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Photographer Veronica Caperon, who will lead the photowalks
Photographer Veronica Caperon, who will lead the photowalks

Heritage sites in Slaidburn with links to the Lancashire Witches will be captured on camera during a photowalks in July.

Professional photographer Veronica Caperon will lead the free guided photowalk and another at Barley, on the other side of Pendle Hill, as part of the Lancashire Witches 400 project.

The workshops are suitable for anyone aged 11 and over with little or no photographic experience, although more experienced photographers can join in too.

The Slaidburn Photowalk takes place on July 14th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., beginning at the village hall. The Barley Photowalk runs on July 22nd between the same times, with the starting point yet to be confirmed.

Veronica, who lives in Lawkland near Settle, will give instruction on composition and digital photography techniques and participants will look for unusual angles and aspects en route from which to take their pictures.

“We return to base and then look at some of the photos, which people often say is the most useful part of the day,” said Veronica, who will lead a similar Photowalk in Lancaster on July 7th.

It is hoped that some of the photographs produced will be used later in exhibitions organised by Green Close Studios, near Lancaster, which is running the Lancashire Witches 400 project.

Anyone participating in the Photowalks should take a digital camera together with its lead for downoading photos to a computer. They should also take a packed lunch and wear sturdy walking shoes or boots, warm clothing and waterproofs or sun cream and a sun hat if it’s hot.

Advance booking is essential by ringing Green Close Studios on 015242 21233 or 07792 649860 or by e-mailing: info@greenclose.org

For more information on Lancashire Witches 400, visit www.lancashirewitches400.org