Mountain Arts

Thursday 28th February 2019

Festival Launch and Concert

Time: 5.30pm
Ticket Price: Free

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Festival Launch and Concert

Date: Thursday 28th February
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: St. Margarets
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Festival Launch and Concert

Overview: Join us to launch the 2019 edition of the Braemar Mountain Festival, celebrated with a concert and exhibition centred around the history of the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team. The concert, “What a story a pair of boots could tell”, is a collaboration between composer Adam Sutherland and local musicians, driven by stories, photos and other artefacts from past and present members of the team.

Adam Sutherland, from the shores of Loch Ness, is one of Scotland’s most highly regarded fiddlers and composers. He has a score of awards to his name not least the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards ‘Composer of the Year’ 2017 and is recognised as an inspiring tutor and workshop leader at his own fiddle school.

‘This exciting collaboration in partnership with St Margaret’s Braemar and with generous support from Aberdeenshire Council has allowed me to tap into and weave together some huge sources of inspiration; the rugged beauty of the highlands, and real stories about the vital life saving work of mountain rescue in around Braemar over the decades.’

Please note that although a free event, space is limited and tickets will be required for the allocation of concert seats.

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Friday 1st March 2019

Focus on Action – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Time: 9.00am
Ticket Price: £85.00

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Focus on Action – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Date: Friday 1st March
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Meet at Castleton Hall. The editing and “pop up gallery” elements of the day will take place in the Fife Arms Hotel.

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Focus on Action – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Overview: Action sports photography master class with Ed Smith, focused on helping you create standout images of fast paced action sports such as skiing and running.

By considering elements such as subject momentum, surroundings, composition and camera technique, this workshop will broaden your creative horizons when photographing fast paced action sports. Working with an athlete/model – who will be on skis, bike or running shoes depending on the conditions – you will gain from Ed’s insight into capturing the sharpest images of speedy subjects and techniques used to convey many elements of sports photography. From conveying an athletes exertion and power to giving your action sports photography a sense of scale and drama you will add to your creative arsenal with techniques and ideas that will be applicable across the broad spectrum of sports photography. The workshop will start in our “pop up gallery” to discuss ideas and our inspiration for the day and after a day in the field the workshop will close with an editing session and review of each individuals favourite images.

Event supported by the Fife Arms Hotel

Kit list:

Compact system, mirrorless or DSLR camera.

Wide, Standard and Telephoto lens options.

Camera pack with space for warm and waterproof layers and food

Spare camera batteries and memory card

Lens cloth/blower

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Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ticket Price: Free

Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Date: Friday 2nd March 2018
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: St. Margarets

Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Overview: “What a story a pair of boots could tell” is a curation of stories, photos and other artefacts from past and present members of the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team.


Saturday 2nd March 2019

Photographing Adventure – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Time: 9.00am
Ticket Price: £85.00

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Photographing Adventure – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Meet at Castleton Hall. The editing and “pop up gallery” elements of the day will take place in the Fife Arms Hotel.
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Photographing Adventure – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Overview: Photographic storytelling master class with Ed Smith, focused on advancing your skills and vision for creating immersive and impactful photo-stories.

There is an art to creating a strong set of images that will immerse viewers in your photographic story telling. This workshop will focus on each individual creating a series of images based on an outdoor theme and will provide insightful perspective to enhance your photography; whether that be for an international magazine or a family slideshow. Ed will be on hand to provide insight into creative and technical elements of your individual photography and he will also guide you through techniques and concepts to build on your understanding of the language of photography as you add to your photo-story throughout the day. The exhilarating insight from this workshop can then be deployed during your globetrotting or home grown adventures. The workshop will start in our “pop up gallery” to discuss our inspiration and theme for the day in the field and will close with an editing session and review of each individual’s photo-story.

Event supported by the Fife Arms Hotel

Kit list:

Compact system, mirrorless or DSLR camera.

Wide, Standard and Telephoto lens options.

Camera pack with space for warm and waterproof layers and food.

Spare camera batteries and memory card.

Lens cloth/blower.

Wide, Standard and Telephoto lens options.

Suitable clothing for an outdoor day.

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Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ticket Price: Free

Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Date: Saturday 2nd March
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: St. Margarets

Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Overview: “What a story a pair of boots could tell” is a curation of stories, photos and other artefacts from past and present members of the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team.


Sunday 3rd March 2019

Focus on Landscape – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Time: 9.00am
Ticket Price: £85.00

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Focus on Landscape – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 9.00am
Venue: Meet at Castleton Hall. The editing and “pop up gallery” elements of the day will take place in the Fife Arms Hotel.
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Focus on Landscape – Photography Masterclass with Ed Smith – Full Day

Overview: Landscape photography master class with Ed Smith to develop your skills and individual vision for portraying the landscape around you.

Achieving the ultimate quality in your landscape photography can be the patient pursuit of a lifetime. This workshop will provide an insightful boost at a stunning time of year, building your insight into composition, camera technique, equipment and tricks of the trade whilst photographing in the stunning surroundings of Braemar. With tuition on hand from Ed, your eye for composition will be developed alongside gaining insight that will allow you to photograph the landscape by responding to your own senses and individual perspective of an environment. Whilst in the field technical elements of photography will be discussed and built upon to leave you with new skills to enjoy and ideas to be built upon in your continued practice. The workshop will start in our “pop up gallery” to assemble our collective inspiration for a day in the field and it will close with an editing and critique session of each photographer’s favourite image.

Event supported by the Fife Arms Hotel

Kit list:

Compact system, mirrorless or DSLR camera.

Wide, Standard and Telephoto lens options.

Tripod.

Cable or wireless shutter release (spare batteries if wireless).

2 pence coin.

Blu-tac (approx. size of 10p when flattened).

Carabineer and 1m length of thin rope (pro-cord).

Camera pack with space for warm and waterproof layers and food.

Spare camera batteries and memory card.

Lens cloth/blower.

Polarising and/or ND graduated filters if you have them (along with adapters).

Suitable clothing for an outdoor day.

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Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Ticket Price: Free

Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: St. Margarets

Exhibition – “What a story a pair of boots could tell”

Overview: “What a story a pair of boots could tell” is a curation of stories, photos and other artefacts from past and present members of the Braemar Mountain Rescue Team.


Best of Kendal Film Festival

Time: 7.30pm
Ticket Price: £10.00

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Best of Kendal Film Festival

Date: Sunday 3rd March
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Village Hall
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Best of Kendal Film Festival

Overview: Join us for a showing of some of the prize winning films from Kendal Film Festival 2018. The selection of films will run for about 110 mins in total and will include an interval. There will be a licensed bar.
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