Plas Tan y Bwlch

Public Courses, Plas Tan y Bwlch

Plas Tan y Bwlch

Landscape Photography

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Course Number: K1006

Date: 21 October to 25 October 2019

Price: £429-£469

Course Leader/s:

Philip Evans


Any landscape is constantly presenting a different face to the photographer.  The seasons of the year, sunrise to sunset, the vagaries of climate, even the mood of the observer influence that face. There is also the passing of changing time. This course will examine the craft of landscape photography by visiting areas of Eryri that has left footprints, some very faint, from the past. There is often visual magic in the remains and ruins of a bygone age. This is our subject. (Please note that this remains a course on photography and not history. Our interest is subjective and visual.) The indoor sessions will be concerned with the way the photographer composes the photograph and uses his camera in the field. We examine the process through photographer, the camera and the essential elements of image processing. Come prepared. Warm, waterproof clothing and boots are essential. Of equal importance are enough battery power and media cards. Local supplies are not readily available.

Each day will begin with an indoor session to set direction for the day after which we shall go out to photograph. Toward the middle end of the afternoon, we shall return to the Plas to process our images for the evening session.  That evening time is mostly set apart for viewing our images of the day.  But some time is set apart for viewing work not made on the course. You are welcome to bring along transparencies both medium format and 35mm. Prints are welcome also but please keep the number of images in both instants to no more than ten and related to work in the landscape. The following programme is heavily weather dependant but we shall cover all of the daily topics.


16.30 Arrive and settle in.  
18.30 Dinner.
19.45 Welcome and introduction in Auditorium

08.15 Breakfast
09.30 Indoor session.  WHERE EARLY MANKIND LIVED
10.30 Outdoors Visiting the distant past
16.30 Return to Plas for image proces
19.40 Looking at our images.

Our timing remains the same but our theme for the day is THE MIDDLE AGES OF POWER. Our evening is again a review of our day’s images.

Timing remains the same but our theme for the day is THOSE WHO MOVED MOUNTAINS.  Evening activities will include a presentation entitled “Stone”.

Sadly our ‘going home day’. Today we shall have lunch at Plas around 12.30 and finish the course at 16.00pm. In between though, dependant on weather, we shall visit some photogenic areas close to the Plas.