A photographic holiday with professional photographer Paul David Smith photographing the beautiful mountains, waterfalls, castles and landscapes of Snowdonia in Wales.
In April and May 2019 we’ll be taking a small group of photographers with us to beautiful Snowdonia in Wales. By keeping the numbers small we’ll ensure that everybody will have plenty of one on one time with Paul to develop your landscape photography skills, ensuring you will capture some stunning photographs to build your portfolio.
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.
Gorgeous 10 Bed Cottage In Snowdonia
We’ve booked a gorgeous 10 bed cottage in Snowdonia. It is perfectly located for easy access to our chosen photographic locations within the area. We have both shared and single occupancy rooms available.
Food & Drinks
We stock the cottage with food and drinks for breakfast and lunch. Everybody attending is welcome to help themselves to this and it is all included in the price. In the evening we will head out to a local Restaurant / Café / Pub and the cost for this you would need to cover yourself. We will always eat in places that are reasonably priced.
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 landcape 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.
The price below doesn’t include travel to Snowdonia. You are very welcome to make your own way and meet us there.
The price includes accommodation / transport around Snowdonia when we are there / photography tuition as needed / access to Paul’s photography and drone gear as you need it.
Dates This Trip Is Running:
Trip 1: Fri 26th April – Mon 29th April 2019
Trip 2: Fri 3rd May – Mon 6th May 2019
Price (All 3 trips above are priced the same)
Double Room (Dual Occupancy – 2 People Attending) – £500.00
Twin Room (Dual Occupancy – 2 People Attending) – £500.00
Double Room (Single Occupancy) – £300.00
Single Bed In Shared Twin Room – £300.00
Please contact us to discuss should you have specific sleeping requirements not listed above. We can usually be quite flexible.
A non-refundable £250.00 deposit payable via bank transfer to guarantee your place. The remainder of the fee is required one month before the trip date.