Shooting Arundel & the Castle
Date... Saturday 12th July 2014
10.00 am until 3.00 pm
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop will suit all abilities and help you with
whatever camera you own, from a simple compact or camera phone
to an advanced level DSLR
What will we be doing?
Arundel captures the essence of heritage, urban chic and country pursuits, all within a stone’s throw of London. Arundel has been variously described as Quirky, Fun & Cosmopolitan.
Arundel combines one thousand years of history with a wonderful contemporary atmosphere and during the first part of our time here we will photograph some of the wonderfully detailed buildings in all their variety and colour and mood.
Then we will visit Arundel Castle which is one of the longest inhabited country houses in England. Many of the original features such as the crenellated Norman keep, gatehouse and barbican and the lower part of Bevis Tower survive and the magnificent architecture in Gothic style is considered one of the great works of Victorian England. Inside it is very grand, finely preserved with fascinating furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings by renowned artists including Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Canaletto. So lots of things to photograph and many challenges to overcome and learn from, with tricky light and composition at every turn.
Photographing at this time of the year is one of the best times to be free
with your camera, to come and join like-minded people; and discover
all those techniques Simon talks about in his books and his lectures in
real time... with hands on practice... time spent that will improve your
skills immeasurably in all areas of your photography.
There's an almost limitless number of tones and shadows and colour to stimulate
you here, to excite and immerse you creatively - to capture
what you 'see' and how you want to record it.
This is a very exciting time of year that will make you think about what
you are doing; at times we may find the day overcast, but suddenly the clouds
part and our photography will take on the brightness the sun
creates, as the shadows drape themselves across the architecture of Arundel
We will capture the strong light of summer, we will look at getting the light perfectly right, how to balance light and get the best exposure, looking at the settings that will help you get the best shots with your camera, in camera, not by trying to manipulate your mistakes on your computer at home.
We will also look at composition in camera, proper metering in sometimes challenging light. We will explore creative use of shutter and aperture priorities to make your pictures come alive (if your camera has these settings)... lots of techniques in one place. And of course Simon will be on hand, to help and give you any advice you need.
(This workshop is suitable for the complete beginner and also those with very much more advanced knowledge)
There will be Group and One to One tuition... you will be shown
how to get the very best from your camera
What will you need to bring with you?
Whatever camera you have
Your camera manual
(if you haven't thrown it as far as you can)
Fully charged batteries
An empty memory card
Suitable clothing and footwear
How much will it cost?
£45.00 + entry to the Castle
Please note: £30.00 discount vouchers cannot be used when
booking this workshop
Castle entry fees
If you would like more information before you book,
Simon on 07407 274770
or email him via the CONTACT page.