Sunday 23 July 2017

Gallery by Mike Schoen

Mike captured a great set of images from the workshop.

Gallery by Nick White

Nick's Nikon D5 proved its worth when it came to capturing puffin in flight shots. "I had a brilliant day on Skomer with Andy and fellow workshop attendees. We were fortunate with the level of puffin activity which gave a huge amount of opportunity to get the “PIF with Sand Eels” (Puffin In Flight) shot. What really made the day was Andy’s coaching and the way he made some very technical aspects of photography come to life with simple, easy to understand explanations and analogies. I learnt a lot and will definitely be back for some more as soon as possible. The tough part was cutting down 500 photos to 100 and then down to the 10 that I am really pleased with. 5 star day!"

Gallery by Jane Graham

Jane captured some some great chough action at Skomer Head. "All I can say is what another fantastic day, with an excellent teacher and great subjects to photograph. This is the second workshop I have done with Andy, I had new equipment this year and was taught how to get the best from it."

Thursday 20 July 2017

Gallery by Michelle Jopson

Gallery by Michelle Jopson who captured some lovely atmospheric images in the misty conditions.

Gallery by Jarek Tomczak

"A truly magical day at the Skomer Island - Andy is an excellent teacher with a wide and deep photography experience, we even discussed topics like biomedical microscopy imaging and his DIY microscope. He managed to challenge my understanding of photography and stimulated to think differently. The next day I was back on the island (getting up at 6 am to get a ticket for the boat) to apply more of his lessons in practice. I'll surely be back for another workshop with Andy."

Gallery by Tim Mayo

Tim captured a great set of images for his gallery.
"I had a fantastic and very memorable day with Andy on Skomer in July. The sun was shining and the Puffins were out in force and more than happy to pose for photos. Andy’s knowledge of photography, wildlife, and Skomer itself is probably unsurpassed, and thankfully he conveys this knowledge into easy bite size chunks.
Capturing the Puffins in flight was challenging but brilliant fun. I’ll most definitely be heading back to Skomer very soon and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Andy to anyone looking to improve their photography skills or simply enjoy a great day out."

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Gallery by James Calvert

James managed to capture a great shot of a puffin in flight with sandeels and some unique pictures of multiple puffins in flight.

Gallery by Jean Tye

Jean did a great job in capturing all the wildlife on Skomer last Saturday including some great chough shots at Skomer Head.
"This was my third Workshop with Andy and what a fabulous day I had. The Dale Princess left at 8.30am and we didn’t return until 5.30pm, so a lovely long time on the island. The steps don’t get any easier to climb, but it is well worth it when you see the vista in front of you at the top.
You may be wondering why I keep going on these workshops? The answer is simple; Skomer is the absolute best classroom that anyone could ever wish to be in. Andy helps everyone with their camera settings and is a calming presence when you are getting in a pickle with the technical stuff. I am learning more as I go along and even if I ‘knew everything’ I would still go just for the peaceful setting and for the wealth of wildlife that can be seen, with the puffins being the stars of the show.
This year it was lovely to see the first puffling of the year emerging from his burrow, something that I will never forget.
A new added touch from Andy was short stops along the way giving the history of the island, its geology and lots of other useful information. The stops also helped those who were less able to keep up with a fairly fast walking pace to catch up and to give all of us a breather too! It was also nice to have our lunch break near the farm house to enable all to have a comfort break.
I have to say “Thanks Andy” for pointing us in the direction of The Green Bridge of Wales and Stack Rocks, both stunning geological features on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast that we visited on the way home, putting our camera skills into use of course!
Almost certain to be back again next year."

Gallery by Andy Webb

Andy Webb managed to capture the Holy Grail shot of the puffin in flight shot with a beak full of sandeels.
"Had a great day on Skomer. Andy's knowledge of the islands history and its wildlife made for a great day and his tuition was friendly and excellent. He has given me the confidence to get more from my photography instead of point and shoot. The puffins were amazing to see at such close quarters and I hope to return to Skomer in the future."

Monday 3 July 2017

Gallery by Keith Lowe

Keith did exceptionally well to catch in-flight shots with his Sony X57.

"The workshop on Skomer on the 15th June was amazing I learnt so much about my camera (Sony X57) for which I thank you.
But not only the photographic aspect but your knowledge of the wildlife on Skomer especially the birds was astounding. The workshop was delivered in easy to understand language which I for one was very appreciative of. You were extremely patient with us all and treated us as friends rather than pupils which put us all at ease from the moment we met you.

I had an amazing day one I will remember for years to come and I thank you for that. I will certainly recommend you to my friends and would certainly like to attend one of your other workshops."

Gallery by Bea

Gallery by Bea von der Haar.
"Had a brilliant day last Saturday. Thank you for making it interesting and vibrant. Learned a few things always a bonus. Some decent photos for me as well.The best workshop I have been on. "