The Landscape Photographers Calendar Workshop with Tony Worobiec FRPS

09 June 2019

10:30 - 16:30

Bristol (HQ)
The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House, 337 Paintworks
Arnos Vale
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 3164480

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Non RPS Member£60.00 
RPS Member£45.00 
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The purpose of this course is to inspire the participant to recognise that each month in the year offers wonderful opportunities for taking great photographs. It aims to be as broad as possible, and features not just pastoral landscape, but recognises that landscape should also embrace agricultural, coastal, industrial and urban locations. It is worth noting that one of our finest landscape painters, John Constable, frequently included man-made elements in his masterpieces.

Broken down into 12 distinct units, (each representing a month in the year), the participant is encouraged to consider 7 or 8 projects he or she feels able to engage with. In some cases, specific techniques will be discussed, which best exploit the landscape being discussed. Hopefully a sensible balance between coastal and inland, colour and monochrome, macro and panoramic will be presented. It some ways, it will be rather like a "photographers cook-book", in which the participant considers what they are able to do on any particular day with the resources they have to hand.

Each section will start with a brief introduction outlining the characteristics of the month in question, thus encouraging the participant to explore all the possible opportunities. Weather of course plays a big part, and issues relating to how one overcomes certain difficult conditions will be carefully explained. The idea that any given location changes as we progress through the months will be reinforced, as each month will start with a photograph taken from exactly the same location; visually, the changes month by month can be quite illuminating. 

While this is not aiming to be a "how-to do it" course, issues concerning lenses, filters etc. will be discussed, and where appropriate recommended. Some of the ideas and techniques will be unique to that specific month, although others will be transferable. For example, while photographing in rain is discussed in "February", (as this tends to be our wettest month), that doesn't mean that one cannot take stunning rain shots in July.

Finally, it is a course which aims to encourage the participant to value their own immediate environment and reminds them that there is no need to necessarily travel large distances to indulge our passion for landscape photography. By keeping a diary, one can quite easily predict how the landscape around us will changes month by month.  In order that the course appears immediate and relevant, we will start with the month the course occurs in. Each participant will receive  a booklet in which they can add notes regarding locations, weather conditions, camera accessories etc as we progress month by month. The idea of the spaces at the bottom of each monthly sheet is that participants make notes regarding possible locations and preferred weather conditions as we progress.

Please bring a packed lunch or use local amenities .

Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Address: The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, BS4 3AR

Cancellation policy

Notice of Cancellation - Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Emma Delves-Broughton
Email the event organiser
0117 3164480

Region: Bristol (HQ)Group(s): Landscape