How To Get The Best From a Wide-angle Lens – A one-day photography workshop


New Date: Saturday 14 October 2017

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenafon, South Wales NP4 9XP


  • Learn to master your wide-angle lenses
  • Participant picture reviews
  • Only 4 participants allowing for your individual guidance
  • Fitness level 1 of 3
  • Wide variety of Industrial photo shoot locations
  • On-going email support after the workshop
  • Excellent value for money

Fully Booked Dates in 2017
5 July  12 August  6 September



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What will I learn on the how to get the best from a wide-angle lens Workshop?

The aim of the working with a wide-angle lens is not necessarily to get more in the picture frame but to heighten the sense of drama of the picture.  By necessity this will mean being in close proximity to the subject matter for you to be truly effective. Working with an extreme wide-angle lens is not for the faint hearted, to be successful you have to be confident. That is what this one-day hands-on photography workshop is all about, raising your confidence in a safe learning zone.

The Workshop is in four parts

1 Tutorial

  • Choice of lenses
  • Suitable Subjects
  • Weather conditions
  • Fill the foreground – JCB
  • Depth of field – shallow
  • Depth of field – extended
  • Deliberate Distortion
  • High View point
  • Low view point
  • Lines
  • Skies
  • Increasing a sense of depth

3  Picture Reviews throughout the day

You will be encouraged in an informal way to share your vision and style with other participants by showing and telling others what you see and how you went about capturing the envisaged shot.


2  Shooting at The Big Pit Museum

This is the award-winning national coal mining museum that still retains many features of its former life as a coal mine. Standing high on the heather-clad moors of Blaenafon, the tunnels and buildings that once echoed to the sound of the miners, still evoke their industrial heritage. The Big Pit is a great location for all those who love industrial photography and want get more from their wide-angle lenses.

 “Just to say thanks for the wide-angle course over the weekend. It was just what the doctor ordered and I learned more than I had hoped”.
Dave Straker – Abergavenny

4  Review and Feedback

At the end of the day we will convene just for a few minutes to review the main points about how to get the best out of a wide-angle lens.

You will have an opportunity to take pictures like these


“I had a great day out and learned so much, I am now more confident to get up close with a wide-angle lens, thanks Andy”  

Dave Sinclair, Bromsgrove

 “Hi Andy, thanks for sharing your extensive knowledge, I loved the small group size.”

Katherine Long, Newport

“I have never been that good with my 12-24 mm wide-angle lens, after the workshop I feel I am much better at plucking up the courage to at least have a go. Thank you Andy for a relaxed and informative day.”

Lucy Smith, Ashton Keynes

Participant’s Pictures 

On-going email support

Once you become a client, part of the package is unlimited on-going email support. So if you have a question, please email me

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please go to our frequently asked questions page for more information.  

Joining Instructions will be sent out nearer the date of the workshop

Dates and Times

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Saturday 14 October 2017

Starting at 10 am, the workshops conclude at 16.00

Included in the cost

  • Wide-angle lens tutorial
  • Individual picture reviews
  • Expert guidance to photography locations
  • Suggestions on composition, exposure and lens choice

Excluded from the cost

Transport to the workshop, parking, meals and refreshments


The parking and entrance fee to the Big Pit Museum is parking £3 and entrance is free.

Additional Benefits

Why not book a 121 tuition post-processing session to give you the full benefit of your investment in yourself at the Big Pit Museum?

Below – Before and after post-processing in Lightroom CC.

Is this wide-angle lens workshop for me?

A wide-angle lens workshop is about learning, growing and expressing yourself with greater clarity as a photographer. We will be using tutorials, picture taking sessions and feedback to review your learning and owning the topics presented. If you are looking for a small group where you can gain positive feedback on the pictures you have taken during the workshop, then this is the workshop for you.

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