Residential Photography Course

I’m delighted to be working with the very talented photographer and trainer Jane Burkinshaw, on a new residential photographic training course, taking place in North Wales later this autumn.

Called ‘Get creative with your camera – How to unlock the potential of your D-SLR’, the three day, two night course takes place from Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th November 2015 at Rivercatcher Luxury Holiday Cottages, Denbighshire, North Wales.

It’s aimed at people with DSLRs or Compact System Cameras (with interchangeable lenses) who want to move away from the automatic camera settings and explore more creative forms of photography.

Photographers who attend the course will discover the best settings for taking photographs in different light conditions, including indoors, outdoors, daytime and sunset (if the weather allows). They will also have the opportunity to explore various types of photography, including portraits, landscape, architecture, still life and close up.

As part of the course, we will be visiting one of my favourite places, the Italianate village of Portmeirion, where course members will be able to unleash their new-found skills, photographing the world-famous buildings, architectural detail, gardens, autumnal woodlands and coastal scenery.

Portmeirion - The Central Piazza in October

Golden statues rise above The Central Piazza at Portmeirion, Gwynedd, with The Gloriette and Telford’s Tower in the background. Photographed in autumn.

If you want a taster of what this fabulous place has to offer, you can see more photos in this blog post and in the Portmeirion Gallery on my main website.

In the evening course members will be able to enjoy the luxurious furnishings and facilities at Rivercatcher, with its Villeroy & Boch ensuites, Egyptian cotton bed linen and towels and bath robes. There’s also a lounge, wood burning stove, wireless broadband, LCD TVs and an outdoor hot tub. Find out more about Rivercatcher on their website here.

The course costs £450 per person, or £350 per person if sharing a room – and a £50 discount is available for bookings made before 4 October. Twin beds and doubles are available. The course fee includes three days photography tuition; digital copies of all course materials as well as transport to and from Portmeirion, and entry to the village.  It also covers two nights’ ensuite accommodation with breakfast, lunch at Rivercatcher on Tuesday and Wednesday, evening meals and light refreshments. For more information about the course, a detailed course itinerary and to book click here.

The beginning of November brings with it rich autumn colours, mists, frosts and magical light – and Jane and I are looking forward to providing a memorable and informative experience for all those who attend our course in this beautiful corner of Wales, at that most atmospheric time of year.

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