9.05.2018

Kirk's Workshop in England is sold out. We'll miss you....

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I just got word that my workshop to England (December 1st - 9th) is officially sold out. We're spending time in London, Stratford upon Avon, Bath and the Cotswolds, and picture-rich spots in between. I'll be doing workshops and hanging around on shooting adventures to help out and give photo advice. It should be a heck of a lot of fun. 

The Fall is getting a bit crazy. We've got video and photography projects nearly back-to-back for the immediate future and I start off the travel season on October 27th with our workshop in Iceland. All of a sudden it seems like I've stumbled into another career....

I hope there's a great lap pool at every location. I'm betting I should take along my insulated swim cap as the water probably won't be nearly as warm as that in our Texas pools....

So I'm a month and a bit more than a half out from the first trip and I'm already mired in the "which cameras should I bring" endless loop. I might need one or two more fast lenses for the Nikons. D800s for Iceland and D700s for England? Too bad I won't be able to wait for the arrival of the Panasonic GHX full framer......

Since we're filling up the workshops I think I'll have some pull with the tour company as far as selecting next year's destinations. I'm open for suggestions. I've always wanted to do a workshop in Tokyo and now I'm also interested in Seoul, S. Korea. Then there's always Spain and Portugal....

There are still one or two spaces left for the Iceland trip. Click through the link and navigate around the http://www.craftours.com site if you are interested. 

Fun to think about far off workshops but next week is booked through with several big corporations. After that we've got some projects on the east coast. Lots of work to get done before we head off to colder pastures....

And I thought 62 year old photographers had fallen out of fashion...


9 comments:

Keith Mallett said...

Hi Kirk,

What a great trip that should be. I was in Bath last year and just half an hour or so away is...

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village

A great chance to pay homage to one of the originators of photography and see one of the best preserved villages in England. Much recommended, though you may already have it on your itinerary.

Cheers, Keith @ Canberra

Henk said...

Kirk, now you're so into workshops it's time to start vlogging :-)
I hear that the GH5 is a great vlogging camera too. Have a nice day

Henk

Paul Kelly said...

I will be really interested to hear how you get on in Iceland.

The combination of an instructor who loves portraiture, and (as far as I can recall) never mentions landscape photography, with a location which in my experience is 90-99% landscape photography and 0-10% birds (depending on the time of year) is an interesting mix.

I hope you and the participants enjoy it. Perhaps you will show us there are location-specific portraiture opportunities.

Alex said...

Keith
Superb will do the three hour drive down there in a couple of weeks, were members of the NT so that's a winner. I did not know it was there or part of the trust.

Peter said...

I hope you all (should that be 'y'all', sorry couldn't resist 😉) realize how far north you are going. Just for reference, when you did your shoot in Ontario, in Feb (I think) you were on the same latitude as the south of France, and so well south of London. December days in the UK are short and normally cloudy (come to think of it, great light for outdoor portraits!). But if you can get past that, I'm sure you will all have a wonderful time. It's a great place to make pictures.
Peter Wright.

Anonymous said...

That's what I was thinking. I'm about 400 miles north of Bath and in early December the days are about 7 hours long between sunrise and sunset but often wet and gloomy weather can reduce that to 4 or 5 hours.
On the other hand the sun is only about 11 degrees above the horizon at noon so if it does come out you can get the golden hour(s) most of the day.

Henk said...

Kirk, when I click on your link craftour.com I get a media player??

Henk

Kirk Tuck, Photographer/Writer said...

Thanks Henk, now fixed.

Anonymous said...

The pools are almost all indoors here...

Try and get along to see a play in Stratford (if you get the chance).
I grew up not far from the RSC, and the stuff they put on is great.

Bath will be full of their Christmas sheds that time of year too.

Mark