If the larger group workshops aren't the thing for you and you're interested in something slightly more tailored to your requirements then why not consider one of my 1-2-1 workshops. This is a great way to take your photography to the next level in a short period of time. I've hiked the Mournes regularly for the past five years and have a photographic knowledge of the area that few can match. As former winner of Trail UK Mountain Photo of the Year, you can be sure that you're in the hands of a tutor who is competent both in his knowledge of the area and of his camera.
As this is a 1-2-1 workshop, there is complete flexibility in terms of where you want to go and what you want to learn. We can head to higher ground for a sunrise or sunset or we can explore some of the meandering paths and rivers along the valley floor. If you're feeling adventurous, we could even arrange to camp if that's something that would be of interest. Either way, you'll have my undivided attention for up to 8 hours on location where I'll teach you the technical and compositional basics, as well as how to use modern technology to plan and accurately predict how the light might fall.
Whilst I primarily base myself in South Down and the Mournes, if you're interested in a one-to-one tutorial in another part of the country then please contact me beforehand to discuss.
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, especially if we're heading out for sunrise or sunset.
The paths we'll be walking are mostly well defined, however the terrain can become rocky and uneven. With this in mind, bring appropriate footwear i.e. 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. I'll explain the benefits of shooting with and without filters when I'm on location with you.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Booking confers acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions. Please read them carefully before signing up to the workshop.
To discuss dates beforehand please use the contact form to get in touch. The workshop is priced at £150 and is available Saturday and Sunday's. If you would like to bring a friend or other half with you then you can do so at no extra cost.