Exploring Coastal Long Exposures
One Day Workshops
Each masterclass is a combination of teaching camera craft and visualization in the field and image assessments and post processing in a classroom setting.
It is true to say that many landscape photographers gravitate to the coast. There is something quite innate about reaching the end of the land and facing out to sea, embracing the elements and gazing at the horizon.We have been teaching landscape photographers at coastal environments for over a decade now but we have never dedicated a workshop to mastering the skills needed to capture the true essence of being at the coast. Now we have remedied this and this masterclass is designed to do just that.
Of course the coast offers as many rewards as it does challenges and the variations of the coast can be huge. You may arrive at an expanse of pebble banks or tip-toe over geological wonders smoothed by a millennia of tides. You may have experienced the stark differences of the pristine white sands of the outer Hebrides or the Uist’s in the far north of Scotland, or the pitch black sands found at the Atlantic coast of Iceland. What is equally important is the sky and the elements that we are tasked to deal with. Carefully brought together, these aspects make stunning coastal photographs.
"If you can capture the essence of the energy at the coast, that is an art in itself"
Often when working on a beach, we are presented with big skies that extend from above our heads to the far horizon and beyond. Without doubt the choices are huge and this masterclass is an opportunity to share with you the ways, we as professional photographers, have used these individual elements of these amazing environments and brought them together to create an image that conveys to the viewer what you experienced when you were there.
You may choose to work close to the ground and focus on the geology at your feet or you may think the sky will be the dominating factor. You may not make it onto the sands, deciding to spend your time up on the cliffs looking out, or nestling in the dunes to photograph the marram grasses dancing in the breeze. Either way, they are all considerations in making a photograph that means something to you about your time there.
Whilst we all love being out in the wilds, this is only part of the journey and a raw file is very often not the finished article .Along with heading to the coast and learning composition and camera techniques we will continue this exciting journey indoors by taking your image from a raw file to a finished exhibition quality print. We will dedicate time to sharing with you the up to the minute image editing and post processing approaches to get the very best from your files.
If you have ever visited the coast with your camera and returned thinking that your images are not quite how you wanted them to look, then this workshop is a must.
This is a masterclass, and for this reason the group will be limited to four photographers only so plenty of one to one time can be spent with everybody. If you want to learn from masters in this field every aspect in the pursuit of coastal landscape photography, then this workshop is for you.
A maximum of 4 photographers
The price includes extensive one to one coaching and tuition, a combination of teaching camera craft and visualization in the field and image assessments and post processing in a classroom setting, two nights bed and breakfast accommodation in a high quality hotel (no single occupancy supplement) and transportation during the workshop.
We take a printer to the workshop and will post process and print some of your images to take home with you.
Camera and travel insurance as well as travel to and from the venue are also not included. Meals not mentioned. Alcoholic drinks and other personal expenditure is not covered either.