Photography Workshops

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“10,001″ – Mastering the Art of Photographic Storytelling
Jurassic Coast, Weymouth, Dorset
September, with Chris Weston

Wild Horses of the Camargue
Depart Montpellier, France
October, with Simon Weir

Spring Cubs and Great Predators
Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany
November, with Simon Weir

Wild Horses of the Camargue

23rd – 26th October 2014
with Simon Weir

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Imagine the dreamlike atmosphere of a herd of wild white horses as they thunder – manes flashing, water splashing – across the shallow marshlands of the Camargue where, for centuries, possibly thousands of years, the Camargue horses have lived wild developing the stamina, hardiness and agility that they are known for today and which can be witnessed in the spectacular and romantic wild gallops seen only in this region of France.

On this 4-day fully escorted workshop, you will have a chance to capture every nuance of the action, behaviour and form of these noble animals, as we concentrates on photographing them during the best light of day, with the goal of creating images that depict their wild, untamed life.You will also have time to photograph the gardians - Camargue cowboys – at work, as they wrangle the horses across the marshes and salt lakes that form the landscape of this unique region.

Our local guides have spent many years in the region, working with the gardians and the horses, and I work with them exclusively. Also, to help you in your photography, our professional photographic guide Simon Weir has a wealth of experience working with the Camargue horses and will be on hand to provide tuition for both the exhilarating action shots and the more subtle portrait opportunities and serene ‘horses in the landscape’ compositions.

The Camargue is also renowned for its birdlife and you are likely to see many species during your time with us. And after the horses, you may spend the evenings wandering the narrow streets of the ancient, medieval town of Aigues-Mortes, which is full of its own photographic splendour.

  • Incredible images of the wild horses in their natural environment
  • Five full sessions with the horses in varying locations
  • Photograph combative stallions
  • Work with expert local gardians (Camargue cowboys)
  • Photograph the gardians ‘posed’ and ‘at work’
  • Choose you preferred ‘formations’
  • Exclusive session – Animal portraits with artificial lighting
  • Full photographic tuition available on hand
Location: Camargue, France

Dates: 23rd – 26th October 2014

Duration: 4-days

Leader: Simon Weir

Group size: Max. 10 photographers

Room-type: Mid-range (no single supplement)

Price: £1,585

Deposit: £195

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Europe's Great Predators

17th – 20th November and 21st – 24th November, 2014
with Simon Weir

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In Autumn, the Bavarian Forest National Park – home to three of Europe’s iconic predators - is afire in amber and golden glow, and the first snow flakes start falling from the sky. As well as bears, wolves and lynx, amidst the trees of this ancient forest, the spacious wildlife enclosures provide us with over 45-species of mountain-forest animals to photograph, all within a stunning natural environment. There are endangered European bison, deer, elk, wild boars and river otters. There are also many bird aviaries that are perfectly designed for photography.

Over the course of four days in the Park, we will enjoy numerous opportunities to photograph spectacular images of Europe’s top predators and endangered wildlife in a completely natural forest setting. One of our professional wildlife photographers will be your tutor throughout the course, helping you learn everything you need to know to capture the images you’ve come get.

There is no single supplement and our no flight package gives you the flexibility to choose your departure point. In all, four days of truly spectacular wildlife photography adventure, suitable for all levels of photographer, whether you’ve been at it for a while or this your first foray into the wonderful world of wildlife photography.

  • Come and meet Europe’s top predators, right here on your doorstep
  • We guaranteed close-to sightings for the most amazing photography
  • You’ll see wolves, bears and lynx, as well as other European wildlife
  • Your backdrop is the ancient Bavarian Forest National Park
  • Get hands-on tuition from a leading professional photographer
  • Spend four fantastic days with your camera
  • Want a room to yourself? No problem, there’s no single supplement

Location: Bavarian Forest National park, Germany

Date: 17th – 20th November & 21st – 24th November, 2014

Duration: 4-days

Leader: Simon Weir

Group Size: 12 people

Room type: Mid-range (no single supplement)

Price: £515

Deposit: £85

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Mastering the Art of Photographic Storytelling

27th – 28th September 2014
with Chris Weston

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The iconic French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson once wrote, “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” So what makes your 10,001st image that much better?  In this intensive, thought-provoking and inspirational weekend workshop, wildlife photographer Chris Weston shares his knowledge and experience of creating images that go beyond simple record shots and instead create a compelling visual story.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to find picture ideas
  • The secrets to great composition
  • Camera techniques
  • How to use shutter speed and aperture creatively
  • Lens choice
  • Make the most of light
  • A new approach to the photographic process
  • Finding inspiration and staying motivated

Location: Jurassic Coast, Weymouth, Dorset

Date: 27th – 28th September 2014

Duration: 2-days

Leader: Chris Weston

Group Size: Max. 12 photographers

Price: £295

Deposit: £95

Book now with a £95 deposit. Full balance due 3 weeks prior to the start of the course.

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