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Workshop Report: Bolton Abbey April & May 2015

Workshop Report: Bolton Abbey April & May 2015

Spring is that special time of year when the transition from winter changes drastically day upon day and during this season we take our workshops to Bolton Abbey and the amazing Strid Wood. Our first took place at the end of April and the second trip in mid May. For both occasions the weather was […]

A guide to HDR Photography

A guide to HDR Photography

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is a way of capturing and processing images that allows for a wider and deeper tonal range of colors. The “Dynamic Range” is the difference between the lightest and darkest areas that you can capture in a single image. Quite often we are faced with a high-contrast scene where our […]

Yorkshire Photography Locations – How Stean Gorge

Yorkshire Photography Locations – How Stean Gorge

How Stean Gorge at Nidderdale makes for an excellent year round photography location. A bit different to your normal landscape photography locations due to being in a beautiful limestone gorge with steep sides stretching 1 km in length and up to 20 meters deep. There are no wide vistas to speak of, just spectacular rock […]

Workshop Report: Malham September 2014

Workshop Report: Malham September 2014

  Our last photography workshop to Malham and Gordale Scar of the 2014 season didn’t disappoint! Malhamdale rarely does. Each workshop has been totally different due to the changing seasons and weather that has given us some great light for our different stops. The morning was crisp and clear, not a cloud in the sky […]

By eck, it’s a long way from Yorkshire

By eck, it’s a long way from Yorkshire

Christmas and New Year was certainly a different one for 2013! My cousin was working for VSO in a remote part of Nepal and was coming to the end of his time there. This prompted the decision to make the most of his local knowledge and set out on an adventure into the Himalayas. I […]

Workshop Report: Aysgarth and West Burton June 2014

Workshop Report: Aysgarth and West Burton June 2014

In our fourth year of running photography workshops, this was the first time we had run our Aysgarth and West Burton workshop in June. The weather turned out perfect for a spot of moving water photography, very little wind and a nice overcast day giving us diffused light. We met at the always welcoming Fox […]

Shooting landscapes in the summer

Shooting landscapes in the summer

Its that time of year that most think is difficult for landscape photography, the sun is high in the sky which gives a harsh light, the foliage can be very green, and of course the sun rises very early and sets much later. But with a bit of planning and the right light, you can shoot […]

Workshop Report: Bolton Abbey April 2014

Workshop Report: Bolton Abbey April 2014

Upon arriving at the Tea Cottage at Bolton Abbey, the weather was as forecast, grey and wet. We began as usual with warming teas and coffees over a discussion about the five elements that make a great landscape photograph, accompanied by a slideshow of images for inspiration. By the time we had finished the rain […]

Capturing Images in the Snow

Capturing Images in the Snow

  Its coming up to that time of year when snow can be expected at anytime and can make for very striking images. Photography in the snow can be difficult to expose right with all the reflective surfaces, often-bright skies and of course getting around. Using our five steps to making a great landscape photograph, […]

Workshop Report: Bolton Abbey, November 2013

Workshop Report: Bolton Abbey, November 2013

Well what an end to our 2013 workshop season! Throughout the year we seem to have been very lucky with the weather and today was no exception. The forecast thankfully wasn’t totally right and we had a fabulous overcast day for our woodland and moving water shots. Our morning meeting was at the fantastic Tea […]

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