Light & Land

Impressions of Bruges… and Ghent

04th - 07th Dec 2017 - AVAILABLE

£995.00 PP / Deposit -£200.00 PP

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The medieval city of Bruges is deservedly one of Unesco’s world heritage sites, with its entrancing waterways weaving through some of the most distinctive period architecture to be found in all of Europe.

Bruges has a multitude of both grand water vistas and delicate cameos for the photographer to relish. Our workshop allows the photographer’s eye ample opportunity to detect ornate doorway lintels, elaborate pastel coloured facades, elegant bridges with their underbellies lit golden from kaleidoscopic reflections that are truly reminiscent of the best that Venice has to offer.

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  • Tour Code BRU02
  • Included
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Tuition from Doug Chinnery and Valda Bailey
  • Excluded
    • Travel to the hotel
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Insurance
  • Duration 3 Night Tours
  • Exertion Easy
Impressions of Bruges… and Ghent

The medieval city of Bruges is deservedly one of Unesco’s world heritage sites, with its entrancing waterways weaving through some of the most distinctive period architecture to be found in all of Europe.

Bruges has a multitude of both grand water vistas and delicate cameos for the photographer to relish. Our workshop allows the photographer’s eye ample opportunity to detect ornate doorway lintels, elaborate pastel coloured facades, elegant bridges with their underbellies lit golden from kaleidoscopic reflections that are truly reminiscent of the best that Venice has to offer.

No photography workshop could take place in Bruges without a visit to Ghent, a city much loved by photographers. Ghent, a mere 45 minute train ride away from Bruges is the capital of the province of Oost-Vlaanderen and is Flanders’s biggest university town. The architecture and the canals have a grandeur and architectural flamboyance that Bruges cannot boast but with our photography, we will be in the happy position of revealing the contrast between these two remarkable towns.

We will be covering both conventional street photography and urban landscapes together with multiple exposure techniques, ICM and night photography.

Itinerary

For this tour we  encourage our guests to travel with ease via Eurostar plus one short domestic train.

Day 1: Arrival, orientation talk and discussion of creative techniques. Stroll round Bruges, hopefully catching the setting sun and the soft light and long shadows that December brings. A change of atmosphere as darkness falls and we can concentrate on the lights and colours as Bruges gets ready for the festive season.

Day 2: Travel to Ghent where we will spend the day shooting the grand architecture, candid street life together with the canals and waterways. Return to Bruges.

Day 3: Brugge on foot including architecture, street cameos, canal waterways, and striking windmills on the edge of town. City lights and street life as darkness falls.

Day 4: A short time shooting in Bruges - hoping for a sunrise? - before returning to Brussels to catch the train home

Doug Chinnery’s now classic London ‘Light & Life’  workshops have become a firm favourite with Light & Landers - he has a wide reaching knowledge of street photography and is well placed to advise on both traditional and creative techniques.

Valda Bailey has twice attended workshops in New York with photography giant Jay Maisel - widely recognised as one of the top street photographers in the world. She travels frequently and also has extensive experience of shooting in an urban environment across the globe.  She will be on hand to explain how multiple exposure and ICM (intentional camera movement) can be used in an urban environment to help you express your creativity with your camera.

Hotel Acacia

Staying at Hotel Acacia for 3 nights. Breakfasts included.

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