Three Things; Course Spotlight – Photography Mid-August

Photography course August 2014

On the weekend of the 16-17th of August we had such blustery yet sunny weather for our Photographing Natural Texture and Detail course that it was almost impossible to dress suitably!

Our course participants were Father and Daughter Tony and Fiona from Buckinghamshire, Anne from Sheffield, and Kathy from Heswall. We were joined on Sunday by Celia who had previously done a photography course with us in June. With the challenging weather we couldn’t help but have fun and bond over sniffly noses and sand in uninvited places.

The photographs we took really represent the day, with long exposures of swaying grasses in some shots contrasting with specks of flying sand frozen in mid air with fast shutter speeds on seemingly serene sunshine filled seascapes in others.

The stormy winds had brought us a damaged boat to photograph and we spent time capturing its rusty cleats and peeling paint layers. We then moved on to the Wirral Country Park and the Wirral Way where we photographed autumnal rose hips and windfall apples.

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What did our participants think of the course?

  • I’ve really enjoyed the photography course – despite the battering of the wind! The other people on the course were great – love the house, studio and location, expect me back again soon. (Anne, Sheffield)
  • I’ve had a wonderful two days and have thoroughly enjoyed ‘living’ in your environment. I feel more confident now pressing the right buttons – hopefully I’ll continue to experiment and remember to break the rules. The food was lovely too – I’ve never eaten so much cake. I’m now inspired to come back with my daughter to do the textile course. (Kathy, Heswall)
  • Such a beautiful studio and an amazing view! Lovely couple of days spent photographing the stunning scenery and the beach. I will continue to use the techniques learnt whilst on my travels and would love to come back to get hands on with textiles and glass. Hope all goes well for the future, all the best and thanks for a wonderful weekend. (Fiona, Aylesbury)
  • Thank you for a great weekend. Everything seems much clearer now and it has given me confidence to try different things now. You have and ideal studio and that gives a relaxed atmosphere for the course. The coffee and cake adds to the weekend as do the wonderful soups. Hope everything continues to grow and I would definitely recommend this course. (Tony, Aylesbury)
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