I've never thought I'd describe myself as an escapologist, but that's my new title when I join forces with Angela & Deborah at 'The Create Escape' to run photography workshops! Based at their beautiful farmhouse location, they've created a varied and exciting calendar of events from floristry to felting, painting to photography, there’s something for everyone. You can learn something new, unwind and share laughter with like-minded people. Angela and Debs will be sharing their passion for creating great food on many of their courses and we won't miss out as on the photography workshops they'll be treating you to delicious food throughout the day – morning treats, a two-course lunch with wine and afternoon tea! As one of the talented team of tutors (Escapologists) The Create Escape are working with, I'll help you unlock your creativity and release yourself from the day-to-day grind of tasks and to-do lists. Every workshop has a limited number of spaces so that you get quality time with your chosen Escapologist, but it does mean that you have to book early! Create stunning photos for Social Media with Rod Ireland 11th September - The Create Escape – Full day workshop – 10am – 4pm £85.00
Boost your likes and grow your following by standing out from the social media crowd. Learn how to create eye-catching and engaging images using the camera on your mobile phone. Join Rod Ireland to discover how to go from taking snaps to producing stunners! Rod will be your guide as you discover three key aspects of photography – Creative, Technical and Narrative. By understanding these fundamental building blocks, your images will soon be rising above the hubbub and wowing your social media audience. Depending on the weather (it is Cumbria!), you will be exploring the gardens and beautiful surroundings and/or working in the comfort of our farmhouse workshop. Please do bring suitable clothing for any alfresco forays. While you relax, learn and enjoy your workshop, Angela and Debs will ensure that you are very well looked after indeed. From a welcoming drink and home-made treat on arrival, through a delicious two-course lunch plus wine, to afternoon tea, you certainly won’t go hungry! We love creating great food and we love looking after people, so allow us to spoil you. Photography for Beginners with Rod Ireland 28th September - The Create Escape – Full day workshop – 10am – 4pm £85.00 New to digital photography or looking to make the most of that fancy camera you treated yourself to? Join professional photographer, Rod Ireland, on this informative and inspiring workshop and he will boost your skill and understanding, build your confidence and equip you to start creating your very own photographic works of art. You will learn: • Which bits of kit are essential for creating your photographs • How to move out of automatic mode and take control of the camera’s functionality • How to use Aperture and Speed modes • How to develop your image composition • Simple tools and techniques to improve your image-making Please bring with you: • Digital SLR and instruction booklet • Fully charged batteries (spares are a good idea!) • Tripod and cable release (if you have them) • Any lenses and filters that you have • Weather-permitting, we will be making the most of the local countryside so please wear suitable clothing and footwear While you relax, learn and enjoy your workshop, Angela and Debs will ensure that you are very well looked after indeed. From a welcoming drink and home-made treat on arrival, through a delicious two-course lunch plus wine, to afternoon tea, you certainly won’t go hungry! We love creating great food and we love looking after people, so allow us to spoil you.