Landscape Photography Workshops | Phil Crowder | The Forth Inn
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Everyone is a photographer…
With more cameras in the world than ever before and most of those in mobile phones, many of us don’t go anywhere without one.
More than ever our lives are recorded. We’re knocking out, and sharing photographs at a rate that would make you wonder if at some point the whole world will one day be photographed!
We are, certainly, the most photographed, and the most photographing, generation ever.
So my question is if that’s the case why would you not want to be really good at it?
I said recently on one of my Facebook posts…
This photography thing is easy, just turn up, point the camera, press the button, the camera does the rest.
I saw this image before I set the camera up and said wow, I’ve got to get this.
Come on lad, it’s easy.
I could have just got the trees on the right, but it didn’t have balance, it didn’t have any real foreground interest either but it would have been nice.
So I made a point of including the silhouetted trees & rocks on the left, I think they add a little mystery, why are they so dark when there is so much light in the scene? It adds depth to the image.
Now, come on, get it sharp. Front to back.
Press the button.
Have a look at the screen.
Check the histogram.
A few of the comments on Facebook about this image..
MMcN… Middle Earth meets Middle Scotland This is definitely an other-worldly beauty. Apart from the sheer satisfaction of capturing a difficult scene like this, it’s a privilege to be there to see it.
MW…”This photography thing is easy, just turn up, point the camera, press the button, the camera does the rest” . . . . so that’s your secret! 🤣🤣 . . . I frequently see images but must have a lazy camera . .
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs is stunning
Atmospheric conditions can be interesting too at this time of year, and hopefully, you might see a mist-shrouded Loch (Ard) just like above on the dawn shoot.
• Camera with suitable lens/lenses, film or digital storage
• Outdoor clothes to suit our location (best if they are waterproof) and waterproof boots/gators or wellies!
• An alarm clock!
• and bags of enthusiasm!!
• ND filter or grads
• Instruction manual
• Remote release
• Laptop with Photoshop &/or Lightroom or Luminar 2018
• Insurance, both Travel and Photographic
The table below is based on working 1-2-1, we can discount it if more than 1 would like to come, just ask!
1 DAY TUITION
£150 / person / day
This is what the workshop will cover
Taking control of your Camera
Equipment & Exposure
Recognising and capturing good light
Composition – arrangement of elements in the frame
Composition & Filtration
What do you want your photograph to say?
Maximise Sharpness, Panoramic, Black & White
If you want to Stay over and do a sunrise the following morning that can be organised too.
Get in touch using the form below, ask any questions you want, and if possible let me know when you are thinking about coming and your level of photography, learner, experienced etc.
The Forth Inn have ‘Gift Vouchers‘ that you can use for the workshop if you think this would be a great present for someone.