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.

Grab your camera and join us on the Welshot Autumnal Nature Ramble – Photography at the RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve in North Wales, guaranteed to help ease out you of Summer and into Autumn while capturing the beauty from what can only be described as a stunning environment. The Conwy RSPB nature reserve is a wetland on the Conwy estuary, created from material dug out during the construction of the A55 road tunnel. It is now home to a variety of wildlife, and a great place for photographers and their cameras. there is always something to see and photograph, from landscape to macro, flora and fauna and, of course, birds. Your Welshot Masterclass will be learning how to work with light and shutter speeds to capture stunning compositions and movement.