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Image and Word

12th - 15th December 2022

£1595 (10% deposit)

Paul Sanders, Adrian Beasley
and Clea Beasley

3 Nights B&B

3 Leaders, 6 clients

The aim/intention

To use one location over 3 days with a view to helping clients explore a deeper side to their photography by incorporating writing, be it poetry, short essay, quotes in to a finished print or small fold out book at the end of the workshop.

Details

Photography is experiential, it is deeply personal and expressive of a moment.

 

This is unique photography experience with Paul Sanders, Adrian Beasley and Clea Beasley.  We will help you explore a deeper side to your own photography.

 

We will be based in one location for the whole of our workshop. This will give us time to explore and truly get to know the area as we work towards producing a short series of images that truly reflect your experience of the Northam Burrows in North Devon.

 

The location has everything a photographer could wish for, rolling salt marsh, river estuary, sand dune and a beach strewn with cobbles stones.

 

We will also be encouraging you to use mindfulness techniques as a new way to approach your photography. Mindfulness is essentially working with the present moment, losing attachment to preconceived ideas and working with and accepting what is available.

 

Paul and Adrian will guide you through a couple of exercises to increase your awareness, slow down your seeing and give you permission to experiment with contemplative photography.

 

As we progress through the week you will be encouraged and supported to make notes of your thoughts about the images you receive from the location, perhaps they maybe just a list, a poem or a quote, maybe the words from a song keep floating into your awareness, all of these things along with the rest of your senses build up the experience and can be worked in to the images you are making.

 

Photographs aren’t real until they are printed, and there is no better way of reconnecting with the moment you released the shutter than to hold your images in your hand beautifully printed, whether that’s as a single image or a sequence contained within a foldout book.

On the final day, you will be taught how to bring together your images and words into a beautiful handmade book. Paul Sanders and Clea Beasley have many years of experience between them of making hand made books and they will lead this session. If you prefer individual prints, Adrian is also on hand to assist editing and printing.

 

Whichever way you prefer to take your project, everyone will go home with their work printed to complete the experience of this very special workshop.

We hope you can join us.

Location, Accommodation and Transport

The workshop is based at Northam Burrows in North Devon. You will be staying at the Royal Hotel in Bideford on a single occupancy B&B basis. Transport between the hotel and the venue is provided.

Start and End timing

The workshop starts at 2pm on the first day and finishes at 4pm on the last to allow for travel and de-stress. The first session will involve personal introductions, introduction to the workshop and a schedule followed by an evening meal.

 

Meals

Breakfast is included and taken at the hotel. Lunch and a two course evening meals are also included.

 

Pre-requisites:

  • No previous experience is needed, especially for the editing, printing and book making elements. Training and tools will be provided during the workshop.

  • You need to bring a computer for the editing and printing session. If you do not have a laptop, we may be able to loan one but please check with us before booking.

  • Please make sure you have suitable travel and equipment insurance.

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the workshop

  • Travel and equipment Insurance

  • Computer and editing software

  • Alcoholic drinks

 

Location & Contact Details

Adrian Beasley 07785926738

adrian@abeasley.org

Address and travel details will be provided after booking.

Booking and Cancellation Policy for Residentials

We require a 10% deposit when you book to secure your place, final balance will be due 4-weeks before the start of the workshop. If you cancel at any time, please understand that I may need to retain some of your monies to cover incurred costs that I cannot recover, unless I am able to re-sell your place. In general, if I am able to re-sell the place, I will refund you so please contact me as quickly as possible.