Zen Jetty, Les Landes France.
A couple of years ago I went on a photography workshop in Biarritz with Jonathan Chritchley. It was the perfectly designed workshop for me. It struck the perfect balance between early morning shoots to catch the dawn light at amazing locations followed by a hearty breakfast in the company of a small number of like-minded enthusiasts. After breakfast we had time to ourselves to explore the beautiful, chic, town of Biarritz and its surrounding coast line. In the afternoon we would gather in Jonathan’s studio to edit and work on the images we had taken in the morning, each of us on the digital work station provided, so no need to lug that heavy laptop on your travels!
Storm, Biarritz France.
I learnt a lot about workflow on that trip. If anything held me up and slowed my progress with digital photography it was Photoshop. I had previously attended a course on Photoshop which was run by, I now realise, a non photographer. It’s such a vast program that its easy to get lost in it. You need to know enough to realise from a digital file, what was your vision at the time of capture but often its too easy to get lost in the labyrinth. What I learnt from Jonathan was a simple, quick and easy workflow that I still use today. The beauty of it is that I can spend more time out with my camera than in front of a screen.
However the perfect image starts at the time of capture and we also learnt lots of tricks and tips for that too. So this year from the 19th to the 22nd of June I will be assisting Jonathan on the same workshop in Biarritz, why not join us for a great few days that will change your photography forever, have a great holiday and see an amazing part of the world? see the full details of the workshop here
See the rest of the images in this set here