Welshot is TEN and we are CELEBRATING!
Ten years ago the Welshot Photographic Academy was launched in Menai Bridge, Anglesey and since then we've gone on to launch Academy Evenings and Events in Chester, Manchester, Ellesmere Port and Liverpool. We've been everywhere from Hong Kong to Halifax, from Iceland to London, from Budapest to Cambridge - we've covered every photographic genre under the sun, from Mains Studio Flash to all night shoots on Anglesey and Paris, from Macro and Close-Up to capturing water drops - not to mention Landscape, Seascape and Nightscape sessions we've had. All these events have one thing in common - fun has been had, friendships have been made, photos have been created and techniques have been learnt - and all included CHIPS too!Find out more »
Leading on from Focus on Welshot - Celebrating 10 Years - Inspiring Photographers - We continue with Day 2 of our celebrations and today we are concentrating on a variety of specific "Techniques" as well as a number of photographic modules continuing on from yesterday to help you to get the best from your camera. Once again the Welshot Team will be joined by Olympus UK, London Camera Exchange and Permajet Professional Inkjet Media. You will be able to take part in the "Treasure Hunt" (which qualifies you to be entered into a draw to win an Olympus TG Tracker) - Learn about LIVE Composite - a function specific to the Olympus camera systems (cameras will be available for you to use) and join in a Street Walk around Chester - when everything from Street to Architecture to Creative Photography will be covered. If that little lot isn't enough for you there will be various photographic modules from the day before still set up that you will let you get hands-on and create an image or three.Find out more »
Here Come the Girls – Off Camera Flash Photography – Themed Photo-Shoot – Ellesmere Port Academy Evening
At the April Welshot Photographic Evening based at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port it is all about "Here Come The Girls" - and working with Off Camera Flash. In a creative way, using your camera, the lighting and posing your models, our Welshot Team Leaders will help you to make some wonderful portrait photography. Our Models will be wearing fashioned in trendy "Street Fashion" with accompanying accessories 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 and working with models.Find out more »
A firm favourite with Welshot members has always been shooting with coloured gels. Tonight at the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Chester, based at the Crowne Plaza we will be using Off Camera Flash and working in a variety of indoor locations. You will learn about how to use OCF and gels in a creative way to light your Model up with coloured gels attached to the light source and how this will help 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 »
At the Welshot Photographic Academy it’s all about being creative in the landscape with your camera and tonight is no exception. Tonight, we are in the picturesque location of Betws-Y-Coed where waterfalls, landscapes, quaint cottages and railway stations will provide you, the photographer, with some great locations to capture in your camera. From learning how to make a long exposure to blur the water of the numerous waterfalls we will be visiting to having a go at shooting for HDR when you photograph the beautiful buildings that are abound in the Conwy valley.Find out more »
Movement - and how to capture it in camera to give your photographs that dynamic WOW factor. Tonight at the Welshot Photographic Academy in Beaumaris, Anglesey, North Wales you will be learning how to capture movement - From dancers in our in our mains studio flash and outside on location using off camera flash - from creating water droplets to blurring images intentionally to give a feeling of movement this Academy Evening will have it all for the enthusiastic photographer who wants to learn while they have fun.Find out more »
Liverpool, specifically the Albert Dock, is the location for this Welshot Photographic Academy Mini-Module with a Masterclass, It is all about challenging yourself and your camera. By pretending you are working with film it will be about limiting yourself to 24 shots for the whole Afternoon of photography - no deletions allowed? – making sure you get it right in camera – FIRST TIME! If you are brave enough – cover your digital screen and stop yourself from chimping (looking at the screen) – whatever happens, it will be fun, you will learn a thing or three to add to your photographic and technical skill base.Find out more »
It is a bit of a challenge for Today’s WelshotReward Day – We are going to capture the three main lighthouses on Anglesey – Penmon, Llanddwyn Island and South Stack. This will be a day of landscape, seascapes, macro and nature photography, make sure you bring your filters if you’d like to give long exposures a shot. The aim is to be out all day and finish by capturing a a stunning sunset at either South Stack or Llanddwyn Island. Depending on the tides and weather conditions we will make the decision on the day in which order we shoot the last two lighthouses.
Perfect for the complete beginner – we will guide, support and help you every step of the way and you will get plenty of tuition – group and one to one.
So, charge your battery, grab your camera and come join us for some fun, laughter and photography at the beach.Find out more »
Another Afternoon Mini-Module, specifically designed for the beginner to learn a new skill and technique - Off Camera Flash Photography - while taking part in a fun and friendly photo-shoot arranged by the Welshot Photographic Academy. This event gives you the opportunity to work in a small group and specifically designed for beginners with guaranteed One to One tuition as well as group tuition throughout the day. You will also be able to perfect your "Working with Models" and posing skills along the way - all while creating strong, full of impact photos for your portfolioFind out more »
Tonight, at the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Beaumaris it’s all about shooting and making an HDR photograph. High Dynamic Range can be a useful skill and technique to learn and can be used in a variety of situations. If it is done correctly no one will even be able to tell your images/exposures have even been merged. Tonight, you will be learning how to shoot HDR around the quaint Village of Beaumaris, including the Pier itself - where you could, if you would like, practice your long exposures too. We will then head back, have our supper and refreshments and we will show you how to post process those images.Find out more »