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Coastal abstracts workshop - POSTPONED

Event info


Based in Bude, North Cornwall, this workshop is for those looking to make less obvious and more personal abstract images instead of the bigger vista (although you may do this, too if you wish). At low tide we will explore the rocky outcrops around the mouth of the bay, discussing composition as well as techniques such as focus stacking where applicable. At high tide we will make abstract long exposure images of the outdoor pool as well as exploring other areas such as the nearby beach huts and canal.

Maximum group size: 6

You may bring a packed lunch or eat in one of the many cafes within a short distance from the car park meeting point.

Please also bring:

Warm and waterproof clothing
Wellies are advisable for the beach
Camera, charged batteries, memory card
Macro lens if you have one (optional)
graduated filters (1, 2 & 3 stop hard graduated filters) if you have them
small change for car parking.


Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Venue Information

In the summer, Bude is a very popular tourist destination, so the beach and surrounding area is well appointed with toilets, cafes and even footpaths. 

As we will be exploring nearby rocky outcrops there will be areas of uneven terrain but this will be minimal and could be avoided by those with limited mobility. To photograph the outdoor swimming pool we need to descend a flight of wide concrete steps, therefore this part of the workshop would not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation by You

If you wish to cancel your booking PLEASE let the event leader / organiser know with as much notice as possible. If nothing else, this can avoid them delaying the start of the event while they wait for you.

If you have paid for an event, please note that this fee/ticket price is non-refundable unless we are able to sell your place to somebody else. You are welcome to sell your place yourself but, again, PLEASE notify the event leader / organiser in advance of any change.

Cancellation by us

Event leaders are asked to make plans for alternative activities or locations in the case of poor weather and, in most cases, events will proceed despite poor weather unless, in the view of the event leader, the weather will lead to unacceptable safety risks or very little chance of successful photography. It is inevitable, however, that occasionally an event will be cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control.

Occasionally an event may also be cancelled owing to lack of bookings. So if you wish to attend an event, don’t leave it till the last minute to book as it may be too late.

If an event is cancelled we will give you as much notice as we are able and any payment by you to the RPS in respect of the event offered as a full refund. In the case of events cancelled because of lack of interest we will aim to give at least three weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Please note we are NOT able to refund any associated or consequential costs including but not limited to travel, accommodation, insurance premium or other costs incurred by you in order to attend the event.


Summerleaze long stay car park

Summerleaze Crescent


EX23 8HJ