Photography – Capturing Masham Sheep Fair

Tutor: Whitfield Benson

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Was £95

Spend the day with professional photographer, Whitfield Benson, learning tips and practicing techniques to better capture the fun and atmosphere of outdoor events. Using an expedition to the famous and nearby Masham Sheep Fair as your test event.

– Learn the importance of preparation, understanding the surroundings, what and who will be there and taking the right equipment.

– Know how to look out for action shots, be on your toes, with the right settings and potential equipment to capture them.

– Understand light considerations for different situations at events, and plan ahead what you might need.

– Tips for photographing people and the different kinds of shots to consider.

Start the day in the studio with Whitfield, looking at examples and planning your approach. We are a couple of minutes outside Masham, so we’ll drop you down to the Sheep Fair and pick you up when you’ve finished. You’ll have an enjoyable excursion to a unique Masham event which is run by volunteers and raises thousands for Yorkshire Air Ambulance which is so vital to our rural community.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

With the outdoor excursion in mind, please bring:

Outdoor clothing suitable for the weather conditions on the day.
Outdoor, comfortable footwear.
A bin bag may be handy if kneeling gets the best pic
Any camera you feel comfortable with, although there will be limited benefit if you have one with only automatic settings.
Please bring your camera manual if you have it.

“Excellent content, good flow to the day, good pace, well-timed for breaks. Really,really enjoyable. Tutor was very knowledgable and the environement very comfortable. Easy to ask questions and it was very useful to critique the photos. All of the day was extremely enjoyable.”

– Kay

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