For over 120 years the shipwreck of the SS Nornen has been a feature of Berrow Beach. Its ribcage-like appearance makes it a strong subject that can be photographed in many ways, though it's only visible during low tide. I have designed this workshop to allow for opportunities to photograph the shipwreck and other locations nearby.
The workshop will begin at 3:30pm in the nearby village of Brent Knoll where we'll photograph some beautiful woods. We will look at how to photograph trees and take a more abstract approach to composition.
The second half of the workshop will be spent on the coast at Berrow Beach, which features sand dunes and mud flats. After photographing the beach, and as the day draws to an end, we'll move to the SS Nornen shipwreck further along the beach to take photographs at sunset and into dusk. This will involve using longer exposures and the use of filters. The workshop will finish at 10pm.
The workshop will involve two walks of around 20 minutes each, covering flat terrain, to allow us to reach the beach and shipwreck. Participants will need to bring wellies to wear on the beach.
During the workshop we will cover a range of topics from basic camera settings, filtration and focusing to 'seeing' a picture and improving composition. It doesn't matter what level you're at as there is enough time to give everyone individual attention. You will receive a brief questionnaire before the workshop to allow me to tailor the content towards what you wish to learn.
After the workshop I will send you notes recapping what we've covered.
Tuition and guidance, transport between locations on the day, notes covering topics explained during the day.
Camera, tripod, accessories (spare battery, etc), selection of lenses, filters (ND grads/polariser most useful), wellies, mobile phone, food/drink/snacks.