It looks like we’ll be dodging showers for our Photography Weekend here in Kirkcudbright.
No matter, we always have a great time and the photographers go home with their heads buzzing with new information and with new techniques at their fingertips.
If we are lucky enough to get those sharp showers between periods of blue sky and dramatic clouds I shall be content. These conditions can set the scene for some really great townscape photographs.
Above: Stormy skies and windswept smokey chimneys can create wonderful conditions for dramatic pictures – this is Castle Street, Kirkcudbright, and we'll be takjing a close look at it again over the weekend with our group of photographers. Photograph by Philip Dunn
We will be spending some time at least photographing the interior of a very special building in Kirkcudbright – a special privilege we enjoy as honoured guests of the owners – so not all our work will be outdoors.
And of course we have a nice warm conference room to discuss our work – it’s always pleasant to get back in there after being out with our cameras in the cold.
By the end of the weekend all the photographers will have improved their camera craft considerably – and practised many new photo techniques. They will also, we hope, have had a thoroughly great enjoyable time.
The photographers arrive at the Selkirk Arms Hotel this evening and we meet them for drinks and canapés before dinner – then we get the photography started in earnest first thing on Saturday morning.