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Dark Ushaw - Night Photography Workshop at Ushaw College

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Ushaw College

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Ushaw College is one of County Durham's hidden gems. It's a treasure chest of art and architecture. A photographer's paradise.

Join us for a rare opportunity to have an after-hours photography 'lock-in', with full tutorial support and access to many of the interesting spaces in the main building, including the old dormitories which are normally off-limits to visitors.

It's that time of the year now where the workshop times are well after sunset, so you can capture the dark beauty of a building like this either in low natural light, or you can introduce subtle illumination of your own (LED torches, worklights, etc.). There's plenty of artificial light at Ushaw, but we have full control over it.

You'll need to provide your own camera, ideally a DSLR or CSC (you'll need something that you can focus manually, and choose your own shutter speed / aperture). You'll also need a tripod. It's absolutely fine to use artificial lighting, such as light painting tools, as long as they don't prevent other people getting the shots they need.

Numbers are restricted to 24 photographers, so that you get all the clear shots you need. Once the tickets have gone, that's it. I can't create any more places, because part of the benefit of such a small group is the ability to make sure people aren't wandering into your shots all the time :)

The workshop is suitable for all experience levels. If you've never taken photographs in low light, full tuition will be given.

A significant amount of the cost of this workshop will go towards hiring the building, paying trainers, promoting the event, and processing the tickets, so I'd appreciate it if you could book and pay as early as possible. For similar reasons, your booking is non-refundable if you're unable to come (but it may possible to transfer it to someone else, upon request).

Finally, Ushaw College will require you to sign a slip of paper on the night, to confirm that you will only use the photographs for non-commercial use.

I'll be providing tuition and one-to-one support, and you'll have assistance from experienced photographers. If it's a big group there will be at least two trainers.

Joining instructions will be sent to everyone around two days before the event. This gives me time to take account of any special factors, such as weather for outdoor courses. Also, as you might appreciate, I don't want to make those details available to the general public.

This is going to be one fantastic event. I hope to see you there.

(Photo courtesy of Rob Owens, from the September 2017 workshop).

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