Not just another tour company!
NOT JUST ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR COMPANY!
Landscape photographer Cheryl Hamer provides an insight into her workshops
T HERE IS NO BET TER recommendation than customer experience, and Cheryl gets consistently excellent feedback for her photography workshops and tours. For example Neil said: “I’ve just had the two most amazing days of my photography life, so thank you … The post- course notes are also superb reference aids”. Helen said: “you teach more and explain better” ( than a famous workshop company).
So, what can Cheryl offer you? Well, she runs a regular programme of one- day workshops either in Anglesey or Snowdonia, all at the value- for- money price of £ 99, and you are guaranteed a small group experience of no more than four people. These workshops are at two levels: beginner/ improver, or intermediate, so you can be sure to be working alongside people of a similar skill level.
What does this mean? An ‘ absolute beginner’ will probably have been using the automatic settings on their camera , such as the landscape or portrait modes, whereas an ‘ improver’ may have been using a setting like aperture- priority or even manual, but not feel they are really completely getting the best from these settings.
On these workshops you will learn how to shoot in aperturepriority or manual mode and how to control aperture and depth- of- field ( how much of the picture is sharp and in focus); how and where to focus in a picture; how to utilise White Balance to really get creative and how to successfully control exposure. You will also gain an understanding of the essentials of composition, the use of graduated Neutral Density filters and long exposure filters ( these are available to borrow), and an understanding of minimum shutter speeds when handholding. There may also be the opportunity to practice some post- processing, although Cheryl also runs separate sessions on this. No more crashing disappointment when you get your pictures onto your computer and feel that you just haven’t done the place justice!
A sound understanding of these basic techniques are crucial so that you are then able to move on and become more creative with your photography, which is what Cheryl concentrates on in her Level 2 intermediate workshops. These focus on a range of different techniques, such as more creative use of filters, long exposures, intentional camera movement, soft focus effects and in- camera multiple exposure. Cheryl will also help you to consider more advanced composition and how to develop your own style. Cheryl is very skilled at enabling you to become more
creative, as evidenced by Mike who said: “I would just like to say thank you for the past few days. I not only enjoyed the course but, with your guidance, I’ve gone beyond the technical side to the inspirational side of photography”.
Cheryl also runs regular weeklong photo tours. On the agenda for 2017/ 18/ 19 are the following:
November 2017: Off the Beaten Track in Snowdonia & Anglesey. ( One week.)
• February 2018 or 2019: Iconic Iceland. ( Eight days.)
• March 2018: Photographing Mallorca. ( One week.)
• May 2018 or 2019: Off the Beaten Track in Iceland. ( Ten days.)
All these tours are suitable for anyone whatever their current skill level, because with at least a week to ‘ play with’, Cheryl will have the time to give you the attention you need to come back with great pictures. So, Cheryl Hamer Photography is NOT JUST ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR COMPANY. Cheryl is a skilled, creative photographer – and a great teacher – who is dedicated to helping you really get the best from yourself and your camera. Join her for fun, creativity and a host of new skills.