South Wales Photographic Workshop

Gower Peninsula, South Wales

8th-14th October 2023

 The South Wales coast is a stunning area for coastal photography and is filled with beautiful beaches. Our creative photography workshop on the Gower peninsula will allow you time and space to explore the coastline and connect to your own path. Be encouraged and inspired to free up, enjoy your photography and play with new ideas. This is the time to embrace the outdoors, be gently encouraged and to simply enjoy some dedicated time for your own creativity.  

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South Wales Photography Workshop

Margaret studied photography in South Wales and spent many years photographing on the Gower Peninsula. She has a deep connection to the coastline through her photography work and her years surfing on the Gower.

The Gower was named an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1956. Sandy beaches, bays, coves, dramatic cliffs, and of course great waves. We have chosen a hotel in the heart of the Gower in order to truly get away and immerse in the countryside. The aim of this workshop is to allow you the freedom to explore your own creativity. Alongside teaching techniques such as long exposures, and creating beautiful slow shutter speed images, you will have the opportunity to explore concepts such as ICM and creative smartphone photography. Through freeing up the process and enjoying new concepts you will find that you enjoy your photography more and become closer to finding your own style faster. This leads to more enjoyment and contentment in yourself. Creativity is open to everyone. We hope to inspire and encourage you whilst being outdoors and enjoying the fabulous coastline of South Wales

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YOUR TUTORS

Margaret Soraya & Lesley Lintott

Margaret Soraya

Margaret is best known for her love of coastal photography, waves, and seascapes.  Margaret will share her love of capturing the essence of the coast line. From big waves to gentle slow shutter speed images of water to small details on the beach. Margaret specialises in encouraging and inspiring others in a genuine way.  

Lesley Lintott

Lesley’s photography is intuitive, mainly working handheld with her smartphone or Canon mirrorless camera. She is drawn to light, line and colour and often creates more abstract images.  Lesley will also be on hand to help with some creative in-camera techniques such as ICM, multiple-exposure, defocusing and shallow depth of field close-up work. You will also have the opportunity to explore how to get the best from your phone camera using creative apps and editing. 

GROUP SIZE

6 participants: A small group size which provides bespoke teaching and individual attention.

You will benefit from seeing the landscape from contrasting photographic angles with two photographers who share a passion for the coast. There will be plenty opportunities for 1-2-1 support both in the landscape and back indoors.

 

OVERVIEW

Duration: 6 nights / 5 days Tuition

Dates: Meet at dinner 6pm on the 8th Oct. Finish after breakfast on 14th Oct.

Included: All tutoring. Lunches, Tea & Coffee on location,  Complimentary Transport

Excluded: Accommodation staying at Parc-Le-Breos, evening meals, Alcoholic Drinks, travel to the workshop & camera insurance.

GRADING

Fitness level: Easy / Moderate – most locations are within walking distance of parking but every workshop requires a basic level of fitness to access the landscape.

You should be able to walk approx 20 mins with your camera gear across uneven ground. There will always be options to stay closer to the car and some flexibility, although this may mean separating from the group for a while. 

LOCATIONS

Locations will include some of the following:

Llangennith Beach - wide stretches of sand and dunes and the best waves in South Wales 

Three Cliffs Bay - sand dunes, salt marshes and limestone cliffs 

Rhossili - one the UK’s top 10 beaches  

Loughor Estuary and its nature reserves

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DAILY OUTLINE

What the days will look like

Our days during this landscape photography workshop on the Gower Peninsula in Wales will start with breakfast before heading out to the most suitable location for the day based on the weather and wind forecasts. 
 
Making the best use of each day is important and part of that involves ensuring everyone’s comfort. With this in mind tea and coffee are provided on location and we will break for lunch which will usually be taken in a cafe to enable us to stay outdoors all day. If the weather is really against us we may return to the hotel and take time for one-to-one tutorials, editing or any assistance you need.
 
If we have been out all day there will be some time to relax before meeting for dinner back at Parc le Breos around 7pm. If we have had a more relaxed day then we often meet a couple of hours before dinner for inspirational talks, demos and slideshows. 

ACCOMMODATION

We will be staying at Parc-Le-Breos Country House on the Gower Peninsula. Parc-le-Breos have held a certain amount of rooms for us so please book your accommodation early to ensure room availability. Parc-Le-Breos is a beautifully appointed Country House set in the grounds of a Norman deer park in the heart of the Gower peninsula. There are a variety of room types ranging from a suite to a self-catering chalet for two.

Payment for your own accommodation and meals at the end of your stay can be made direct to the hotel. 

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