Suffolk’s Floral Coast Workshop
Friday 7th June 2.30pm – 9.15pm
Join me for a 6 hour photography workshop exploring two of the Suffolk Coast’s most beautiful locations.
The workshop will begin at Aldeburgh where we will spend some time photographing the traditional fishing boats set amongst the red valerian. We will look at wider scenes and smaller details with a view to creating a panel of images to represent the beach in the summer.
There will be time for fish and chips on the beach (not included) before heading to Shingle Street where we will have the opportunity to photograph the flowers in the early evening light before finishing with a sunset (hopefully) across the beach.
Both these areas are fantastic locations to explore in early summer when the floral display on the beach is at its best. Shingle Street is one of the best examples of vegetated shingle found along the Suffolk Coast and in June the beach blooms with the colourful displays of sea kale, sea pea, red valerian, vipers bugloss and sea campion. These plants make wonderful images in their own right as well as colourful additions to a wider landscape shot.
During the workshop we will have time to look at the wider landscape and practice identifying subjects, finding viewpoints, working with supporting elements and incorporating lines, shapes, patterns and textures. We will also look at close up shots of the various flowers on the beach and practice using apertures, depth of field and lighting to take gorgeous floral images.
This workshop is suitable for all camera types although you will be at an advantage if you have the ability to select your aperture and control your depth of field.
If you have a DSLR and a choice of lenses I would recommend a wide angle (in the region of 24 – 70mm) and a telephoto (eg. 70 – 200mm) or a macro.
Just over 6 hours of tuition
Digital course notes which will be emailed before the session.