The coastline of Northumberland holds some truly essential portfolio classics and there is no better place to learn to shoot seascapes in this incredible coastal location. Based in Alnwick, we will be staying in fabulous accommodation, just minutes from Alnwick castle. With Dunstanburgh, Bamburgh Castle and the magnificent Lindesfarne within easy reach of our door, we can choose a myriad of different options up and down the coast, from grand vistas to intimate closeup. Let's not forget other landmark opportunities to the south, with St Mary's Lighthouse and Newcastle within close proximity, for some spectacular alternatives. This five day Northumberland tour is a great way to get to grips with seascapes, landscapes and even architectural photography, all from a truly fabulous base.
The tour will be run by myself and alongside new workshop leader and photo journalist Tom White, a Getty photographer and photo journalist whose articles grace The Guardian and leading newspapers on a regular basis. Tom has exceptional knowledge of this area to add to my extensive understanding of this region.
We will be on location every day but not too far from shelter should the weather change. The changeable light can work to our advantage, so expect to be shooting at all times and making the very best of the dawn and evening light.
Whether expert or beginner, there is something for everyone on this effective tour. Expect technical and compositional advice as well as evenings of helpful conversation and post processing assistance guaranteed.
We will all meet at the tour accommodation at 11am on Saturday 9th March 2019 - The Hog’s Head, Alnwick
You need to be capable of walking for sustained periods, along footpaths and up moderate inclines. There will be no strenuous activity but it is advised that you take walks before the trips so you can cope with three days of photography.
They are most welcome. If they want to join you in the hotel and spend their time relaxing and entertaining themselves, they are welcome to join you at no extra cost.
Yes, we will be making the most of the times of good light, but we will be active at any time of day, as moorland conditions like cloudbursts and rainbows can be utterly spectacular, but the weather is usually very stable this time of year. Dawn is early, around 7am, meaning a 6am rise, so if you are too exhausted and would prefer to sleep in, that is perfectly fine. There’s no pressure!
This is northern England, so expect everything! Ensure you bring good quality footwear. Walking boots are not essential as walking shoes should suffice, but bring a pair of wellingtons with thick socks are essential for shooting at the coast. Its great to get your feet in the sea for some truly amazing images. Ensure a hat and gloves are part of your wardrobe as early mornings can see significant drops in temperature.
An array of focal lengths will always benefit the coastal photographer. A wide angle lens (16-35), medium zoom (24-70) and a longer zoom (70-300) will be ideal to cover most compositional eventualities.The most used will be the 24-70 as wide angle doesn’t always translate, so make sure this focal length is covered.
Although not essential, its a great idea to bring a laptop computer with you so you can discuss imagery with myself and others in the group. It really is a great learning experience, so I highly recommend bringing a laptop to learn and for personal entertainment.
I make a point of tutoring all my clients on digital photography to help complete the learning process. I am renowned as a leading digital professional and I will be screen recording my sessions so the learning continues after the workshop ends. I have extensive knowledge to communicate on all levels and I spend time with all my clients helping them to process their images to a high standard. It really helps to have a computer session when tiredness takes hold, or inclement weather persists.
£999 / Deposit of £100.00