Dawn to Dusk – The Summer Solstice 2024 Edition – Landscape Photography on Anglesey
Welshot Does… The “Longest Day” – A Photographic Adventure in North Wales circumnavigating the Island of Anglesey. Meeting at Penmon Lighthouse, in time to watch and capture the sunrise over the Llandudno Great Orme in your camera will be the start to our Welshot Does… The Longest Day photographic adventure for 2024. We will then proceed to visit numerous photographic locations, from South Stack Lighthouse to the historic Telford’s Bridge, from Church Island to Parys Mountain in Amwlch, from LLanddwyn Island to Menai Bridge and Beaumaris – This day will have it all for the outdoor photographer – so why not grab your camera and join us on this 19 hour photography adventure.
Creative Photography – An Adventure in Llanberis – Mini Module with Masterclass
Spend a day with Welshot in Llanberis deep in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales getting creative with your camera. From landscapes to architecture, from wide lake-side vistas to macro and close-up photography this Welshot mini module with masterclass will have you thinking outside the box and have you making photos that you might have otherwise walked past. We will also show you how learning how to “see” in black & white can give you a completely different look and feel to your images. Our starting point will be the Llanberis Slate Museum which is full to the brim of photo opportunities – your aim will be to capture the historic, times gone by, often emotive atmosphere of this historic environment. Your masterclass will be learning how to shoot for HDR (High Dynamic Range) using the interiors of the museum before the one-to-one and group tuition takes place. After the museum we have the beautiful Lyn Padarn lakeside to explore, from quarries to castles, from lonely trees to mountain ranges. This day of photography has it all for the photographer.
Walking With Your Camera – A Guided Photo Walk with Helen Iles – Cwmorthin – North Wales
Grab your camera, pull on your walking boots, we’re off on a photographic adventure deep in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. Photography and a nature ramble – What could be better for those who love nothing more than being outside with their cameras? On this Cwmorthin – Walking With Your Camera – A Guided Photo Walk with Helen Iles we will be walking from Tanygrisiau up to Cwmorthin, which is where you will find the abandoned slate mines of Rhosydd Quarry. This is a beautiful walk for a photographer, the scenery is nothing short of stunning and the abandoned quarry ruins and houses are hauntingly striking. From a distance, the mountains are breath-taking in their quiet beauty, but dig a little deeper and there is a treasure trove of secrets for you and your camera. A glimpse of a noisy and destructive industrial era long left behind and an eerie peek into the hard life of a quarry miner in the mid nineteenth century. From landscape, to macro, from capturing the movement of waterfalls to creating abstract images – this day out, walking with your camera will not disappoint.
While the initial first section of the path is a rocky steep incline it is relatively short and we will be stopping to shoot the waterfalls and slate formations, going very slowly as we make our way up. Once we reach the first level there is Llyn Cwmorthin (Lake). A beautiful expanse of a water, nestling in a quiet valley. Here there are buildings and slate piles, reeds, water lilies, birds, something for everyone who likes to photograph in the natural environment.
As we will be starting this walk at 12.30 and not finishing until 7.30pm we will be making use of the best light for Landscape Photography.