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2019 Workshops

Here at PPW towers (ok our little corner of the internet) we have been looking at ways to improve participant experience and offer more workshops. Previously we have released a limited number of workshops throughout the year, but in 2019 we want to give you more.

More, more, more….

As with everything in life we demand more but aren’t always willing to pay more. Anyone who has been on one of our workshops will know our prices represent great value and we don’t cheap out on quality. We will only use the best materials for our workshops as we want to give our clients work the attention it deserves. 

                         

Our workshops to date have predominantly been held within the North East of England. The reason behind this is twofold. The first being that familiarity with a location enables us as workshop leaders to ensure you get the best out of a location on your first visit. The second, we get to offer the workshop at an accessible price for all. We don’t want to exclude people by being too expensive and understand the need to give value for money whilst being able to deliver great locations to inspire you. Of course as we expand our workshop lists there will be occasional workshops that are further afield and will warrant a lift in price to enable us to travel and stay over, but this will be kept reasonable. Our standard prices for 2019 will be as follows:

Half day Group £75 pp (based on a group of 4-6)  
Full day Group £135 pp (based on a group of 4-6)  
1-2-1 workshops    £99 pp (half day) £175 pp (full day)
1-2-2 workshops    £175 (half day) £250 (full day)
Camera Club workshops   £POA (half day) £POA (full day)

[Please note our prices are subject to change depending on the workshops location.]   

In time we would like to offer accommodation with our workshops, as it stands we won’t be doing this until we are in a position to do so, but we will be able to offer advice and recommendations.

Location, location, location….

We’re becoming increasingly conscious that participants want to visit iconic locations and shoot a particular composition from their own perspective. This is understandable especially when paying good money to be led to these places, but we also like to mix things up a little and have decided to expand on iconic locations to really help develop your skills. You will see workshops being advertised that may incorporate 2 maybe 3 different locations on our full day workshops. The idea is to give our clients the iconic to build confidence and then to take them to locations that require a little more thought, but nevertheless the challenge will be worth it. 

Without further ado we are pleased to release the first of our new workshops for 2019. We have not got down specific dates as yet, however if you are interested in any please do contact us and be cheeky enough to say dates that would suit you best – you never know it might suit us too 😉 Final dates will be released in due course.

January

Saltburn to South Gare (1 day)

Starting at dawn in the beautiful Victorian beach town of Saltburn we will take in the sights of the famous pier and promenade. This really is a place that lends itself to the pinhole camera creating timeless images. From beauty to the beast, we will venture into the industrial wasteland of South Gare. Once a prosperous place producing the world’s supply of steel the industrial giant now lays to ruin. No longer are the chimneys belching out smoke and steam, but the area has so much more to it than the immediate backdrop. We will explore the fishing harbour affectionately known as “Paddy’s Hole” where you will see a mix of dereliction and new and the popular fishing huts that sit in the dunes. To many this place is jarring with the shift of nature to industry but now nature is gradually reclaiming the area. This location is amazing with the pinhole, and if you’re willing to try colour film then you could capture some amazing sunsets here.

Whitby (half day)   

February

Sandsend to Whitby (1 day) 

Starting at dawn in the sleepy seaside town of Sandsend we will work on minimalism here. With plenty of groynes and rocks as subject matter we will enjoy the clean sands of this location. The gothic seaside town of Whitby is where it all started for our workshops and to this day we continually draw on its inspiration. It’s a location that never fails to deliver, but it’s when you look past the obvious that you truly start to understand its appeal with the pinhole. Here we will work on strong graphical subjects and how to use them to create compelling images.

South Gare (half day)


March

Scarborough (1 day)

The original seaside resort famous for its castle and The Grand Hotel. This popular location is steeped in pinhole potential ranging from the immediate coastline taking in the headland to the more architectural elements.

Northumberland (1 day)

One of our most popular workshops and with good reason. The diversity of this coast line is amazing ranging from craggy/rocky shores to smooth sands and let’s not forget there’s a few castles in between for good measure. With pinhole it renders these scenes as timeless seascapes and no matter the weather our clients have always come away with something to be proud of.

April

Saltburn to South Gare (1 day)

Starting at dawn in the beautiful Victorian beach town of Saltburn we will take in the sights of the famous pier and promenade. This really is a place that lends itself to the pinhole camera creating timeless images. From beauty to the beast, we will venture into the industrial landscape of South Gare. Once a prosperous place producing the world’s supply of steel the industrial giant now lays to waste. No longer are the chimneys belching out smoke and steam, but the area has so much more to it than the immediate backdrop. We will explore the fishing harbour known affectionately as “Paddy’s Hole” where you will see a mix of dereliction and new and the popular fishing huts that sit in the dunes. To many this place is jarring with the shift of nature to industry but now nature is reclaiming the area. This location is amazing with the pinhole, and if you’re willing to try colour film then you could capture some amazing sunsets here.

May

South Gare (half day) – evening

Whitby (half day) – morning

October

Saltaire & Bill Brandt’s Halifax – (1 day)

Both towns historically famous for their textile industry with the former holding world heritage status. We will encounter derelict and preserved mills, waterways and see the famous cobbled streets and workers cottages that are on offer.

November

New Brighton (1 day)

This popular photographic location is perfect for pinhole photography especially for those who want a mix of architecture and coastal. No matter the weather this location delivers.

If you are interested in any of the above workshops or have any questions please do contact us.

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