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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.

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.

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!

Macro & Close-Up Photography – Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening

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At the March Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening in Beaumaris it is all about Macro and Close-Up Photography. Learn to capture some stunning images as you get right in close to capture the details – Learn how to use your camera and some simple tricks and techniques if you don’t have a dedicated Macro lens. Props galore, from flowers to miniature men (think railway model stuff here) from a homemade terrarium, that you can easily replicate at home to small toys with tons of detail – this evening of photography will have it all, fun, creativity and inspiration. Welshot will have a variety of lenses and adaptors for you to try. This photographic genres is very satisfying and also gives you the ability to create some great wall art too.

WelshotRewards Day – A Liverpool Street and Architectural Photographic Adventure

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Liverpool…  Home of the Beatles, Albert Dock, Two Cathedrals, Two Famous Football Teams and the highest population of Grade I and II listed Buildings outside of London.  This City has it all for the photographer.  From cityscapes to sea and riverscapes, from street photography to HDR and architectural photography, we are so excited about the endless opportunities that this wonderful, vibrant, cultural and historic City and surrounding areas will be able to provide the Welshot Photographic Academy Members on this full day of photography.

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.

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.

Street and Documentary Photography – Manchester Photographic Mini-Module

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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 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.