Visit this small corner of North Wales to explore lesser known and photographed views

LLANGOLLEN LOCATIONS photography workshop


June 28th 2024
14:00 – 22:00
4 People Max
Transport provided from meeting point
Easy Difficulty ( i )
Llangollen Photography Workshop
Previous clients taking in the stunning view from Trevor Rocks looking over to Castle Dinas Bran at sunset
Meet at Llangollen
Start: 14:00
(£40 Deposit)

Join me on June 28th to explore locations in and around Llangollen, North Wales. This little gem of an area is a place I have the pleasure to call home and I truly think it is an overlooked area for photography. It offers some stunning locations in a small valley which such easy access. A lot of people would carry on down the A5 to Snowdonia (I was guilty of this too) but everyone who has done this workshop so far has said they can’t believe they had omitted the area for so long.

We have the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is part of the World Heritage Site and is the highest canal aqueduct in the world and also the longest in the UK, a true feat of engineering. Just down the valley you also have the Traphont Viaduct at Cefn Mawr.

Just down the road you have the Panorama Walk of Trevor Rocks which looks over Castell Dinas Bran, both easy locations to visit with views from high up.

There’s other places such as Horseshoe Falls, the starting point of the World Heritage Site and the start of the Llangollen Canal as well as the nearby Velvet Hill and Chainbridge.

We will spend the day visiting these locations and hopefully more, making the most of the weather and light. All locations are relatively easy access although Castell Dinas Bran is a bit of a steep tug up though well pathed.

Throughout the day we will look at techniques such as focusing, using a tripod, use of filters vs exposure blending, composition, working with the light and more. This is largely photographic walk and as such, we will build techniques throughout the day and the aim is to put what we have learnt into practice for the sunset at the Trinnacle.

I am more than happy to discuss other more advanced techniques on 1-2-1 basis as well as to the group, depending on what is beneficial.

The day is tailored around you as much as possible and I strive to give each of you on the course for that day the best day possible. At the end of the day, you will have hopefully learnt new techniques and taken away some imagery you will be proud of. I am a friendly and relaxed tutor and I welcome you to keep in touch with me after the course to ask me any questions you may have looked over on the day. I have also created a Facebook client area where you can keep in touch, share your photos and keep in touch with other attendees from the day.

There will be a maximum group size of 4 meaning there will be plenty of 1-2-1 time. I will be on hand throughout the day for any questions and my focus will be on ensuring you have the best day possible.

There is a £40 deposit required to secure your place on this workshop with the balance due no later than 6 weeks before the workshop.

Whats Included?

  • Technical tuition
  • Advice
  • Transport
  • Introduction to post-processing

I can also provide (group share)

  • Tripod
  • Set of filters

What You Need

  • Suitable outdoor clothing (No jeans or trainers)
  • Camera with spare battery(s) and SD card
  • Walking boots
  • Tripod (Can also loan)
  • Food & Drink
  • Transport
  • Personal insurance if applicable

Good to have

  • A selection of lenses
  • Remote Shutter
  • Filters
  • Camera manual

Difficulty Description

Below is an explanation of the difficulty for the workshop. It will also largely be dictated by your own perception and also your previous experience in this kind of environment. The rating is a rough guide and in context to the type of workshop e.g. a hill-walking workshop moderate is different to a standard day workshop moderate. I have tried to explain more about the day in the description above also.

This workshop is listed as easy. Most people should be ok to attend and complete these workshops but please read on so you can understand the terrain. Most locations will be approx. 15 minutes from the car with returns to the car between locations. However you may be covering some steep ground over mixed-terrain. Some footpaths may be paved, however please also expect natural trails of a stable surface where you may encounter natural and unavoidable features such as rocks, tree roots, mud etc. It is unlikely we will be off the beaten track and these paths will be well used and popular. Once we arrive at our photography location we may be off the main path and as such extra care must be taken with any potential hazards. I will advise if I can see any hazards and if you are unsure, please ask. On these workshops, while the locations are easy on their own, we will inevitably walk a fair distance over the course without realising and you can expect to walk anywhere between 3 and 6 miles in a day.