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

After the success of the 2018 “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 2018 delegates are already pre-booked onto this event so spaces are already limited.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Low-Light 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 event be able to tell your images/exposures have even been merged.  Tonight, you will be learning how to shoot HDR in Low-Light and the Historical St Marys Church 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

Llandudno – Low-light and Long Exposure – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

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Tonight, at the Roving Academy Evening it is all about seascapes mixed with landscape, low-light, long exposure and even a bit of creative and macro photography. Guaranteed to blow the cobwebs away, Llandudno, from the pier to the Great Orme, this location will provide the perfect atmosphere for a night along a beautiful part of the North Wales coastline making for a great night of photography. For those who would like, we will even throw in a bit of a challenge too, just to get the photographic creative juices flowing. If weather and conditions permit, we might even get a chance to do some painting with light too.

Seascapes & Long Exposure Photography at Penmon – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

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The October Roving Photographic Academy Evening is in the stunning location of Penmon Point. From Lighthouses to big skies, from crashing waves to rock formations. Tonight, at the Roving Academy Evening it is all about seascape, landscape, macro and even a bit of creative photography which is guaranteed to blow the cobwebs away while you make some wonderful photographs. This location will provide the perfect atmosphere for a night along a beautiful part of the North Wales coastline making for a great night of photography. For those who would like, we will even throw in a bit of a challenge too, just to get the photographic creative juices flowing.

Welshot Does… The Shortest Night – All Night Photography

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Mid-summer arrived quickly, and disappeared even faster in what must be one of the best spells of weather we have had for some while. What Welshot described as the Shortest Night, which in reality for those who attended, turned out to be one of the most extended, surpassed the longest day! Regardless of duration, long […]