Tag Archives: Chester

Post Processing for Beginners – Adobe Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom

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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.

How To Shoot with Gels – Off Camera Flash – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

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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.

Focus on Welshot – Celebrating 10 Years – Inspiring Photographers

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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!

How to Shoot & Post Process HDR Photographs – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

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Tonight, at the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Chester 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 event be able to tell your images/exposures have even been merged.  Tonight, you will be learning how to shoot HDR in Low-Light using the historic location of Chester and if you would like, practising your long exposures too, before heading back were we will show you how to shoot and how to post process those images

Creative “Treasure Hunt” Photography – Ellesmere Port Photographic Academy Evening

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At the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening for March it’s all about some mid-winter fun tonight for you and your camera based at the Holiday Inn – Ellesmere Port. Tonight you will be both inside and out, taking part in something a little bit different and getting creative with your photography. It is all about having some fun, being creative and making some great images from a range of photographic genres that will have you leaving the event with more than just a few new skills under your belt.

Off Camera Flash & Bokeh – Model Photo-Shoot – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

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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.

Post Processing and Create Your Own Photo-Book

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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.

Personal Projects – Get Inspired – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

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Personal Projects – Get Inspired…  Is returning!  Hailed as the push people needed to “Just Get Started” within their own personal photographic projects – we are once again running this very popular event to help inspire, motivate and help you to make 2019 the year YOU do something with your own personal photography.  The Evening will be full of wonderful photos, tales of how they were taken and what opportunities have arisen for the photographers because they just started on their own personal photographic projects.  Tonight at this Welshot Photographic Academy Evening based at the Chester Crowne Plaza we will be joined by a selection of Welshot Members and they will, through imagery and words, show you how you to can make a photographic project work for you.  Whether that is to get published, make a living, enter a major competition or to develop your skills and techniques on a personal level – no matter your goal or ambition, Tonight will have leaving full of motivation and ideas for your 2019 photographic journey.

Street and Documentary Photography – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

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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 Evening led by Derek Buick the Evening session 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.