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Bude, Cornwall. Print & Processing

28th Apr - 02nd May, 2019 - FULLY BOOKED

£1699.00 PP / Deposit -£200.00 PP

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Cornwall is England's coastal county, a place of ancient trade, Arthurian myths, mining history and, for many of us, fond holiday memories from childhood. At the vanguard of Britain's westerly maritime climate, its rugged northern shoreline distills the wildness of western Europe's Celtic fringe. The geology is both varied and amazing, offering the landscape photographer enough challenges for many lifetimes.

The April/May 2019 Leading Lights print workshop is based in Bude, an excellent centre from which to explore Cornwall’s north coast (and also, western north Devon’s), and includes specific training in print workflow and production, as well as our usual fieldwork sessions. North of Bude the coast faces due west, making beaches such as Sandy Mouth a classic sunset destination. Welcombe Mouth and Hartland Quay are other great locations further north, while Widemouth Bay and Milook Haven are geological wonders just west of Bude. Depending on the weather and tide conditions we may also do a day excursion further west with either Strangles at Crackington Haven, or the fabled Rumps peninsula north of Polzeath as our goals.

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  • Tour Code CPW02
  • Included
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Joe Cornish and Antony Spencer
  • Excluded
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Insurance
  • Duration 4 Night Tours
  • Exertion Moderate
  • Leading Lights
Bude, Cornwall. Print & Processing

Cornwall is England's coastal county, a place of ancient trade, Arthurian myths, mining history and, for many of us, fond holiday memories from childhood. At the vanguard of Britain's westerly maritime climate, its rugged northern shoreline distills the wildness of western Europe's Celtic fringe. The geology is both varied and amazing, offering the landscape photographer enough challenges for many lifetimes.

The April/May 2019 Leading Lights print workshop is based in Bude, an excellent centre from which to explore Cornwall’s north coast (and also, western north Devon’s), and includes specific training in print workflow and production, as well as our usual fieldwork sessions. North of Bude the coast faces due west, making beaches such as Sandy Mouth a classic sunset destination. Welcombe Mouth and Hartland Quay are other great locations further north, while Widemouth Bay and Milook Haven are geological wonders just west of Bude. Depending on the weather and tide conditions we may also do a day excursion further west with either Strangles at Crackington Haven, or the fabled Rumps peninsula north of Polzeath as our goals.

Given the 'state of the art' now, it can be argued that if you never make prints you don't need a camera, just a phone (or a bridge camera at the most). For any committed and ambitious photographer the finished print remains the ultimate form for the photograph, and it is certainly the most difficult of photographic crafts to master. And today, contemporary smartphones can also produce remarkably good prints. 

We are delighted to welcome Vince Cater of Fotospeed for this workshop. Vince has worked with us for many years and his expertise is always a reassuring presence; dealing with print problem-solving every day means there isn’t a question or problem in the print workflow to which Vince does not have the answer. He will also bring many examples of Fotospeed paper for us to test. 

While the fundamentals of colour management form part of the workshop, interpretation of the image for print is our core theme, as well as advice on how to optimise your own working environment at home, so that your prints will be consistently successful. We will provide both Epson and Canon printers for all to use.

The workshop will be led by Antony Spencer and Joe Cornish. Renowned as Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2010, Antony has rapidly built a reputation as one of the country's most daring and dynamic workshop leaders with his aurora and storm-chasing expeditions. What is less well known is that he is an excellent and thoughtful printer whose style is well-matched to his expansive and inspiring landscape vision. Joe Cornish prints more regularly than most photographers, having his own North Yorkshire gallery to provide for, and he brings nearly forty years as darkroom worker, photographer, and publisher to his printing experience. He has 20 years of experience in digital post production and has been printing digitally as a fine art photographer since 2007."

This workshop is limited to ten participants to ensure everyone gets ample one on one time with both tuturs. 

The Beach at Bude

Staying at The Beach at Bude for 4 nights - 28th, 29th, 30th April, 1st May.

Single occupancy basis

Breakfasts included

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