THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Explore the spring green fields and rolling contours of the South Downs National Park with Philip Bedford. We’ll start by photographing the hills surrounding Ditchling Beacon at sunrise before walking around Stanmer Down and exploring compositions across the hills and fields. We’ll then continue around to the Kingston downs to study the light and shadow across the fields between Woodingdean and Lewes.
Terrain is quite uneven, some uneven rocky footpaths to watch out for. There will be lots of walking, mostly on footpaths. Expect hiking of around 5-6 miles throughout the day.
Please bring / wear:
- Packed lunch and drinks
- Mid-morning snacks
- Loose change for car parks and public toilets
- Camera, charged batteries, memory card
- Graduated neutral density filters (if you have them)
- Warm and waterproof clothing suitable for the weather, location and time of year
- Walking boots / shoes
- Torch / headtorch for early morning
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.
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.
- Venue Information
Ditchling Beacon car park costs around £3.
Nearest toilets are at Ditchling Village Hall (approx. 2 miles) or at Lewes Tesco supermarket (about 10 miles) or 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 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.
Ditchling Beacon car park