What does “Building a Portfolio” and “Continued Professional Development” mean to you? To us, at Welshot, “Building a Portfolio” means creating a body of work, whether printed, or in digital format, of the photographs you make, no matter the genre of photography.

Black and White Photo of Female Model lying on sofa with photographic studio lighting lighting her at a Welshot Photographic Academy Portfolio Building Session Day

Member Showcase – Robert Jones and Building a Portfolio Each month we showcase a Welshot Photographic Academy Member and for October 2023 it’s the turn of Robert Jones. Robert, by his own admission, prefers portrait photography to any other photographic genre. Robert also sees the value in building a portfolio, continued professional development, and believes … Read more

When we started Welshot in 2009 we very quickly set some ground rules about what we would and wouldn’t do at our events. Our criteria for these rules were purely based on what we ourselves would like from a photography session day, event or workshop. After once being told, that we could now start shooting, … Read more

Female Model showing eyes only on an orange backdrop

t, guidance and a “Let’s try it and see what happens” attitude is always included at Welshot

When I’m (Lee) sitting at my desk and Eif is working in the Creative Hub with someone on a 1:1 or in a small group I always hear a certain conversation…

“Eif, I have an idea of an image I’d like to try and replicate/recreate – could you show me how please”

The answer is ALWAYS the same…

“Of course we can – this is your time to experiment, learn and play with your camera settings and lighting techniques”

Finally... Three Years To The Day!

20th March 2020 – We shut the Welshot Office doors and we went home! We had been full of hope a week before – despite postponing all our events for the next 6 weeks, it was now looking likely it was to be much longer. Much, much longer. We’d only just paid the final balance for our return trip to Venice – it was to be our third Discover – Experience – Photograph adventure to this wonderful, colourful, vibrant and photogenic City. Then, Italy, along with the rest of the World, shut their doors!

Mathematics - My Camera and Me!

Mathematics – My Camera and Me!

It’s International Mathematics Day Today and it’s got me to thinking how maths once stopped me from doing stuff. Especially when it came to learning my camera and building a business.

How to Choose a New Camera - Three Key Things You Need to Ask Yourself

How to Choose a New Camera – Three Key Things You Need to Ask Yourself – We see it happening all the time – People buying a brand-new camera without doing the proper research needed to buy the right camera for them!  And then realising it’s a bit too complex so a £5K PLUS camera just stays in the box at the bottom of a cupboard.

Photographic Themed Photo-Shoot - Mad Hatters and Alice in Wonderland. Photo is of two female models as the Queen of Hearts and King of Hearts and the Male Model is the Knave of Hearts

The full day themed photo-shoot event, Mad Hatters was a long time coming. It was well worth the wait however when Models, the Cambria Costume House and Team Welshot all came together at the Chester Crowne Plaza on Sunday 14th August to bring eighteen passionate photographers a great day of photography. From beginning to end the models danced, posed and portrayed the Lewis Carroll characters in six full studio set-ups, complete with bespoke backdrops and props which included a full-size dolls house, pink flamingos, knitted cupcakes, and a large assortment of teapots, cups and saucers.

Photo of a group of photographers using tripods doing low-light photography at a Welshot Photographic Workshop

Ever wondered how to choose a photographic workshop that’s right for you? Just do a quick Google search and you will soon realise that there are a lot of photographic workshops, courses and events to choose from – and it can be a minefield. At Welshot, we’ve a few hints and top tips to help you, which we think are important considerations. We also think, although important, cost should not be at the top of the list – It is about value for money, the help, support and guidance you will be given.

Getting The Most From Your Camera

The Photographer’s Pocket Book by Michael Freeman is, in our opinion, one of the best photographic books you could ever purchase. It is also, as Michael describes on the back cover, the perfect size to fit into your camera bag and will help you operate your camera with speed, confidence and accuracy. And we are giving you the chance to WIN A COPY – Just for signing up to our mailing / email list..