A private 1-2-1 photographic holiday with professional photographer Paul David Smith capturing the beautiful mountains, waterfalls, castles and landscapes of Snowdonia in Wales.
Join Paul for a 1-2-1 photography holiday in beautiful Snowdonia in Wales. Whether you are a lone traveller, a couple who are both interested in photography or a larger group of like-minded individuals, this photography holiday is 1-2-1 with you and the people you want to enjoy your holiday with, ensuring that everybody will have plenty of one on one time with Paul to develop your landscape photography skills.
Paul David Smith is a professional photographer with over 10 years’ experience. Loving nothing more than spending a weekend trekking through the mountains and finding exciting landscapes, Paul will guide you through the weekend covering many subjects including:
There are some solid rules with landscape photography that will improve your photograph’s from day one, so we’ll cover these. Then we’ll break the rules, go completely off-piste and get creative.
Location Hunting/Chasing The Light
Being in the right location at the right time of the day is all about preparation. We’ll cover how we choose our locations and why. Often However, we’ll end up chasing the light through the mountains as we search out the best images Snowdonia has to offer us.
Want to learn how to blur waterfalls or create perfectly still lakes regardless of what the weather is doing? Long exposure photography is a landscape photographers best friend.
Photoshop is a wonderful thing, however its no substitute for getting it right in camera. ND / Grads / Polorisers / etc. allow you to make sure you get the exposure right in camera, each and every time and we’ll be covering the use of filters in depth.
You may not associate landscape photography with drones, however some of Paul’s favourite images have come from a birdseye perspective, especially in the mountains. We’ll have the Phantom drone with us and will use this to capture images from a perspective we otherwise just wouldn’t be able to achieve.
Photoshop / Lightroom / etc. allow you to take good images from the camera and polish them to make them great. We’ll be covering how we edit our photos and teach you plenty of tips and tricks in Lightroom and Photoshop to speed up your post-processing.
Use Of Paul’s Photography Equipment & Accessories
Paul has developed a good understanding of how to get the best from the location and will be bringing a range of equipment with him that you will have access to use as you need including:
– Lee Filters – ND Grads / Polorisers / Big Stopper to help get the best possible landscape shots.
– DJI Phantom Drone to get some stunning images of the mountains from above. Paul is happy for people to use this as they wish so long as they are sensible with it, you’ll just need to bring your own micro SD card to put in the drone when you use it.
– A range of bodies, lenses, tripods, etc.
Having spent many weeks already in Snowdonia this year location scouting, we’ve sourced what we think are some of the best locations Snowdonia has to offer landscape photographers. From epic mountain ranges to beautiful waterfalls and castles, we’ll give you the opportunity to shoot in some of Snowdonia’s most stunning scenery with some expert guidance along the way.
Travel & Accomodation
The price does not include travel to Snowdonia or accommodation.
We understand that everybody has different tastes and requirements when it comes to accommodation, by allowing you to arrange your own you can tailor your holiday to your own requirements. We ask that you locate yourself ideally somewhere close to Betws-Y-Coed, Beddgelert or other location near to these as a good deal of our shooting locations will be near to here.
Transport around Snowdonia whilst we are there is included for up to 4 people as that is what we can fit in our 4×4. We’ll happily pick you up and drop you back to your accommodation each day. If you have a group larger than this you’ll need to ensure you have a means of transport for anybody over and above 4 people.