CREDIT: © Benedict Brain ARPS

A Sense of Place - Benedict Brain ARPS

Event info

Discover new ways of engaging with the landscape through the language of photography. This one-day workshop will provide practical tips and advice on photography technique. However, the emphasis will be on looking at ways to explore the landscape through ideas and vision to create a small, but meaningful body of work.

Meet at 10:00hrs at the National Trust Car park, Tan y Celyn, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda LL57 3LX

Recommended accommodation, The Pen-Y-Gwryd Hotel (

What to bring:
Camera kit, ideally one that allows control of the exposure settings. Tripod. There will be a fair amount of modest hiking so sturdy walking boots are essential along with decent outdoor clothing. This will be a "whatever-the-weather" workshop (and it's in Snowdonia) so bring sunscreen and/or full waterproofs. A basic understanding of the fundamental principles of photography is advisable as the emphasis is on ideas rather than basic camera skills. Most importantly an open mind and a willingness to experiment.

About the Tutor:

Benedict Brain is a UK based photographer, journalist and artist. He graduated with a degree in photography from the Derby School of Art in 1991 (now University of Derby), where he was tutored and inspired by photographers John Blakemore and Olivier Richon, amongst others. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and also sits on the society’s Distinctions Advisory Panel.

Until recently (July 2018) Benedict was editor of Britain’s best-selling consumer photography magazine, Digital Camera Magazine. As a journalist he met and interviewed some of the world’s greatest photographers and produced articles on a wide range of photography related topics, presented technique videos, wrote in-depth features, curated and edited best-in-class content for a range of titles including; Amateur Photographer, PhotoPlus, NPhoto, Professional Photography and Practical Photoshop. He currently writes a regular column, The Art of Seeing, for Digital Camera magazine.

Benedict is a tour and workshop leader for the UK’s premier landscape photography tour company Light & Land.

Benedict is regularly asked to judge  prestigious photo competitions such as the International Garden Photographer of the Year  and the British Photography Awards and is a regular speaker at shows including The Adventure Travel Show and The Photography Show.

Benedict recently founded Brain’s Foto Guides Ltd. with a mission to create beautifully designed and crafted photography location maps and guides.

Image © Benedict Brain


Event Organiser

RPS HQ Emma Delves-Broughton


Venue Information

Meet outside Ogwen Snack Bar next to the car park

Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


National Trust Car Park

Tan y Celyn

Nant Ffrancon


LL57 3LX