ANGLESEY (YNYS MON)

Groups of no more than 4

Based in and around Beaumaris and Rhosneigr these locations give us the opportunity to explore the stunning coastline of Anglesey and to develop our skills with long exposures and sunset shooting.

Rhosneigr is a delightful village set on the seafront. There are two long sandy beaches. One of them has what is known as ‘the boat pool’ where a range of sailing and motor boats are anchored in the bay and lined up along the back of the beach. The sunsets at Rhosneigr are legendary and this will give us ample opportunity to make atmospheric photos of the boats at sunset. There are also plenty of rocks that help with foreground interest and a river that flows through the beach to the sea. The second beach – around the corner – is a dune backed long expanse of sand with wonderful views across to Snowdon and the mountains of the Llyn peninsula.

The nature reserve of Llaneddwyn is also a must on our trip. This is a magical place that snakes out into the sea in the south west corner of the island. The light here can be utterly amazing and changes very quickly, I would say it is akin to the light that you can often find in the outer Hebrides, it has a real ‘luminosity’ to it. Added to this Llanddwyn is a mystical place – the home of the welsh patron saint of love – and there is an old celtic cross, a Christian cross and a disused lighthouse all of which offer a myriad of compositions.

Depending on the weather and time of year, we can also drive across to Telford’s bridge over the Menai straits and perhaps experiment with mono capture. Alternatively we can visit the lighthouse at Penmon. The latter is literally built in the sea and at high tide is totally surrounded by water just off shore. Again there is a myriad of compositions here dependent on the weather and state of the tide.

You can choose whether to join us for one day or two – but you will need to make that choice at the time of booking. If you choose one day only, this can be either day but bear in mind you would need to arrive very early for the Day 2 shoot - or miss out on the sunrise shoot.
Start times will vary with the seasons but you can expect a full day - with a break for a meal - including the golden hour and sunset. If you opt for two days you can also expect to do sunrise the following morning (unless you'd rather not get out of bed, it's not compulsory!) We will finish at around 5pm on day 2 to enable you to get home - or earlier if you need to.
(N.B. From April15th to Aug 31st we will do either sunrise or sunset not both. This is because of the lateness of the sunset on day 1. Experience has shown me that most participants are simply too exhausted to manage both sunrise and sunset when they don't finish until gone 9 pm at the earliest.)

The itinerary will need to be flexible to make the most of the British weather and the tides, however it is likely to include the following:

Day 1 – Meet at The Pier House coffee shop on the seafront in Beaumaris - time to be notified approx 10 days prior to the workhop
30 – 60 mins chatting – what do participants want from the day, what are their current skill levels etc.
Photographic time around Beaumaris and Penmon
A break to eat a packed lunch.
Perhaps some ‘photoshop’ time dependent on the weather.
In high summer there will be a late afternoon break to enable participants to have a hot meal.
Further photographic time probably around Rhosneigr to capitalise on the sunset.
In the spring, winter and autumn, paricipants will be able to get a hot meal after the sunset shoot.

Day 2 – a sunrise shoot at a location suitable for the weather and tides
A break for either breakfast or in high summer morning coffee and snacks
Photographic time at Llanddwyn or Menai bridge, again dependant on the weather and tides.
Perhaps some photoshop time dependent on the weather.
Again a break to eat a packed lunch.
Departure time around 5 - 6 pm to enable people to get home.

What’s included:
Tuition including at least one photoshop session, coffee and snacks.
A critique of 3 of your photos by e mail after the shoot, a photoshop manual covering what we did in the photoshop session, follow up by e mail
as needed.

What’s excluded:
Accomodation if you stay for two nights, meals, transport to and from Anglesey.
Cheryl can transport up to three people during the workshop, so some car sharing may be needed.
NB book your accommodation in plenty of time – Anglesey is very popular
I would recommend that you stay in Beaumaris as this will be convenient for meeting up on day 1 and for the sunrise shoot. There are often 'deals' on trip advisor for the Bulkeley Hotel and Churchbank, Victoria Cottage and Cleifiog B&B's are all very good, or there is plenty of other accommodation available - try these websites

www.visitwales.co.uk or www.discoveranglesey.com, or www.angleseyaccommodation.co.uk

Cost
Two days = £230
One day = £125

Two people booking at the same time receive a 10% discount.

All bookings require a minimum £50 deposit.

Payment of the full amount is needed if you book less than 8 weeks prior to the workshop

2016

Dec 5 - 6 (Anglsey & Snowdonia) - only 1 place remaining

2017

Jan 28 - 29 - now fully booked

April 22 - 23 - now fully booked

Nov 27 - 28 Anglesey & Snowdonia

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You can choose to pay in full at time of booking or to pay the deposit only.
If you choose the latter the balance will be due 8 weeks prior to the beginning of the workshop

Contact Cheryl hello@cherylhamer.com

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