Photography News Issue 49

Photography News | Issue 49 |

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Live and Learn Caught in the daily grind? Finding it tough to feel a creative spark? Want to pick up new skills? If you’re in a photo rut, try one of this month’s featured photographic holidays, tours, experiences, studio time or training days. You won’t regret it Buyers’ guide




Pauls Studio Managed

3 Light & Land Celebrating its 25th year in 2018, Light & Land is one of the world’s best known photo tour providers, and staffed by an amazing range of award-winning photographers, including founder Charlie Waite, David Clapp, Doug Chinnery, Valda Bailey and Clive Minnitt. There’s a full range of packages on offer from one-day workshops to residential tours in some of the UK’s best locations and internationally. A selection of upcomingUK-centred trips includes majestic Glen Coe and the stunning Purbeck coastline of Dorset. As for the more exotic trips, how about shooting in sun-soaked Santorini or the leafy mountains of Colorado? This being the company’s 25th year, Light & Land will be hosting special tours, including one run by Charlie, and lots of competitions; sign up for the newsletter and stay tuned. 01747 824727 Run by landscape professional, John Gravett, Lakeland Photographic Holidays offers a blend of residential photo courses, right in the heart of one of the UK’s most beautiful landscapes. Full board, licensed accommodation is provided and workshops run from the end of January to the beginning of December. Workshops starting between 28 January and 25 March 2018 come with a new low-season price. As well as traditional landscape opportunities there are new creative workshops covering intentional camera movement, slow shutter speed and multiple exposure techniques. Short fully escorted workshops offer four-night stays and three full days in the field. Book any 2018 workshop and pay a deposit by 26 January for a discount. 01768 778459 4 Lakeland Photographic Holidays




photographer, McLachlan, Pauls Studio offers a well-equipped environment for your next portrait projects. You’ll find bespoke one- to-one photography and lighting courses that cover regular portraits, glamour, nude, adult and boudoir styles at this studio just outside Reading. All skill levels are catered for, so whatever your experience courses are tailored to your needs. One-to-one tuition gives you the time and attention to improve your lighting skills, as well as discovering how to work more efficiently with your subject, and you can choose from a long list of approved models. And if you’d rather shoot on location, Paul also runs day and weekend events throughout the year in Wales and West Berkshire. Visit the website, sign up to the newsletter and you’ll get more info on events, offers, news and late availability. 07930 462906 Workshops cater for all skill levels, and can be tailored to specific Nikon cameras, as well as a superb range of photographic subjects: portraiture, location fashion shoots, candid street portraits, landscape and wildlife photography, image editing and video making to name but a few. Workshops are a mix of digestible theory and hands-on practical projects, andwith groups of nomore than 12, everyone can benefit from the tutors’ knowledge. One-to-one training is also available. As well as stunning locations around the UK like Dorset and Co. Antrim, there are overseas tours to exotic spots like India and Iceland. Get involved! 0330 123 0934 Paul 2 Nikon School Based at the Nikon Centre of Excellence in the West End of London, but operating right across the UK and beyond, Nikon School trains, educates and inspires.



French Photographic Holidays

6 Lights over Lapland Lights Over Lapland offers a range of photo tours and experiences, shooting the Northern Lights. Based in the Swedish Abisko National Park, guests can customise their holiday in one of the best places on the planet to photograph aurora. Four-night stays run from early December to late March, and include all food, lodging and multiple activities, and you’ll travel to a different location each night depending upon weather conditions, to maximise chances of seeing the lights. Camera gear, winter clothing and other activities are included. There’s also a daytime landscaping course in some amazing Arctic locations. One-to-one, skill- tailored tuition covers a range of scenic techniques. Book one as well as a regular aurora-based trip now and you’ll get a 20% discount. +46 (0)980 330892

7 Create Away CreateAway runs tours around France’s Camargue region, using passionate photographers and local experts to provide exclusive access to some of Europe’s most photogenic locations. Tours run all year round, and there’s a broad spread of subjects, including street photography, landscapes and wildlife, for example, the famouswhitehorsesofCamargue. If landscapes are your thing, you can enjoy the striking colours of Provence’s lavender fields, sunflowers and historic villages, full of rustic charm. For action fans there’s the chance to shoot traditional wooden yachts competing in the regatta at Saint-Tropez. All trips include airport transfers to and from Marseille, all transportation during the course and B&B accommodation. Plus, there’s an early bird 10%off any 2018workshop booked before 31 December 2017. Bon! 020 3642 2448


French Holidays is based in Brantome, Dordogne and offers week-long residential tuition, including up to six half-day trips into the French countryside and surrounding villages. Each guest is provided with an Apple Mac for post-production and with a maximum of four per workshop, one-to-one advice is always on hand. Tours can be tailored to complete beginners or more experienced photographers and tuition is by Paul Edmunds, a professional photographer with over 20 years’ experience. As well as other five-star facilities, the cuisine is excellent, and if your other half just wants to enjoy a Gallic holiday, reduced rates are available for non-photographers. Check out the Feedback page on the website for some glowing reviews. Photographic +33 (0)553 547485

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