Set in 'waterfall country', this workshop will explore a very special part of the Brecon Beacons National Park which features a series of characterful waterfalls set on two stretches of river.
This autumn workshop is timed to make the most of the autumn colours when the valleys are alive with yellow and orange colours as the trees change hue. This is the best time to photograph the waterfalls as the colours of the trees reflect in the water and leaves are often strewn around, adding dashes of vibrant colour.
You'll get the chance to practise long exposure photography, using a tripod and polarising filter, to create striking images.
We will park at the start of a trail that follows a river and we'll be entirely on foot for the workshop. A walk of about 3 miles, which adds up to about an hour's walking over the course of the day, is required to reach all of the waterfalls. It's best to wear wellies to allow you to access the waterfalls without worrying about wet feet. The footpath is undulating and sometimes rocky and muddy under foot. Please consider that you'll need to bring your camera equipment plus snacks/drinks with you, so it can be a physically tiring day, but we'll go at a comfortable pace.
This workshop is well suited to wet weather because cloudy skies and rain don't hamper waterfall photography. In fact, these conditions often offer the best light for this subject. Make sure you dress appropriately, with a waterproof jacket and trousers.
Due to poor mobile phone reception at the waterfalls, we will meet in the nearby village of Pontneddfechan at 11:30am then make our way into the valley by car. The workshop will end at around 5:30pm as light fades.
Tuition and guidance, transport between locations on the day, notes covering topics explained during the day.
Camera, tripod, accessories (spare battery, etc), selection of lenses, filters (ND grads/polariser most useful), walking boots, mobile phone, food/drink/snacks.