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Felixstowe Sunset Workshop

Join me for an afternoon of Landscape Photography along the Felixstowe coastline in Suffolk, finishing up with a sunset at either the Pier or Landguard Point, and allow me show you how to get the most out of your photography and your camera.

Here are the things you can expect to learn from the workshop: • You will understand the relationship between the exposure controls and the effects they have on the image apart from exposure. • How to use Aperture, Shutter and ISO to control exposure with the help of the Exposure Meter and Histogram. • How to make the best use of the cameras’ metering systems. • How to setup your camera for optimum image creation, taking the guesswork out of all those complicated settings. • You will learn about Lens Choice and how different focal lengths can be used effectively in the environment. • You will learn about Depth-of-Field and how to set the camera up to Focus effectively. • You will be introduced Neutral Density Filters, when and how to use them. • You will learn about Long Exposure Photography. • You will gain an appreciation of the fundamentals of image composition.



Max participants - 6

We meet at the Cliff Road car park in Felixstowe (51.975993, 1.381636) and finish at Landguard Point for the sunset.

Workshop Duration
Usually 5 - 6 hours.

You will need to get yourself to and from the locations, although any vehicle sharing is encouraged

Food and drink are not included in the
workshop price, so please bring any food and drink you may need.

Workshop Requirements
This workshop is suitable for all abilities including complete beginners.

You will need

A camera with preferably a wide angle or standard lens. A tripod is also a must (I have a few available to borrow if needed) along with any Filters you may own (I have a few Lee100 Kits to borrow if needed) and a remote release if you have one. 

Warm clothing and suitable footwear, such as walking boots and/or Wellies.

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About this Workshop

This workshop begins in the afternoon and ends shortly after sunset.  Naturally, the start time of the workshop will be timed to give us time to explore one or two areas of photographic interest before making sure we are at the final location ready to make the most of the golden hour around sunset.  The dates available are all selected for the most of optimum tide. A brief meet & greet at the Cliff Road car park will allow us to get to know each other and for me to see what photographic gear you have brought with you. After spending some time around the colourful beach huts and groynes, we will move southwards along the coast, taking in Cobbold's Point and finishing up at either the Pier or Landguard Point for the sunset. Landguard Point is a headland located at the entrance to the Port of Felixstowe and is home to the Landguard Fort, which dates back to the 16th century. The fort is now a museum and is open to the public. The point is also a popular spot for birdwatching, as it is located on the North Sea flyway, a migratory route for birds. In addition to the fort, there is also the conservation area to explore, with its WWII defences scattered about.  We will spend some time photographing the area, before moving on to Cobbold's Point, with its photogenic sea defences. I use a very laid back teaching style, (there won't be any exam question, I promise!), and being a small group, I am able to ensure I spend as much time with all attendees, to help them get the most from their camera and equipment. You will learn all about reading and setting exposure, composition & framing, as well as how to get the most from the camera settings, such as achieving the best focus and Depth of Field for a scene.  If you haven't yet mastered Fully Manual control of your camera, I am sure you will be adept at it by the end of the workshop. Following the workshop, you will be given access to some freebies for you to download and keep, including my; "Landscape Photography Essentials", which will help solidify the new skills you have learnt. I look forward to seeing you there :)

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