New Workshop - North East Wales - Dee Valley

New Workshop - North East Wales - Dee Valley
Alan Ranger Photography(44) 781-7017994info@alanranger.com

Dee Valley - Lakes, Mountains, Rivers, Quarries, Woodlands, Mines and Waterfalls - 2 Days

I am delighted to announce a new location for my schedule of outdoor photography workshops.  Dee Valley. We will be based just south of Llangollen, at a beautiful inn - The West Arms Country Inn (The story of the West Arms itself dates back to 1570, when it was a farmhouse belonging to local gentry).

Over the two-day photographic workshop, we will visit three to four stunning locations a day (including sunrise and sunset) to create great images from a variety of scenes.  Waterfalls, rivers, lakes, mountain ranges, woodlands and options to do aqueducts and mines too. The exact itinerary will be based on the wishes, collaboratively beforehand, of those booked on the photo workshop.


Sat 2nd Mar to Sun 3rd Mar - 1 or 2 Days

Booking Options

All-Inclusive booking - 2 Days - From £400

Book by Sat 2nd Feb 23:59 £400 (Normally £475)

- Leave Coventry 6:30 am arrive at first location approx 8:30 am-9:00 am

-  Bed and breakfast included at The West Arms Country Inn - Private Room with shower

-  All transportation to and from around locations included in the price

-  Optional evening image post-processing, editing advice and reviews

-  Includes sunrise shoots

-  Return back to Coventry approx 6:00 pm- 6:30 pm

Tuition Only Booking - 1 or 2 Days - From £125

Book by Sat 2nd Feb 23:59 £125 (Normally £175) - For 1 Day

Book by Sat 2nd Feb 23:59 £275 (Normally £325) - For 2 Days

- Meet at first location approx 8:30 am-9:00 am

-  Excludes sunrise shoots

-  Make your own B&B arrangements, if required

-  You are responsible for getting to and from each location on time


Suitable For

As one to one tuition is provided throughout all landscape photography workshops there are no prerequisites for experience or skill levels.  All workshop tours are designed to be inclusive whatever your level and gear and we are always happy to advise, support and loan you equipment to try out so that you get the best opportunity to photograph subjects in ways you haven’t tried before.

Landscapes workshops are taught in small groups, a maximum of six participants, to ensure that everyone has the time needed from a professional landscape photographer to help them improve their photographic skills.  Alan will always go the extra mile for someone who is open to exploring new ways, for them, to maximise the great photographic opportunities.

North Wales

This is a new area to discover and often overlooked for the more popular areas of Snowdonia around Snowdonia, Capel Curig and Betws-y-Coed.  I would be delighted for you to join me on this inaugural exploration of this area that includes some well-known and visited features, Lake Vyrnwy and Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall but will also include some new locations too.

  • River Dee

  • Clywedog Valley (lead mines, waterfall, woodlands)

  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

  • Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen

  • Around Llantysilio

  • Lake Vyrnwy

  • Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

Opportunities

  • Long Exposure

  • Sunrise and sunset

  • Vista

  • Macro

  • Abstract

  • Landscape

  • Architecture

  • Woodland

  • Mountains

  • Lakes

  • Rivers

  • Waterfalls

  • Black and white

  • Whatever techniques and styles interest you

Itinerary

Likely locations include:

(A detailed itinerary will be provided 5-7 days ahead of workshop that will take into account weather/tide times (if applicable) and any other local seasonal factors.)

  • Lake Vyrnwy

  • Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall

  • River Dee

  • Clywedog Valley (lead mines, waterfall, woodlands)

  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

  • Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen

  • Around Llantysilio

Day 1

  • Travel from Coventry rendezvous point at specified time or

  • Meet on location at specified time

  • Workshop introduction and briefing

  • Location shoot

  • Lunch Break

  • Location shoot

  • Check-in Hotel/B&B

  • Optional sunset shoot - depending on light/time of year/forecast

  • Evening meal - optional picture reviews

Day 2

  • Possible sunrise shoot - depending on light/time of year/forecast

  • Breakfast

  • Meet on location at specified time

  • Workshop briefing

  • Location shoot

  • Lunch Break

  • Location shoot

  • End of workshop/depart

Lake Vyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy

Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen

Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen

clywedog valley

clywedog valley

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

pistyll rhaeadr

pistyll rhaeadr

vyrnwy

vyrnwy

pistyll rhaeadr

pistyll rhaeadr

Castell Dinas Bran

Castell Dinas Bran


The West Arms - Our Accomodation and base for the weekend

Our North Wales accommodation is a blend of character rooms in the original 16th century part of the Inn and valley view rooms to the rear. What they have in common is a blend of traditional comfort and warmth with all the facilities you’d expect. You can lie back on a traditional brass or even four-poster bed, admire the original oak beams, savour the heritage of a 16th-century building and when you wake up from a great night’s sleep you can look forward to a hearty and delicious Welsh breakfast.

The West Arms

The West Arms