Rheged - Lake District Photography workshop Prize draw

23rd June 2014
Rheged held the Mountain Photography exhibition last month and we had a a "Rod Ireland Photography" stand in the main hall. We held a prize draw, offering two lucky winners a photography workshop in the glorious Lake district.

From nearly 50 entrants we drew out two lucky winners - Beth Tompkins and Adam Bennett, both from Cumbria.

(C) Adam Bennett

After discussing possible locations, we settled on Haweswater and Riggindale for the first day of the workshop, followed by the area around Hallin Fell, Ullswater for the second day. We enjoyed warm and dry weather and even had to take out hats and sun block on two consecutive days - not a regular occurrence in these parts!

(C) Adam Bennett

The two day workshop included topics such as:
• Image visualisation and composition
• Getting away from automatic and optimising use of Aperture, Speed and Manual modes
• Introducing more advanced tools/techniques to make images stand out
• Evaluating images and identifying successful elements within them
• The use of filtration to improve 'in-camera' images
• Introduction to post-processing tools & techniques

Adam in action above Martindale

Unfortunately, Beth had to pull out of the weekend at the last minute so Adam was lucky enough to have one to one tuition and was able to select a lake district location of his choosing for day two of the workshop!

Adam said "I learnt lots from the weekend and have plenty to take away and think about in order to progress my photography. The biggest thing for me was understanding the importance of the creative process and pre-visualisation that you work through in order to create a special image, before even thinking about the technical aspects. It was a great help- thanks very much".

(C) Adam Bennett - A panorama created by stitching several images togethre

If you're interested in a photography workshop in the Lake District, details can be found here.

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