Skye Workshop Information
GRASMHOR Bed and Breakfast (www.grasmhor.co.uk)
Quality accommodation - recommended in Tripadvisor
Single or double occupancy of a double/twin en-suite room.
Centrally located for easy access to all the good photographic locations
What is included?
Transport to and from locations during workshop
3 x days Tuition
What is not included?
Travel cost to and from Skye
Any alcoholic drinks
What you will definitely need.
Digital Slr or Mirroless Camera (the workshop is not suited to compact, bridge or basic point and shoot cameras)
Spare batteries and charger
Tripod (if you have one. If not one will be made available for you)
Walking shoes/boots (and wellingtons if you have them)
Filters. If you do not wish to invest in a filter system at this stage then you will have an opportunity to use some filters during the course of the workshop. (If you would like any advice prior to the course I will be happy to help).
Hotshoe bubble level (assuming you do not have a built in horizon level indicator in camera).
Remote release cable or IR trigger.
A reasonable level of fitness is required. The locations will be chosen based on the general fitness level of the group but, if everyone is in agreement, may include some hill walking and walking up to 45 minutes away from the car.
The course is aimed at beginners through to intermediate standard, with a particular focus on developing and improving your landscape photography.
Where required you will be taught the basic principles of photography and how to get the best from your camera. For those wanting to improve their skills we will focus on techniques specific to landscape photography.
The workshop will start on the night of your arrival day with introductions and a preliminary group discussion about the basic principles involved with photography and understanding your camera controls. For the following three full days we will be out on location around Skye putting these principles into practise and combining a tour of the sights of Skye with learning your new skill.
Personal and practical help and advice will be given at each location to ensure each participant gets the most from the day and from their equipment and hopefully come back with images to be proud of. Each evening we will download the days’ images from your camera and run a critique session. We will then select a number to process and go through some basic post capture processing techniques using computer software from Adobe, either Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CS.
On the dates the courses are being held the sunrise and sunset are at more sociable hours and the days are quite short. The principle of the course is to have a flexible structure depending on the group’s requirement but ideally we would be looking to be out for sunrise/sunset as this is the time for the best light, a key ingredient to landscape photography.
After the course you should have a clear understanding of the main controls of your camera, how they work and how they can be manipulated to suit the circumstances when shooting on location.
You will better understand the principles of composition and will be making decisions when on location to improve the look of your images.
You will understand when and how to use filters to control the light and to ensure a well exposed photograph.
You will also have a basic knowledge of post capture processing techniques which will enable you to make final adjustments/enhancements to your image in the computer.