Dee Valley, Pistyll Rhaeadr and Lake Vyrnwy Photography Workshop
Join me in this 2 day Welsh valleys, lakes and waterfalls
Availability will be marked as sold out if all spaces sold, otherwise, if not there are spaces available
Purchase this photography workshop as a gift voucher for someone - just specify the event date on the voucher purchase checkout.
Enjoy extra guidance & tuition when you are being driven to and from and around locations
Take the stress out of finding places and enjoy the workshop without the driving
Optional sunrise shoots - dependant on conditions and wishes.
Evening meals booked for you to enjoy a relaxing evening all laid on for you.
Accommodation and breakfast included with a private bedroom.
Optional image reviews when back the hotel/B&B.
Accommodation is generally mid-range B&B or Hotels. Some residential workshops are based in self-catering accommodation.
Please read my terms and conditions before booking as you will be bound by them upon receipt of money paid.
A deposit payment secures your place on the workshop. If the workshop does not proceed due to cancellation by Alan Ranger Photography for lack of demand you will get a full refund or offered alternative dates.
If you cancel you will lose the full deposit.
Payment of balance must be paid 60 days before event start date.
Cancellation or Bad Weather
On the rare occasion that severe weather conditions prevent any of the photography workshops from safely or practically going ahead, other dates will be offered if a 1 day, 4hr or 2.5hr event.
If it is a residential 2+ day workshop then Alan will be able to provide alternative options including indoor training on photo editing or any other photography topic.
Max and Min Participants
Workshop dates subject to minimum number of participants (3)
In the event of insufficient bookings alternative dates will be offered though Alan may, at his discretion, run the workshop with less.
Maximum group size 6 attendees.
Included/Excluded in price
Included in price
Travel to and from locations and back to rendezvous point (all inclusive only)
All photographic tuition and advice to help you make those shots
One to one tuition throughout the event
Image feedback throughout the event
Excluded in price
Participants are responsible for attending with appropriate footwear and are responsible for their own equipment.
Under 16's welcome but must be accompanied by a paying adult.
All bookings must be made in advance through Alan Ranger Photography website
Bookings are confirmed within 24hrs & joining instructions will be emailed out 4-7 days prior to event date.
Optional post workshop image review and feedback on your images
2 to 7 Day residential photography workshops in some of the best land or seascape locations with an all-inclusive transport and B&B package
Valleys, Lakes and Waterfalls
We will spend the day around Dee Valley,
We spend an exhilarating period photographing Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall (tallest single drop) and the surrounding woodlands. This is a great chance to work on exposure settings to create different effects on the moving water and also create order out of chaos in a scene as you learn the art of simplification using lines, texture, shape and form to make compelling images
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.)
Pistyll Rhaeadr Waterfall
Clywedog Valley (lead mines, waterfall, woodlands)
Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen
Travel from Coventry rendezvous point at specified time or
Meet on location at specified time
Workshop introduction and briefing
Optional sunset shoot - depending on light/time of year/forecast
Evening meal - optional picture reviews
Possible sunrise shoot - depending on light/time of year/forecast
Meet on location at specified time
End of workshop/depart
Fitness level Required - Easy-Moderate
This trip is rated as easy to moderate, meaning that most people with average fitness should comfortably be able to deal with the short walks (15-30mins) and occasional steps or gradients involved.
Experience Level - Beginner to Intermediate
The workshop is suitable for any level, including beginners.
All participants receive 1-2-1 tuition and support on practical workshops so that tutoring can be tailored to the individuals needs and experience.
No prior knowledge of photography is required as each student will be taught individually, according to their level.
Equipment for this workshop
What to bring:
Your camera, fully charged battery and spare batteries if you have them.
Battery Charger if attending more than one day
Additional memory card(s) in case required
Remote Release Cable to take shots without touching the camera.
Any lenses are suitable - zooms, wide angle and macro
Tripod (essential) I can hire you one - the cost is £20 but let me know in advance if you want one.
A polarising filter is useful for removing glare and reflections but not essential
Graduated and Neutral Density Filters - useful for increasing exposure, dynamic range and doing longer exposures
Sensible footwear – it can sometimes be muddy, wet and sticky underfoot so walking boots or trainers with good grip are recommended and wellington boots for coastal workshops.
A large sandwich bag and an elastic band to wrap around your camera and lens if we have light rain
A kneeling mat or dustbin liner to put on the ground if you want to kneel or crouch down for ground level shots
Water, snacks or whatever you need for the event duration
Raincoats or equivalent – we might catch a shower!
Notebook/Paper and pen for note taking in throughout the workshop
Laptops are not required though you may wish to bring one if you feel you want to download and review your shots after each day
Download the generic residential workshop equipment checklist.
If you have any specific questions regarding equipment please contact me directly or take a look at my recommended products page.
Llanwddyn, Wales, llanrhaeadr ym mochnant
On this workshop Alan will guide you through:
Thinking more about composition
Using colour, texture, shape and more
Framing and designing the shot
Using camera settings to vary the effects
Learn the impact of using long exposure, shallow depth of field and other techniques.
Recognise correct lighting, contrast and texture to shape and form each shot.
Macro and close-up
Work with Alan to review your shots, try new ideas and improve your photography.