Photography Break in Kirkcudbright

The photographers are now heading home after another Photography Weekend Break comes to an end.

We have been dodging the weather here in Kirkcudbright, but that hasn’t meant any let up in the amount of photography we have enjoyed since everyone arrived on Friday evening.

Our photographers on the Photography Weekend Break

A busy group of photographers ready for work with their interior shots at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright

We did manage to get out and about with our cameras on Saturday morning when we all went out on the harbourside and along the River Dee to photograph the boats and practice some street photography, but Saturday afternoon we spent indoors talking about camera craft and technique.

As usual there was a wide range of experience among the photographers, but that has certainly not held back those who were more experienced.

Weekend photography break street photography

Hard at work in the streets of Kirkcudbright - members of the group enjoying their photography weekend break

This morning we set up a natural light studio in our meeting room at The Selkirk Arms Hotel – our base for the weekend. ¬†With Joan, a very sprightly and bright eyed 89 year old for our model, we went through the basic techniques of capturing simple but highly effective portraits with the minimum of equipment and absolutely no studio lighting. We had a discussion about Model Release forms and photographers’ rights – with some very pertinent insights from one of the photographers who is an officer with the Metropolitan Police Force.


Something to photograph in every direction - our group of photographers at work in Broughton House, Kirkcudbright

After coffee we set off for Broughton House the National Trust for Scotland property here in Kirkcudbright.

In this wonderful setting the photographers practiced their skills with interior photography – had another brief portrait session and also got out into the lovely gardens.

Altogether it has been a very full and enjoyable weekend, and I’d like to thank all the staff at The Selkirk Arms Hotel for all their efforts in helping to make the weekend such a success.

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  1. Thank you for the lovely comments Janys – I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed your weekend so much and look forward to seeing you again in Carlisle next month.

  2. Janys Lomax says:

    Dear Philip
    Many thanks indeed for all your hard work and energy in making the weekend a great success. It was certainly worth the long journey up to Scotland and I now have plenty to work with. It was great to have so much varied practice with the camera in such a lovely setting (especially for a ‘townie’ like me), and in good company.
    I look forward to the day in Carlisle and particularly the opportunity to use the tripod more.

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