Workshops

April 25/26 2015
Capel Manor, Enfield

Seeing the Light! - Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield, - April 25th/26th.


With Paul Hill and Maria Falconer

As photographers we know that nothing would exist without light, but do we really see it and make the most of it in our pictures? Light can be inspiring and can change your photography if it is creatively and imaginatively used.

On this workshop you will become more aware of how to use and control light in order to make better photographs. By improving your photographic vision and awareness of light, you will leave with new work and the confidence to develop your photography further.

Capel Manor, a beautiful 30 acre estate first established in the late 13th century provides a colourful and scented oasis that surrounds a Georgian Manor House and Victorian Stables. With over 15 different themed gardens it is an inspiring location to make photographs in springtime.

The Workshop

The workshop is designed so that you can participate for either one or two days. Of course we would love you to come for the whole weekend so that you can get the most from the experience. But we also understand that this may not be possible for everyone, and so we have provided a one day option on the Saturday.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in photography with like minded enthusiasts, with challenges, help and advice provided throughout by Paul and Maria.

We guarantee a very friendly informal learning environment; space and time for you to share ideas, learn some new skills, meet other photographers, make some new pictures and leave feeling stimulated and refreshed!

The Tutors

Paul Hill MBE and Maria Falconer FRPS will use their skills and experience during this workshop to help you improve your photographic vision and technique. Awarded an MBE for his services to photography, Paul is the originator of photographic workshops in the UK. An influential teacher, he has published several books and exhibited all over the world
Maria is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds and MA in Photography, is a qualified teacher and her commercial work has been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman.

Cost

Saturday only - 9.30 - 5 pm - £95
Full weekend - 9.30 - 5 pm - £135


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If you are looking for accommodation we can recommend Theobalds Park, and Enfield Travelodge which are both close by.

If you have any questions or would simply like a chat about the workshop, please don't hesitate to contact either of us -

Maria - email / mobile 07740 985 887
Paul - email / mobile 07977 700 274
We would be delighted to hear from you.


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May 13-16 2015
Lauzerte, France

Making Extraordinary Photographs- Lauzerte, France - May 13th - 16th.


With Paul Hill and Maria Falconer

The Theme

This three-day photographic workshop based in the French town of Lauzerte will focus on transforming ordinary subject matter into something 'extraordinary'. You will learn how to make pictures that are dramatic, reflective, provocative, magical, but above all unique.

The Workshop

Although based in a stunning medieval hilltop town in the midi Pyrenees, this workshop is not about making conventional pretty pictures, it is designed to further develop your creative and technical photographic skills on location.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together a group of like-minded enthusiasts to share their passion for photography, regardless of your background, or how much experience you have. And as well as the discussions, presentations and hands on exercises that we have planned, we also intend to have a lot of fun along the way!

The grand finale will be a small exhibition held in a mediaeval building in the centre of Lauzerte.

Over the course of three days you will be guided through a series of photographic challenges designed to improve both your technical and creative skills. In addition, there will be ample opportunity for one to one sessions with the tutors for those who wish to receive feedback on current work.

The Tutors

Paul Hill MBE and Maria Falconer will use their skills and experience during this workshop to help you improve your photographic vision and technique. Awarded an MBE for his services to photography, Paul is the originator of photographic workshops in the UK. An influential teacher, he has published several books and exhibited all over the world
Maria is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, holds and MA in Photography, is a qualified teacher and her commercial work has been published in The Guardian, The Times, The Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman.

So, if you fancy escaping to the warmth of southwest France this spring, then join us for a photographic experience you will never forget! Lauzerte is one of Europe's most interesting medieval small towns, a staging post on the famous Santiago de Compostela pilgrims' route. We aim to create a very friendly and informal learning environment. Space and time for you to share ideas, learn some new skills, meet other photographers, and make some new pictures - so that you will leave feeling stimulated and refreshed! Paul and Maria are looking forward to welcoming old and new faces in May, and helping you on your journey towards making the most extraordinary unique images.

The workshop begins on the evening of Wed 13th May with an informal welcome and introduction session. Continuing for three full days, it will culminate on Saturday evening with an exhibition in the Place des Corniéres.

Cost


Early Bird (booked on or before March 31st) - £270

Standard Rate £295

Includes all tuition, packed lunches and airport transfers at selected times.


Participants are required to provide their own accommodation and evening meals. Below is an approved B&B and rented accommodation list, and there is a range of centrally located restaurants that cater for all tastes and pockets.


Prices

If you have any questions or would simply like a chat about the workshop, please don't hesitate to contact Maria ( email / mobile +44 (0)7740 985 887), or Paul ( email / mobile +44 (0)7977 700 274. We would be delighted to hear from you.


Accommodation

Bed and Breakfast


  • Le Quercy, Faubourg d'Auriac, 11 Route de Cahors, Lauzerte 82110
    Tel: 0033 5 63 94 66 36 or email
    Contact: Frederic and Sophie Bacou
    Ensuite rooms with breakfast : 55 euros per person per night

  • Le Jardin Secret, 37 Rue de Garrigue, Lauzerte 82110 Tel: 0033 5 63 94 80 01 or email
    Contact: Sara Costelloe
    Ensuite rooms with breakfast : 70 euros per person per night

  • La Villa Lucerna, 13 Grand'Rue, Lauzerte 82110 Tel: 0033 5 63 94 05 28 or email Contact: Corinne Solacroup Ensuite rooms with breakfast: 70 euros per person per night


Self Catering

There is a house available for rent in Lauzerte, with TWO double bedrooms. The total fee is £100 (130 euros) for the duration of the photographic workshop. Please contact Ros Collister on 0033 5 63 94 73 86 or email for more details.

For full details consult the Lauzerte tourism website



The Photographers Place 1976 to 1996

The fabled Photographers Place was the first residential photography workshop in Britain and ran in the the Peak District of Derbyshire for 20 years.

The most renowned photographers of that era gave master classes there and many of today‘s contemporary photographers have been influenced by attending those workshops.

Workshops

April 25 / 26;

Capel Manor, Enfield

May 13 - 16;

Lauzerte, France

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Teaching

One-to-One Tuition & On Location with Paul Hill.

Paul has been teaching photography for many decades in higher education and was the first professor of photographic practice in a British university. He created the famous Photographers‘ Place group workshops in Derbyshire and has specialised in one-to-one mentoring...

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