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Photography Weekend at Land’s End – February 2015
Posted on Sep 12, 2014

Photography Weekend at Land's End with professional photographer, David Chapman.

Winter is a great time to take landscape photographs with some fantastic light and often dramatic conditions.  Why not blow away the winter cobwebs, get your camera out of its bag and take part in this fantastic weekend of photography.

This weekend is aimed at people who are keen to improve their understanding of landscape photography.  It will cover all aspects from composition and technical to processing the image in the computer.  Participants will stay at Land's End Hotel, situated high on cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean, and visit some of the most beautiful parts of West Cornwall.

Bring your partner along as well, whether or not they wish to take part in the photography they will be made most welcome at the hotel.

Dates: 20th to 21st February 2015 (maximum number of participants, 10)

Cost:

£295 for a single participant

£550 for two participants sharing double room

£445 for one participant with non-participating partner sharing double room

Extra nights at the hotel either before or after the weekend will be charged at the special rate of £75 per person per night for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast.

The price for participants includes tuition from David Chapman as well as breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meal.  (Non-participating partners will accompany us for breakfast and dinner.)  All guests will stay in rooms with a sea view, looking out over the Atlantic! 

Participants will be required to drive, or car share with other participants, to some photographic locations.

Course Content:

The course will start at 1.30pm on the Friday with a presentation followed by a sunset shoot and evening meal.  On the Saturday we will visit two locations as well as looking at the processing of images on the computer and discussing our images.  On Sunday we will visit one further location before having a final discussion and lunch with the course finishing at 1pm. 

We expect to include the famous Cot Valley in our schedule as well as the iconic Land's End and the Cornish tin mining engine houses on the coast at Botallack.

You Will Need:

Preferably you will have an SLR camera, though bridge and compacts can be used;

It would be beneficial to have a tripod and a remote release;

Outdoor clothing and walking boots;

Laptop with processing software would be an advantage.

Your Tutor:

David Chapman has been taking photos for most of his life and has been professional for about 15 years.  He specialises in landscape and wildlife photography and has written 11 books about Cornwall including 'Photographing Cornwall' and 'Penwith Moods', both landscape photography books of the county.

David has won many awards for his photography and his images adorn the pages of many magazines both nationally and locally every month.  He also provides photographs for a number of calendars including that of Land's End for 2015.

Before turning professional David was a teacher at secondary school and now is a part time lecturer on the Marine and Natural History Photography degree course at Falmouth University so he has proven teaching skills and a desire to share his knowledge and experience with others.

To Book On The Course:

Please contact the Land’s End Hotel on 01736 871844 and they will be happy to answer any further questions and book your place on the course. A 50% non-refundable deposit will be payable on booking with the balance due on arrival at the hotel.

Further Details:

When you book on the course we will send you further details of what to bring but in the meantime if you need any further information about plans for the course please go to www.davidchapman.org.uk and follow the links to contact David for any information required.

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