Seasonal Greetings Card 

Photography Workshop

This workshop is quite simply a day of great festive photography fun!!!

 

A seasonal and socially distanced* studio photography workshop focussed on making your own wildlife-themed greetings cards featuring our cute little owls and harvest mice.

 

A truly unique and creative way to send love and best wishes this festive season!

Perfect for creating company Christmas cards too!

Location: Northumberland

Group size: max 3 photographers

Friday October 23rd 2020 - 2 places left

Saturday October 24th 2020 - SOLD OUT

*Please note: this is one of very few workshops we can run at the moment, and in the interests of safety social distancing measures will be in place throughout.  In accordance with current Covid19 advice we have limited the number of places to 3 and all participants will be required to wear masks (self provided) and remain 1+ metres apart at all times.  *For our full safety measures please refer to the booking section below.

  • Would you like to photograph and design your own unique greetings cards this year?
     

  • Interested in learning the Photoshop techniques that add a professional touch?
     

  • Need to feel safe on a socially distanced photography workshop? 

 

       Then this is one for you!

About The Day​

10am - approx 4.30pm

We will start with a chat over a cuppa to decide which styles of card you would most like to shoot with each of our festive subjects: funny and cute, or sleek and stylish - it's up to you!

Then we will spend the morning building our seasonal sets, demonstrating how to light them appropriately and photographing the owls and harvest mice, ensuring that your settings are exactly right for the effects you wish to create with each one.

Over lunch we will review your morning's shots and choose your favourites.

These are the images we will continue to work on during the afternoon, importing them into Lightroom and Photoshop to add the post processing and graphic elements that will turn a nice shot into a one-of-a-kind seasonal greeting that your friends, family, colleagues and clients will treasure!

2020 Dates and Rates

Scheduled Dates 

Friday October 23rd 2020

Saturday October 24th 2020

Also available On Request from October - December

for Private 1-2-1 or Small Group Workshops

Max 3 photographers for social distancing

Rates

£145 as part of a group of 3 people 

£400 private individual workshop

£500 private 2 person workshop

Includes all photography, post production & graphic design tuition and animal handling

 

Please bring a packed lunch and drinks for the day

BOOKING

please click on the date you require and then follow the secure payment instructions through the checkout

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*BOOK SAFELY & WITH PEACE OF MIND:  OUR COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

A personal note from Trai

"The safety of my guests has always been uppermost in my mind, and I have given much thought to appropriate social distancing measures for my workshops.  Though these will be mandatory for the foreseeable future, you can still be assured of a wonderfully intimate experience with the wildlife we encounter.

Thank you in advance for your adherence to the measures below, and for keeping us all safe while we continue to explore new places and enjoy our photography!"

 

Please note that your booking constitutes acceptance of the need to prioritise safety for yourself and all others associated with the workshop at all times.  This means you agree to adhere strictly to the government's current Covid19 advice throughout, which includes the wearing of masks when necessary.  Anyone not complying with safety measures will be asked to leave the workshop.  No refund will be offered in this circumstance.
 

Please do not attend the workshop if you or your family are showing any symptoms of Covid 19 or you have come into contact with anyone who has recently developed symptoms..  

We cannot accept responsibility for any subsequent infection.

- Places are strictly limited - maximum 3 

- Please maintain 1m+ distancing 

- Please do not greet anyone by shaking hands and avoid physical contact at all times

- Only touch your own photography equipment

- Avoid touching your nose, eyes and mouth

- Guests are asked to please arrive with your own masks (N95, R95, KN95 or surgical masks) and they must be    worn according to WHO safety standards.
- Hand sanitiser will be available at all times 
- Trai will also wear gloves when helping with guest cameras


Other than that it will be business as usual with the most wonderful and creative photographic opportunities!

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT OUR COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES

 

"At this time of social distancing, and the wearing of face masks when at a distance of 1 metre or less, it is necessary to continue with as many pastimes as we can.

Having experienced one of your Photographic Workshops I believe my safety and the safety of the whole group was well managed and at no time did I consider myself at risk. 

 

I consider the workshop met all necessary controls to maintain a safe environment.  At the same time, interaction was still possible to provide the necessary coaching along with questions and answers.

Overall, the session was without doubt a valuable experience.  I learnt some very useful tips and the day gave me further confidence to tackle tricky lighting conditions in the future.  Looking forward to other workshops!"

JIM IMBER, pictured above right attending our recent Raptors workshop

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

Photography Equipment

  • A DSLR, mirrorless or bridge camera is ideal for this workshop. Any shorter length lens such as a 24-70mm, 70-200mm, or anything within that range is perfect, but we believe that we can get the best out of whatever gear you have - so bring whatever you have!  We have participants with compact cameras and the latest smartphones, and they have left with new skills and great shots.  Contact Trai before the workshop and she will let you in on some useful apps that will allow you to access the manual settings of the latest smartphone cameras.
     

  • Don't forget to bring spare memory cards and batteries/charger - there's a lot to shoot here!
     

  • A tripod/monopod is optional 

Clothing

This workshop will take place indoors in a heated studio, but please bring layers if you feel the heat or cold! 

 

Facilities  

Toilet and hand washing facilities available.

Food and Drinks

Tea, coffee and water provided throughout the day.

Please bring a packed lunch to suit your dietary requirements.

Accessibility   

Our studio is only a few yards walk from on street parking on flat ground, though there is a step up into the studio.  We are happy to assist with carrying your photography gear if necessary.  

 

More detailed joining instructions are issued when we receive your booking, but please contact us with any questions. 

About Your Tutor

Trai Anfield

Your lead tutor is Trai Anfield, award-winning wildlife photographer, former BBC film maker and natural history presenter of BBC Radio 4's Living World, and TV production trainer for Channel 4 Talent. 

 

Trai is a hugely experienced trainer who mentored and trained during her 13 years at the BBC.

She  designed and delivered Creative Factual TV Production workshops for Channel 4 tv network in the UK for six years and has guest lectured at Princeton University on the undergraduate Digital Bootcamp. 

 

So on our safaris and workshops you not only get the benefit of Trai's photographic experience, but the unique option to learn wildlife videography from a BBC trained film maker as well.  

Trai's photography regularly graces international magazines and she has held several solo exhibitions in the UK and US.  She is Photographer In Residence at Alex Walker's Serian safari camps in Kenya's Maasai Mara and regularly designs and leads photographic safaris on five continents.

 

Trai is committed to supporting a range of conservation & community charities in the UK and Africa by donating time, resources and profits from her work.  These include Gorilla Doctors, Mara Predator Conservation Programme and Friends of Red Kites NE.

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