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This event will take place around the surrounding area of Cwmorthin Quarry near Blaenau Ffestiniog so join us as we journey into this amazing location with a professional model! Cwmorthin Quarry boasts dramatic industrial scenes of crumbing mining ruins and chiselled slate slag piles, as well as a large lake and cascading waterfalls. This is the perfect place to capture atmospheric portrait images with eye catching backdrops. Cwmorthin Quarry is an old slate mine west of the village of Tanygrisiau, north Wales. Quarrying on the site started in 1810 and in 1860 it was connected to the Ffestiniog Railway. In 1900 it was acquired by the nearby Oakeley Quarry and the two were connected underground. In 1970 it closed but there was some small scale working in the 1980s and 1990s before the mine finally stopped production in 1997.
Our day will begin at 12pm for a briefing then we will head up into the quarry exploring a variety of different locations with our model that offer the best photography opportunities. The distressed slate buildings and grey stone slag piles will create a wonderful shooting environment for dramatic portraiture and we hope to also use smoke grenades to add extra atmosphere to your imagery. The female model for the day will be wearing some eye catching flowing dresses that will contrast wonderfully with the grey slate. With lakes, waterfalls and crumbling buildings there will be a chance to take a variety of different images and this course will aim to go on into the early evening if weather permits, to finish up around 7pm to make the most of the evening light.
This event is open to 12 photographers only.
Lenses- suggest bringing lens lengths between 16-300mm
All levels welcome
The majority of walking will take place in open public space generally sticking to footpaths but please be aware that this is an old mining quarry area so some areas will be uneven and slippery. Good walking footwear and clothing is essential.
Appropriate outdoor clothing and walking footwear for all weathers.
Waterproof protection for camera equipment.
Food and drink.