My first trip out of the year on a organised workshop. It was one I was supposed to have attended last September but I had the chance to go to the West Coast of Ireland. Luckily Anthony Blake who runs these workshops kindly let me change to this March one.
The day was mainly indoors in Corfe Castle Village Hall looking at Adobe’s Lightroom, it was run as I said before by Anthony Blake, website at www.anthonyblakephotography.co.uk and taken by Stu Culley from Blacks Photographic in Bournemouth who is also a tutor in the evening at the Arts University in Bournemouth. He managed to go through much of what we would need as photographers, rather than get bogged down with all that you could do with the software. So it was really interesting and the time went very quickly. Whether I will apply it when I get home will be another thing as I have got used to my own file system and using Photoshop. I would still like to use it as there are many features I think I would find useful and this has given an idea of what Lightroom is capable of so I am going to try and use it more although I think Photoshop will work alongside for sometime with my picture editing.
The second part of the Workshop was an evening landscape shoot and we went to Kimmeridge, which is only a short drive from Corfe Castle. It was raining and not looking too hopeful but when we got there the rain stopped and we made our way down to the beach. The ledge that features in so many images of Kimmeridge was hidden by the tide but when we got sown to the beach is was slowly revealed.We set up and took some initial shot and the wether was quite changeable as you can see in my pictures. Then the rain really arrived plus hail, it was very cold and blustery and our hopes of a sunset shoot were getting slimmer. We tried to battle on but the weather got the better of us; I and my gear were soaked. We went back to the car hoping that the sky would clear but it was not to be and we made our way back to Corfe and home for some warming soup and a hot water bottle!