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Getting Creative with Photography in Conwy – Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening

Let’s get creative in Conwy!  Forget about the London A to Z, this Welshot Photography session, based in Conwy, is all about looking for those often missed photo opportunities.  A to Z style!  Embark on a visual journey through the charming streets of Conwy, North Wales, in our immersive creative photography workshop. Join us as we wander through this historic town, its medieval walls, and picturesque harbour, discovering hidden gems and iconic landmarks alike. Led by seasoned photographers, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to refine your skills while capturing the essence and character of Conwy.

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.  You can also expect low-light and long exposures too as sunset will be 21:11  So, grab your camera, bring your favourite lens and come join the Welshot gang for a fun, creative and productive evening of photography in Conwy.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced shutterbug, our hands-on guidance and expert tips will help you unleash your creativity and elevate your photography to new heights. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Conwy’s architecture, landscapes, and people, and leave with a portfolio of stunning images that tell the story of your experience. Don’t miss this chance to explore, learn, and create unforgettable memories in one of Wales’ most enchanting towns.

Low Viewpoint taken from the Llandudno Beach front looking towards the pier with dark and brooding sky

Seascapes, Sunsets & Long Exposure Photography – Llandudno Photographic Academy Evening

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the captivating world of seascape, sunset, and long exposure photography at our Welshot Photographic Academy Evening in Llandudno, North.  Our photography session will start on the LLandudno prom, just a short stroll from the Welshot Creative Hub where we will capture a variety of images, before making our way for sunset at West Shore when you will dive into the artistry of capturing stunning seascapes, and as the sun dips below the horizon of the Llandudno West Shore, overlooked by Conwy Mountain, you will paint the sky with a breathtaking palette of colours.

Learn the secrets of long exposure techniques, transforming crashing waves into silky-smooth textures and ethereal clouds into wispy dreams. Our Welshot Team Leaders will guide you through every step, from mastering camera settings to composing the perfect shot. Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or just starting your journey, join us for an immersive experience where creativity meets the natural beauty of the coast.

Elevate your photography skills and create timeless masterpieces against the backdrop of the mesmerising North Wales seascapes at sunset.  You might even spot the famous Llandudno Goats!

Spring in Cwmorthin – Walking With Your Camera – A Guided Photo Walk with Helen Iles

Grab your camera, pull on your walking boots, we’re off on a photographic adventure deep in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. Photography and a nature ramble – What could be better for those who love nothing more than being outside with their cameras? On this Cwmorthin – Walking With Your Camera – A Guided Photo Walk with Helen Iles we will be walking from Tanygrisiau up to Cwmorthin, which is where you will find the abandoned slate mines of Rhosydd Quarry.  This is a beautiful walk for a photographer, the scenery is nothing short of stunning and the abandoned quarry ruins and houses are hauntingly striking.  From a distance, the mountains are breath-taking in their quiet beauty, but dig a little deeper and there is a treasure trove of secrets for you and your camera.  A glimpse of a noisy and destructive industrial era long left behind and an eerie peek into the hard life of a quarry miner in the mid nineteenth century.  From landscape, to macro, from capturing the movement of waterfalls to creating abstract images – this day out, walking with your camera will not disappoint.

Lighthouses, Piers & Bridges - A WelshotRewards Day

Dawn to Dusk – The Summer Solstice 2024 Edition – Landscape Photography on Anglesey

Welshot Does… The “Longest Day” – A Photographic Adventure in North Wales circumnavigating the Island of Anglesey.  Meeting at Penmon Lighthouse, in time to watch and capture the sunrise over the Llandudno Great Orme in your camera will be the start to our Welshot Does… The Longest Day photographic adventure for 2024.  We will then proceed to visit numerous photographic locations, from South Stack Lighthouse to the historic Telford’s Bridge, from Church Island to Parys Mountain in Amwlch, from LLanddwyn Island to Menai Bridge and Beaumaris – This day will have it all for the outdoor photographer – so why not grab your camera and join us on this 19 hour photography adventure. 

Rivers & Waterfalls – Capturing Movement in Water – Mini Module with Masterclass

Nothing beats walking along a river bank with your camera in Autumn!  Join us in Betws Y Coed for an autumnal photography walk – from macro (and close-up) to mountain lakes and forests of colour, this Welshot Mini Module with Masterclass will have it all for the outdoor photographer.  This will be an easy, relaxed and fun stroll with lots of stops to concentrate on capturing the movement of the flowing River Conwy.  After we’ve captured the trees in all their golden glory, practised long exposures and shot all manner of details that can be found in rock formations we will head up to Plas Y Brenin – National Outdoor Centre to capture the sun going down behind Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon) from Llynnau Mymbyr.

Walking With Your Camera – A Guided Photo Walk with Helen Iles – Cwmorthin – North Wales

Grab your camera, pull on your walking boots, we’re off on a photographic adventure deep in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. Photography and a nature ramble – What could be better for those who love nothing more than being outside with their cameras? On this Cwmorthin – Walking With Your Camera – A Guided Photo Walk with Helen Iles we will be walking from Tanygrisiau up to Cwmorthin, which is where you will find the abandoned slate mines of Rhosydd Quarry.  This is a beautiful walk for a photographer, the scenery is nothing short of stunning and the abandoned quarry ruins and houses are hauntingly striking.  From a distance, the mountains are breath-taking in their quiet beauty, but dig a little deeper and there is a treasure trove of secrets for you and your camera.  A glimpse of a noisy and destructive industrial era long left behind and an eerie peek into the hard life of a quarry miner in the mid nineteenth century.  From landscape, to macro, from capturing the movement of waterfalls to creating abstract images – this day out, walking with your camera will not disappoint.

While the initial first section of the path is a rocky steep incline it is relatively short and we will be stopping to shoot the waterfalls and slate formations, going very slowly as we make our way up.  Once we reach the first level there is Llyn Cwmorthin (Lake). A beautiful expanse of a water, nestling in a quiet valley. Here there are buildings and slate piles, reeds, water lilies, birds, something for everyone who likes to photograph in the natural environment.

As we will be starting this walk at 12.30 and not finishing until 7.30pm we will be making use of the best light for Landscape Photography.

Walking with Your Camera – A Guided Photo Walk with Helen Iles – Bodnant Gardens – North Wales

Our first Walking with Your Camera – A Guided Photo Walk with Helen Iles for 2023 and it’s a Welshot Mini Module with Masterclass – on this photographic event which takes place in the stunning Bodnant Gardens in North Wales we are going to help you get the best from your camera. In our Welshot masterclass you will learn the photographic technique of ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) and learn how to compose your images. Walking with your camera is about being in the great outdoors and capturing the surroundings in your camera. From long exposures to abstract water compositions to macro and close-up photography, capturing the flora and fauna, this day has it all for the photographer.

Lighthouse, Seascapes & Sunsets - Talacre Beach - Roving Academy Evening - Photo of the sun going down behind the lighthouse at Talacre Beach North Wales - shot through the sand dunes

Lighthouses & Sunset Photography – Talacre Beach – Roving Photographic Academy Evening

Point of Ayr Lighthouse is the northernmost point of mainland Wales.  It is situated immediately to the north of Talacre in Flintshire, at the mouth of the Dee estuary.  It is to the southwest of the Liverpool Bay Area of the Irish Sea.  This is our location for the Welshot Roving Academy Evening and will provide the photographer with a wide variety of shooting opportunities.  Starting with a short nature ramble through natural habitats and sand dunes we will make our way towards the shoreline where the dramatic Point of Ayr Lighthouse will be our backdrop.  From making long exposures, capturing a sunset to macro photography, the only limitation will be your imagination.

Sunrise to Sunset - Lighthouses, Piers & Bridges - A WelshotRewards Day

Sunrise to Sunset – Lighthouses, Piers & Bridges – A WelshotRewards Day event for Welshot Academy Members.  Starting at Penmon, we will capture the sun as it rises above the Great Orme which overlooks Llandudno, North Wales.  You will learn how to take long exposure, experimenting with using various shutter speed to slow the movement of water, which will give the sea that ‘Milky – Blurry’ look.  This photographic event is guaranteed to provide the photographer with a wide range of subjects and genres.  From seascape to landscape photography, from architectural to nature and wildlife – this is a day for those who like to amble around with their camera. 

Shortest Night 2023 - A Photographic Adventure in North Wales - Llyn Pardarn in Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales with Dolbardarn Castle in distance.

Welshot Does… The Shortest Night 2023 – A Photographic Adventure in North Wales.  On this, our annual all night adventure we will be visiting the beautiful landscape of Anglesey and Snowdonia in North Wales, which is always a firm Welshot favourite and always has our delegates booking on the next years ‘Shortest Night’ adventure before breakfast (included) have been eaten at the end of the event. The not so short, night of photography, which is always held as close to the 21st June as possible starts by the side of Llyn Padarn (Llanberis Lake) deep in the heart of Snowdonia before moving on for a marathon photographic session visiting numerous locations. Sixteen hours (Yes, we can see the irony!) of photographic fun, friendship and getting creative with your camera will have you shooting everything from star trails to long exposures, from architecture to land and seascapes. Hunting for the magic blue bioluminescence will also be on the agenda.