Hen Mountain Workshop
Dates: 1 December 2018
Location: Hen Mountain, the Mournes.
Group Size: 3
Included: All on-location tuition, hot drinks.
Not Included: Any travel required to and from the starting point at Sandbank Road car park.
What To Expect
This workshop is perfect for those looking for the ‘mountain experience’ but without the massive physical effort! For all it’s size, Hen packs in a fantastic variety of views and compositions facing out over the western Mournes. I’ll guide you to my favourite spots and offer technical advice so you’re best prepared for sunset.
12:00pm - Meet and Greet
We’ll meet at the car park on the Sandbank Road and after the formal introductions start the 30 minute walk to the top.
12:45pm - Arrive at the top
We'll stop for a short breather and lunch. I’ll ask you individually what areas of your photography you’d like assistance with. There’s no right answer to this- it simply helps initiates the conversation and allows us to build your skills.
We’ll spend the afternoon jumping between different viewpoints. Our group is small affording ample time for me to deal with you all on a 1-2-1 basis.. At 3:15pm we’ll enter the ‘golden hour’ when hopefully we’ll be treated to a beautiful sunset.
4:30pm - End of the Workshop
We begin the journey off the mountain, arriving back at the car park at 5pm.
What Should I bring?
The Mournes generally have their own micro-climate making conditions sometimes unpredictable.
As a rule of thumb, prepare to over-dress rather than under-dress as even during a summer's day temperatures can quickly plummet on higher ground. You'll need a base layer (t-shirt, long or short sleeved), a mid-insulating layer (warm fleece) and an outer layer (hard or soft shell jacket) for protection from the elements. A waterproof layer is essential. Please also bring a head torch. Whilst it will still be bright as we begin walking down, closer to the finish it may become dark.
The paths we'll be leading you up are well defined, however the terrain is often rocky and uneven. With this in mind, bring appropriate footwear i.e. walking or hiking boots.
The less equipment and the lighter the backpack, the better. Typically I carry two lenses, a 16-35 f4 (for wide angle photography) and a 70-200 f4 (for zooming in). Whilst I do carry filters, these are not strictly necessary- I would recommend at minimum bringing a polarising filter. We'll explain the benefits of shooting with and without filters when we're on location with you.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please make yourself aware of the Terms and Conditions before participating in the workshop. Payment confers acceptance of this.
The price of the workshop is £50 which is payable in full upon booking. To participate, please follow the link where you'll be re-directed to a check-out page.