It was in November last year that I emailed Charlotte Griffiths, news and features editor of Digital SLR User magazine, suggesting a feature about cave photography technique.
I was surprised by her reply – she wanted to come caving…..
”We have a feature in the magazine called 'Masterclass' where I go out with a professional photographer from different areas of photography and learn the tricks of the trade.”
So a few weeks later, following lots of organising and borrowing of kit for Charlotte, she arrived at Croydon Caving Club cottage, Ystradfellte, in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, South Wales, for her first caving experience.
She quickly snaffled the two pieces of toast I gave her, got kitted up and we headed over to Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (OFD) Top entrance for the first of two days of caving.
See Charlotte's Masterclass article in the June ‘08 issue of Digital SLR User magazine, to see how she got on and what she learned about caving photography. But in the meantime, here are a few pictures of Charlotte's caving weekend….
Thanks to Chris Crowley, Neil Montgomery, Steve ‘President’ Murray and everyone else who helped with access, travel and caving kit.
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All images Copyright Annette Price