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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.

Welshot Does… Frocks on Rocks.  This high-fashion photo-shoot has been a long standing annual event at Welshot, and each year, while we may have had a different theme, one thing has always remained the same – The seaside is ALWAYS our location and the 2023 event is no exception. Our theme for 2023 is… Vogue – 1940’s & 1950’s Fashion and our models will be dressed to the nines.   The end of the war saw the return of couture fashion designers like Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, and Hubert de Givenchy, all of whom had a major impact in the style of the decade and at this Welshot Photo-Shoot our Models will be wearing all manner of clothing from full skirts, cinched waists, sloping shoulders, and high waisted pants, which will create hourglass silhouettes with masculine details – perfect to capture in your camera and a stunning image for your portfolio.  We are however, making one major change – we will be starting the days shooting after lunch and will continue until after the sun has gone down.  By making use of of the afternoon and evening light that Llandudno is famous for, you are going to be capturing our models using that natural glow as well as using off camera flash.

Seascapes & Sunsets in Llandudno - Roving Photographic Academy Evening

Seascapes and Sunsets in Llandudno – from piers to promenades, from architecture to artistic angles, from North Shore to West Shore, this Welshot Roving Photographic Academy Evening will have it all for those who like to be out and about with their camera capturing the beauty of the world around them.  Llandudno, Queen of the Resorts has it all for the photographer – historic piers, photogenic promenades lined on one side with a wide open expanse of the Llandudno North Shore, to the Victorian listed buildings that will provide you with the features of the colourful architecture. After photographing the pier and bay, we will then move to West Shore and there you will find rock pools and sandy beaches with a backdrop of the Welsh hills and Anglesey in distance – from which the sun will set behind, hopefully giving us a colourful sunset and magnificent light.

Still-Life & Floral Photography - Welshot Creative Hub - Photo of daffodils in a white jug in front of a blue background that looks like part of an old door

Got the Winter blues? Want some colour in your life? Feel like getting creative with your camera? Then the Welshot still-life & floral photography full day event at the Welshot Creative Hub is perfect for you and your camera. Props galore, flowers of every size, shape and colour, backdrops and backgrounds by the dozen, this photographic workshop will get your creative juices flowing and have you creating and making stunning images for your photographic portfolio.

Photo of the Llandudno Waterfront taken at night on a Low-Light, Long Exposure & Firework Photography - Llandudno - Mini Module with Masterclass

Low-light, long exposure and firework photography – what more could a photographer want as we come into the Winter season. Join the Welshot Team at the Welshot Creative Hub in Llandudno and over a mug of steaming hot chocolate you will start this photographic event with a masterclass on helping you to get the best images you can during the Llandudno Firework display. After the fireworks it will be all about long exposure seascapes, the waterfront and capturing the pier in low-light conditions

Panorama colour photo of Llandudno Town and Bay from behind the Grand Hotel taken from the Great Orme in North Wales

What’s happening in Llandudno, North Wales and what’s to do? Where can I take my camera? Where’s the best coffee (or gin / whisky distillery) who serves the best fish and chips and what shows are happening at Venue Cymru? This is your one-stop-guide from team Welshot to help YOU get the best from YOUR time in the beautiful Llandudno – Queen of the Welsh Resorts and home to those, now world famous, Goats. Just don’t forget to pack your camera, lots of memory cards and charge those batteries because there are photographs to be had everywhere. If you need help with your camera, photography or want to know the best place to capture the beautiful bay of Llandudno, Welshot is who you need

A blurred image (intentional camera movement) of a group of people socially distancing walking along the Llandudno Prom in North Wales. Taken on a Welshot Photographic Workshops and Events Day

Hashtag #WelshotIsBack seems a very apt way to title this very first blog written by Welshot Academy Members to celebrate being able to meet up with our cameras after months of lockdown… As life returns to a more relative sense of normality, Welshot are preparing to open up once again for photographic workshops and events in a slow and cautious manner. Hence the three ‘practice run-throughs’ – AKA… A Welshot Photographic Reunion. Since March 2020, when the pandemic hit, Welshot has continued to help motivate, inspire and support those who love photography during these isolating months, all brought together using hashtags #LearnWithWelshot and #WelshotOnline but nothing quite compares to being able to hold our photographic workshops and events in real life.

Black & White Photo of Mad Hatter Statue on the Llandudno Prom in North Wales. Taken on a Welshot Imaging Photographic Academy Event by Victoria smith

Llandudno, the perfect location for a Welshot photo-walk with a twist. Grab you cameras, we are off on a treasure hunt with a difference. Known as the Queen of the Welsh Resorts, the ever-popular seaside town of Llandudo in North Wales, is a hive of history and memories with connections to Lewis Carroll who wrote Alice in Wonderland. Llandudno, home to a mining settlement turned thriving tourist hotspot and is famous for its Victorian architecture and stunning scenery and seaside promenade make for a perfect location for the photographer who wants to get out and about with their camera.

I am now in my second year as a member of Welshot, a unique photography academy that I sampled a few times before joining so I have experience of them dating back a few years. I joined because I wanted to broaden my photographic horizons beyond the landscapes and architecture I naturally lean to. I’ve now done studio work with models and still life setups, an overnight landscape shoot and today I photographed dancers in and around Llandudno in North Wales.