Suffolk Coast Workshop
Join me for a days photography tuition exploring some beautiful and varied locations along the Suffolk Coast
The Suffolk Coast is a really diverse area with many interesting places to photograph. This workshop focuses on 3 very different locations – Shingle Street, Bawdsey and Felixstowe
We will begin at low tide at Shingle Street where we will have the opportunity to capture this wild location on the edge of the River Ore. At low tide vast banks of shingle are exposed creating interesting compositions which are all about shape and form.
Bawdsey is one of my favourite areas to explore. The coastline here is open to the elements and erosion has been a problem with the soft cliffs being especially vulnerable. The workshop will start at East Lane where we will spend some time exploring the beach around the Martello tower. This area is interesting for its history and its geology with the mudstone beach offering some great photographic opportunities at low tide. We will also look at compositions around the WWII gun tower and inland ponds and reedbeds.
From Bawdsey we will head to Felixstowe via Woodbridge for lunch in the Cherry Tree. Our time in Felixstowe will centre around Cobbold Point where we will look at long exposure photography around the distinctive breakwater.
During the workshop we will cover camera settings, composition, exposure, filters and various methods for putting together an image. There will also be an opportunity to practice long exposures for those who are interested and I have filters available for anyone who would like to borrow them.
The Suffolk Coast Workshop includes:
7 hours of tuition. The maximum group size is 4 people
A one course light lunch at a local pub
A full set of printed course notes to take home
Email critique of images after the session.
For this workshop you will need a DSLR or bridge camera and a suitable lens for landscape photography. You will need to have a basic understanding of your camera controls.
Please be aware that access to Bawdsey beach is via a short but fairly steep slope. Walking boots or wellies are recommended.
Photographic workshops make ideal gifts. If you would like to purchase a workshop as a gift please contact me and I will send you a free gift card with your order.
All my workshops explore areas that are covered in my book Photographing the Suffolk Coast