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David Speight Photography

Yorkshire Wolds Dales & Vales

Yorkshire Wolds Dales & Vales

The Yorkshire Wolds, an area of low chalk hills and comprising largely of un-spoilt agricultural land, extend from the Humber Estuary, west of Hull, right up the coast to Flamborough Head. The main footpaths through the area, such as the Wolds Way, Minster Way and Chalklands Way take in some outstanding and breathtakingly beautiful areas of scenery as they meander through peaceful, serpentine valleys and rural 'picture postcard' villages on a route towards ‘the Wolds’ main centres of Driffield, Pocklington and Market Weighton. There are definite seasonal highlights to look out for when photographing the Wolds. Crops are planted in early spring and many of the fields show the patterns of cultivation. In late spring the Oilseed rape fields will come into bloom and shortly after this, there are vast areas of colour as the Poppies begin to flower. Many of these highlights are focused around the farming calendar and late summer is also a great time to be in the Wolds, especially with the fields full of freshly baled hay. Surprisingly, despite the quality of the Wolds scenery, it seems to be for the most part anyway, neglected by many photographers and even walkers, meaning it is highly likely we will have these locations completely to ourselves.

The Yorkshire Wolds Dales and Vales Workshop starts with us meeting up at around 10:30am, and will conclude at or around sunset which at this time of year could be as late as 21:00 – 21:30pm. This means you will receive at least 8 hours of on location tuition. On booking you will receive a simple questionnaire to fill out which helps me to tailor the day exactly to your requirements. A basic day can possibly include tuition on the following subjects, (where required); Best practice camera set-up, shooting manual and Raw Format and the reasons why, creative use of both shutter speed and apertures, explanations of exposure, metering, bracketing e.t.c, manual focusing for maximum depth of field (Also known as Hyperfocal focusing) The use of filters, both exposure balancing (Neutral Density Graduated) and creative effects (Polarisers, Straight Neutral Density)

This leaves the best part of the day free to discuss the broader and more subjective topic of composition. What makes a good image? Elements to look for when composing images, The rules of composition, possible instances of when to follow them and when to break them, use of depth, scale, distance and perspective, shoot and location planning around seasonal and differing lighting conditions, so you can go away and successfully plan the best times of year to photograph your own set of locations. I can also tailor tuition to your particular, specific requirements where necessary. Past clients have asked for help on many different subjects and techniques; These have included shooting and processing panoramic images, using tilt & shift lenses, shooting and processing images for focus stacking and exposure blending.

  • Available

  • 06th May, 2017

  • £135.00 / £35.00

    • Full Days tuition

    • Transport to the Yorkshire Wolds

    • Personal/Equipment insurance

    • Food/Drinks

  • Low - Average - No long walks

  • 1 day workshop

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