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Sea and structure - Shoreham to Newhaven hybrid workshop

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Event info

This is a socially-distanced on-location and online field trip.

This new and exciting hybrid field trip is designed to help you understand and practise shooting long exposures at specified locations on the South coast, using a mixture of online workshops and personal visits. The workshop will be focussed on the interaction of the sea with man-made structures.

The workshop will comprise three elements:

  1. An initial detailed consultation will be held with workshop leader Richard Ellis and your fellow participants, via Zoom

  2. You will then be given two months to work individually and come up with your favourite long exposure images, with as many visits to the specified locations as required

  3. A follow-on Zoom session where the group will share and discuss their images.

Full details will be provided in a PDF handout after you have joined the initial briefing session.


When planning your visit(s) to the area, you should expect to bring/wear:

  • All your usual camera gear, tripod & filters

  • Wellington boots are highly recommended

  • Waterproof trousers, and coats should it rain

  • A thermos flask for tea if you feel regular tea/coffee is required

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

Please respect social distancing when you visit the area.

This will be a category B event for up to 6 people. Category B means events where the leader has a good knowledge of the location and is also willing to offer general technical support and advice to inexperienced photographers. The event leader is NOT expected to be an expert but should be sufficiently experienced to pass on knowledge of the basics. These events are usually led by volunteer members of the landscape group.

To take part in the initial briefing and subsequent review you will need:
• a computer with webcam and microphone
• a reasonable internet connection
• to download and install the Zoom application on your computer. You will not require a Zoom subscription.

A link to join the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you a day or two in advance of your appointment.

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 (e.g. because of weather).

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

Event Organiser

Richard Ellis


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.



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