Working from locations across Anglesey - dependant on the tides, position of the sun across the year and weather - you will be given the opportunity to explore the stunning coastline of this beautiful island and to develop your skills, ranging from ensuring you have the basics 'under your belt' through to the use of filters and long exposures. For example, we will visit the lighthouse at Penmon shown in the image above, which is literally built in the sea and at high tide it is totally surrounded by water. There are a myriad of compositions there, dependent on the weather and state of the tide.
We may also visit Rhosneigr, which is a delightful village set on the seafront. There are two long sandy beaches. One of them has what is known as ‘the boat pool’ where a range of sailing and motor boats are anchored in the bay and lined up along the back of the beach. The sunsets at Rhosneigr are legendary and this will give us ample opportunity to make atmospheric photos of the boats at sunset. There are also plenty of rocks that help with foreground interest and a river that flows through the beach to the sea. The second beach – around the corner – is a dune backed long expanse of sand with wonderful views across to Snowdon and the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula.
The nature reserve of Llanddwyn is also often a location on our agenda. This is a magical place that snakes out into the sea in the south west corner of the island. The light there can be utterly amazing and changes very quickly, I would say it is akin to the light that you can often find in the outer Hebrides, it has a real ‘luminosity’ to it. Add to this Llanddwyn, a mystical place and the home of the Welsh patron saint of love; there is an old Celtic cross, a Christian cross and a disused lighthouse available, all of which offer a myriad of compositions.
Wherever we visit on this magical island, you can be assured that Cheryl Hamer will give you all the tuition you need to master your camera, really understand composition and learn to create beautiful images every time.