Shooting Lewes & the Castle
Saturday 21st June 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?
Lewes in East Sussex has been described as ‘almost definitely’ the best place in Sussex to live. Award winning Lewes has a fantastic 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 climb to the top of the 1000 year old Norman Castle in the heart of Lewes for stunning panoramic views across Sussex.
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 Lewes and the open Sussex Landscape.
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.