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CREDIT: Alex Hare

Turner Country: Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate

Event info

This will be an on-location event for up to 5 people.  It has been rescheduled from March and a couple of places have become available as not everyone who had previously booked is able to make the new date.  Tickets are on sale now.


Come and experience new landscapes at three very distinctive towns on the north east corner of Kent with Alex Hare.

Timed to be just right for the tides, this itinerary is in JMW Turner’s back yard where we will explore the skyscapes he famously described as ‘the best in Europe’, the cliffs, sea pools, harbours and architecture of this interesting and historical maritime area.

Alex is an experienced landscape photography tutor so this is ideal for beginners and experienced photographers seeking a fresh creative challenge. Alex will take you to locations suitable for a range of camera techniques, creative ideas and filters, including long exposures.

Please bring/wear:

  • All your usual camera gear, tripod & filters.

  • Wellies are highly recommended.

  • Waterproof trousers, hats, gloves and coats.

  • A thermos flask for tea if you feel regular tea/coffee is required, although we are rarely too far from a cafe.

  • Snacks; a few biscuits and/or fruit in your bag is handy for nourishment throughout the day

  • Loose change for car parks.

Most of the locations are on beaches away from any designated public footpaths. None of the locations are more than a few minutes walk from the parking.

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.

This will be a group C event for up to 5 participants.


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 book if you do not wish to comply.


Event Organiser

Mark Reeves


Venue Information

Nearby parking (and cheaper than the harbour arm) is at Albion street, CT10 1NE, walk downhill, (3-4 minutes) to the Harbour Arm.  Parking charges are circa £1.20 per hour in public car parks.

For those who wish to stay locally the night before, recommended accommodation is at the Royal Albion hotel in Broadtsairs, it’s very comfortable, includes breakfast, and is 5 minutes away from the dawn start location. Parking is at the Albion St car park up the road (listed above):


or an alternative, further away, but for the ultimate accommodation experience, try Sands Hotel in Margate:


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.


Broadstairs Harbour car park

Harbour Street


CT10 1EU