Jamie graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree in Film and Photography at the University of Wales, then went on to work on TV commercials, music promos and short films in London, until returning to the Isle of Wight in 2005. He currently works as a freelance photographer, videographer and illustrator. He uses a Canon 7D Mk2 camera with an 18-55mm wide angle lens and a 75-300mm telephoto lens. Recently he has worked on a range of interior photographs for a local holiday let and also designed the leaflet that they featured in. He has also worked with Healing Arts at St. Mary’s Hospital on several Health and Well Being projects as well as Age UK, Bournemouth Football Club and Ryde School. He has a good level of experience with Adobe Photoshop and frequently uses it for his own photography, video and illustration projects. He currently has a Facebook page called Living on the Island which features a variety of my Isle of Wight themed work and a You Tube channel under the name jjwesquire.
Cowes Week can provide a wide and varied opportunity for some great photography. We’ll be walking through Cowes on the second day of the Cowes Week regatta with intension of capturing some of the energy and excitement the event provides.
In this session we’ll be looking at three distinctly different challenges.
Races start from the Royal Yacht Squadron battlements throughout the day. Here you can get right on the line and see who gets off to the best start. Our focus will be on the race officers and the countdowns to each race. This will be an opportunity to capture people in action. The setting up of each race start, the firing of the cannons and the raising of the race flags.
The challenge will be to capture a series of 4 shots that tell a story of how a race is started. A fast shutter speed and a quick trigger finger will be required to capture the action!
Landscape & Action Photography
Along the green towards Egypt Point will be an opportunity to capture shots of the boats out on the water. If you don’t have a telephoto sense don’t worry, consider how you can incorporate elements of the landscape into your shots of the boats out on the water.
Walking back towards the Regatta Village and through the High Street will give the group an opportunity to photograph some of the street entertainment that goes on throughout the week.
£48pp only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 12th of September 2021
Classic Car Extravaganza - Abstract & Reflections Photography Class - Ryde Esplanade - 11am - 2 hours
Now in its 19th year, the Isle of Wight Charity Classic Car features vehicles from all over the UK and mainland Europe. These spectacular vintage, classic, custom and retro cars provide a wide and varied opportunity for some great photography. We’ll be walking along the esplanade with intension of capturing some of the design, colour and excitement of the event.
In this session we’ll be looking at three different challenges that will run concurrently throughout the session.
Abstract Photography - 4 of 1 Challenge
The main challenge will look at highlighting the art of these cars. Instead of trying to capture the entire vehicle in one shot whilst people mill around it and get in the way, lets focus on the finer details like the hood ornaments, body shape, chrome grill, wheel design and paint work etc.
The challenge will be to capture a series of 4 shots of the vehicle without showing the entire car. 4 finer details, one car! You can attempt this challenge on as many vehicles as you want throughout the session.
Focal & Depth of Field Photography
With most of the cars lined up along the esplanade there is the opportunity to capture some interesting depth of field shots. This could be a group of the same model of car, a compliment of different coloured vehicles or the car in relation to its location and the other spectators. Use vehicles in the foreground as the focal point and have the cars, people or landscape objects in the background blur to create a narrow depth of field.
Reflection Photography Challenge
This task challenges you to observe the reflective surfaces of the vehicles and capture an image of another vehicle! Most of the cars at the show are parked alongside each other, which gives you a great opportunity to capture the reflection of the car parked beside in the polished chrome, mirrors, windows or polished body work of the car you are photographing.