North Cornwall Photography Workshops
Dramatic Cornish Coast
Small group photography workshops
Landscape Photography Course In Spectacular North Cornwall
North Cornwall’s wild and rugged coastline is often considered to be one of the most beautiful in the British Isles and so it’s hardly surprising that landscape photographers from far and wide are drawn here. It is a stunning region for a photography workshop; home to many areas of outstanding natural beauty and full of photographic opportunities.
You will learn…
- Appropriate camera settings
- Working with light
- Composition techniques
- Depth of field & focusing
- Exposure & the histogram
- Use of filters
- Long exposures with water
- Suitable for all except the complete beginner
- Moderate – good – some uphill walking, beach boulders & potential slippery rocks to navigate
- Sarah Howard/Martin Stubbings
Learn photography along the dramatic North Cornwall coast
Spectacular Coastal scenery
With its wonderful sandy coves, spectacular panoramic views, and crashing Atlantic waves, the North Cornish Coastline is a popular destination, but at this time of year, much quieter. The light too, at this time is softer and can be very dramatic, lending itself to some fabulous sunsets.
Together we will explore some of the finest locations in the area including the photogenic harbour at Boscastle, the fascinating geology at nearby Crackington Haven and the incredible rock stacks and panoramic views at Bedruthen Steps, where we can also enjoy the many photographic opportunities the beach has to offer. We will be photographing the setting sun at Trevose Head Lighthouse and will spend time at the lesser known little bay at Porthcothan, home to a number of interesting rock formations.
Beaches and Cliffs
Trebarwith Strand with its vast cliffs, fine golden sand and the much photographed Gull rock, is another location we hope to visit. We will also be venturing inland to mysterious Roche Rock and the lovely Golithia Falls; a series of cascades running through a steep-sided, ancient, wooded valley on the upper reaches of the River Fowey.
Our base here will be the charming Old Mill House in Little Petherick. Just a few minutes from Padstow, it is ideally located to allow us to explore this fabulous part of Cornwall.
North Cornwall Photography Workshop - General Information
The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their photography so photographers of all levels of experience, other than the complete beginner, are welcome.
Over the course of the workshop we will help you to get the most from your camera, and work with you on composition and camera technique to enable you to capture the best images possible ‘in-camera’. We will give you both practical and technical advice, as well as individual guidance and hands on demonstrations in the field, at locations chosen to both challenge and inspire you. We will also look at the creative side of photography and developing your vision.
We will meet at approximately 5:45pm on the first evening for an introductory talk and discussion before dinner, on each participants needs and aims – an essential aspect of ensuring that every participant gets as much as possible from the course. You will also at this stage be briefed on the programme for the next 3 days.
Our photography commences the next morning and runs through until 4:00pm on the final day. We will visit a number of diverse locations, all of which will offer you numerous challenges and provide you with ample opportunity to practice a number of techniques. There will also be the opportunity for a dawn (weather and conditions permitting) and dusk shoots.
You will have the chance to review your images in the image critique sessions, when you’ll be able to discuss them with your tutor and fellow photographers, and receive constructive feedback as we look back on your photography.
The workshop has a relaxed format and is designed to be enjoyable as well as well as educational, so aside of improving your photography you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and most importantly have fun! There will also be time to relax and chat over dinner in the evenings.
We will have one to two vehicles to take us between locations each day. A volunteer driver will be required if numbers dictate, and fuel reimbursed at the rate of 22p a mile.
Our base for pick ups and drop offs will be The Mill House bed and breakfast, Little Petherick – if you wish to stay here, please contact Debbie on 01841 540388 to book your room, quoting ‘Image Seen/Sarah Howard’ when booking to get the preferential rate of £100 per night.
We recommend that you have a reasonably good level of fitness to join this workshop. Some of the ground will be uneven, particularly on the beach, and there will be a degree of downhill walking to access some of the locations which of course means it’s uphill back! The pebbles and rocks are also liable to be slippery at times.
Walking boots, ideally waterproof, with a good tread are essential as we will be working with our cameras around the water’s edge. Waterproof clothing may be needed if the weather is looking unpredictable, and it’s a good idea to bring something warm as it can be breezy on the coast and cold first thing in the morning and in the evening.
SLR camera with ideally both wide angle and telephoto lenses; tripod; cable release, Whilst not essential, you will benefit from bringing neutral density graduated filters; a polariser, a neutral density filter. It is also recommended that you also bring a rain cover for your camera. A laptop and card reader is useful to select and review your images for the purpose of our image critiques but not essential. Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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