On this workshop, we will explore the county of Kent from the south to north, taking in seasonal landscapes of spring colour on the way. From fields filled fresh crops, hawthorn trees in blossom to old wooden shipwrecks on the coast, this is a varied day in a lesser known UK landscape.
We have plenty to occupy ourselves for practising a variety of creative approaches in a mixture of sea & landscapes and workshop leader Alex Hare will guide you and cover his four essentials for effective landscape photography; techniques, timing, lighting and composition.
During the day you will look at the technical settings and equipment and see how this is linked to the creative approaches you wish to apply to a variety of locations that will be new to many and provide a fun day in a different landscape.
Most of the locations are on public land but off designated public footpaths, e.g. beaches, fields and hillsides and so may not suit people with limited mobility.
There will be a break for lunch in a country pub at around 13:00 (not included in the workshop price).
Those who wish to extend the day will be welcome to join Alex for sunset at circa 20.30 if the conditions seem favourable.
Alex is the author of the forthcoming book ‘Photographing Kent’, published by Fotovue. He is also a brand ambassador for Kase filters and you will have the opportunity to try out a Kase filter set and receive a special RPS workshop 10% discount code for any Kase products.
Please bring / wear:
- Drinks and snacks
- Loose change for car parks and public toilets
- Camera, charged batteries, memory card
- 6- and 10-stop neutral density filters (if you have them)
- Graduated neutral density filters (if you have them)
- Warm and waterproof clothing suitable for the weather, location and time of year
- Walking boots or
- Wellies (recommended)
This will be a category C event for up to 6 people. Category C means events that focus on a particular skill or technique (such as long exposures, composition or night photography) and/or on getting the best from a particular location. The event leader will have good location knowledge to ensure that the best is made of the prevailing conditions and will be a skilled landscape photographer able to offer tuition at all levels. These events are usually led by professionals but sometimes by volunteer members of the landscape group.
- Venue Information
There is free parking on Wear Bay Road
There are pubic toilets at Sunny Sands and also available at the other locations in pubs or cafes or, rarely, the only option will be behind a bush.
- 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.
East Cliff Pavillion
Wear Bay Road