Northumberland is home to one of the most spectacular coastlines in the UK. Miles of deserted dune-fridged beaches only broken by historic castles that dominate the horizon. Bordering Scotland, Northumberland is England's most northerly county rich in wildlife and history. A truly special area full of photographic opportunities.
This 4-day workshop is based near Bamburgh, providing quick and easy access to some of the most iconic locations the coastline has to offer. I know this varied landscape intimately and will be there to guide you through the whole of the workshop. The itinerary is flexible so as to provide great photographic opportunities no matter what the weather.
How To Book
A deposit of £200 is required to secure your place, the remaining £450 will be required 4 weeks before the start of the workshop.
Whether you need artistic or technical support, I will be on hand every step of the way to help you achieve the images you want to capture. The workshop group is kept small to maximize 1-2-1 tuition and allow us flexibility to move around locations. There will also be opportunities throughout the workshop to review your images and go through processing workflows.
Day 1 - Meet and Explore
We will meet at 11am at our accommodation in Bamburgh, which will be our base for the week. After an early lunch we will take a short drive to explore the local coastline to make the most of the evening light.
Day 2 - Bamburgh and Lindisfarne
Our first sunrise will take us to the Bamburgh Castle to witness the early morning light over one of the most iconic locations in Northumberland. After lunch we'll make our way to Lindisfarne and the Holy island to take in the sights and photograph the castle.
Day 3 - Danstanburgh, Embleton Bay and Howick
An early start will take us to Dunstanbugh and one of my favourite beaches. The sunrise at this time of year is in the perfect position to make the most of this location. We'll then make our way to Howick beach to photograph some impressive rock formations. The longer evening will give us chance to review our weekend's images back at our accommodation.
Day 4 - Seahouses and Craster
Our final morning will take us some of the less explored beaches, putting to practice what's been learnt during the workshop.
What to Bring
As you can expect, March on the north east coastline can result in some uncertain weather conditions. With this in mind, warm and waterproof clothing is essential. I will keep walks short but I would recommend a sturdy pair of walking shoes/boots and wellies as some of the rocks can be a treacherous when wet.
For our trips that require walking I would advise that you keep your photographic equipment to a minimum. Camera bodies, lenses and tripods can quickly add up to a significant weight so make sure you have a rucksack/camera bag that you can comfortably carry over rugged terrain. If you have any questions regarding equipment please don't hesitate to contact me.
I will have my own laptop that we can use to assess images during the evenings, or if the weather keeps us inside, but feel free to bring your own so you can do your own editing. I also have Nikon DSLRs, lenses and Lee filters that can be used during the workshop.
Although our accommodation is self catered, breakfast will be provided. Lunch, dinner and drinks are excluded. Our accommodation is located near plenty of convenience shops, pubs and restaurants. There will also be ample opportunities to visit shops and eateries when we're out in the day. Personal insurance is also recommended.
We'll be meeting at our accommodation at 11am. I will be travelling through Newcastle which is easily accessible by road or public transport so I can pick any one up if needed. If you have any questions about travel arrangements please let me know.
Our spacious self catering cottage is fully equipped with all the necessary amenities and is positioned near the heart of Keswick with plenty of restaurants and shops. More details will be provided upon booking.
- Spacious Bedrooms
- Large lounge and kitchen area
- Breakfast Provided