Photography workshop with Morag Paterson

Sunday 19 November

Booking required
Tickets available on a sliding scale:
Full price £10
Concession price: £5
Accessible price: £2 (2 available)

Join us for an afternoon workshop exploring experimental photography techniques, memory and storytelling, run by award-winning local artist and photographer, Morag Paterson. 

The workshop will begin with a short tour of Jumana Emil Abboud’s exhibition The Unbearable Halfness of Being at CAMPLE LINE, looking at the ways in which Jumana has worked with water sources, found objects, folklore and storytelling. There will then be opportunity to learn about in-camera techniques for creating abstract images, with time for discussion and question/answer with Morag. From there we will move outdoors to Cample Water – a small spate river that runs adjacent to CAMPLE LINE – to observe the water and spend some time taking photographs. The workshop will culminate back indoors with time to think about our captured images and the stories they tell. 

Suitable for beginner/intermediate/advanced photographers. You can participate in the workshop using a phone camera or your own digital camera if you have one.

Meet: Cample Line, Cample Mill, Cample, Dumfriesshire DG3 5HD
Date: Sunday 19 November
Time: Start 1pm and finish around 4pm
Cost: £20 / conc. £10 / accessible rate £5 (2 available)
Please refer to our sliding scale ticket guide to choose a ticket price based on what you can reasonably afford

Expect: Some time outdoors by the river adjacent to CAMPLE LINE. The riverside terrain is rocky and may be muddy and uneven in places. If the river is high, we will observe from a safe distance. Walking boots and outdoor, waterproof clothing are recommended. Please contact us if you would like more details about the terrain and to let us know if you have access requirements.

The outdoor portion of the workshop is weather dependent. An indoor photography activity will be offered if the weather is poor on the day.

Refreshments: We will have refreshments at CAMPLE LINE. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when you book.

Recommended for ages 16 yrs+ but please be in touch with us if you have younger children so we can advise about length and terrain. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. 

Any questions? 
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Call us: 01848 331000

Morag Paterson is and award-winning, professional landscape photographic artist based between Scotland and Italy. Morag has collaborated with Ted Leeming as ‘Leeming + Paterson’ for nearly two decades, exhibiting in many locations from local venues to international photography festivals. Their work increasingly focuses on land use, climate, and ecology – including their long-term ‘Zero Footprint’ project, an immersive exploration of place that continues to evolve, surprise, and fascinate. Their striking imagery is widely published and has been exhibited around the world.

Morag and Ted are internationally recognised for their impressionist style photography using ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) techniques. Their expertise and style also embraces a wide range of experimental and abstract techniques and a key impetus or intent of any workshop is to help participants get in touch with their own inner creativity with a view to developing individual style.