The Natural and Man-made Landscape
The workshop will be centred around the beautiful village of Monyash (pronounced Munyash) in the middle of the Peak District in Derbyshire.
Within a short walk is one of the jewels of the Peak National Park, Lathkill Dale, a National Nature Reserve. Flowing down it is a famous trout-fishing river, which Izaak Walton (“The Compleat Angler”) described as 'the purest and most transparent stream' he had ever seen.
We will also be visiting Magpie Mine. The surface remains at Magpie Mine are probably the best example in the UK of a 19th century lead mine. It has a fascinating history spanning more than 200 years of bonanzas and failures, of bitter disputes and fights resulting in the "murder" of three miners, and a Widows' Curse that is said to remain to this day.
With three vastly experienced tutors it will be possible to will cover a wide range of topics, including developing personal photographic projects that lead to a meaningful body of work; how to improve your digital capture; medium and large format photography; publishing your photography online and in books. At the end of the day there will be an open feedback session in the seminar room where the group will look at each other’s selection of images made during the day. Bring your work-in-progress portfolio along for a one-to-one feedback review session with one of the tutors.
Groups will be no more than six people per tutor.
EQUIPMENT TO BRING
Please come equipped with sturdy boots or shoes, wet weather gear and a day bag to carry lunches, cameras etc. Walking will be on easy terrain but with plenty of stops to make pictures. Participants should bring a digital SLR with a blank memory card – or of course you can shoot on film / medium format / large format. Bring your laptop, if you have one, to edit your images at the end of the day before the feedback session. Remember to bring your portfolio if you would like a one-to-one feedback review session with one of the tutors.
Although you can bring your own food, there will be coffee, tea, and biscuits available in the workshop venues. Despite the rural locations of the workshops, there are several cafes and pubs nearby.
Paul is visiting professor of photography at De Montfort University, Leicester and the University of Derby.
After a career in journalism, Paul Hill became a full-time lecturer in photography at Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham in 1974 where he was later appointed head of the trend-setting Creative Photography course. In the seventies he also set up, with his late wife, Angela, The Photographers’ Place – the UK’s first residential photography workshop – at their Peak District home.
He has exhibited regularly since 1970 throughout the British Isles, Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia and is co- author (with Thomas J. Cooper) of Dialogue with Photography (1979/2005), Approaching Photography (1982/2004), White Peak Dark Peak (1990), and Corridor of Uncertainty (2010).. He was the first chairman of the RPS Contemporary Group and the Contemporary Distinctions Panel.
In 1994 he was awarded an MBE by The Queen for services to photography.
Nick lectures in photography, video and digital imaging at De Montfort University, and also works as a busy freelance editorial photographer. He is a very experienced photography teacher and workshop leader. Much of his personal landscape photography is concerned with ancient sites and trackways near his home in the Peak District. He works digitally, but also has a passion for large format photography, often making pictures at night.
For twenty years he was Chief Photographer and Head of Pictures for Carlton Television in London, producing still images and picture publicity on TV programmes as diverse as Inspector Morse, Spitting Images and Pop Idol. His work has been widely published in books and magazines, and has been exhibited in the UK and abroad.’
A Fellow of the RPS, Maria is a professional photographer and teacher who has exhibited at the Arles Photo Festival in France, FORMAT Festival in Derby, The Edinburgh International Arts Festival, and in New Jersey, Macow, and Limerick. This year she was runner-up in the first PhotoVoice Photography Awards in London.
She also does promotional work for many dance, and other clients, including: Scottish Dance Theatre, Scottish Ballet, Thomson Holidays, Dance Base (Scotland's National Centre for Dance), Deda, HP, The Red Consultancy, Derby Theatre, Teenage Cancer Trust, Elsevier Publishing, Company Chameleon, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Curious Seed, and Small Petit Klein.
Her photographs have been published in The Guardian, The Observer, The Times, and The Scotsman, amongst others.
She has taught on workshops in France and all over Britain, and completed an MA in Photography at Westminster University in 2014.
Time: 9am - 6pm
Address: Monyash Methodist Church Hall
Derbyshire DE45 1JH