Our planned day to photograph the puffins on Skomer Island was abandoned due to choppy sea conditions and the inability of the boat to land us safely on the island. The group thus had the option to re-book or continue the day at a different venue.
John and I opted to continue with Andy onto the deer park and along the
coastline above Marloes sands. We walked the coastal path and enjoyed the
stunning sea views and scenery. There was ample opportunity to photograph
landscape, flora and fauna. John has been interested in photography since
his teens and has a good basic grasp of the subject but even he learned
considerably from the wealth of knowledge and experience that Andy could
I on the other hand am pretty inexperienced and snap happy! What I learned from the day is that quite often the subject will stay around sufficiently
long enough for me to consider such things as aperture/focus/ISO and use the most appropriate settings for the circumstance.
We visited Marloes Mere where we spotted damselflies and dragonflies and I discovered the wonderful capabilities of my macro lens.
Despite the initial disappointment of not seeing the puffins the day turned
out to be a wonderfully relaxed day of photography with expert guidance and tuition. We would highly recommend Andy's workshops and will most certainly enrol on others when in the area.