Just because you can afford to buy a grand piano doesn’t mean that you are a concert pianist! The piano is just a tool to help the pianist express their creative interpretation of a piece of music. A good pianist can achieve great effects even with a relatively modest instrument, although there are of course occasions when only the best will do.
Similarly with photography. A camera is just a tool that helps us to realize our artistic vision, and even very basic equipment can deliver superb results in the hands of a master. However, the converse is also true: our creative vision can be frustrated if we are not in full control of our camera’s settings and therefore not able to make the right decisions in any given situation.
On Adriaan’s photography weekends his aim is to help you improve your camera skills and techniques AND to help you develop your creative vision. At the end of the weekend you should see a marked improvement in both these aspects of your creative photographic practice.
The photography weekends either run for 3 days/2 nights or 4 days/3 nights and places are limited to four participants. The schedule is quite intensive as it typically includes shoots around sunrise and sunset, with one or two additional tuition sessions during the day. There are also opportunities for picture reviews and, of course, for asking questions. However, all activities are voluntary and if you want to have a bit of time to yourself then that is perfectly fine.
In terms of locations Adriaan selects areas of the UK that he believes are particularly conducive to stunning landscape photography, such as the Jurassic Coast, The Gower Peninsula, Anglesey, the North Norfolk Coast, the Peak District, the Lake District and Northumberland.
Accommodation is in comfortable self-catering cottages, good quality bed and breakfast or hotel facilities. Single supplements are usually available.