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Capture 2 Print - Autumnal New Forest

£695.00 | 01st - 03rd November, 2021 | Fully Booked

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During this workshop, we will take you on a complete photographic journey: from seeing the shot, composing and capturing it, through to processing the file and ultimately producing a high-quality print.

The first two days will be spent in the field, concentrating on in-camera skills, photographing the stunning natural beauty of the New Forest. It’s one of the UK’s smallest national parks, but boasts an incredibly varied landscape within its boundaries: coniferous woodland, broadleaved woodland, open heathland, ponds, streams and even a stretch of coastline. There are also the famous New Forest ponies, which roam freely around the forest and will often pose obligingly for a photo!

It is, of course, famous for its autumn colours: in a good year, the trees positively glow with golds, yellows and reds, complemented by the orange bracken on the forest floor below. In our experience, the colour usually peaks at the beginning of November, so we should be there at the ideal time. As well as visiting classic locations such as Rhinefield and Bolderwood, we will also take you to some of the area’s quieter, but no less impressive corners. Many people find woodland photography challenging, but there will be a thorough briefing on relevant techniques before we head out with our cameras, and your tutors, Mark Bauer and Adrian Beasley, will be on hand throughout the workshop to help you with compositions and any technical questions.

Day 3 will be dedicated entirely to processing and printing. After an early breakfast, we will head to the classroom, where Adobe certified expert Adrian Beasley will guide you to get the best out of your raw files and help you to produce stunning prints of your work. Adrian is quite simply, one of the best in the business - not only a superb photographer, but a renowned ‘digital darkroom’ worker. With his friendly, approachable manner, he will help you get to grips with some of the key issues involved in developing and printing your images, including colour management, sharpening and paper choice. After a buffet lunch, you will begin printing your photographs and each participant will print and take home 3 high-quality A3 prints, printed on a choice of fine-art papers.

By the end of the workshop you should have an understanding of the complete photographic workflow and be able to produce good quality prints at home. You will return home with a complete set of notes and a workbook, so that you can continue to develop your skills. We hope you can join us…

*Participants must bring their own computer loaded with their editor of choice

Please note: Adrian will demonstrate techniques using Lightroom but other editors can be accommodated.