" A Walk with a Photographer" © 2009
This is a one day workshop which is designed to help people improve the photos that they take in the outdoors.
It particularly suits walkers & other outdoor enthusiasts who use a camera in the hills but it can also be geared for photographers who want to take a more structured approach to making images.
The workshop is based around a short walk which visits several locations carefully chosen to illustrate the basic principles of Outdoor Photography namely - Timing, Lighting & Composition. Input from the tutor - Keith Ratcliffe - together with a series of tasks are used with reviews to draw out the the lessons from the activity. The group size is kept small to allow plenty of opportunity to quiz the tutor on specific topics of interest.
The walk is typically 2-5 miles long on non-strenuous terrain and can be run almost anywhere. Recent venues have been Comrie, Newton Stewart & Stirling but Keith has a broad knowledge of suitable locations in Scotland. Other than walking gear the only equipment required is a camera. Most people nowadays use digital cameras but Keith has wide experience of film - both colour & black & white as well as digital capture. The session is about using whatever camera you own to collect the images as you saw them and avoid that "It's not what I remember" feeling. It is also possible to include a follow up session viewing results on the computer screen either at a cafe at the end of the walk or via the internet.
For more details of planned future events or to arrange your own "Walk with a Photographer " contact Keith via the e-mail link or phone number on the home page of this website.