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WelshotRewards Day – Challenge Your Camera – Manchester

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Another WelshotRewards Day – A Members Only event that only WelshotRewards can purchase (indicated £’s will be converted to WelshotRewards at checkout) and this time we are in the Castlefields area of Manchester.  An area full of history with so many photographic opportunities – from close-up and macro to scenes perfect for HDR.  Today is all about learning how (or refreshing those skills) to use all your cameras main functions – concentrating on the “Exposure Triangle” – Aperture – Shutter – ISO…  The three main components needed to take a photograph no matter what camera you use.  By bringing them all together you will always be able to create an image that you have in your mind’s eye.

Welshot Does… Frocks (& Suits) on Rocks – The Wedding – Themed Photo-Shoot with Models – Snowdonia

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Off Camera Flash Photography, Wedding Dresses, Suits and Ties, beautiful backdrops in the stunning location of the Snowdonia landscape – it can only mean one thing… Frocks on Rocks (with Suits) is back! For the last time. This time our annual photographic extravaganza for 2019 is inspired by beautiful wedding gowns and suits. Our locations will be everything from waterfalls, lakes and rivers – starting in Betws-Y-Coed and finishing in Beddgelert – this fantastic day of photography is going to have it all for the photographer, beginner or advanced.

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

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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.

WelshotRewards Day – Three Lighthouse Challenge on Anglesey

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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.

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

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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.

Capturing Movement – Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening

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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.

Betws Y Coed – Waterfalls and Landscapes – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

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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.

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

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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.

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!

Creative Photography in Conwy – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

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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.