It’s been a few years since Aspect2i last ran a workshop in Snowdonia and to be honest, we don’t know why, it’s breathtakingly beautiful, dramatic and unique!
Established in 1951 as the third national park in Britain and covering over 800 square miles, Snowdonia contains the highest mountain in Wales (Snowdon) and 13 other peaks over 3000ft. Situated in the northwest of the country and with good transport links to the major arteries of the country, Snowdonia has it all. Beautiful coastline with rolling sand dunes, wild moorland, dense evergreen and deciduous forest, roaring rivers and waterfalls, gentile lakes, low rolling hills and mighty monsters of sheer broken rock as well as a deeply embedded industrial heritage.
The landscape itself was carved into its current form by the last ice age when massive glaciers carved the deep cwm’s and valleys, some of the ice sheets measuring as deep as the mountains are tall. Evidence of this is strewn across the park as well as the clear evidence of volcanic activity millions of years ago. Snowdonia is the perfect backdrop to grand vista images, but she also holds many secrets and is a perfect subject for more intimate landscape photography.
We will have 6 days on our workshop to explore many of the highlights of the area from our base in Capel-Curig, such as Cwm Idwal, Llyn Gwynant, Dinorwic Quarry and parts of Snowdon itself, but we will also venture to lesser known spots, far away from the crowds of tourists and other photographers, some of which haven’t even featured yet on the landscape photography roadmaps of other workshops.
Due to its location right next to the Irish sea, and the topography of the landscape, the weather in Snowdonia can be variable to say the least. This makes for massive transitions in conditions within hours or even minutes, but even if the weather is inclement, there is always something to photograph and rest assured, we will guide you to it.
The days are long in April, so we will take our time allowing plenty of opportunity for 1 to 1 tuition and guidance on both the technical aspects of landscape photography as well as focussing on the art of what makes a good photograph. Anyone can take a photo, it takes years of knowledge and experience to make a good one and our leaders are the perfect people to give you the benefit of their experience and transfer their knowledge to help you.
Residential 5 day workshop
DateMon 12th - Fri 16th Apr 2021
and Greg Whitton
The price includes extensive one to one coaching and tuition, bed and breakfast accommodation in a high quality hotel (no single occupancy supplement) during the workshop.
Camera and travel insurance as well as travel to and from the venue are also not included. Meals not mentioned. Alcoholic drinks and other personal expenditure is not covered either.