Our very first “Roving Academy Evening” for 2019 is all about Low-Light and Long Exposure Photography. The location is the beautiful and historical St Asaph Cathedral and then onto the Marble Church in Bodelwyddan just off the A55 in North Wales. While we will be concentrating on Long Exposures and learning how to photograph in low-light conditions there will be plenty of time to learn some HDR techniques and grab some close-up details if you would like. We will also learning the "Painting with Light" technique and showing you how to add light onto your buildings to give them that WOW factor.Find out more »
Tonight at the Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening Welshot will be showing you how to use JUST ONE Light and how it can help you to create and make a powerful image in your camera – We will be using both Studio Lighting and Off Camera Flash equipment. You will be learning to make and create a variety of images with very different results and looks by using three valuable techniques. Rembrandt, Butterfly and Side lighting (otherwise known as split lighting). Take these skills home with you and you will be able to use every time you shoot in a studio or OFC situation.Find out more »
How to use your camera settings and functions How to set use your camera specific to street photography How to compose and shoot your images discreetly How shooting in black and white /…Find out more »
Welshot events give you an opportunity to create fantastic images and upload them to your computer – but what do you do with them then. Someone once said that the digital age has created the most photographed generation who will leave the least memories for their descendants.
This event is designed to help you understand how to turn your photographs into beautiful coffee table books that your family will treasure. In the morning, you will join Eifion on a tour of historic Chester taking images that you will use in the afternoon to create a test book.Find out more »
A brand new (to Welshot) photographic experience which mixes walking in the great outdoors with photography. Walking With Your Camera - guided by Helen Iles* has been specifically designed for those photographers who want to get into the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in North Wales to practice their Landscape Photography skills. From landscape to macro (close-up) to natural history photography - what could be better than a gentle stroll, along a river or a lake, and learning how to get the best from your camera. Helen will inspire, motivate and help you get the best from the day and like every Welshot there will be help, support and guidance to help you along the way.
Cwm Idwal - a 3 to 4 hour gentle hill walk taking in one of Snowdonia's hidden gems, famous for its rock formations, plant life and stunning views of the lake. The lake is surrounded by the towering peaks of Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Y Garn and across the valley, Pen Yr Ole Wen.Find out more »
February - the Month that belongs to Lovers - Yes, it is Valentines Day on the 14th February and tonight at the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening based at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port we are going to be working with Mains Studio Lighting and our Models will have a "Valentines" feel to it. The Welshot Team Leaders will help you to make some wonderful portrait photography and you will learn how to work with, and pose Models. Our Models will be wearing a variety of outfits that will surely get cupids arrow firing and you are guaranteed to get yourself a range of creative photographs for your portfolio. This Photographic Academy Evening is going to have it all, helping you to learn how to get the best from YOUR camera, fun and of course, chips.Find out more »
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 Mini-Module the session will begin by having the “Theory” explained to you with from help setting your camera up to any questions you may have as well as giving you an mini challenge should you wish to have some inspiration on the sort of images you will could make. This Street Photography event will take place in the Castlefields – an ideal and compact location for you to be able to capture a wide range of images.Find out more »
The February “Roving Academy Evening” is all bout getting creative in Conwy. As it is still dark we will be using our cameras in Low-Light conditions and making a variety of Long Exposure photographs - from "Traffic Trails" to "Milky" water effects on the Quay. The beautiful town of Conway, North Wales will be our locations Tonight. You will have a bit of a challenge to re-create some iconic images using a variety of photographic techniques and skills. Long Exposures, HDR, Macro (Close-Up) there will be plenty to capture on our Evening stroll with cameras. All after a Fish and Chip supper of course. We will also learning the "Painting with Light" technique and showing you how to add light onto your buildings to give them that WOW factor.Find out more »
Some mid-winter fun tonight for you and your camera at the Anglesey Welshot Photographic Academy - Tonight you will be both inside and out, taking part in something a little bit different. It is all about having some fun, being creative and making some great images from a range of photographic genresFind out more »
Tonight, it is all about Off Camera Flash, Creating Bokeh and Working with Models using the lights of Chester to help create that special background effect to give your images that WOW factor. At this Welshot Chester Photographic Academy Evening based at the Chester Crowne Plaza we will be out and about taking photos of our wonderful Welshot Models using the Off Camera Flash technique - aiming to create the bokeh effect using the available light of Chester
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.Find out more »