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Dorset Coast photography and print workshop by Light & Land Ltd

Durdle Door, by Andy Farrer

"Dorset is one of England's most beautiful counties, and is especially notable for its Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its geological importance. Its photographic potential matches its geological significance.

The January 2019 Leading Lights workshop is based in Purbeck Dorset, an excellent centre from which to explore Dorset’s central and Eastern coastline. It includes specific training in print workflow and production, as well as our usual fieldwork sessions. During January the sun rises and sets in its most southerly position, which is over the sea when viewed from Dorset's mainly south facing beaches and shores. Durdle Door, Kimmeridge Bay, St Oswalds Cove and

"Dorset is one of England's most beautiful counties, and is especially notable for its Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its geological importance. Its photographic potential matches its geological significance.

The January 2019 Leading Lights workshop is based in Purbeck Dorset, an excellent centre from which to explore Dorset’s central and Eastern coastline. It includes specific training in print workflow and production, as well as our usual fieldwork sessions. During January the sun rises and sets in its most southerly position, which is over the sea when viewed from Dorset's mainly south facing beaches and shores. Durdle Door, Kimmeridge Bay, St Oswalds Cove and Mupe are all possible locations that work best during the winter months. Depending on the weather and tide conditions we may also do a day excursion further west with locations such as Portland Bill, Lyme Regis and Burton Bradstock all possibilities.

Given the 'state of the art' now, it can be argued that if you never make prints you don't need a camera, just a phone (or a bridge camera at the most). For any committed and ambitious photographer the finished print remains the ultimate form for the photograph, and it is certainly the most difficult of photographic crafts to master. With this in mind we are particularly delighted to have the support of Fotospeed for this workshop. Their presence and expertise will help us tackle the many questions and details in all aspects of practical print workflow. They will also bring examples of their paper for us to test. While the fundamentals of colour management form part of the workshop, interpretation of the image for print is our core theme, as well as advice on how to optimise your own working environment at home, so that your prints will be consistently successful. We will provide an Epson printer for all to use during the workshop.

The workshop will be led by Antony Spencer and Joe Cornish. Renowned as Landscape Photographer of the Year in 2010, Antony has rapidly built a reputation as one of the country's most daring and dynamic workshop leaders with his aurora and storm-chasing expeditions. What is less well known is that he is an excellent and thoughtful printer whose style is well-matched to his expansive and inspiring landscape vision. Joe Cornish prints more regularly than most photographers, having his own North Yorkshire gallery to provide for, and he brings over thirty years as darkroom worker, photographer, and publisher to his printing experience. He has 15 years of experience in digital post production and has been printing digitally as a fine art photographer since 2007.”

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The Dorset Coast photography and print workshop is a landscape photography holiday in England (United Kingdom). Available from 18 Jan 2019 to 21 Jan 2019 this 4 day trip costs from £1,599 and has a maximum group size of 8 persons.

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