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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonight at the Anglesey Photographic Academy Evening Welshot will be showing you how to use JUST ONE Light and how it can help you to create and make a powerful image in your camera – We will be using both Studio Lighting and Off Camera Flash equipment. You will be learning to make and create a variety of images with very different results and looks by using three valuable techniques. Rembrandt, Butterfly and Side lighting (otherwise known as split lighting). Take these skills home with you and you will be able to use every time you shoot in a studio or OFC situation.
Our very first “Roving Academy Evening” for 2019 is all about Low-Light and Long Exposure Photography. The location is the beautiful and historical St Asaph Cathedral and then onto the Marble Church in Bodelwyddan just off the A55 in North Wales. While we will be concentrating on Long Exposures and learning how to photograph in low-light conditions there will be plenty of time to learn some HDR techniques and grab some close-up details if you would like. 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.