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September 2019

Street And Documentary Photography – Manchester Photographic Mini-Module

Saturday 7 September 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dukes 92 – Castlefields Canal Basin, 18 - 25 Castle Street
Manchester, M34 LZ United Kingdom
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£35

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 area of Manchester – an ideal and compact location for you to be able to capture a wide range of images.

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Black & White Photography Meets Film Noir – Ellesmere Port Academy Evening

Tuesday 10 September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Ellesmere Port, Waterways, Centre Island, Lower Mersey Street CH65 2AL United Kingdom + Google Map
£35.00

Black and White Portrait Photography meets Film Noir at the Ellesmere Port Academy Evening based at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port this Month.  It is all about using lighting, props, modifiers and costumes in a creative way,  to ensure you capture the desired effect in your camera.

Our Models will be dressed to thrill (or should that be Kill - this is Film Noir after all!) wearing authentic costumes from the 1920's to 1940's - They will have  accompanying accessories to suit the plot and theme and you are guaranteed to get yourself a range of creative photographs for your portfolio.

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Dance Portraiture – Mains Studio & Off Camera Flash – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

Thursday 19 September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£35.00
Photograph of Autonomy Dance Crew taken at a Welshot Photographic Event - Learn How To Use Your Camera - Photographic Lighting Techniques.

Welshot meets Autonomy - The award wining North Wales Dance Crew.  Join us at the Chester Crowne Plaza for a night of Main Studio Flash and Off Camera Flash photography - You will be working in both a studio environment and working outside on location in an urban setting all the while capturing our dynamic dancing guests in camera.

Portraiture photography meets dance photography - Learning how to use a variety of different lighting techniques, using backdrops and props to posing  your models this Academy Evening will ensure you leave having learned a thing or three, about your camera but also this wonderful and creative genre.

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Action Photography At Tŷ Croes – Anglesey Photographic Mini Module

Sunday 22 September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
£35

Have you ever thought of photographing high performance cars on a race circuit with some spectacular views of Snowdonia in the distance? This is your chance to do just that. Learn how to capture the thrills, spills, and action at the picturesque Tŷ Croes Race Circuit on Anglesey.

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How To Shoot With Gels – Off Camera Flash – Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening

Wednesday 25 September 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£35
Young Woman sitting on a chair being photographed by a group of photographers learning how to shoot with coloured gels and using off camera flash photographic lighting techniques

A firm favourite with Welshot members has always been shooting with coloured gels. Tonight at the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening on Anglesey, based at the David Hughes Community Centre in Beaumaris, 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.

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October 2019

Action Photography At Tŷ Croes – Anglesey Photographic Mini Module

Saturday 12 October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
£35

Have you ever thought of photographing motorbikes on a race circuit with some spectacular views of Snowdonia in the distance? This is the chance to do just that. Learn how to capture the thrills, spills, and action at the picturesque Tŷ Croes Race Circuit on Anglesey.

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Walking With Your Camera – A Guided Walk With Helen Iles – Rhaeadr Ddu Waterfalls & Woodland

Sunday 13 October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Ganllwyd Car Park, Ganllwyd (Car Park) LL40 2TF United Kingdom + Google Map
£100
Black and White Photo of Rhaeadr Ddu Waterfall taken by Helen Iles Welshot Photographic Academy Team Leader who runs the Walking with Your Camera workshops.

Walking with Helen Iles – If you love the great outdoors and you love photography this is the event for you. A fantastic opportunity to get the best of both worlds. Walking with Your Camera - A Guided Walk by Helen Iles is a brand new kind of Welshot event and has specifically been designed for the walker, nature lover and photographer alike.

Today's event will be taking place at the beautiful Rhaeadr Ddu Waterfalls & Woodland and involves a stunning walk through traditional welsh woodlands up to a magnificent waterfall.

During the walk there is ample chance to shoot macro nature, long exposure waterfalls and gorgeous woodland scenes.

It’s a short round walk of approximately 2 miles and the initial part is quite steep but the whole day will be spent in the area so we can take it at our own pace.

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Here Come the Girls – Off Camera Flash Photography – Themed Photo-Shoot – Ellesmere Port Academy Evening

Tuesday 15 October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Ellesmere Port, Waterways, Centre Island, Lower Mersey Street CH65 2AL United Kingdom + Google Map
£35.00

At the October 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.

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Halloween – Mains Studio & Off Camera Flash – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

Thursday 17 October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£35

At the October Welshot Photographic Evening based at the Crowne Plaza, Chester it is all about Halloween.  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 stunningly scary and you are guaranteed to get yourself some very different and creative photographs for your portfolio– this Photographic Academy Evening is going to have it all, from our Halloween props and costumes to fun and chips.

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Post Processing For Beginners – Adobe Photoshop, Elements & Lightroom and Serif Affinity

Sunday 20 October 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£100

Leading on from our previous Post Processing events – these sessions are designed to act as both a “Stand Alone” or “Continued Learning”building on what you have already learnt previously. Welshot events are great for getting those fantastic images – but what do you do with them once you get them off your camera. To help answer that question we are running a post processing day introducing you to the basics of processing and explaining the options you have which will enhance your images.

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Shapes, Texture, Reflections & Low-Light Photography in Manchester – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

Tuesday 22 October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dukes 92 – Castlefields Canal Basin, 18 - 25 Castle Street
Manchester, M34 LZ United Kingdom
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£35.00
Photo of reflections at the Castlefields Manchester Canal Basin on a Welshot Imaging Photographic Academy Workshop - Learn Your Camera event

The Welshot Photographic Roving Academy Evening is off to Manchester and we will be photographing in and around the iconic Castlefield Canal Basin and capturing it in camera in a creative way.

 Using our cameras we are going to capture the shapes, textures, reflections and colours in those buildings  – while learning to see in Black and White and adding low-light and long exposures to the mix.

For those who would like, we will even throw in a bit of a photographic challenge too, just to get the photographic creative juices flowing.  

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Capturing Movement – Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening

Wednesday 30 October 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£35
Water being poured out of a watering can to capture movement and the bokeh photographic technique at the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Anglesey

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.

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November 2019

Autumnal Photography at Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen Photographic Mini Module

Sunday 3 November 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ponderosa Cafe – Horseshoe Pass, Horseshoe Pass
Llangollen , LL20 8DR United Kingdom
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£35.00
Photo taken by Eifion Williams of the Welshot Photographic Academy of Valle Crucis Abbey at the bottom of the Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen - Abbey ruins reflected in the fishpond - This will be a view that can be photographed by Welshot Members on the Photographic Mini Module

Another Photographic Mini-Module from the Welshot Photographic Academy and this time we are visiting the majestic location of Valle Crucis Abbey, located at the bottom of the Horseshoe Pass near Llangollen.  Autumnal landscapes and architectural photography will be the nature of this event. 

The "Masterclass" will show you how to shoot those architectural  photos while balancing both for indoor and outdoor lighting - using the HDR (High Dynamic Range) will be covered for those who wish to learn this technique. 

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Capturing Movement- Ellesmere Port Photographic Academy Evening

Tuesday 5 November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Ellesmere Port, Waterways, Centre Island, Lower Mersey Street CH65 2AL United Kingdom + Google Map
£35.00
Welshot Photographic Academy Model Dancing in a Wedding Dress at the Themed Photo-Shoot - Trash The Dress in Anglesey North Wales - Learn To Use Your Camera

Movement – Tonight at the Welshot Photographic Academy at the Ellesmere Port Holiday Inn, Cheshire - You will be learning how to capture movement from a wide variety of sources in your camera to give your photographs that dynamic WOW factor. 

From dancers in our in our mains flash studio as well as outside on location using off camera flash – to creating water droplets and smoke shapes - if it moves, you will be capturing it!

You will also learn how to blur your images intentionally to give a feeling of movement.

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24 Shots or Less Photography Challenge – Manchester Mini Module with Masterclass

Sunday 10 November 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dukes 92 – Castlefields Canal Basin, 18 - 25 Castle Street
Manchester, M34 LZ United Kingdom
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£35.00
Black and Whit Photo taken on a Welshot Photographic Academy Event - Learn Your Camera in 24 Shots or Less - Two Tourists standing outside the Manchester Town Hall

At this Welshot Photographic Academy Mini Module based in Manchester we will be meeting at the Castlefield Canal Basin and making our way towards the Manchester Town Hall area with a specific photographic challenge in mind - to capture the afternoon in 24 Shots or less.  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!  

Game for another challenge? We will be making the suggestion that you set yourself a project (so all your images have a theme and flow) and to help you along the way, we are asking you to capture people taking photos - from fun "Selfies" to tourists capturing this iconic City.

This day will have it all - Street, Architectural and Creative Photography.  

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Walking with Your Camera – A Guided Walk with Helen Iles – Newborough Forest – Llanddwyn Island

Saturday 16 November 2019 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
£100.00
Welshot Imaging Photographic Academy - Walking with Helen Iles a Guided Photo Walk on Newborough Forest - Llanddwyn - Anglesey - Learn Your Camera

Walking with Helen Iles – If you love the great outdoors and you love photography this is the event for you.  A fantastic opportunity to get the best of both worlds.  Walking with Your Camera – A Guided Walk by Helen Iles.  These events have been specifically been designed for the walker, nature lover and photographer alike.  Helen, has been published (words and images) in numerous magazines - including Outdoor Photographer and is the perfect guide, host and tutor for these Welshot events.

Our November Walking with Helen Iles will be taking place on Anglesey - Newborough Forest - Llanddwyn 

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Black & White Photography Meets Film Noir – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

Thursday 21 November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£35

Black and White Portrait Photography meets Film Noir at the Chester Academy Evening based at the Crowne Plaza, Chester this month.  It is all about using lighting, props, modifiers and costumes in a creative way,  to ensure you capture the desired effect in your camera.

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Creative Photography & Editing

Saturday 23 November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£180.00
Creative Photography capturing Water Drops - This photo was taken by Gavin Hoey, Olympus UK Ambassador and was taken at the Welshot 10 Year Celebrations

At this Welshot Photographic Academy full day workshop based at the Crowne Plaza in Chester it is all about getting "Creative" with your photography.  From water drops to water splashes, from creating visual, optical illusions to capturing movement in your camera.  Colour, texture, shapes and movement and creating a wide range and variety of images will be the order of the day.

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Advanced Editing & Workflow, Preparing Images for Print, Creating a Photo-Book

Sunday 24 November 2019 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£100.00
Image of a Photo-Book that was created at the Welshot Imaging Photographic Academy - Learn how to prepare you images for print workshop

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.  On this day Nuala O'Rourke and Eifion Williams will take you through all the steps you need to take between getting your images off the camera, onto your computer, into the best workflow for you and then show you how you can prepare your images for printing.   This event is limited to 10 delegates.

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Shapes, Texture, Reflections, Black, White & Colour Photography in Liverpool – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

Tuesday 26 November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Pret A Manger – Liverpool One, 56a Paradise Street
Liverpool, L18 BQ United Kingdom
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£35.00
Photo of the Liverpool Skyline taken from the Albert Dock on a Welshot Photographic Academy Learn Your Camera Event.

Please Note: This event was previously advertised as the September Academy Evening but has been postponed due to bad weather.

November – the month when the light has gone but there is still lots of photography to be had out and about with your camera and this Academy Evening will be no different. At this Roving Photographic Academy Evening we are in Liverpool and we will be aiming to capture this vibrant City in our photography in a very creative way. Did you know, Liverpool has the highest amount (outside of London) of Grade II listed building? Tonight, using our cameras we are going to capture the shapes, textures, reflections and colours in those buildings – while learning to see in Black and White too. Due to the event taking place in November, we will also be adding in some Low-Light Photographic techniques too.

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Painting with Light – Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening

Wednesday 27 November 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£35.00
Painting with Light at the Welshot Photographic Academy

Light painting, long exposures, low-light, torches, sparklers and wire wool spinning - that's what the Welshot Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening will be all about in November.  Getting creative with your camera and your light painting will guarantee you an evening of fun photography. 

Charge your batteries, grab your tripod, wrap up warm and head out to the beach/pier area in Beaumaris to try a variety of low-light and light painting techniques.

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December 2019

Street Photography & Low Light, Long Exposures at the Christmas Markets – Chester Mini Module with Masterclass

Saturday 14 December 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£35

Christmas Woolly Jumpers, Christmas Markets, Low-Light, Long Exposures and Traffic Trails – maybe some mulled wine and waffles – this Welshot
Photographic Mini-Module in Chester will have it all. Want to learn how to get the best from YOUR camera and photography in a safe, affordable and non-competitive environment but still have the flexibility of being able to wander off and be creative knowing you can, at any time, ask for help, guidance or support?
Want to join in a group photography meet-up to talk with other like-minded photographers in a fun environment but also take advantage of a Mini-Masterclass learning specific photographic techniques – Well, now you can with the Welshot Mini-Modules who will be taking in the festive atmosphere of the Chester Christmas Markets.

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January 2020

Shoot the Night Sky with Lewis Speight – Snowdonia Mini Module with Masterclass

Saturday 11 January @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cwm Idwal, Car Park - Ogwen Warden Centre LL57 3LZ United Kingdom + Google Map
£35

Snowdonia, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the United Kingdom, right on the doorstep of the North Wales coastline – and tonight it is going to be the location for another great Welshot Photographic Academy Mini Module.
Specifically – Cwm Idwal in the Ogwen Valley. Tonight, the Welshot Team we will be joined by Lewis Speight who will be helping you to capture the wide-open spaces of this mountain range and the night sky. You will learn how to use camera functions and settings specifically to capture great images at night.
Before we set off on a short, easy stroll up to the lake Lewis will be giving a short intro and presentation and how to get the best from the evening – hints, tips, ideas and how to’s… will help you to get started on what is sure to be a night of capturing great photos.

This will be a night of pure photographic adventure and learning.

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Creative Photography with Welshot & Lewis Speight – Photographic Mini Module & Masterclass

Sunday 12 January @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
National Slate Museum – Llanberis Caernarfon, LL55 4TY United Kingdom + Google Map
£35.00
Welshot Photographic Academy - Learn Your Camera at the Llanberis Slate Museum in North Wales

The National Slate Museum – Llanberis, deep in the heart of Snowdonia in North Wales has got to be one of the best locations for creative photography – steeped in history, atmosphere and photographic artefacts this location is a photographers dream. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape which include magnificent mountain ranges, a lake (don’t forget That Tree!) and a deep water quarry this location will supply you with all the images your camera and memory card can cope with.

Today, the Welshot Team will be joined by Lewis Speight for a day of getting creative with your camera – From learning techniques such as HDR to how to look for, and capture those amazing details of this great venue.

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WelshotRewards Day – Getting Creative with Your Camera Challenge – Liverpool

Sunday 19 January @ 12:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pret A Manger – Liverpool One, 56a Paradise Street
Liverpool, L18 BQ United Kingdom
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£180.00

With the Welshot Team. On this WelshotRewards Day, you will be visiting a variety of locations, indoor and outdoor and putting into practice many photographic genres – From street photography to shooting for HDR, from shooting low-light in buildings and churches full of history, culture and stunning architecture to capturing the City’s extensive Grade I & II listed Buildings.  Throw in a bit of sea/riverscape and creative photography and this day will have it all for the photographer and their camera.

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How to Get Published with Will Cheung FRPS – Editor of Photography News

Saturday 25 January @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£180

Getting your work published is something that many photographers aspire to. Making a photograph in your camera for it to be published in a magazine and seen by the masses is a feeling like no other. Making money from your photography is even better – Photography is a valuable commodity, it takes skill, dedication, hard work, lots of learning and not to mention the financial commitment of your equipment.

At this Welshot Photographic Academy event William Cheung FRPS and Editor of Photography News will be leading taking you through what is sometimes seen to be a bit of a mine field. You will be taken through the steps on how to take and submit images specifically for the photographic magazine market and how to follow a brief by William who has been a journalist in the photographic industry for many years.

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Architecture, Low-Light & Long-Exposure Photography in Chester – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

Tuesday 28 January @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£35.00
Historic Chester City Walls with Victorian Clock and Tudor Buildings on the Main Street HDR Photograph taken at a Welshot Photographic Academy Event

Tonight, at the January Roving Academy Evening for Welshot it is time to blow those winter cobwebs away and get out and about with your camera.  Charge those batteries, grab the memory cards pull on a warm winter coat and head out for a night of architectural, low-light and long exposure photography. 

This Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Chester will have it all. From learning how to capture the historic buildings of this Tudor and Georgian City to learning how to get the best from YOUR camera and photography in a safe, affordable and non-competitive environment but still have the flexibility of being able to wander off and be creative knowing you can, at any time, ask for help, guidance or support?

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Still-Life Photography with Post Processing Techniques – Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening

Wednesday 29 January @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£35.00
Still- Life Photography taken at a Welshot Imaging Photographic Academy Event

At the first Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening for 2020 based at the David Hughes Community Center in Beaumaris it is all about getting creative.  Tonight, you and your camera will be getting creative in a number of ways:

Creating your Still-Life Set
Making your image in Camera
Learning basic editing techniques to edit your images.

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February 2020

Open Evening with Welshot Photographic Academy

Thursday 6 February @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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Free

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!

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Dance Portraiture – Ellesmere Port Photographic Academy Evening

Tuesday 11 February @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Ellesmere Port, Waterways, Centre Island, Lower Mersey Street CH65 2AL United Kingdom + Google Map
£35.00
Photograph of Autonomy Dance Crew taken at a Welshot Photographic Event - Learn How To Use Your Camera - Photographic Lighting Techniques.

Welshot meets Autonomy – The award wining North Wales Dance Crew.  Join us at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port for a night of Main Studio Flash and Off Camera Flash photography – You will be working in both a studio environment as well as working outside on location in an urban setting all the while capturing our dynamic dancing guests in camera.

Portraiture photography meets dance photography – Learning how to use a variety of different lighting techniques, using backdrops and props to posing  your models this Academy Evening will ensure you leave having learned a thing or three, about your camera but also this wonderful and creative genre.

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Off Camera Flash for Beginners – Chester Photographic Mini Module Masterclass

Sunday 16 February @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£35.00
Welshot Imaging Photographic Academy – Learn Your Camera Photography Workshop and Tuition

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. 

More advanced in your Off Camera skills? Then this is the chance for you to hone those techniques and work on getting some great images for your portfolio.

This event will give you the opportunity to work in a small group 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 portfolio

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Re-Create a Grand Masters – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

Thursday 20 February @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£35.00

Inspired by the Grand Masters both historical and modern, Recreating Grand Masters is a fantastic themed photo-shoot from the Welshot Photographic Academy. A popular event for our Welshot Delegates which has created some amazing photography in the past – it is fun, creative and is designed to inspire as well as help you to learn about lighting, mains studio flash and how to work with Models.

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Post Processing – Adobe Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Serif Affinity

Saturday 22 February @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£100.00

Leading on from our previous Post Processing events – these sessions are designed to act as both a “Stand Alone” or “Continued Learning”building on what you have already learnt previously. Welshot events are great for getting those fantastic images – but what do you do with them once you get them off your camera. To help answer that question we are running a post processing day introducing you to the basics of processing and explaining the options you have which will enhance your images.

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Walking with Your Camera – A Guided Walk with Helen Iles – Swallow Falls & Mymbyr by Evening Light

Sunday 23 February @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Ty Hyll, Betws Road
Capel Curig, LL24 ODS United Kingdom
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£120.00
Walking With Your Camera - Welshot Photographic Academy Learn Photography Workshop

Walking with Helen Iles – If you love the great outdoors and you love photography this is the event for you.  A fantastic opportunity to get the best of both worlds.  Walking with Your Camera – A Guided Walk by Helen Iles is a Welshot event that has been specifically designed for the walker, nature lover and photographer alike. 

At this event we will be meeting at  Ty Hyll, just outside Betws-Y-Coed at 10.30am for a gentle walk through the landscape to the magnificent Swallow Falls.  Here we can talk about composition and long exposure photography. Be sure to bring lens cloths, tripods and covers for your cameras, there will be lots of water around! 

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March 2020

Portmeirion in Spring – Colours, Shapes & Textures – Photographic Mini Module & Masterclass

Sunday 1 March @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Portmeirion
Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6ER United Kingdom
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£35.00

The beautiful Italian village of Portmeirion in Porthmadog, North Wales is the venue for this Welshot Photographic Mini Module and Masterclass. From learning how to shoot for High Dynamic images (HDR) to capturing the colour, textures and shapes of this amazing venue in your camera

Built by Sir William Clough-Ellis between 1925 and 1975, he brought the glamour and the beauty of the Italian Riviera here to North Wales and this will be were we will put our cameras to the challenge of capturing the spirit and essence of Portmeirion.

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Food Styling & Photography with Editing – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

Thursday 19 March @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£35.00
Welshot Photographic Academy Food Photography and Styling - Learn Your Camera - Photography Workshop and Tuition in the North West

Food Photography!  It is more than just getting your camera out and clicking the shutter button - it is the styling, the lighting and being able to capture the soul of the food through the art of photography.  At this Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Chester we are privileged to welcome Jonathan Thompson  to be your Team Leader. 

Jonathan is a master of food photography - an expert in styling and editing - specialising in meaningful, visually and emotionally driven promotional pieces to share your voice and story and Tonight at this Welshot Academy Evening at the Chester Crowne Plaza, he will be passing on his knowledge and skill to you.

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Learn Your Camera at the Ellesmere Port Boat Museum – Welshot Photographic Mini Module with Masterclass

Saturday 21 March @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ellesmere Port Boat Museum (National Waterways), South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FW United Kingdom
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£35.00

Would you like to get more from your camera?  Would you like to know what all those buttons, settings, dials and knobs do?  Lost your mojo when it comes to your photography?  In a bit of a creative funk and want to be inspired and motivated - then this Welshot Photographic Mini-Module with a Masterclass is the right event for you.

This event is ideal for the complete beginner or the more experienced photographer.

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“Doc” Brown’s Lab – Themed Photographic Shoot.

Saturday 28 March @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£180.00
Photo of Model in a science like set / photo-shoot created and made by Gavin Hoey - Olympus Ambassador, Taken at the Welshot 10 Year Celebrations in 2019

A brand new to Welshot event - We proudly present "Doc" Brown's Lab.  Think, "Back To The Future" meets "The Mad Professor" and with his stunning assistants (your Models for the day) who are willing to help with his flash, whizz and pop experiments, you are guaranteed to capture the adventures throughout the day in your camera.  Photography is a form of story-telling and now's your chance to learn how to capture the excitement and atmosphere in your camera. 

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April 2020

Walking with Your Camera – A Guided Walk with Helen Iles – Porthdinllaen, Nefyn

Saturday 4 April @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Trust Car Park – Morfa Nefyn Pwllheli, LL53 6DA United Kingdom + Google Map
£120.00
Walking with Your Camera - A Photographic Workshop from Welshot Imaging Photographic Academy with photography tuition by Helen Iles and Eifion Williams

Walking with Helen Iles – If you love the great outdoors and you love photography this is the event for you.  A fantastic opportunity to get the best of both worlds.  Walking with Your Camera – A Guided Walk by Helen Iles is a Welshot event that has been specifically designed for the walker, nature lover and photographer alike. 

This photography / walk workshop event will take in seascapes and open vistas. To the west the Llyn Peninsular stretches towards Bardsey and to the east is the protected bay of Nefyn. We will walk via the lifeboat station and the cottages on the beach. Expect beautiful beach reflections, or if not, stormy seas and idyllic bays.

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Welshot Does… Black & White Photography Meets Film Noir – Themed Photo-Shoot with Models

Sunday 5 April @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£120.00

Black and White Portrait Photography meets Film Noir at this full day event based at the Crowne Plaza, Chester, this month.  It is all about using lighting, props, modifiers and costumes in a creative way,  to ensure you capture the desired effect in your camera.  You will be shooting in a Studio environment using Mains Flash as well as outside on location using Off Camera Flash

Our Models will be dressed to thrill (or should that be Kill – this is Film Noir after all!) wearing authentic costumes from the 1920’s to 1940’s – They will have  accompanying accessories to suit the plot and theme and you are guaranteed to get yourself a range of creative photographs for your portfolio.

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May 2020

Post Processing – Adobe Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Serif Affinity

Saturday 16 May @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£100.00

Leading on from our previous Post Processing events – these sessions are designed to act as both a “Stand Alone” or “Continued Learning”building on what you have already learnt previously. Welshot events are great for getting those fantastic images – but what do you do with them once you get them off your camera. To help answer that question we are running a post processing day introducing you to the basics of processing and explaining the options you have which will enhance your images.

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Nightscape, Seascape & Low-Light Photography – Photographic Mini Module with Masterclass

Saturday 23 May @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Penmon Lighthouse – Penmon Point, Beaumaris
Anglesey, LL58 8RR United Kingdom
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£35.00
Welshot Photographic Workshops - Learning to Photograph the Night Sky at Penmon on Anglesey North Wales

Penmon, one of the most beautiful and well known photographic locations on Anglesey, right on the doorstep of the North Wales coastline – Tonight it is our location for another great Welshot Photographic Academy Mini Module and the Welshot Team we will be joined by Lewis Speight who will be helping you to capture the wide-open spaces of this wild and rugged coastline with viewpoints spanning towards the Great Orme in Llandudno. From Landscapes, seascapes and long exposures from sunsets, low-light photography to painting with light - this event will help you to learn how to use camera functions and settings specifically to capture great images at night.

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Architecture, Low-Light & Long-Exposure Photography – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

Tuesday 26 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Harbour Hub Cafe – Pont y Ddraig Harbour Bridge – Rhyl, The Quayside Buildings, W Parade, Foryd Harbour,
Rhyl, North Wales LL185AX United Kingdom
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£35.00
Sunset over the Clwydian Hills in North Wales - Photograph was taken in Rhyl on a Welshot Photographic Event by Eifion Williams of Welshot Imaging Photographic Academy

Tonight at the Welshot Roving Academy Evening in Rhyl our photography will start on the photogenic structure that is the Pont y Ddraig Harbour Bridge, where we will capture the bridge and surrounding area during the golden hour before capturing the sun setting over Clwydian range foothills at 20:37.

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Dance Portraiture – Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening

Wednesday 27 May @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£35.00

Welshot meets Autonomy – The award wining North Wales Dance Crew.  Join us in Beaumaris for a night of Off Camera Flash photography – You will be working outside on location in an urban setting all the while capturing our dynamic dancing guests in camera.

Portraiture photography meets dance photography – Learning how to use a variety of different lighting techniques, using backdrops and props to posing  your models this Academy Evening will ensure you leave having learned a thing or three, about your camera but also this wonderful and creative genre.

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June 2020

Frocks on Rocks 2020 – Trash the Dress

Saturday 6 June @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Llanddona Beach, Anglesey, Llanddona Beach
Anglesey, LL58 8UN United Kingdom
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£180.00

Off Camera Flash Photography, wedding dresses, beautiful backdrops at the stunning location on one of Anglesey's finest beaches – it can only mean one thing… Frocks on Rocks is back! This time our annual photographic extravaganza for 2020 involves beautiful wedding gowns, paint and smoke bombs! Against the backdrop of the beautiful Llanddona Beach, you will all be issued with a smoke bomb each to help create your own masterpieces. Naturally, you can also expect plenty of paint and water on this fun-packed and photographically inspiring day. This fantastic day of photography is going to have it all for the photographer, beginner or advanced.

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Welshot Does… Shortest Night – Low-Light & Long Exposure Photography – Anglesey & Snowdonia

Saturday 20 June @ 6:00 pm - Sunday 21 June @ 9:00 am
Lakeside Car Park – Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55 4TA + Google Map
£140
Photographers taking photos of a hill ciff at on Llanddwyn Island Anglesey with The Welshot Photographic Academy Evening Learning to shoot in Low-Light

After the success of the 2019 “Shortest Night” we will, once again, be running this, not so short, non-stop night of photography. Circumnavigating Anglesey and Snowdonia” – starting in Llanberis with a picnic supper in the evening and finishing at breakfast, both of which are included in the cost of this event. Shooting for nearly 15 hours solid.  Most of the 2019 delegates are already pre-booked onto this event so spaces are already limited.

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July 2020

Post Processing – Adobe Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Serif Affinity

Saturday 11 July @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£100.00

Leading on from our previous Post Processing events – these sessions are designed to act as both a “Stand Alone” or “Continued Learning”building on what you have already learnt previously. Welshot events are great for getting those fantastic images – but what do you do with them once you get them off your camera. To help answer that question we are running a post processing day introducing you to the basics of processing and explaining the options you have which will enhance your images.

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Portmeirion in Summer – Colours, Shapes & Textures – Photographic Mini Module & Masterclass

Sunday 19 July @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Portmeirion
Penrhyndeudraeth, LL48 6ER United Kingdom
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£35.00

The beautiful Italian village of Portmeirion in Porthmadog, North Wales is the venue for this Summer Welshot Photographic Mini Module and Masterclass. From learning how to shoot for High Dynamic images (HDR) to capturing the colour, textures and shapes of this amazing venue in your camera

Built by Sir William Clough-Ellis between 1925 and 1975, he brought the glamour and the beauty of the Italian Riviera here to North Wales and this will be were we will put our cameras to the challenge of capturing the spirit and essence of Portmeirion.

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September 2020

Welshot Does… Editorial Edge Manchester – Themed Photo-Shoot with Models

Sunday 6 September @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, Queen Victoria's Statue, Piccadilly
Manchester, M1 1LU United Kingdom
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£120.00

At this Welshot Photographic Academy full day, on location, photo-shoot event the “Editorial Edge” styling (clothing and technique) will team with the backdrop of Manchester's Northern Quarter. Off Camera Flash and natural light will be your lighting “Go to” which will give your images that WOW factor. Think clean tailored lines, beautiful models, in a vibrant urban and sometimes derelict landscape – this is a catwalk stopping combo! Think Peter Lindbergh when he photographed the great models in the Meat Packing Districts of New York in a documentary fashion style. This is a catwalk stopping combo!

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Post Processing – Adobe Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom and Serif Affinity

Saturday 26 September @ 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Chester Crowne Plaza Hotel – Chester, Trinity Street
Cheshire West and Chester, CH1 2BD United Kingdom
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£100.00

Leading on from our previous Post Processing events – these sessions are designed to act as both a “Stand Alone” or “Continued Learning”building on what you have already learnt previously. Welshot events are great for getting those fantastic images – but what do you do with them once you get them off your camera. To help answer that question we are running a post processing day introducing you to the basics of processing and explaining the options you have which will enhance your images.

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