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Portrait Photography in Silhouette – LLandudno Photographic Academy Evening

Unlock the artistry of silhouette portraiture at the Welshot Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening, “Capturing Silhouette Portraits.” This hands-on photographic experience is designed for photographers of all levels eager to master the unique and captivating art of silhouette photography. With the help, support and guidance of our Welshot Team Leaders, you’ll delve into the nuances of creating striking silhouette images, from perfecting camera settings and lighting techniques to composing evocative scenes that tell powerful stories. With practical sessions and personalised feedback, you’ll gain the confidence and skills to transform everyday scenes into dramatic and unforgettable silhouettes. Join us and elevate your photography to new heights, capturing the magic of shadows and light like never before.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll have a thorough understanding of the techniques and creative processes involved in silhouette portrait photography, along with a portfolio of work to showcase your newfound skills. Join us and elevate your photography by capturing the magic of shadows and light in unforgettable ways.

Frocks On Rocks – Fashion & Portrait Photography – Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening

Frocks on Rocks, meets Piers and Portraits – our Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening for August sees two of the most popular Welshot photography sessions come together for this off camera, on location fashion photography shoot come to life.

Our Model(s) will be wearing a wide range of fashion outfits, ranging from 1950’s Vogue to 1960’s retro, and posing against the beautiful backdrop of the Llandudno Bay, otherwise known as the Queen of Resorts, specifically, the pier, the promenade and the colonnades.  Team Welshot will be helping you to create and make some great portrait images using off camera flash as well as using the available natural light as well as capturing your portraits using the “Golden” and “Blue” hours before and after sunset.  From simple and elegant headshots on the pier and promenade, to dramatic and creative poses on the new Colwyn Bay Pier this event will be perfect for those who want to learn the techniques and skills required to capture some stunning portraits.  We even have a back-up plan if the weather isn’t playing ball – the Welshot Creative Hub!

Spring Flowers in Bloom – Floral Photography – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

Floral photography is a specialised genre of photography that focuses on capturing the beauty, details, and artistic qualities of flowers. At the Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Chester we will be covering everything from macro photography, where the photographer gets up close to the intricate elements of flowers, highlighting their textures, colours, shapes, and patterns to creating some amazing still-life set-ups.  With the help of our expert and experienced photographers you will be shown how to capture the beauty of the flowers through the lens of your camera.

Lighting Techniques for Studio Portraiture – Chester Photographic Academy Evening

This Lighting Techniques for Studio Portraiture – Chester Photographic Academy Evening event is for all photography enthusiasts who are wanting to learn about photographic lighting.  During the evenings workshop you will be using mains studio lights and off camera flash. Learning about lighting, and how it works, is the single most important skill to have when when it comes to your portrait photography. Working with our Welshot Models you will try you hand at Rembrandt, butterfly, side and split lighting.  You will be using grids, modifiers and getting creative, learning to see (and shoot) in black and white and working with coloured gels. This studio mains and off camera flash photography workshop will be taking place at The Chester Crowne Plaza.

Christmas Creative & Still-Life Photography – Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening

Creative Christmas Photography at the Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening is all about having some fun with your camera while you create some wonderful seasonal still-life and floral photographs.  At the November Welshot Academy Evening at the Welshot Creative Hub you will be learning how, by using fairy lights, and Christmas trees to capture that lovely Bokeh in your camera which makes for some stunning and festive images.  We will have a range of Christmas flowers and props so you can style a floral Christmassy still-life. From flat-lay to still-life photography this will be an opportunity for those who want to make festive and seasonal images for a specific purpose – art work, Christmas cards, stock photography or just for the pure fun of learning something new and a chance to take some photos.  Hot chocolate, Christmas mince pies, Christmas crackers will complete this last Llandudno Academy Evening for 2023.

Creative Still-Life Photography – Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening

Props galore, flowers of every size, shape and colour, mixed with backdrops and backgrounds by the dozen, a chance to style and shoot to your hearts content with all the help, support, guidance and photographic tuition you need and you’ve got yourself a still-life photographic adventure for you and you camera. This is your chance to get creative with your camera, learn about lighting, styling, composition and how to make your images from the ground up. This Welshot Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening will have the creative juices flowing and have you creating and making stunning images for your portfolio.

A to Z – Creative Photography in Chester – Chester Photographic Academy Evening. Let’s get creative in Chester!  Forget about the London A to Z, this Welshot Photographic Academy evening, based in Chester is all about looking for those often missed photo opportunities.  A to Z style!  From learning how to follow a commercial travel photography brief (think tourist brochure) to capturing images from our creative challenge this photography adventure will have you seeing. making and creating images using lead in lines, juxtapositions, reflections, a birds eye view and not to mention a snails point of view too.  Our base will be the Chester Crowne Plaza, which is where we will return to at the halfway point for our supper (chips included) and a chance to ask any questions, get some help and a review of the images before heading out again for the second part of the session.  You can also expect low-light and long exposures too as sunset will be 18:07.  So, grab your camera, bring your favourite lens and come join the Welshot gang for a fun, creative and productive Academy Evening in Chester.

Miniature People & Creative Photography - Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening

Creative, inspirational and fun – the genre of Miniature People photography is all of these things and more and is guaranteed have you making and creating some fantastic images at this Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening.   By integrating true scale objects, from food to every day items you can find around your home the idea is to build real scenes, that look almost realistic.  By using your imagination you will soon see the potential for creating and making photos in miniature is inexhaustible. Your weekly food shop, or a child’s toy box will become a world of inspiration and an adventure.  Ordinary household items and foods will now be a child’s playgrounds, or ramps and jumps for a miniature skatepark. The limit truly is your own imagination.  As well as making creative images at this Academy Evening for your portfolio you will learn the art of macro and close-up photography, how using your cameras setting and functions can give your images a different look and feel and learn how to light your composition using light-boxes and light pads.

Macro photography (or close-up photography) is a photographic genre that some people struggle with but at our Photographic Academy Evening, based in the Welshot Creative Hub in Llandudno, Team Welshot will take you through step by step of everything you need to do to create some stunning macro photography images. Working with ethically sourced bugs, insects and critters, flowers and man-made objects will ensure you will still get an evening of photography regardless of the weather outside.