife. So you need to consider this before paying the deposit (which is non-returnable).

Walking across a hill

But that doesn’t rule you out of engaging in a workshop if your fitness level isn’t great or if you’re in a wheelchair. I know locations where it’s easy to get shots with very little walking at all. Just highlight your needs and I’ll adjust the locations accordingly. The aim is to have fun while learning photography. Everybody’s welcome.

Gear

You’ll need camera equipment, obviously, but what else? Hiking gear, including boots, waterproofs, and warm clothing if it gets cold. The basic thing is to dress appropriately for the time of year. So that includes sunblock on the rare occasions it’s hot. A backpack or bag to carry drinks and any food you decide to bring along is essential.

Timing and Weather

Photographing nature and landscapes is highly dependent on the weather. When you sign up by paying a deposit, I’ll arrange a series of dates – usually across an individual week – that are options. If the weather is too rough on one day, then your workshop will take place on the next available date on your list.

But weather isn’t the only problem that can occur, so if life proves troublesome and you can’t attend on one day, just let me know and we’ll aim for the next.

Should all your allocated dates be unsuitable, then the workshop will be cancelled.

What’s next?

So if all that sounds good, then contact me and we can discuss  what’s next. Prices range from £90 for a half day, up to £150 for a full day, but you can book as much – or as little – time as you want, and students are half price. There’s also bulk discounts available if you book as a group.

I look forward to meeting you.