Street Photography – One of those photographic genres that scares most people to death but one of the most rewarding once you have learned how to use your camera and conquered your fear of photographing people – either in a candid way or otherwise. At this Welshot Photographic Academy workshop led by Derek Buick the day will begin by having the “Theory” explained to you with from help setting your camera up to any questions you may have. This Street Photography event will take place in Chester – an ideal and compact location for you to be able to capture a wide range of images.Find out more »
Have you ever wondered what Welshot is all about and what it could do for you, your camera and your photography? Why not come along to our FREE Open Evening at the Chester Crowne Plaza and find out all the great things we can do to bring your love of photography to life. Bring your camera if you like and be ready to take a few photos and have some fun!Find out more »
Today, in the historical and picturesque location of Chester we will be meeting at the Chester Crowne Plaza, in a dedicated training room and it will be all about “Camera Confidence” – giving YOU the confidence to be able to use YOUR camera in any circumstance, in any location, under many conditions.Find out more »
Tonight, at the Welshot Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening at the Victoria Hotel in Menai Bridge we will be creating images using the effect of Bokeh – What is Bokeh? Bokeh comes from the Japanese word boke, which means "blur" or "haze", or boke-aji, the "blur quality." Bokeh is pronounced BOH-Kə or BOH-kay. Bokeh is “the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider.” Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph.
You will also be making your own filters, with cut out shapes to go on your lenses that will give you some wonderful creative bokeh backgrounds. This will be a fun and interactive academy evening that will ensure you leave with not only a new skill and technique having been mastered but also with some great photos for your collection.Find out more »
What better way of spending a winters evening than getting creative with your photography and your camera during this academy evening at the Holiday Inn at Ellesmere Port. Using water, oil, smoke and your camera you will be able to capture everything from water droplets to smoke patterns. Magic happens when you mix oil, water and coloured backgrounds together – the photos you capture will guarantee you leave this evening with new skills and techniques having been learned and a few hints and tips to try at home yourself. Not to mention the great photos you will leave with. Macro photography will also be a focus on tonight’s session too.Find out more »
A firm favourite with Welshot members has always been shooting with coloured gels. Using off camera flash at the photographic Academy Evening in Chester at the Crowne Plaza, you will learn about how to use flash creatively to light a subject up with coloured gels and how to create truly stunning images. Using a colour wheel, you will also learn about which colours complement each other and how to avoid colour clashing.Find out more »
The Welshot Photographic Academy Lighting Weekend – “The” photographic event that helps photographers to get to grips with everything lighting.
From off camera flash (OCF) to studio mains flash to learning how to use natural light, this weekend will have it all and will not only help you to get the best from your camera but will also help you to understand the importance of lighting, why, where and when it is needed and how to use it.Find out more »
Ever wondered how to even begin lighting a car for a photoshoot? Why not join Welshot on this very special Academy Evening in the fabulous FiveFourStudios in Manchester and learn what it takes to use studio lighting to light up a Ferrari, probably the most iconic car marque in the world. Using the incredible ground floor drive-in studio, with the most amazing infinity curve you will have ever seen, you will learn how to creatively light a car and how to capture it with precision and clarity.Find out more »
Tonight, at the Roving Academy Evening it is all about seascapes mixed with landscape, low-light, long exposure and even a bit of creative and macro photography. Guaranteed to blow the cobwebs away, Llandudno, from the pier to the Great Orme, this location will provide the perfect atmosphere for a night along a beautiful part of the North Wales coastline making for a great night of photography. For those who would like, we will even throw in a bit of a challenge too, just to get the photographic creative juices flowing. If weather and conditions permit, we might even get a chance to do some painting with light too.Find out more »