A Day in the Country

It’s been a busy two days for photography classes. Today I’ve been delivering a mindful photography workshop out in the wilds of Wales. Garnswllt is on the country line between Swansea and Carmarthenshire and it is everything you would expect from being out in the Welsh countryside. The class I worked with made suitable use of the area and I challenged them to use their cameras in all sorts of thoughtful ways. This workshop took place as part of the Love your Countryside Festival. We have a lot of open countryside here in Wales so it was a real pleasure to be making the most of the warm September sunshine and getting people to contemplate how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place.

When surrounded by such natural beauty it is all too easy to go for the traditional landscape shot. Instead my class were discovering all sorts of innovative ways to meditate on the scenes they encountered. No doubt the results will be appearing soon on the Photential website.

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