Wex Walkabout: WeeBelfast with Claire Towe
Thursday 23rd August, 10:30am - 1pm OR 2pm - 4:30pm
Claire Towe is a photographer and creative who photographs across the Belfast area. This year she launched ‘#WeeBelfast’ – a fun collection of images featuring some of the best-known locations across the city, but from a completely new perspective. Using miniature models in a similar style to Slinkachoo, Claire created a whimsical and fun way to capture the city you live in.
Born out of an idea to capture Belfast in a way that celebrates every aspect it has to offer to other cities, #WeeBelfast explores the extraordinary streets and scenarios, in a miniature way.
You will learn how to look at photography from a different angle and practice shooting under challenging and more unusual circumstances. It is also a chance for you to brush up on close up work alongside having a fun day out. Staff will be on hand to support throughout.
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What is a Walkabout?
Walkabouts offer you the opportunity to get out and about with your camera, meet up with your local photographic community and learn a few new skills whilst you’re at it. Every month, the Wex team will be at a new venue with a different lead photographer, focusing on a different subject with a unique set of challenges. Walkabouts are all about enjoying and developing your photographic hobby in a relaxed, informal environment.
Unlike our photography workshops, Wex Walkabouts are completely informal, have no minimum group size and are not dependent on your ability or gear – wherever possible, we will bring along a range of kit you can borrow. All you need is your DSLR or compact system camera and some clothing suitable for the great outdoors. There are no specific steps or learning outcomes; the walkabouts will give you the challenge of a new environment and a new subject, all supported by an experienced pro photographer.
Regardless of your skill level or kit, Wex Walkabouts are for you – whether you want to try something new or just meet other likeminded enthusiasts!
In 2018 a minimum of £5 from every ticket will be donated to our chosen charity of the year. This ticket price also covers any entry fees for the sites we visit as part of our Walkabouts. If you’d like to know more about this or our chosen charity, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Towe is a Belfast-based creative who lives life through the lens of her camera. As an aspiring natural light photographer with a passion for capturing the ‘everyday ordinary’, Claire often pushes her creativity by shooting in series.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and that’s exactly why Claire loves taking photos… telling a story. Her interests run the spectrum of what’s out there – from newborns to lovebirds and everyday, ordinary scenery.