LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

LEARN PREVISUALIZATION, PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING

Landscape photography workshops are about your education, teaching you all the skills to create artistic, painterly, fine art landscape photography. You learn the complete digital workflow from concept to print, taking the mystery out of Photoshop.

Primarily one to one instruction, landscape photography workshops can be expanded for additional friends; each participant receiving a discount. You choose the group members as I do not place strangers together. See Prices below for discounts.

Only 24 students taught each year. I run two private photography workshops each month only. Please book your 2019 workshop early. Spring, Autumn and Winter have more moody weather than Summer. Booked on demand, no preset dates, held all year.

Landscape Photography Workshops with Photoshop post processing. Image of Glecoe, Scotland. David Osborn Photography
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Werner Kirsch, Cologne, Germany

A Landscape Photography Workshop Review

Landscape Photography Workshop Review by Werner Kirsch. David Osborn Photography

Now that I finished my landscape photography workshop with the British landscape photographer David Osborn I must say: It was a hard week! On two days we have got up at five in the morning to get to our destination just before sunrise. There we took pictures over two or three hours. After that the task was editing the photos with Photoshop, then in the evening light, out again in the really breath-taking landscape of Wales. David has not spared me! (To remind: I was his only student for that time.) But I have learned a lot.

WORKING LIKE A LANDSCAPE PAINTER
David’s landscape photos give the impression of paintings – and indeed he is working like a painter! The image files out of the camera are just raw material to him, from which he carves out – by means of Photoshop – the final picture with a lot of precise steps, just like a sculptor out of a block of marble. The biggest mistake you can do, he says, is trying to get the image optimization with a few large steps. Lightroom functions with sliders and auto-optimizations are a kind of barbarism to David. Instead he uses the mouse like a landscape painter his brush with wide and soft strokes, gives more vividness to parts of the picture, brightens or darkens them, elaborates shadow details and highlight definition and much more. Despite the detail work you must not lose the view to the whole picture. You should make up your mind preferably at the beginning (or even before taking the photo) which is the main part and which the additional parts of the picture. How can I guide the view of the spectator, for example, with lightened and darkened sections of the image sections?

David’s workshop is very well structured. First, he tries to get an impression about the individual photographic skills of his student and where are his difficulties. Depending on that he builds up what he calls “the process”: working out a proper photo step by step. Everything starts with taking a landscape photo of course. If you made up your mind about perspective, image composition and so on, then put your camera on a tripod and get your picture with one exposure or a bracket series. And then take a shot every time something special happens: e.g. an interesting sky, a sheep in the foreground, sunbeams or spots of light on the landscape. But you must be patient: It could take hours to gather enough exposures to combine them to an interesting landscape picture afterwards.

GETTING MORE DETAIL IN YOUR PICTURE
After getting back to the cottage we started working with Photoshop. One of the first surprises for me was the fine resolution I can get out of my camera (a Nikon D 800 with about 36 megapixels). Sharpening techniques is the key – not just in one step but rather several well combined actions to get a clean result. (Certainly, I already knew a lot about sharpening techniques.

There are thousands of tricks – each of them the ultimate one of course! But in comparison to David’s method at least all techniques I know are rubbish!) It creates incredible clarity to describe every detail, but David has a very methodical approach to working on pictures with Photoshop. First, he explains every step of his process using an example. Then you do the learned skills on your own using your own exposures – with David’s support of course. By and by you get used to a lot of very different techniques to enhance and elaborate your photos with astonishing results. I’d like to present one of the photos I had worked out together with David in more detail: it was taken at the Rhaedr Ogwen (Ogwen waterfall) with a view at the Nant Ffrancon valley during a foggy evening. You can see below the final photograph.

CAMERA AND PHOTOSHOP ARE LIKE BRUSHES AND PAINTS
But David does not have any ready-made recipes or ultimate Photoshop tricks in his pocket, just like many of photo books promise. Instead he puts the focus in teaching several techniques for improving the entire picture or parts of it very precisely – and combining these techniques in a clever way. It is important for him to think forward-looking and be able to anticipate the intermediate or final result. To compare it with landscape painting once more: The camera and Photoshop are like the painter’s brushes, paints and canvas. But just using brushes, paints and canvas does not mean painting like Rembrandt or Picasso! That requires a repertoire of techniques, competence and visionary power.

PHOTOS FOR MORE THAN A SHORT GLIMPSE
This kind of working needs time and patience. But it is a good compensation to the popular quick shooting and producing piles of images. Maybe you have only two or three pictures after a week, but they will catch the interest of the spectator for more than a short glimpse. In that way David’s method is a challenge for an ambitious photographer to put more effort and creativity to his work. The rewards are photos you can be proud of. A few words about the accommodation and the environment: My wife and I have seen a lot of landscapes in the UK but we both agree that the Snowdonia National Park is the most breath taking one! The rural style cottage in Capel Garmon near Betws-y-Coed is cosy and very comfortable in a really quiet location with spectacular views – the right environment for creative working. The owners Cathy and Paul are living nearby and are exceedingly friendly and helpful. All in all: David’s workshop was an experience to me. Strenuous sometimes, but enormously instructive and with a long-lasting effect on my future photographic work.

Werner Kirsch, Cologne, Germanywww.kirschfoto.de

Photograph of Snowdonia, Wales. Workshop after Photoshop photograph for customer review page. David Osborn Photography.
Photograph of Snowdonia, Wales. Workshop before Photoshop photograph for customer review page
Snowdonia, UK photography workshop photograph by Werner Kirsch, Cologne, Germany
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Landscape Photography Workshops:

Here in Great Britain ~ 8 Days

Photography
Photoshop

01. Benefits of This Option

Landscape photography workshops with peace and quiet, free of all the home and work distractions to concentrate on learning the whole process in the beautiful British countryside. A very relaxing, outdoor environment ideal for shooting landscape images at a moment’s notice if the weather is right. Emphasis of this option is more on the Photoshop side. Workshops photographs are taken as photography course material but are NOT serious portfolio quality images. Every opportunity is taken though, to get out and photograph to break up the Photoshop sessions. keeping the mind fresh for learning.

02. Location and Travel

The landscape photography workshop in held Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, ten-minutes’ drive from the Welsh village of Betws-y-Coed on the edge of the national park and only 15 minutes’ drive from the hills and mountains. If you are travelling from overseas, you are more than welcome to travel with me to and from the workshop. My suggestion is to book a hotel near Heathrow Airport where I can pick you up and drop you back on route. The drive to Wales is about three hours depending on the traffic.

03. Accommodation and Time

Landscape photography workshops are accommodated in beautiful, local and traditional self-catering holiday cottages. Cottages have separate bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and dining rooms, electric and heating but often no Wi-Fi connection. Generally one double room and one single room. Cottages with more rooms can be searched for if required. Cottages normally run Saturday to Saturday. The 8 days includes travel days to and from London, meaning 6 full days spent learning.

04. Bring, Included, Excluded

Bring: Your personal camera equipment and tripod, also your laptop, but a laptop is not essential. Note book and pens and good memory stick to keep the workshop image files. Good warm and waterproof clothing, including good walking boots. Washing kit that includes personal washing towels.

Included: Unlimited tuition time not restricted to 9 am to 5 pm. A desktop computer running Windows and current Adobe Photoshop with a 27-inch Apple Cinema monitor for the teaching of Photoshop. All local travel and parking costs to and from the workshop cottage if travelling in my car.

Excluded: Cottage cost at about £350 week (depending on cottage and the time of year). Travel to and from the UK and the cottage. All the workshops start and finish at the cottage. All meals, being bought in the local village pub each night. Personal accident, property and camera insurance.

05. Book UK Summer Workshops Early

You must book your UK summer landscape photography workshops (June, July, August) months before. During the UK holiday high season and the school holiday period, all cottages get booked up very early. However, spring, autumn and winter landscape photography workshops are also the best times due to having far more moody weather. There are far less people around and everything from cottages to air fares are so much cheaper with great deals available. You will save a great deal of money and have the landscape almost to yourself.

06. Alternative UK Photography Workshop Locations

The principal UK digital landscape photography workshop is in Snowdonia, North Wales. However, landscape photography workshops can be held anywhere in the UK if you have an alternative preference in England, Wales or Scotland provided a suitable cottage can be found.

2019 UK Photography Workshop Price

Multiple Person Discounts

Unless staying at your home or in local B&B’s, UK workshops are limited to one-to-one tuition as holiday cottages in general only have one double room and one single room. Please contact me if more than one person wishes to attend and I will see what accommodation I can arrange. If more than one person attends, each participant receives a discount, set out below, but the cost of accommodation is higher and needs to be shared between all the participants. The eight days quoted above includes arrival and departure days. 6 full days of landscape photography and Photoshop editing instruction.

UK Holiday Cottage

Cost vary depending on cottage and date

£350

One Person, One-to-One Tuition

Cost per Day, £362

£2,900

3 Person Workshop. Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £237 – Save 33%

£1,900

2 Person Workshop. Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £287 – Save 20%

£2,300

4 Person Workshop, Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £212 – Save 40%

£1,700

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Landscape Photography Workshop Locations. Image of Paris, France. David Osborn Photography
Paris, France

Landscape Photography Workshops:

Brought to Your Home Overseas ~ 11 Days

Photography
Photoshop

01. Benefits of This Option

Landscape photography workshops brought to your home, freeing you from the wasted time and pain of travelling. This option also allows you to stay in contact with your business for those urgent day to day needs and meetings as required. The workshop being brought to your home, also means learning how to make good landscape photography in an environment and with equipment you know. Landscape photography workshops can be my standard syllabus or customized to your needs; placing even more emphasis on the landscape photography or Photoshop post processing subjects to suit your needs.

02. Free Portfolio Days

3 Free Days ~ Worth £1,000. International landscape photography workshops (not UK held workshops), include three extra days, free of charge that I call ‘Portfolio Shooting Days’. These days are to be used for landscape photography only; not Photoshop. Extra time to get good quality landscape images. You gain the three extra days of workshop time and practice for free; I gain new images to keep my website fresh and up to date. Extra time to get good images without putting the workshop schedule at risk.

03. Landscape Photography Workshops Brought to You in:

Europe:

2019 Fine art landscape photography workshops held in the historic and picturesque villages of Europe; Germany, France, Holland, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Switzerland or Austria. Photography workshops and Photoshop courses brought to you in Northern Europe; Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. Eastern Europe in Russia, Poland, Slovenia and Turkey. Europe is full of beautiful locations to hold digital photography workshops in 2019.

Americas:

Landscape photography workshops in America, USA from mountains to deserts to the cold of Canada then south to the tropical warmth of Brazil and further more to Argentina and Chile to name a few.

Middle East:

The amazing modern architecture and deserts of the Middle East; Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Doha, Bahrain, Qatar, Muscat, Oman, Saudi Arabia. Beautiful landscape photography is a common language without borders. Quality is international and common to all.

Far East:

Photography and post production training for photographers in Asia; China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Japan – wherever you live with a passion for photography and a desire to learn new landscape photography and Photoshop retouching skills.

Australasia:

Australia and New Zealand already with an existing strong tradition and very high standards in landscape photography. Feel free to contact me, no matter where you live.

2019 Photography Workshops Brought to You Price

Multiple Person Discounts

Workshops are intended as private, one-to-one tuition. However, multiple people can attend at a very reduced cost per person. It is up to you to arrange additional members, I never put strangers together unless stated as an open group workshop. If you arrange additional members, I do need to ask you to be responsible for having appropriate transport facilities to cover everyone and arrange a suitable working area for everyone to study Photoshop. Group workshops do reduce my time available to concentrate on any one individual. Costs below exclude my return travel from the UK and any hotel expenses if incurred. All expenses are reimbursed at cost price, this includes Visa fees if required.

One Person, One-to-One Tuition

Cost per Day, £263

£2,900

3 Person Workshop. Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £173 – Save 33%

£1,900

2 Person Workshop. Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £209 – Save 20%

£2,300

4 Person Workshop, Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £155 – Save 40%

£1,700

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Landscape Photography Workshop Locations. Picture of Pisa, Italy. David Osborn Photography
Pisa, Italy

Landscape Photography Workshops:

Travel with You ~ 11 Days +

Photography
Photoshop

01. Benefits of This Option

Travel with you to a third location, landscape photography workshops on the road. Stress free time off work, the adventure of photographing somewhere new, learning at the same time and returning with portfolio images; the perfect balance of travel photo holiday and an educational workshop. Photoshop content of the workshop being held in hotels. This allows us to make good landscape photography as we can hold landscape photography workshops in the most beautiful locations in Europe; from mountains and lakes to the old towns, villages and castles full of character and history.

02. Free Portfolio Days

3 Free Days ~ Worth £1,000. International landscape photography workshops (not UK held workshops), include three extra days, free of charge that I call ‘Portfolio Shooting Days’. These days are to be used for landscape photography only; not Photoshop. Extra time to get good quality landscape images. You gain the three extra days of workshop time and practice for free; I gain new images to keep my website fresh and up to date. Extra time to get good images without putting the workshop schedule at risk.

2019 Travel with You Photography Workshops Price

Multiple Person Discounts

Workshops are intended as private, one-to-one tuition. However, multiple people can attend at a very reduced cost per person. It is up to you to arrange additional members, I never put strangers together unless stated as an open group workshop. If you arrange additional members, I do need to ask you to be responsible for having appropriate transport facilities to cover everyone. Photoshop will be carried out in the hotel accommodation. Group workshops do reduce my time available to concentrate on any one individual. Costs below exclude my return travel from the UK and any hotel expenses if incurred. All expenses are reimbursed at cost price, this includes Visa fees if required.

One Person, One-to-One Tuition

Cost per Day, £263

£2,900

3 Person Workshop. Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £173 – Save 33%

£1,900

2 Person Workshop. Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £209 – Save 20%

£2,300

4 Person Workshop, Cost per Person

Cost per Person, per Day £155 – Save 40%

£1,700

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Landscape Photography Workshop Norway. Image of Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway. David Osborn Photography
Reine, Lofoten Islands, Norway

Landscape Photography Workshops:

Executive Workshop ~ 4 Weekends

Photography
Photoshop

01. Benefits of This Option

The standard 8-day landscape photography workshop only spread over 4 weekends (Saturday and Sunday). A fair number of my clients are executives who are unable to take off a block of 8 or 11 days together due to very busy work commitments, but they still have a passion to learn and improve their landscape photography and Photoshop skills. It does however, require the 4 weekends to demonstrate, learn, document and practice the complete process that I teach. The 4 weekends are in logical order of:

Weekend 01: Previsualization and photography, editing and file preparation.

Weekend 02: Compositing and creating the technically perfect image foundation.

Weekend 03: Artistic Photoshop to create light, mood, drama and cohesive images.

Weekend 04: The final complete run through of the process to remove any weak areas or gaps.

Photography workshops can be held anywhere in the EU or UK where I do not require additional Visas.

02. How It Works

I travel to your location on a Friday, do the landscape photography workshop on Saturday and Sunday with you, then return home on Monday. This option is more expensive as it requires 3 nights of modest hotel or local B&B accommodation, reimbursement of travel costs per weekend and charged at twice the cost of the normal 8-day landscape photography workshops price. The 4 weekends being booked and paid for as one single workshop, however the weekends do not need to be consecutive and can be spread out over a 2-month period.

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One digital photography workshop covers Previsualization, Photography and Photoshop; taking you step-by-step through the complete process of creating fine art landscape photography. Improve your existing skills and learn new skills to create a well practiced, documented workflow for you to follow after the workshop. One to one tuition, booked on demand, no preset dates. Workshops in Great Britain, brought to your home overseas or travel with you to a third destination worldwide.

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