Rye Harbour At Dawn II

Rye Harbour and Camber Sands

Event info

An on-location workshop for up to six participants.  Tickets will go on sale on 3rd September.


Philip Bedford will lead this workshop to explore the area of Rye bay, photographing the calm sands of Winchelsea and Camber beaches and the historic town of Rye, one of the Cinque Ports from the Norman era.

We’ll photograph the beach and sunrise and look for sweeping patterns and textures in the sands at lower tides. In Rye, we’ll explore some of the key buildings to capture great photographs, and we’ll finish the day at Camber sands, a stretch of beach famed for it’s windswept sand dunes.

Terrain is generally quite easy. The pebbles on the beach are easy to walk on. There will be lots of walking, expect to cover around 8 miles throughout the day.

The terrain at some locations (sandy and shingle beaches) is unsuitable for wheelchairs

Participants should bring plenty of morning snacks/breakfast. We’ll stop for a coffee at a local café around 9.00am and lunch at a local pub/café at around 12.00pm.

Please bring / wear:
- Your usual camera equipment

- Tripod and filters (if you have them)

- Walking Shoes

- Windbreaker and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions.


This will be a group C event for up to six people.  


Social distancing:

The workshop leader will be following safe practices in line with social distancing guidance and will require participants to do the same.  Please do not attend if you do not wish to comply.


Your data

Please note: your personal data (name, email address and telephone number) that you supply when booking an event will be passed to the event / workshop leader in order to enable them to:

  • contact you in advance of the event to remind you or notify you of joining instructions (or changes thereto) etc.
  • contact you at short notice before or during an event in case of any emergency or last-minute changes (eg because of weather).

By booking this event you are deemed to consent to this transfer of your data.


Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Venue Information

Rye Harbour has toilet facilities open from 09:00

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 postponed or cancelled for this or another reason beyond the RPS’s control. If an event is postponed we will transfer your booking to the rearranged event, with the option of a refund if the rescheduled date is not suitable for you.

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.


Rye Harbour car park

Harbour Road

Rye Harbour


TN31 7TY