Manchester is a great city to photograph. The workshop begins with the Imperial War Museum North which lends itself to some wonderful long exposure photography with the clouds sweeping past the shard at the top of the building. The textures reflect the light and the clouds and some exciting compositions can be achieved with careful framing and the use of angles to enhance the height of the building. We then move to the Lowry theatre with it's exciting geometry and metallic textures reflecting the morning light.
After photographing Media City and the new BBC buildings and swing bridge we then catch the tram into town to photograph some of the inner city architecture. This includes Beetham Tower (Hilton Hotel), the commercial district of Manchester at Spinningfields, Piccadily Gardens, the University buildings on Wilmott Street and, if time allows, the Chips building at Ancoates. A full day of some thrilling architecture.
Photography workshops are an ideal way to 'learn the craft' in the field. They run on most Saturday's and Sunday's throughout the year and cost £90. The courses are limited to 4 participants. A single day's tuition will be provided that covers composition, previsualizing the scene, the best lens for the job, composing for colour or black and white.
The use of filters for dramatic effect will be explored. This will cover neutral density filters to slow the shutter speed creating atmospheric water movement, graduated neutral density filters to balance the exposure between the land and sky, and extreme 'big stopper' filters to create wonderful movement in the clouds and water. Technical aspects will be explored including achieving accurate exposure using the manual setting of the camera along with making creative decisions regarding aperture and depth of field.
There really is no better way to develop your craft than by 'getting out there and doing it'. I will provide you with a friendly, fun and informative workshop experience that will, I am sure, leave you with some memorable images to add to your portfolio. Complete the online Booking Form to reserve your place.