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 day itself was very interesting and although I thought I knew a fair bit about my 10-20mm Sigma lens, the Big Pit adventure pulled out some new ideas and composition perspectives and the end results after editing, I am very pleased with.”
Michael I’Anson, Norwich, Norfolk.
The Workshop is in four parts
- 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
- 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.
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.
“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”
“Hi Andy, thanks for sharing your extensive knowledge, I loved the small group size.”
“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.”
Pictures by Dave Straker and Chris Gillard
Frequently Asked Questions
Please go to our frequently asked questions page for more information.
Joining Instructions will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the event. Included will be the exact time and location for us to meet up.
Dates and Times
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
- 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.
You may be interested in booking a session of 121 Post-processing Tuition to enable you to get the most from the Introduction to Seeing Photographically Workshop.
Below – Before and after post-processing in Lightroom CC.
Is the 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.