About the workshops:
Our workshops reflect our philosophy about creative photography and aim to put the client at the centre of the learning process with a view to helping them reach the next level. We hope to encourage you to move out of your comfort zone and trust your intuition. We cap the number of participants at 10 to ensure adequate one-to-one tuition.
What we hope they will be:
About developing intuition
Learning to see and think beyond the single image
Finding a creative voice
What our workshops are not:
Getting up at 4am for a misty sunrise (but we reserve the right to do so)
Tripods (but they can be)
Bagging the shot
Flitting from one honeypot location to the next
Equipment - the most important piece of kit you own is located six inches behind the viewfinder
Although there will be plenty of time set aside for shooting, we will also spend time in a classroom-based environment. Analytical reflection is crucially important to creative development and lectures and critiques aim to help you develop these skills. Time will be spent reviewing work made during the workshop and talking about ideas and goals.
The workshop is less about techniques (though we will certainly be on hand to offer help and advice) and more about learning to see and develop one’s own vision.
For some time now we have wanted to take our workshop tour concept a little further.
We have never been interested in simply chasing tripod hole locations and our current approach reflects that. However we also have an interest in helping people move beyond simply learning creative techniques. Those techniques - like the camera - while important to understand, are not the key to becoming an artist. That lies in expressing what is inside us in our own very personal way .
So it is our goal that these new ‘Creative Growth’ workshops will have a more intense focus on artistic development. We want to help you open your mind, to think with greater freedom, develop your own style, forge your own path. It is our hope that they will facilitate your progress as an artist and you will come away creatively invigorated and inspired.
‘Creative Growth’ tours will be a little different to our other workshops. Going out with the camera every day will still be at the heart of our initiative, but we will also set aside a part of each day to deliver presentations designed to stimulate your thinking. We will host group discussions dedicated to pushing creative boundaries and finding ways to progress as an artist. Positive, honest, group critique sessions of your work will feature as will processing demonstrations which will be recorded for you to download later. Some locations will include visits to art collections where we can discuss composition, light, colour and techniques, learning from the art of others.
To facilitate everything we want you to achieve on these tours, we will be selecting very special hotels, preferably those with some connection to the visual arts We will choose properties that can offer us a stimulating environment with an atmosphere conducive to learning, with our own room for the teaching sessions and in locations rich with inspiration.
We hope these tours will excite and creatively invigorate you. As always, we will endeavour to give our all to try and help you achieve your creative goals.
To be advised of all future Creative Growth tours, please visit our Contact page and tick the appropriate box(es).
The tours below are not yet bookable but will be launched in the coming months. Please click through below to advise us which tour you would like to be notified about. Thank you.
Footage from our recent trip to the Camargue featuring a light show in a disused quarry. There's more to the Camargue than white horses and flamingoes!