Creative Photography Workshop (NOW FULL)

08 September 2019

10:30 - 16:00

Elmwood Youth & Community Centre
53 Darlington Road
United Kingdom
TS18 5EP

RPS Member£25.00 
Non RPS Member£30.00 


Glenys and Sylvia, two well known creative photographers will be sharing their approach to their photography in this workshop.

Glenys who lives in Wakefield worked as an IT specialist in a Further Education College in West Yorkshire for over 30 years.After taking early retirement she started her own business in 2011 after obtaining a First-Class BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Communication at Leeds Metropolitan University. Glenys can’t remember a time when she didn’t use a camera and has always used it in some way or other as a creative outlet. She isa great advocate of sharing knowledge by helping others to develop and improve their photography skills and particularly encourage the use of creative techniques to develop more artistic approaches to creating images. Glenys is very active on Social Media and has a YouTube Channel where she uploads short instructional tutorials showing how some of my work is created.

Sylvia lives in Reeth, Yorkshire Dales and worked as a Psychiatric Nurse at the Friarage Hospital until taking early retirement in 2011. Together with her partner John they set up Digital Swaledale where they teach photography and run workshops. She gained her ARPS in 2012 with a travel panel on the Isle of Skye. From the age of 4, Sylvia has had a camera and was greatly encouraged by her father. She has always been creative with drawing, music, and embroidery but with digital it allowed her to become more creative with her photography. With a digital compact from 2000 she dabbled with Paint Shop Pro and then with a DSLR in 2007 started studying Photoshop and other software. Teaching and sharing skills with others are a great joy to Sylvia and she continues to embrace new skills and techniques which I can then incorporate into my images.

Briefly the workshop will include: 

Developing creative thinking

  • What stops us being creative
  • Having a creative mindset
  • Using projects to develop creativity

Creative approaches and styles

In camera techniques

  • Creative Aperture
  • Soft Focus / Out of focus
  • ICM
  • Multiple Exposure including Ventosa techniques etc
  • Long Exposure

Using Other Lenses and filters

  • Lensbaby
  • Vintage lenses
  • Infrared cameras/filters

Underwater cameras

Use of alternative equipment

  • Lightpad & Scanography

Post-Processing and compositing techniques in Photoshop

  • Using Textures including making your own
  • Blending Images
  • Creating your own Brushes from Images
  • Building an idea
  • Shooting for compositing
  • Practical examples of making composite images

Over lunch break delegates we will be able to show how they can set up their camera for some of the techniques we are covering and look at a variety of different lenses that Sylvia and Glenys use.

There will also be a question and answer session.

What you should bring:

·      Packed lunch

·      Camera equipment

Reporting instructions will be sent out nearer the time.

Images    PINK © Sylvia Slavin ARPS          THREE TREES © Glenys Garnett

Carol Palmer
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Region: Northern