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These one day workshops are ideal for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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  • NORTH YORKSHIRE

    MOORS RAILWAY

    One Day Digital Photography Workshops on the

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway with John Potter B.Ed (Hons) LRPS

  • These one day workshops are ideal for those wishing to learn to use their digital cameras more creatively, whilst photographing trains, stations, people and landscapes along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

    The workshops are designed for photographers of all abilities, and so are offered at beginners and intermediate/advanced levels so that you can choose the course that best fits your skills and experience.

    Led by professional landscape photographer, author and teacher John Potter, you will learn how to take good quality location and landscape images, as well as characterful portraits both at Pickering Station and along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

    On all courses the morning is spent at Pickering Station, working both in the training room and on the station platforms. John tailors the courses to the exact learning needs of the participants and each course is limited to six participants to allow enough time and attention to be given to everyone.

    2013 Course Dates

    Beginner

    Friday April 12th 2013 Friday July 5th 2013 Friday August 2nd 2013

    Improvers/Advanced

    Friday April 19th 2013

    Friday May 17th 2013 Friday May 24th 2013 Friday July 12th 2013

    Improvers/Advanced Moorland Heather in Bloom

    Friday August 23rd 2013 Friday August 30th 2013

    Improvers/Advanced Autumn Light on the Moors

    Friday September 20th 2013 Friday October 4th 2013

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Overview

  • Beginner Course

    These one day workshops are for those who want a good grounding in the basic principles of digital photography.

    The morning is spent at Pickering Station, in both the training room and on the platforms, where you will be shown how to set up your cameras to take good quality photos of moving trains as well as how to edit and enhance your photos using both Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS5. You will be shown how to use the more creative modes of your camera, so that you can take control of ISO settings, exposure, depth of field, white balance and shutter speeds, and you will be given expert guidance on composition.

    After a light lunch you will travel to Goathland Station on our steam railway for landscape and location photography. At Goathland John will demonstrate the best techniques for making top quality landscape images. There will be a short, twenty minute walk across the moor to a viewing location for photographing steam trains passing through Darnholme, and there will be opportunities to photograph steam trains as they come and go at Goathland Station. John will also demonstrate how to photograph the small waterfall behind Goathland Station.

    On returning to Pickering, there will be a short wrap-up session where John will process a few images from the day. There will be course notes to take away, and after the workshop John can offer e-mail feedback and support for your images taken during the workshop.

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Course Descriptions

  • Intermediate/Advanced Level Courses

    These one day workshops are for those who already have a reasonably good knowledge and understanding of their digital camera, together with a basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop or similar photo editing software.

    The morning is spent at Pickering Station, in both the training room and on the platforms, where you will be given expert guidance on composition of both portraits and landscape images. You will be shown how to use the more creative modes of your camera, so that you can control ISO settings, exposure, depth of field and white balance, use of landscape filters, and fill flash for portraits. You will learn about white balance correction using a target in Photoshop, and how to set Custom White Balance for different lighting situations. In the morning session at Pickering you will learn how to use Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS5 to edit and enhance your photos and photograph steam locomotives arriving at the station.

    After a light lunch you will travel to Goathland on our steam railway for landscape and location photography. At Goathland John will demonstrate the best techniques for making top quality landscape images. There will be a short, twenty minute walk across the moor to a viewing location for photographing steam trains passing through Darnholme, and there will be opportunities to photograph steam trains as they come and go at Goathland station. John will also demonstrate how to photograph the small waterfall behind Goathland Station.

    On returning to Pickering, there will be a short wrap-up session where John will process a few images from the day. There will be course notes to take away, and after the workshop John can offer e-mail feedback and support for your images taken during the workshop.

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Course Descriptions

  • Reflecting the changing face of the North York Moors through the summer into the autumn, we offer some courses

    Intermediate/Advanced Level Courses

    Moorland Heather in Bloom

    Those wishing to capture stunning images of August heather in bloom on the North York Moors should book onto a Moorland Heather In Bloom workshop offered on August 23rd or August 30th. The day will follow the same format as the regular Intermediate/Advanced courses

    Intermediate/Advanced Level Courses

    Autumn Light on the Moors

    If you are interested in photographing the spectacular autumn colours on the Moors, please book onto an Autumn Light on the Moors workshop available on September 20th or October 4th. The day will follow the same format as the regular Intermediate/Advanced courses

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Course Descriptions

  • Day Itinerary for all Courses

    09:45-10:15: Coffee/tea/introductions at the Learning Centre, Pickering Station

    10:15-12.00: Morning session learning the basics. Start photographing around Pickering Station. Learn about how Photoshop Elements can be used to modify your photographs.

    12:00: Light lunch in Learning Centre, Pickering Station

    13:00: Train to Goathland to practice outside and landscape photography

    16:50: Finish and return by train to Pickering

    17:40: Arrive back in Pickering, short wrap-up session

    Lunch/Refreshments

    Lunch is a light sandwich buffet. Tea, fresh coffee and biscuits are available throughout the morning session. Afternoon tea is taken at our tearoom at Goathland Station. If you have any dietary requirements, please email us when you have made your booking.

    Equipment

    Bring your own digital camera

    A tripod if you would like to use one, but not essential

    Please pack a waterproof and/or warm clothes for the afternoon in Goathland

    Comfortable shoes for walking in

    Sun hat/sun screen/water if weather is hot

    A notebook or pen and paper

    Courses led by John Potter, B.Ed (Hons) LRPS

    John Potter is a professional landscape photographer, author and teacher, based in the beautiful historic city of York. He is one of the UKs leading landscape photographers, and his work is widely published in books, magazines and calendars.

    He runs photographic workshops in a range of locations throughout northern England, and teaches evening classes in digital photography and Adobe Photoshop at York High School.

    See more of Johns work at www.jpotter-landscape-photographer.com

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    Need to Know

  • Course Fee/Booking

    Prebooking is essential. Courses are limited to six places. Places are booked through our online shop (CLICK HERE TO BOOK). Price per person is 95. Fee includes lunch, refreshments and train travel, but does not include personal or equipment insurance.

    Gifts

    If your booking is a gift, please email us if you would like a gift card and course description to give to the recipient.

    Disclaimer

    Occasionally we may have to make a last minute replacement of steam with diesel traction on some services.

    Course fee does not include personal or equipment insurance. You are responsible for insuring yourself and any special equipment you may bring such as cameras and computers. We cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage to personal possessions during your visit.

    In the event of weather restricting outdoor photography at Goathland in the afternoon, John will lead you back to Pickering on an earlier train to do more photo processing using Photoshop and/or some Macro photography in the training room.

    Cancellations

    We will run all of these timetabled courses, though if there is very serious disruption to our train services we may need to cancel. In this event, participants will be fully refunded.

    If you will be unable to attend your course, please call us to discuss transferring to a different date, subject to availability, at least two weeks before your course. If you would like to cancel and receive a full refund, please inform us of your cancellation at least two weeks before you course is due to run, either by email to learning@nymr.co.uk or by telephone to 01751 473 799 ext 248. We will not be able to refund your fee if you cancel any later than two weeks prior to your course.

    Contact Us

    The Learning Department

    North Yorkshire Moors Railway

    12 Park Street | Pickering | North Yorkshire YO18 7AJ

    T: 01751 473 799 ext 248 | E: learning@nymr.co.uk

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