On the weekend of 3rd and 4th February I was lucky enough to be on a workshop with Landscape and Travel photographer  David Clapp. I say lucky as the weekend was being run by Dorchester Camera club and my friend Pat and myself were invited to join them. On Saturday we met in Lyme Regis and spent a whole day with David wandering around the town where he chatted about all things photography. One of the highlights was using three tripods on the pebble beach to help us understand the technique of Hyperfocal distance and using Live View in the camera across the bay so we could see it in action!

The weather was very cold and grey with rain at times but it didn’t dampen our spirits. We had a long day unfortunately no great pictures but learnt a great deal to use in our photography. We were hoping for a good sunset at the end of the day, not to be just a little colour in the sky.

Fishing Huts on the Cobb
Fishing Huts on the Cobb
Fishing Huts on the Cobb
Fishing Huts on the Cobb
Fishing boat Lyme Regis
Fishing boat Lyme Regis
Fishing nets
Fishing Nets
Cliffs at West Bay in sunlight
Cliffs at West Bay in sunlight
Winter Light, Lyme Regis
Winter Light, Lyme Regis
Sunset from the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Sunset from the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Sunset from the Cobb, Lyme Regis
Sunset from the Cobb, Lyme Regis

The worst part was climbing up the steps with all our heavy pack of camera, lenses and tripod at the end of the day but we made it. The next day, on the Sunday we spent the day in Dorchester  where David gave tutorials on using Adobe Lightroom image editing to bring out the best in our images.

An enjoyable weekend  despite the weather in which we learnt a lot from David.

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