BSO Adventure Photography

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Gain an insight into all the requirements for making it as an outdoor photographer using DSLR or Smart Phones

Suitability: Adults only

Frustrated by the same old images that don’t really capture what you saw or come anywhere close to describing the outdoor adventure? In this unique Big Shakeout workshop you will have the chance to learn the skills and techniques necessary to give your work direction and see if you have what it takes to become an outdoor photojournalist or photographer! Using the Big Shakeout as subject matter you will have the opportunity to record the significant moments from the weekend, documenting the unfolding news, and record the stories of those attending the event through the medium of photography. With the pressures of facing real deadlines, getting to the right place at the right time, working to a brief, and capturing the action as it happens you are going to be busy!

Alex will be running 3 sessions over the weekend; 1 focussed on DSLR cameras and 2 covering the emerging Smart Phone technologies.

DSLR session: Saturday Morning 9 - 1pm
​Good photojournalism is more than just knowing your f.stops from your compression ratios so don’t worry about getting bogged down by technicalities, this session is more about being able to capture and communicate stories and experiences. 

Smart Phone sessions: Saturday Afternon 2 - 6pm, Sunday Morning 10 - 1pm
Discover how to get the most out of your smart phone and take stunning photopraphs. Learn about composition and how to take great photos with just a smart phone a few apps and tricks of the trade from Alex.

Alex Ekins will be leading the course.
Alex is a UK based photographer and photojournalist specialising in photojournalism, international adventure travel, documentary outdoor and architectural images. Alex has documented subjects such as Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker on their mission to climb the world’s hardest offwidths in America. Alex is also a qualified Mountaineering Instructor and member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI).

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What you will get out of the day

Alex reccommends the following apps for your phone:

1 Lightroom
2 Instagram
3 Hipstamatic

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Recommended kit

Hardware:
DSLR: You must bring your own camera (flash and lens) and if possible your own laptop. Although there is no reason you cannot use a compact camera you will get the most from this course with a d-SLR.

Smart Phone: Apple, Android, Samsung, Microsoft… don’t get bogged down by the technology. This course is about getting the most out of what you have.

Meeting times and logistics

Please meet at the SofA desk 10 minutes before the start of your course

Course info card Description
Provided By Alex Ekins
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Student / Instructor Ratio 8:1
Location Big Shakeout site and surrounding area
Min age Adults only

General advice

  • The School of Adventure is run by the Alpkit Foundation and all courses are with qualified instructors.
  • To participate in School of Adventure activities you must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket.
  • Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket may be cancelled and refunded.
  • Course times indicate the time you will be leaving from your meeting point to returning to it.
  • Your instructor will require you to sign a participation form before your activity commences. Children under 18 must get their form signed by their accompanying parent or guardian.
  • For courses offsite you will have to provide your own transport.
  • Courses will start without you if you are late.
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