Anglesey Photography Workshop Report
Planning outdoor photography workshops is always a risk when it comes to knowing what the weather will be months ahead. The weekend, two-three day, Anglesey workshop was scheduled for mid-August on the reasonable assumption that the heathers and gorse would be in full flower and the middle of summer should mean it’s mild and hopefully dry too. So you can imagine how gutted we were to discover that we were heading to Anglesey in one of the wettest and windiest weekends in years that brought power cuts to millions in the UK and plenty of localised flooding. At least the heathers were in flower!
Undeterred, we went anyway, in hope and optimism that there would be breaks in the rain at least and allow us the opportunity to photograph and enjoy some of the bays, shorelines and lighthouses of Anglesey. With some maneuvering of timings and swapping of locations between different parts of the island based on where the weather was best we managed to visit seven out of the ten planned.
Anglesey is small enough to move between locations relatively quickly and easy so changes to where and when were fairy easy to accommodate. Having a group of five clients who were all flexible made my job of running things much easier so a big thank you to all of them for making it a successful weekend despite the conditions. I am still getting to know Anglesey to an extent and don’t have the same affection for it as I do other more popular UK locations, mainly because I feel the accommodation and restaurants are not as good as they could or should be given their prices, however it is still a great place to go if you enjoy seascape photography with it’s many bays and contrasting coastline terrains between North, South, East and West.
Even though everyone suffered from shots that were binned due to rain spots on lenses and or out of focus from the 60 mph gusts of wind I can happily say that there will still great shots captured by everyone that I saw during the Sat evening photo review session.
I have scheduled another Anglesey Workshop for the same time next year in hope that we will get better weather to enjoy more heather covered cliff faces and more locations. I may be doing another before next Aug so keep an eye out on the listings.
Remember the first two places booked get £50 off on any residential photography workshop.
As for some images, here is a selection from me.