We are going to be heading to Cornwall fro the summer and in association with some of our sponsors, especially the camera ones we are going to be running a coupe of weekend photography and environmental/ocean workshops. They are open to all levels of photographers, you can simply come along and learn how to take better shots with an iPhone if you like. We have gear you can use, we can supplement the gear you already have and we have things like water housings that you can use with your current gear.
What we cover is below, and the two dates are – 3/4th. and 10/11th of August, the weekends cost £100, and that includes all gear as well.
What we cover
Equipment – what you need to shoot surf, the ocean and the environment. This year we have a set of water housings you borrow as well which fit most Nikon, Canon, Panasonic and Sony Cameras, so if you haven’t got a housing you’re covered. We also use GoPro and we have some housings for phones as well, so it’s all about getting int he water.
Although I encourage everyone to shoot on their own gear as it’s what you will be using when you go away, we can confirm we all have lenses compatible with Sony, Nikon and Canon, as well as cameras, and waterhousngs from Aquatech, CMT and Salty Available.
The Art of Shooting – This really focuses on composition and shooting of everything from action to lineups to the general coastal environment. It’s about getting those one or two golden images instead of hundreds of the same thing, whether it’s an epic lineup, incredible action shot or something that resonates about the environment. It’s all about planning, being patient and nailing those one or two golden shots.
Water Photograph – Not everyone wants to get in the water, or has the experience to do so. So what we do is go through a solid grounding on the techniques of how waterhousings work and using them in the water. We do get in the water, but it’s very much at a level everybody is comfortable with.
Aerial Photography – This is a new element, with the rise in drone photography and filming we look at the technical, legal and technique side of shooting from the air.
Social Media – As well as being a photographer I’ve also spent several years working for companies from Nike down to The Plastic Project, so I have in depth knowledge of how to use social media as a photographer without getting lost black hole time surrounding it.
Business – We look at everything from working with magazines to working with clients to shooting your own projects. This can be taken to any depths you like, if you’re looking to becoming a pro then it is in depth enough but if you are justin it for fun, there are a lot of pointers when it comes to the moment you will inevitably be asked to sell some of your work.
Below is an example of shots taken on a workshop, the top one is of Zek Lau taken by Lawrence Sly, this ended up as a spread in Carve Magazine, the bottom is Lawrence just going through the ave having taken the shot, shot by his friend Sam Naylor.
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