Fine Art Landscape with the GFX
D.H Lawrence once wrote in a letter “Cornwall is primeval…..it is like the beginning of the world…”
The western tip of Cornwall is wild and rugged, the land shaped by the waves and winds sweeping in from the Atlantic Ocean.
Our focus for the day will be the meeting of land and sea, and the skills required to capture your unique impression of that meeting point. The power of the rollers or the rugged rocks that rise up to meet them halting their inland journey. We may encounter some of the tin mines perched on cliffs that catch the magical evening light, the dramatic cliffs of Land’s End or the gentle rising spire of St Michael’s Mount, all are prominent features of the southern most tip of our island and make for some breath-taking imagery no matter what the weather.
0600 arrive for Dawn shoot
0650 dawn shoot - light, composition, use of filters lens choice and viewpoint
0830 Break for Breakfast
1000 review of dawn shoot and thoughts on composition, and technique
1130 late morning shoot - Longer exposure shots
1500 Break for late lunch
1630 Arrive for evening/later afternoon shoot - pulling it all together for the final event of the day
1930 Sunset Shoot followed by questions and review
These may change due to weather but will be selected from:
St Michael’s Mount, Land’s End, St Ives, Botalick Mines, Porth Nanven, Kynance Cove.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- How to previsualise and “see” images, distilling the essence of the place into your compositions.
- Lens choice and viewpoint, both integral to creating the image you have conceived.
- Use of graduated filters to control the contrast between, land, sea and sky.
- Long exposure techniques using neutral density filters to soften seas and give movement to skies.
- The day will be structured in the following way (because of the early starts, we arrive people to travel the day before and stay over)
YOUR COURSE LEADER: PAUL SANDERS
Paul Sanders started his career as a news photographer working for regional and national newspapers and agencies before being appointed Picture Editor of The Times in 2004.
After 20 years in the deadline driven world of news Paul stepped back from the frontline and started shooting landscapes.
His images of the coast are described as calming and meditative. He works in a mindful way, allowing time to “connect” with the landscape, letting the picture come to him rather than forcing the creative process.
Paul is a Fujifilm X-Photographer, Lee Filters and Fotospeed ambassador, he is widely published in the UK photographic media and has exhibited his work around the UK and Europe.
WHAT KIT DO YOU NEED?
Paul shoots with a GFX50S and because of this you will have the chance to try the GFX50S and some lenses on the day. You will have an 16GB SD card to take home with you. Please bring your own cards too as GFX files are very large and you will need space!
Prepare for all weather conditions so you should wear layers, have waterproofs and walking boots / shoes. Please also bring your own food and snacks and water to keep yourself topped up throughout the day.
The Mount Haven Hotel
5th September 2019 - 06:00 to 20:00-20:30
Please aim to arrive 15 minutes earlier than your session time.
- Receive expert training & advice from professional X-Photographer Paul Sanders
- Get hands-on with the Fujifilm GFX50S for a day
- Limited to only 6 spaces per day
Please note: Tickets do not include any other expenses, train fares, lunch, taxi fares, parking charges etc. unless otherwise stated.
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Terms & conditions
Once you have purchased a ticket your place on the day will be reserved. If circumstances change and you need to cancel your place, please let us know 10 days before the event and we will be happy to issue you a refund in full. Refunds after this time are non refundable.
You need to be at least 18 years of age in order to take part in this event and a disclaimer form will need to be completed on the day in order to take part in the day's activity.
A copy of the disclaimer form is available HERE
Please feel free to contact us @ email@example.com
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