January 2018 One to One Winter workshop in the Yorkshire Dales



One of my favourite things to do is share the skills I have. I love helping out others with their Photography and seeing them enjoy the magic of the medium. I’ve been teaching for a while now. I used to teach workshops at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, and The Photographers Gallery. They were such lovely spaces and I met so many brilliant people whilst doing the workshops. Sharing what I know feels natural. I’ve been doing quite a few winter workshops recently. When I moved back to my home county of Yorkshire, I was quick to notice the lack of photography workshops. I really missed doing them, sharing and meeting new people who love Photography!



Monday’s can be pretty miserable, but not when you’re teaching a workshop up Penhill. The lovely Susan got in touch with me about getting her camera off manual mode and feeling comfortable with her cameras. She loves landscape and nature and is headed to Alaska later in the year. A winter workshop dealing with different light and conditions was perfect.
We started the day up Penhill, finding paths in the snow, seeing a fell runner at the top in shorts (!!), and making our way down (a combination of stealth moves and sliding down on our bums). We headed to Leyburn to go have a look at the mornings results, and importantly warm up from the minus temperatures with a tea and scone.
Next up we went to Harmby waterfull, which was in full flow. Trying out the different techniques learnt from the morning. It was only half one, and susan had got it. Next up the tripod task, getting to grips with slower motion.
To complete the day we ended up in Jervaulx hunting for snowdrops and nature in the ruins. It was a day of four seasons.
The workshop covered using the light, getting to know your camera, feeling confident on manual, editing and workflow.
Thank you Susan for a lovely attitude to learning new things and for a adventurous snow attitude!
If you’re keen to learn some new skills in a one to one workshop send me a message either on here or to email Jorebeccaweddings@gmail.com to book a place and I can send you some more information. I run one to ones which the Great Oaks package. I also run workshops for younger photographers in groups or one to one, these are the little acorns package. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Hope everyone is getting warm by the fire and has had a lovely weekend. 



Jo x 



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Sally Jane Calligraphy

Calligraphy with Sally Jane



After a hectic weekend up and down the country it was lovely to
take a lil break a Calligraphy workshop in Huddersfield. I’m an artist
in residence at Derby University where I’ve been back in my favourite,
The darkroom! I love printing and seeing the magic of Photography, but
it’s really made me think about the materiality of prints and what we
can add to them. I saw Sally’s wonderful work over on her Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/sallyjanecalligraphy/ )





Sally
is a modern calligrapher based in West Yorkshire. Her work is
contemporary and very beautiful. The venue was Northern Tea House. 
After insta-meeting Sally I agreed to do some photos at the workshop. I
really love meeting other women working in business for one, and two I
wanted to learn this craft!  I was feeling a little worse for wear after
a late night working on a documentary commission in London, working in
Derby in the week and dotting about over Yorkshire in between. So when I
arrived to the light and bright space, beautifully designed, teapots
for lights, friendly staff, and lovely details. I thought this is just
where I need to be. Dragging a suitcase along in the rain warrants some
treats, a flat white and pastel pink pavlova. 

The workshop was
relaxed and friendly. We were upstairs in the function room. It was
hands on and in depth. Sally was a lovely workshop leader. She was
friendly and made everyone feel at ease straight away. Learning some
basics slowly, upstrokes = light and downstrokes = heavier. I was blown
away by how relaxing it was, a very therapeutic art form.


I’m still learning the skill but will definitely carry on with
learning this beautiful lettering. Look out for some new hand made
prints combining the two soon.

If you would like to know more about Sally

https://www.sallyjanecalligraphy.com/

If you would like to know more about Northern Tea house

https://www.instagram.com/northernteahouseuk/

http://northernteahouse.co.uk/


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