Creative Art Retreats - Photography Retreat
Join writer, photographer and lecturer Simon Lawrence for an exciting Creative Photography Retreat at the magnificent Oxon Hoath Country House Estate, and set your creativity free!
Photography has no secrets… it only has principles we’ve yet to master. All of us in this great photographic adventure eventually become masters, masters of recording light and exploring its many mysteries.
Composition is an interesting subject, a great pose and an appropriate background contribute to making good pictures great, but it is light that is our ultimate tool, for without it… we would record nothing but blackness.
During your time at Oxon Hoath you will take a journey with Simon; whatever your current level of expertise he will help you with the many principles that help your photographs become wonderful images to treasure.
It doesn’t matter how you currently perceive or measure your photographic skills, at Oxon Hoath you will leave with a whole new set of skills and a greater understanding of this wonderful art of 'seeing and recording life as it happens all about us'.
Simon says... 'I am a photojournalist and a film maker, but photography is photography, and looking at your subject, the lighting, learning how to direct it to achieve the best composition, adjusting your camera settings to get it just right… and learning how to correct it if you are unhappy with the result you got the first time will help immeasurably with any subject you choose to record in the future. I hope you can join me.'
Creative Art Retreats allow you the time and freedom to dig deep into your creativity, in an environment that will help free your mind, to explore and push your artistic boundaries, and to learn and practice techniques to help you achieve some great photographs!
This retreat is limited to a small group in order that all can experience one to one tuition during your sessions.
Here are some of the subjects Simon will talk about and you will practice whilst working together.
We will be looking specifically at shooting natural portraits, still life and photographing the interior of this wonderful country estate.
You will gain valuable experience throughout your stay... by the time you leave you will know your camera and its functions intimately probably for the first time and you will understand precisely how it functions in all lights and with a whole range of subjects.
Using these subjects, we will look at...
Simon has written a number of photography books and included in your course fee are eBooks, Photography TOP TIPS and Photoshop TOP TIPS.
This will be a thoroughly enjoyable and creative few days with your camera, meeting new ‘friends’ and enjoying delicious food amidst the peace and tranquillity of this exceptional setting....... that is Oxon Hoath.
What's Included in your stay at Oxon Hoath:
Creative Art Retreats have exclusive use of Oxon Hoath for the duration of your stay.
Food is freshly prepared daily, using locally sourced seasonal vegetables, often gathered from Oxon Hoath's own walled kitchen garden, and is cooked by the resident chef.
If you would like more information about the venue, please click this LINK to visit the Oxon Hoath website.
Non participating partners are welcome at a reduced fee, please email us HERE for full details
Prices (per person)
Single (with ensuite)
Single (shared bathroom)
Twin (with ensuite)
Twin (shared bathroom)
Double Bed (with ensuite)
Non participating partners are welcome...
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