Workshops

1 Day

The locations will all be local to Uig and will definitely include The Falls of Rha and Fairy Glen.

Aimed at people new to photography who want to learn about the basic functions / settings of their camera and the relationships between aperture / shutter speed / ISO.

We will learn about creativity using depth of field and start to discuss the use of filters and how they can be a useful tool to manipulate light and sensitivity.

We will not have enough time on this workshop to develop any films however I will discuss the basics of pushing and pulling film and general techniques used in film development for your information.  I can develop the negatives for you at an extra cost – these can then be sent to you via post and/or scanned.

This workshop would also benefit those wanting to stay an extra day to develop, or an extra two days to develop and scan / hand print.

Duration: 6 hours with 1 hour allocated for lunch.

Persons must use their own transport.

Film to take: Generally dependant on the format you will be shooting and the time of year (light levels).  As a general guide take Ilford HP5, Ilford PanF (50iso), Ilford SFX and whatever colour film you’d like to shoot – normally you will have to send your colour film to a lab to be developed unless special arrangements are made with me prior to the workshop.

Gear to take: Tripod.  Red filter (if using SFX).  Cable release.  ND Filters if you have them – don’t worry if you don’t.

Numbers:  Workshop will run with a minimum of two persons.  Maximum six persons.

Cost: 

£250 per person (For Simon only).

£495 per person (For Keith in addition to Simon).

 

2 Day

We will visit the locations close to Uig to start the first day and thereafter move further afield to the Quirairng range.

Throughout Day two we will visit either Fairy Pools, or Neist Point Lighthouse, due to the time it will take at each location to walk and explore properly, it will not be possible to visit both.

We will spend time using advanced techniques such as multiple exposure, taking light meter readings and discussing the advantages / disadvantages of pushing / pulling film.

We will also discuss different developers and films with a view to understanding a starting point for the photograph one would wish to create.

Alternative cameras such as pinhole and the use of splitters will be discussed throughout the day – you are encouraged to use these if you have access to them.

This workshop is aimed at those with a basic to intermediate understanding of photography, whether that be film, and/or digital.

Duration: 6 hours per day with 1 hour allocated to lunch.

Persons must use their own transport.

Film to take: Generally dependant on the format you will be shooting and the time of year (light levels).  As a general guide take Ilford HP5, Ilford PanF (50iso), Ilford SFX and whatever colour film you’d like to shoot – normally you will have to send your colour film to a lab to be developed unless special arrangements are made with me prior to the workshop.

Gear to take: Tripod.  Red filter (if using SFX).  Cable release.  ND Filters if you have them – don’t worry if you don’t.

Numbers:  Workshop will run with a minimum of two persons.  Maximum six persons.

Cost: 

£250 per person, per day (For Simon only).

£795 per person, (For Keith in addition to Simon for entire workshop).

Accommodation: Special rates can be arranged at La Maison de Campagne (Uig), and Sea Shimmer – (Treaslane) – contact us for further details.

 

3 Day

In addition to the first and second days, the third day will encompass and solidify your learning with the addition of further developing of your second day film and thereafter printing in the darkroom.

The purpose-built darkroom is located in the grounds of La Maison de Campagne.  When the room is not dark, it is a Studio – looking out to the spectacular and peaceful views out to sea. 

There will be two enlargers, both capable of 135mm and medium format.

If you have shot any large format during the previous two days, you are very welcome to scan the negatives in.  Due to the complexities of printing large format we will not have enough time for this on the day.

The darkroom will be fully stocked with chemicals and paper.

If you have your own developing tanks, or specialist gear that you wish to work with, you are most welcome to bring these with you.

The dark room has enough changing bags and equipment to accommodate a group of six persons maximum per session – one half day printing as a group.

The morning session will be spent looking through the negatives that you’d like to print, there will then be a theory session of which will detail any relevant technical aspects, thereafter we will move into printing.

We’ll break for a later lunch, and reconvene in the afternoon when your prints are dry to debrief and appreciate your photographs.

Numbers: Maximum of six persons.

Cost: 

£250 per person, per day (For Simon only).

£995 per person for the entire workshop (For Keith in addition to Simon, including materials / chemicals).

Accommodation: Special rates can be arranged at La Maison de Campagne (Uig), and Sea Shimmer – (Treaslane) – contact us for further details.