North Somerset Woodland and Coast workshop

Woodland and coastal photography at the peak of Spring in North Somerset

29th Apr 2022

£120 (£30 deposit)

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Starting with woodland photography, we'll visit a pretty bluebell wood tucked away out of sight of the nearby industrial workings of Avonmouth. This steeply banked wood offers something different to other bluebell woods due to the slopes on which the flowers and trees grow.

As evening approaches we'll head to Portishead on the coast to visit the quirky, decommissioned Black Nore lighthouse. This lighthouse, built in 1894, has a rather unique design which to me resembles a concept spaceship from the 1960s. The beach below it is equally interesting, containing rock ledges which feature interesting patterns and textures.

How fit will I need to be?

This is an easy access workshop as both locations are roughly a 15 minute walk from the car, across fields or along footpaths. Please note that the photography locations may feature uneven surfaces in places due to the bluebell wood being on a hillside and the beach beside the lighthouse being pebbly.

What happens if the weather is wet?

If the weather is due to be significantly wet I will reschedule the workshop for the next convenient date that the majority of the group can make. It will go ahead in all other circumstances so we may be out during light showers. Be sure to dress appropriately, with a waterproof jacket and warm layers.

What time will the workshop start and finish at?

We will meet at Portishead at 3:30pm then I will drive the group to the two locations. At the end I'll return the group to their cars for around 9:30pm.

What to expect

Read about what happens during a landscape photography workshop.

What's included

Tuition and guidance, transport between locations on the day, notes covering topics explained during the day.

What to bring

Camera, tripod, accessories (spare battery, etc), selection of lenses, filters (ND grads/polariser most useful), walking boots, mobile phone, food/drink/snacks.