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Magical Mystery Tour!

30th Jan - 02nd Feb, 2020 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Charlie Waite - Founder and Paul Sanders and

£1899.00 pp / Deposit -£1,899.00

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Roll up, roll up for the Mystery Tour

Roll up, roll up for the Mystery Tour

Roll up

That's an invitation

Roll up for the Mystery Tour

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To make a reservation

Roll up for the Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour

Is waiting to take you away

Waiting to take you away

 

These are opening lyrics of the Beatles song Magical Mystery Tour, written by  John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1967.  In 2020, Light and Land is launching a Mystery Tour led by Charlie Waite (founder) and Paul Sanders. 

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At a Glance

  • Exertion
    Easy
  • Included
    • Accommodation on single occupancy basis in luxury hotel
    • Breakfasts
    • Travel to the venue from pick-up location in the South and South West UK
    • Transport during the tour
    • Tuition from Charlie Waite & Paul Sanders
    • Goodie bag!
  • Excluded
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Travel to the pick up location
    • Insurance
  • Duration 3 Night Tours
  • Tour Code MMT01
Magical Mystery Tour!

Roll up, roll up for the Mystery Tour

Roll up, roll up for the Mystery Tour

Roll up

That's an invitation

Roll up for the Mystery Tour

Roll up

To make a reservation

Roll up for the Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour

Is waiting to take you away

Waiting to take you away

 

These are opening lyrics of the Beatles song Magical Mystery Tour, written by  John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1967.  In 2020, Light and Land is launching a Mystery Tour led by Charlie Waite (founder) and Paul Sanders. 

We will take you away for a long weekend of photographic indulgence, possibly by the sea, maybe not, you’ll have to wait and see!

What we can say is that you will be treated to a very special weekend of slow paced appreciation of the landscape in whatever form we find it. Both Paul and Charlie know the location well and have jointly come up with the concept of a mystery tour. The only clue we will give you is that it is in the UK and it is not a location that Light and Land have been to recently.

So why are we promoting a tour without locations and images of the location to tempt you?

Well firstly it’s fun, and photography should be fun. Also, as is often the case these days, people google image search the locations before we even arrive and some make up their mind as to what is worth photographing by surfing the web, this results in prejudgement and often restricts the vision and creativity of people.

What we are offering, and asking, is that you trust us to take you to a location in the UK, book the accommodation which will be of a high luxury standard, we will even collect everyone from a single location in the South and take you by minibus to the hotel.

To be honest it is harder writing this description than it will be to be inspired by the wonderful corner of the UK. 

Both Paul and Charlie work in a similar way, by being driven to create an image of a place that connects with their emotional experience of a location. Good photography is the product of being quiet, still and spending time in a location before committing the scene to your camera sensor. They will explain how they both work so you can understand the thought process and awareness that goes on before the camera is even considered. Paul and Charlie will discuss how they approach the translation of their own images into prints and their tips for bringing the best of your photographs. The weekend will culminate in the production of a print of your best image - both Charlie and Paul are very firm believers in printing the image to complete the circle of the creative process.

Each participant will receive a goodie bag of items - it won’t include the map of the location though!

This weekend will be a very intimate trip limited to only ten participants.

So if a little adventure appeals to you, putting your trust in two artists who promise not try and sing Beatles songs or dress in 60s clothes but hope to inspire you to find your personal creative spirit then step right up for our magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away.

Possible questions answered...

1) Exertion level - are there long walks or hikes - what is the level of terrain?

The terrain is mainly coastal, so some minor climbs over grass and onto sandy beaches, this tour is no more than 2 footprints as we will use a minibus for most locations. I think the longest walk will be around  half a mile out to a location, so no extended walks.

2) Where are the pick ups and drop offs and what time? 

Pick up and drop off locations will be Gatwick and Bath. Gatwick railway station or arrivals North and south around 11am and Bath Railway station around 2-3pm 

3) What photography gear is recommended?

You will need a camera body and variety of lenses, you can manage everything on a 24-70 (18-55 equiv) or ( 70-200)  If you only have one lens bring that and Charlie and Paul will help you get the most out of every location. Filters graduated and neutral density (big stopper etc) - Paul has some spares if you don't have any. Tripod - both Charlie and Paul use tripods all the time, cable release or remote release, batteries and memory cards.
 

4) What other gear will we need to pack eg. clothing?

I would bring clothing you can layer - beaches and coastal areas can be very cold when standing but the short walks will warm you up. Good boots or wellies and water proofs. Definitely have a hat scarf and gloves too.
 

5) Anything else you think they could do with knowing in advance?

Come with an open mind and a positive attitude to the mystery locations, it is fun, Charlie and Paul are both excited about this new concept in workshops, it is designed to challenge you just a little and bring you out of that comfort zone by not letting you google search what there is to possibly shoot. The important thing is not get anxious about not knowing where we heading, it will be very obvious as we drive.

  • To be announced

    You will find out the accommodation nearer the time of the tour!

    Schedule

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