Suffolk’s Floral Coast Workshop
Tuesday June 7th 8am – 1pm
Join me for a 5 hour photography workshop exploring some of the Suffolk Coast’s most beautiful locations.
The workshop will begin at Shingle Street. This is a fantastic location to explore photographically especially 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.
From Shingle Street we will head along the coast a little to Hollesley Marshes. Here we will work around Barthorpes Creek at low tide and explore some of the salt marsh with its shallow lagoons.
The workshop will finish at Ramsholt Church which has a beautiful natural churchyard full of flowers.
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.
5 hours of tuition
A copy of the Part of the Landscape Workbook
Digital course notes which will be emailed before the session.
Participants are invited to submit their favourite images for comments and feedback after the workshop.