Storytelling Through Photography Workshop with Jacob Little
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Storytelling Through Photography Workshop with Jacob Little

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Highlights

  • Learn the craft of weaving storytelling images together during a weekend of adventure in Snowdonia
  • Discover how to ‘Tell a story’ with images – dealing with time progression and story timelines
  • Join professional editorial photographer, journalist and writer Jacob Little
  • Learn how to take photos that express movement, invoke feeling and memory
  • Gain skills of editing and colour grading 
  • Know how to plan what to shoot before you press the shutter
  • Never run out of epic subject matter with exploring the wild landscape of mountains, waterfalls, coastlines, lakes, forests and castles in the picturesque setting of Snowdonia.

Overview

Are you inspired by wild landscapes, outdoor adventures and visual storytelling? Here’s your chance to learn the craft of weaving narrative images captured during a great weekend of adventure.

Join professional editorial photographer, journalist and writer Jacob Little as he hosts a weekend workshop of storytelling photography and editing set amidst the diverse landscapes of Snowdonia.

We’ve all been there – taking thousands of pictures of beautiful landscapes. Then when you get home, you can’t choose between handfuls of images that look exactly the same. The quality of the images might be high in their own right, but they lack coherence, clarity and a narrative which tells the ‘story’ of your adventure.

Therefore the goal of this workshop is for Jacob to share his vast experience and techniques on how to create a ‘collection’ of images to tell an impactful and emotive narrative in your own creative style.

Workshop Summary

Join us for an exciting two-day course in the wild landscapes of North Wales. You’ll learn about:

  • Planning a shoot
  • Location planning
  • Mountain skills and practical equipment and gear care in the wild
  • Why tell a story?
  • How to structure a narrative
  • Establishing what photography you want ahead of the day
  • Shooting techniques. The basics of camera functionality
  • Organising and sorting images
  • Image editing: colour grading, cropping, establishing a ‘feel’
  • Creating the story

The workshop will enable you to view your images in a different light. It’ll give you the opportunity to increase your technical skills towards a more intermediate level and understand what some of the jargon around photography means. It’ll also discuss the key reasons editing is so important, and give you the skills and confidence to learn how to experiment with colour grading and organising your photography into sets to tell a impactful and evocative narrative.

Find out more

Evening prior

Tell a Story Workshop

Meet your hosts, photographer Jacob Little and Trek Leader, Jim Young, for an intro to your adventure weekend photography workshop.

During the evening you’ll learn the foundations on how to ‘Tell a story’ with images – dealing with time progression and story timelines. You’ll also learn what to shoot and the essence of story-telling photography before you head out on your trekking adventure the following day.

Day 1

COASTAL ADVENTURE AND WORKSHOP

Anglesey Coastline and Holyhead Mountain and Workshop

You’re welcome to rise and shine early to capture the morning light on the historic medieval fortress of Caernarfon Castle before returning to the hotel for breakfast.

Fuelled with a delicious Welsh breakfast, it’s time to set out on a story telling adventure armed with your camera or smartphone and a plan of attack to start creating your very own story of images.

Today you’ll explore the spectacular coastline of the island of Anglesey with the chance to capture images of rocky coastlines, dramatic cliffs, isolated coves, sandy beaches, an assortment of boats and changing vegetation as you wind your way along the coastal path which climbs over Holyhead Mountain. With being the highest mountain on the island you’ll be greeted with abundant wild and unspoilt landscapes to capture.

It’s then on to one of the most iconic images of Anglesey, South Stack Lighthouse perched on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island and surrounded by a Nature Reserve which is home to thousands of seabirds nesting on the cliffs in the spring.

After a great day out it’s time to travel back to the hotel for your second workshop with Jacob. You’ll learn the skills of editing and colour grading so all your photos have the same look at feel visually before the craft of weaving your storytelling images together.

Depending on weather conditions, we will aim to capture the sunset over Menai Straits as well.

Day 2

MOUNTAINS AND LAKES AND RECAP

Snowdonia Mountain Ranges, Lakes, Gorges and a quaint Welsh Village

Discover the rugged mountain ranges of Snowdonia as this lowland walk winds its way amidst this spectacular mountain ranges, past pristine lakes and remarkable gorges. Continue your journey by foot through the quaint Welsh village of Beddgelert with it’s stone bridge & buildings, picturesque stream and medieval legend of Gelert the Dog.

Recapitulate all that you’ve learned to pull together your very own adventure story in images with hands on advice from Jacob.

Option to extend your stay in Snowdonia or return home with a new set of skills and a captivating story to share and inspire.

Please note, this workshop take place in the wild landscapes of North Wales. Things change in the outdoors. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, or conditions change. Usually though, changes make it all the better and you’ll discover other parts of Snowdonia along much less trodden lowland paths.

Meet Jacob Little

Jacob Little is a freelance editorial and commercial photographer working for national publications, brands and websites. He is based in Bristol and Cornwall and travels frequently to remote, rural areas of the UK to capture stories of rural life, remote communities and lost traditions. Jacob’s training in photography and journalism leads him to believe that the story needs to stay at the centre of any set of good images. Good photography needs to have a beginning, a middle and an end – a series of images to help evoke memory, feeling and experience. Learning techniques to help this process in both the capture and editing stages of a photo shoot is key to this narrative workshop run in partnership with Adventurous Ewe. Jacob’s experience of life in Cornwall and life in a rural place lends itself to working with outdoor organisations, extracting narratives that resonate and storylines that speak to audiences.

Why go
What it’s all about

No matter what your level of photography skills, editing knowledge or the camera/mobile phone camera you have to hand, this carefully crafted 2-day workshop will teach you the art of storytelling through photography whilst also giving you the chance to explore some of the less trodden trails around the stunning wild landscapes of North Wales taking you to places and scenes you wouldn’t easily find on your own.

The workshop fully immerses you into the deep spirit of the ever-changing Welsh landscapes. It’ll allow you to capture some of the most majestic terrain and atmospheric lighting conditions.

Learning the art of storytelling through photography can then be used for a a huge array of occasions, whether it’s…

  • For a big adventure that you have on the horizon
  • To give you the confidence and skills to get out and explore more landscapes near and far
  • Creating captivate stories through every day life  
  • And the list goes on.

This will leave any budding photographer with a deeper insight into their own photographic work, style and emotive narrative. 

Supporting the local tourism industry

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit our local tourism has been hugely impacted resulting in people’s livelihoods being affected. We’re keen to develop new adventures on home ground, particularly during the off-peak season, to help support the local tourism industry and crew whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore our incredible landscapes in a safe manner and learn the art of storytelling through photography.

This workshop has been designed together with the super experienced and passionate, Jacob Little, to give you the opportunity to increase your technical skills towards a more intermediate level and understand what some of the jargon around photography means. It’ll also discuss the key reasons editing is so important, and give you the skills and confidence to learn how to experiment with colour grading and organising your photography into sets to tell a impactful and evocative narrative.

The workshop

A two-day course in the wild landscapes of North Wales capturing the stunning coastlines, lighthouse, mountains, lakes, gorges, forests and villages. You’ll learn about:

  • Planning a shoot
  • Location planning
  • Mountain skills and practical equipment and gear care in the wild
  • Why tell a story?
  • How to structure a narrative
  • Establishing what photography you want ahead of the day
  • Shooting techniques. The basics of camera functionality
  • Organising and sorting images
  • Image editing: colour grading, cropping, establishing a ‘feel’
  • Creating the story

Accompanied by Jacob Little, professional editorial photographer, journalist and writer, and locally born & breed Jim Young, Chief Ewe of Adventurous Ewe with over 20 years of experience of guiding all over the planet.

Pre-workshop info

On booking your Storytelling Through Photography Workshop, you will receive all the exciting info via our free mobile travel app. You’ll have access to your itinerary, course notes, training guide, countdowns, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24/7 via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper and the need of carrying around documents with you. The app is free to download and all info is customary to your workshop ahead. A’ppy days.

Pre-workshop support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service. Your Leader,  Jim, knows the local area like the back of his hand together and has carefully created the itinerary together with Jacob Little, to give you the chance to explore the paths less travelled and capture a wide variety of landscapes in North Wales.

We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this workshop and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the workshop and beyond. You’ll also receive take-away notes which make for a helpful reference tool.

Safety and Well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority.

The workshop will take place in line with our new COVID-19 operating procedures to ensure your health and well-being.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page.

Please note, this workshop take place in the wild landscapes of North Wales. Things change in the outdoors. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns,  or conditions change. Usually though, changes make it all the better and you’ll discover other parts of Snowdonia along much less trodden lowland paths.

Your crew

Jacob Little
Professional Photographer 

Born and raised in west Cornwall, I am interested in work focusing on rural ways, wild crafts and the tradition and heritage of authentic outdoor living. I am attracted by the storylines of these subjects and the narratives behind them, something I build into my work. Select publications and clients include The Guardian, Telegraph Online, Ford, Mitsubishi, Acai Clothing, Danner Boots, Coast magazine, Discover Britain Magazine, Countryfile magazine, Truck Surf Hotel and Visit Wales.

@JacobCLittle
www.jacoblittleportfolio.co.uk

Jim Young
Trek Leader

Born and raised in Conwy, Snowdonia, I started Adventurous Ewe in 2007 with great passion and excitement to showcase incredible off-the-beaten-track destinations in a safe, meaningful and fun manner. Many years on I’m delighted to be a small family business who think, talk, love, live and breathe adventure, exploration and responsible travel. 

https://www.adventurousewe.co.uk/about-us/meet-the-team/

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group workshops to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety & well-being and to make your experience more authentic and valuable with personal instruction.

The minimum group size to run this workshop is 6 people and the maximum group size is 12 people.

You are most welcome to join this adventure as a group of friends, family or colleagues or as a solo traveller.

If you have a group of over 6 people, we would be more than happy to run a private workshop for your group or company. Please get in touch for more details at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Trekking level of difficulty

The trekking part of your workshop is graded as Medium’. The two days cover different environments such as coastal paths, mountains, gorges and forests so a good base level of fitness is required to help you get the most enjoyment of being outdoors.

There are no technical trekking sections as most of the route is along trails and stone paths to allow you to focus on your outdoor photography skills.

A trek training programme will be provided to help you with your preparations.

Trek training

A bespoke trek training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you join this workshop. You’re welcome to bring any type of digital camera whether its an SLR, compact camera or your mobile phone. You’ll also need a laptop and we’ll provide you with a list of recommended editing software, both free and subscription based platforms. 

To help you with purchasing any outdoor trekking kit that you may need, you’ll receive an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code for independent outdoor retailers Joe Brown, The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel where sustainability meets performance.

Rest assured any equipment that we supply will be hygienically cleaned and sanitised and was not used 72 hours before you use it and will not be used for the next 72 hours.

Weather

The weather in the great outdoors can change rapidly, so it is essential that you are prepared for all conditions including rain, wind, sun and even some snow. In the week leading up to your trip we recommend checking the Mountain Weather Information Service. You will also receive weather updates via our mobile travel app. The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the workshop.

Accommodation

2 nights accommodation in a historic hotel and spa in the World Heritage town of Caernarfon is included as part of your workshop. Due to the current times, accommodation is based in single rooms with ensuite facilities.

You will be staying within walking distance of Caernarfon’s walled town and castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site, between Snowdonia’s mountains and the sea.

More info will be provided when you book, though if you have any further questions, please get in touch at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Getting there

You will need to make your own way to the hotel based in the historic coastal town of Caernarfon either by car or train. The closest train station is Bangor and it’s an approximate 20 minute taxi journey from there. Further information will be provided when you have joined the trek.

During the workshop you will be transferred by private vehicle in line with our new operating procedures and current government guidelines.

Food & drinks

2 breakfasts and 2 packed lunches are included in your workshop. These are all home-made and using local produce where possible.

If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know one month prior to your workshop start date. Please note, dinner is not provided giving you the chance to eat in a local restaurant of your choice and therefore support the local community. Restaurant recommendations will be provided when you join the trek.

Please also bring your own water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and flasks (if you wish to take a hot drink during your trek) and refill in the hotel to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles.

Water-to-go bottles

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in the Storytelling Through Photography Workshop and purchasing one of these environmentally friendly reusable alternative bottles compared to single-use plastic water bottles. Grab a Water-to-Go bottle through Adventurous Ewe and receive a 15% discount. Even better, Water-to-Go will donate a further 15% to our charity partner, Cool Earth. For more info please visit Adventurous Ewe – Water to Go Partnership or email us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk to buy your Water-To-Go bottle.

Payment info

Deposit: £65 per person is required on booking onto the Storytelling Through Photography Workshop.

Remaining balance: £430 per person is due for payment no later than 4 weeks prior to your trek start date.

Monthly payment plan
A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email
info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Free date changes
You can change your departure to a later date. We’ve added extra 2021 and 2022 dates to choose from, or you can request a new date that works for you or organise your own 
private bubble trip.

Flexible deposit
You can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely.

Convert it to credit
Save it for later. This, along with all payments, is 100% financially protected.

Get a refund
Being a small family business, we pride ourselves on personalised customer service and offer full

Cancelled trips
If you book on a trip that we are forced to cancel due to the pandemic, you will have the option to join another trip at a later departure with no admin costs or receive a full refund or credit note (excluding flights or insurance payments as these have their own booking conditions directly with the supplier).and prompt refunds.

If you choose to cancel your trip within 30 days of departure despite no official advice against travel
We respect your decision if you no longer wish to travel regardless of the destination or official advice. If you choose to cancel your trip, we will happily make those arrangements for you though please note, if there is no F&CO advice against travel, our standard cancellation terms will apply.

Book and travel with confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Booking security
Adventurous Ewe Financial Guarantee

Any monies paid to Adventurous Ewe for a trip are immediately placed into a Trust account and not used for the day-to-day operations of the company. So, in the unlikely event of our insolvency, money paid in respect of future travel will be refunded, in full. This pledge has been honoured since the foundation of Adventurous Ewe in 2007. No client has suffered financial loss outside our T&C’s whilst travelling with us.

Financial security

Rest assured, your money is safe in any and all circumstances. There has been and always will be full financial protection on your booking. If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection through our insurance with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back and be repatriated if you were on a trip at the time.

Stay connected

All your workshop info will be sent to you through our mobile travel app which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

For the latest and greatest from the land of adventures, simply follow us at:

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Instagram: @JacobCLittle 

You’re most welcome to use the hashtags #ewecandoit #thisflockrock #adventurousewe

Our charity partners

Snowdonia Society
Locally, we help support the vital work of the Snowdonia Society who since 1967 continues to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Cool Earth
We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by visiting Cool Earth Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet. Thank-ewe

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
Oct 29, 2021
Oct 31, 2021
3 Days Available £65.00 £495.00 Book Now

What's Included?

Pre-workshop:

  • Personalised trip support in the lead up from Adventurous Ewe
  • Training guide
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Workshop info supplied via our free mobile travel app
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning.

 

During your workshop weekend:

  • Photographer and writer, Jacob Little
  • Local Mountain Leader, Jim Young
  • Two photography workshops
  • Takeaway notes
  • Two night’s accommodation in single rooms
  • Welsh breakfast x 2
  • Homemade packed lunch x 2
  • Minibus transfers
  • Emergency first aid provisions
  • Safety management
  • All workshop management and hygienic cleaning procedures of equipment before, during and post workshop.

What's Not Included?

  • Dinner x 2
  • Travel to and from Caernarfon
  • Camera or smartphone
  • Laptop and editing software (free editing software package recommendations will be provided)
  • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List
  • Personal spending money
  • Any costs incurred with retiring from the workshop early ie. hotel accommodation, change of travel tickets, any medical costs, etc.
  • If you are travelling by train, please ensure you book an open-ended ticket for your return journey.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Snowdon Specialist

As part of the Snowdonia National Park Authority Partneriaeth Yr Wyddfa Partnership, we are an accredited Snowdon Visit Specialist. We are also a corporate partner of the Snowdonia Society and help support their vital work who since 1967 continue to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Ethical Workshop Management

Some of the ethical management features embedded in our Storytelling Through Photography Workshop with Jacob Little are:

  • Employ local leaders who are qualified Mountain Leaders and who are passionate about photography and our local environment
  • Use a local family owned hotel
  • Evening meals are taken in local restaurants
  • Our lunch packs are home-made by local providers using local produce wherever possible and also do not contain any plastic packaging
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible as we refill water bottles and flasks
  • We do not use markers on routes
  • Where possible our Leader/s collect any rubbish that is seen
  • We recycle and reuse wherever possible
  • We always operate by our ‘Leave no trave ethos’ – Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories
  • By taking part in this trip you are helping us support the climate change charity, Cool Earth, and local environmental charity, the Snowdonia Society.

 

Location
UK
Duration
2 days & 2 nights
Difficulty
Cost From
£495.00