Bude, Cornwall. Print & Processing photography workshop
28th April - 2nd May
Tutored by Antony Spencer and Joe Cornish
The April/May 2019 Leading Lights print workshop is based in Bude, an excellent centre from which to explore Cornwall’s north coast (and also, western north Devon’s), and includes specific training in print workflow and production, as well as our usual fieldwork sessions. North of Bude the coast faces due west, making beaches such as Sandy Mouth a classic sunset destination. Welcombe Mouth and Hartland Quay are other great locations further north, while Widemouth Bay and Milook Haven are geological wonders just west of Bude.
Bluebells from Camera to Print Photography Workshop
Tutored by Andy Farrer
What could be more quintessentially English than a stunning Beech woodland at dawn in the spring, as the sun rises, casting its warm rays over a carpet of bluebells. Add a fine mist and we have photographic heaven!
No landscape photographer's portfolio is complete without some glorious images of a perfect bluebell wood. This is what we aim to help you capture during the dawn shoot on this one day photography workshop with Andy Farrer in Savernake Forest near Marlborough. Light and Land have been granted special access by the landowners into one of the finest Beech woodlands in England. It has a breath-taking display of bluebells as far as the eye can see!
Lands End Cornwall Print and Processing Workshop
Tutored by Antony Spencer and Joe Cornish
The May 2019 Leading Lights workshop is based in the Lands End hotel, a simply unique place from which to explore Cornwall's ‘uttermost west’ and includes specific training in print workflow and production, as well as our usual fieldwork sessions. Although inevitably popularised in touristic terms by its status as England’s most westerly point, the cliff scenery here remains almost unmatched for its wild beauty. A great bonus for us is that the wonders literally start at the back doorstep, and will minimise the need to drive. We can take advantage of fast-changing weather conditions in a way that is impossible in most places. Depending on the weather and our progress with the printing element of the workshop we can also find amazing landscape at nearby Porthcurno, St Michaels Mount, Porth Nanven (with its famous granite boulders), Cape Cornwall and the iconic tin mining landscape of Botallack.
SCPF League Final
This will be held on Sunday 12th May at The Millennium Hall, Littleton, SO22 6QL and will take the form of a competition between the top scoring prints and PDIs from each club.
The competition will be preceded by the AGM and followed by a talk from the judge and guest speaker – John Chamberlin FRPS.
More information will be circulated in the next SCPF Newsletter.
Castle Cameras - Spring Shoot- The Festival
Castle Cameras FREE annual photography show, Spring Shoot returns on the 14th May 2019 and will be bigger and better than ever! There will be seminars throughout the day, themed acts to entertain and, best of all, special offers on the day.
Come and experience the fun atmosphere only live music can bring, along with other festival favourites including food and arts installations.
We are hugely excited to announce our first speaker from Sony.
All of the big brands will be in attendance, bringing you the latest and greatest in cameras, lenses and accessories. There will be a number of seminars throughout the day, along with a BIG main event. Details to folow, so watch this space...
Black and White Developing and Printing Workshop
Black & White images encourage creativity in a way that colour often doesn’t. We feel more at ease pushing the boundaries and the viewer expects monochrome images to be “artistic”.
This workshop is focused on creating high impact Black & White images. We will look at various ways to use Lightroom, Photoshop and SilverEFX to convert and develop your images. Finally, we will look at optimising your images for print. We will have a professional printer on hand and everyone will be able to take away at least 1 A3 image.
Northern Photography and Vidoe Show 2019
18th and 19th May
In association with Rod Ireland Photography.
An inspirational weekend dedicated to all things photographic.
Now in its fourth year, this show is the only one of its kind in the North and offers the chance for anyone with an interest in photography and video to hear talks from some of the UK’s most inspiring photographers and filmmakers. You can get your hands on the latest gear from leading manufacturers, as well as the opportunity to view and buy a fantastic range of landscape and wildlife work. With support from Penrith Camera Club, there will also be an exhibition of over 250 photographs from Cumbria‘s leading camera clubs.
If you’re a business looking for a fresh marketing approach, it’s a great opportunity to network with a very talented pool of photographers and filmmakers.
A series of masterclasses will be held by some of the UK’s top filmmakers and photographers as part of the weekend, ticketed separately. Check back soon for more information.
Cambrian Photography and Video Show 2019
Cambrian Photo + Optic Show is a great opportunity to try the latest gear, speak to experts about all areas of photography and equipment, along with fantastic speakers. They have a great line up of speakers this year including Rachael Talibart, Gary Jones and Saraya Cortaville.
There will also be their famous lemon drizzle cake and tea and coffee available throughout the day.
Experts will be on hand to help with any photographic and optic queries you might have.
Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Panasonic, Sony, Olympus, Fotospeed, Peak Design, Three Legged Thing, Think Tank, Mindshift, Manfrotto, Gitzo, Vanguard, Cokin, Saramonic, Tenba, Benro, Leica, Zeiss, Sigma, Tamron, Hoya and many more...
Entry to the main show is completely FREE.
Fotospeed will be in the Training Suite, offering advice along with offering a free print if attendees bring an image on a USB flash drive.
Digital Imaging Group - Digital Capture of the Natural World 2019
For our third event of 2019, South East DI Group is delighted to be hosting not one, but two photographers widely admired and applauded for the quality and range of their digital images capturing wide-ranging subjects in the natural world.
They are Rachael Talibart and Ann Healey ARPS DPAGB EFIAP BPE2*.
Rachael will concentrate on coastal landscape photography. In two sessions, she will use her portfolio of award-winning images to explore not only all the usual technical aspects of working in such a beautiful but often challenging environment, but also, to ask more thought-provoking questions about what we understand by ‘landscape' photography in the digital age, pushing at the boundaries between nature and creative photography?
Ann, too, will show us her portfolio of outstanding wildlife images, focusing on two very different subjects within the nature photography genre that are dear to her heart. Her first session will explore a variety of macro photography subjects - ready yourself for a bonanza of wonderful bugs, bugs and more bugs! The second session will move up-scale, exploring the vivid, sometimes fantastic, flora and fauna of Costa Rica.
Castle Cameras- Fotospeed Print Workshop
Learn how to get the best out of your photography by printing your images on Fotospeed’s high quality papers.
Join Castle Cameras and Fotospeed tutor Vince Cater for a workshop about how you can create the best possible prints of your photography.
Fotospeed believes printing the image is the final stage of any photograph. As such they want to educate as many photographers as possible on how they can leverage colour profiles for printers and the right paper to reproduce excellent colour and deliver the best print possible.
We will be running two sessions during the day, an AM session beginning at 10am and a PM session beginning at 2pm.
Please bring along one of your own images on an SD card or USB drive, that you would like to see presented in it's best possible form, print!
Each session costs £25, including a professional grade finished A3 print for each deligate. Discounts on Fotospeed products available on the day.
Photography printing Masterclass - Light and Land
6th - 7th July
Tutored by Adrian Beasley and Andy Farrer
Printing is the pinnacle of the photographic process. The final, and many people believe, most satisfying step, but one that is so often missing in our Insta-book world. If you want to start printing at home, have been struggling with printing, or want to prepare images for a commercial printer then this workshop is for you.
During this two-day workshop you will learn about the full printing process from two experienced and enthusiastic printers, Andy and Adrian. You will learn how to set up your computer, colour management, interpret, edit and prepare your images before finally printing them on a range of papers and finishes. Based at the commercial Fine Art Ink printers in Swanage, you will have access to a brand new large format printer and a range of specialist art papers. We will also take advantage of the location to take some images which we can use during the workshop.
Fotospeed bring you a unique opportunity to learn from and be inspired by world renowned photographers and image makers