ANGLESEY (YNYS MON)
Groups of no more than 4
Working from locations across Anglesey - dependant on the tides, position of the sun across the year, and weather - you will be given the opportunity to explore the stunning coastline of Anglesey and to develop your skills ranging from ensuring you have the basics 'under your belt' through to the use of filters and long exposures.
Rhosneigr for example, is a delightful village set on the seafront. There are two long sandy beaches. One of them has what is known as ‘the boat pool’ where a range of sailing and motor boats are anchored in the bay and lined up along the back of the beach. The sunsets at Rhosneigr are legendary and at the right time of year, this will give us ample opportunity to make atmospheric photos of the boats at sunset. There are also plenty of rocks that help with foreground interest and a river that flows through the beach to the sea. The second beach – around the corner – is a dune backed long expanse of sand with wonderful views across to Snowdon and the mountains of the Llyn peninsula.
The nature reserve of Llanddwyn is also often a location on our agenda. This is a magical place that snakes out into the sea in the south west corner of the island. The light here can be utterly amazing and changes very quickly, I would say it is akin to the light that you can often find in the outer Hebrides, it has a real ‘luminosity’ to it. Added to this Llanddwyn is a mystical place – the home of the welsh patron saint of love – and there is an old celtic cross, a Christian cross and a disused lighthouse all of which offer a myriad of compositions.
Depending on the weather and time of year, we can also drive across to Telford’s bridge over the Menai straits and perhaps experiment with mono capture. Alternatively we can visit the lighthouse at Penmon. The latter is literally built in the sea and at high tide is totally surrounded by water just off shore. Again there is a myriad of compositions here dependent on the weather and state of the tide.
We will meet at 10 a.m. and you can expect a full day - with a break for lunch in a local cafe
The itinerary will need to be flexible to make the most of the British weather and the tides, however it is likely to include the following:
Meet at the coffee shop in the Bulkeley Hotel on the seafront in Beaumaris at 10 a.m.
30 – 45 mins chatting – what do participants want from the day, what are their current skill levels etc.
Photographic time around Beaumaris and Penmon
A break for lunch
Further photographic time probably around Rhosneigr/Llanddwyn or other locations on the west coast
or at an off the beaten track location on the east coast if the tides are right
Perhaps some ‘photoshop’ time dependent on the weather.
Tuition throughout the day - Cheryl's focus is you and your photography, consequently she takes few shots herself other than to demonstrate.
Suggestions of a loction for sunset if you are staying overnight and want to put your new found skills to further good use!
A critique of 3 of your photos by e mail after the shoot
Cheryl's 'crib sheets' - notes about everything we will cover during the day - emailed to you after the shoot
Follow up by e mail as needed.
Accomodation if you stay for overnight, meals, transport to and from Anglesey.
Cheryl can transport up to three people during the workshop, so some car sharing may be needed.
NB book your accommodation in plenty of time – Anglesey is very popular
I would recommend that you stay in Beaumaris as this will be convenient for meeting up in the morning. Cheryl has an arrangement with the Bulkeley Hotel a Grade II listed building on the seafront of £87.50 for dinner, bed and breakfast - simply tell them you are booking a workshop with me and cite the deal.
Otherwise, Churchbank, Victoria Cottage and Cleifiog B&B's are all very good, or there is plenty of other accommodation available - try these websites
www.visitwales.co.uk or www.discoveranglesey.com, or www.angleseyaccommodation.co.uk
One day = £130
All bookings require a minimum £50 deposit.
The balance is then due 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the workshop.
Payment of the full amount is needed if you book less than 4 weeks prior to the workshop
Anglesey (Ynys Mon)
Contact Cheryl [email protected]
or Tel: 07837014534
You can choose to pay in full at time of booking or to pay the deposit only.
If you choose the latter the balance will be due 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the workshop