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Lands End, Cornwall Photography Workshop - Small Group Fieldwork and Post-Production

18th - 24th Apr, 2021 - FULLY BOOKED

Tutored by Joe Cornish and

£2799.00 pp / Deposit -£200.00

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Cornwall has the longest coastline in England, and it is probably the most scenically varied as well. Although not the most politically pioneering county in the land these days, it is the advance guard for the westerly weather systems that dominate our weather. Nothing stands between its coast and the full force of Atlantic storm systems. These generate endless rolling waves, even in light winds, and for this reason surfers love it here. 

The main emphasis in this Cornwall photography workshop will be exploring this unique area with our cameras. A reasonable degree of agility, balance and fitness is required to get the best from the opportunities; there will be descents and ascents on moderately steep cliff paths, as well as uneven ground, and beaches with boulders and stones that move significantly underfoot. Olympic levels of athleticism are certainly not required! But you should feel confident when carrying your equipment off the beaten track.

Joe’s experience as a gallery owner and printer means that he also intends to lead post-production seminars, with a view to print. Ideally all participants are encouraged to bring some work with them, in the form of prints, or digital files, and experience the value of supportive portfolio feedback and image evaluation.

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Lands End, Cornwall Photography Workshop - Small Group Fieldwork and Post-Production Lands End, Cornwall Photography Workshop - Small Group Fieldwork and Post-Production

At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Strenuous
  • Included
    • Accommodation on single occupancy basis (double available on request)
    • Breakfasts
    • 3 course Dinners
    • Tuition from Joe Cornish
    • Transport during the tour
    • Fieldwork and post-production sessions
  • Excluded
    • Lunches& snacks
    • Insurance
    • Travel to hotel
    • Extras
  • Duration 6 Night Tours
  • Leading Lights
  • Tour Code CPW03
Lands End, Cornwall Photography Workshop - Small Group Fieldwork and Post-Production

Cornwall Photography Workshop - Lands End Landscape Photography

Cornwall has the longest coastline in England, and it is probably the most scenically varied as well. Although not the most politically pioneering county in the land these days, it is the advance guard for the westerly weather systems that dominate our weather. Nothing stands between its coast and the full force of Atlantic storm systems. These generate endless rolling waves, even in light winds, and for this reason surfers love it here. 

The sea is a majestic and sculpting force of erosion. The waves are relentless and the tidal reach massive, and this powerful combination gives rise to a coastal landscape that is exceptionally dynamic. Even hard rocks such as granite are smoothed and softened producing cliffs and shores with enormous photographic appeal. A benign climate, mild temperatures throughout the year and a healthy diet of sunshine and rain encourages an ecosystem rich in all sorts of flowers, lichens and mosses. Along with elusive and constantly changing lighting conditions borne from being surrounded by the sea on three sides it is no wonder that Cornwall is a favourite destination, and home, for artists – of all kinds.

Workshop emphasis: fieldwork and post-production

The main emphasis in this Cornwall photography workshop will be exploring this unique area with our cameras. A reasonable degree of agility, balance and fitness is required to get the best from the opportunities; there will be descents and ascents on moderately steep cliff paths, as well as uneven ground, and beaches with boulders and stones that move significantly underfoot. Olympic levels of athleticism are certainly not required! But you should feel confident when carrying your equipment off the beaten track.

Joe’s experience as a gallery owner and printer means that he also intends to lead post-production seminars, with a view to print. Ideally all participants are encouraged to bring some work with them, in the form of prints, or digital files, and experience the value of supportive portfolio feedback and image evaluation.

Joe will bring a full gamut RGB monitor, enabling everyone to see their work with a full range of accurately-balanced colours.

Locations

Our April 2021 workshop is based in the Lands End Hotel, a simply unique place from which to explore Cornwall's ‘uttermost west’. Naturally-formed granite towers and turrets guard the clifftops, and at this time of year wildflowers are bursting forth everywhere. Facing due west, the Lands End is arguably the greatest sunset hotel in Britain.

Given its status as England’s most westerly point, Land’s End is inevitably popular, and a place from which many LEJOG (land’s End to John O’Groats) cyclists, walkers and riders begin (or end) their epic journeys.  Yet it still remains almost unmatched for its wild, geologically-spectacular beauty. Because these wonders start right outside the hotel we can take advantage of fast-changing weather conditions in a way that is impossible in most places. 

We will also explore amazing landscape at nearby Porthcurno, St Michaels Mount, Porth Nanven (with its famous granite boulders), Cape Cornwall and the iconic tin mining landscape of Botallack.

We will always aim to become fully immersed, metaphorically-speaking, in any location we visit. The philosophy being that we will achieve much more photographically by spending longer in one place rather than visiting many superficially.

Places are limited to five so book early to avoid disappointment! 

Joe on Cornwall:

”I have been visiting Cornwall for over 60 years…admittedly I was only 4 months old on the first visit! It remains a special, magical region for me, and Lands End is one of the two or three locations I rate the best for photography.

Printing has become my goal as a photographer, and as such, the most creative component of print is interpretation, learning to subtly edit, enhance and develop the potential of an image. To know where to heighten colour and tone, and where to subdue it. How to manage form, texture, space, depth, luminance, balance and flow to bring the image to life on the paper. Using the latest post-production technology in photography we now have the potential to take colour photography to a new level of subtlety and depth. I regard lifelong learning as a given for any photographer, and as I continue to learn the skills of post-production and print I am delighted to have the privilege to share my experience, thoughts and ideas with others.

While technical skills matter I am keen to emphasise the importance of creativity in photography; this means bringing an open mind and a willingness to try new things, and above all, to be yourself. The best ideas usually come from an intense engagement and connection with the subject matter, and I hope to encourage you to use light, composition and the crystallisation of time to creatively distill those ideas." Joe Cornish

  • The Land's End Hotel

    Staying at The Land's End Hotel from 18th - 24th April 2021

    Single occupancy (double available on request)

    Breakfasts and 3 course dinners included

5/5

Independent Feedback based on 7 verified reviews

Allan - 27th May, 2019

Excellent, patient help from Jo, Tony and Vince, good location & accommodation and pleasant group of photographers

Julia - 25th May, 2019

Friendly, very informative. Three very knowledgeable tutors who made time for everyone.

24th May, 2019

Learned a lot of Joe's post processing methods which was what I really was hoping for from the workshop. Great support from Vince from Fotospeed in terms of printing our work. Very nice hotel and meals at Lands End. First class all the way. Thanks again Joe and Vince and the whole Light and Land Team for another outstanding event. Worth the trip over to the UK!!

Heinrich - 21st May, 2019

This was an outstanding workshop. Not for beginners though.. Joe and Tony were great instructors, Vince from Fotospeed did a great job printing our work. Overall: location was great (including choice of Hotel), combining shooting, editing and printing was outstanding, tutors very knowlegable and sensitive, the structure and duration of the workshop was well thought through. Happy to recommend this to any serious photographer.

Bruce - 18th May, 2019

Joe and Tony are excellent teachers, try hard to engage everyone, very attentive and helpful in the field; and absolutely don't wander off and do their own thing. The atmosphere of the group was also very good. Vince from Fotospeed is also very good. My 'critical' comments below are intended to be helpful, not to take away from the overall excellence of the trip. The slight frustration compared with previous similar trips was that with the number of very engaged and mostly very competent group members, it was not always easy to get the time, attention and help in the processing and printing than I have experienced before. But still I learned a lot, it was very good and I have absolutely no criticism of the leaders who were at full stretch all the time. The locations I rate good rather than very good; a lot of detail work; less opportunity for thinking how to distill out landscapes.

17th May, 2019

Fabulous in all respects.

Stephen - 17th May, 2019

Excellent course. Great expertise in a great location.

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