6th - 9th April 2018
Cornwall is often thought of having one of the most beautiful coastlines in the British Isles. It is home to many areas of outstanding natural beauty, has a historical importance from the tin mining industry to the fishing industry, and more recently became the storm central of England.
Our base will be right on the edge of the dramatic cliffs of the Lizard peninsular, with uninterrupted sea views directly above the quaint fishing harbour of Mullion Cove. Mullion Cove Hotel is exquisitely placed for capturing stunning imagery with its dramatic cliff top position. We have an excellent hotel on hand to look after us once we’ve enjoyed some stunning photography of the many picturesque coves and beaches which in any weather provide fantastic opportunities for photography.
Our three night photography weekend is designed to appeal to all levels, to enjoy the locations situated along this coastline, and to capitalise on the ever-changing light, while staying in a beautiful location and enjoying fantastic Cornish hospitality! Digital camera enthusiasts who love using the landscape as their subject will be hard pressed to beat the panoramas offered on this break.
The workshop is relaxed but comprehensive, and the content is largely dictated by those attending. Included within the sessions are editing workshops at the Hotel and fieldwork at Mullion Cove. Visits further afield are also explored. We will be located within a close distance to Kynance Cove, Coverack, Cagewith, Poltesco, The Lizard and of course Mullion, these are just to name a few! We are very lucky to have so many fantastic locations on our doorstep and we will allow for the dramatic seascapes and tides to determine where to go for each shoot, and of course any special requests we will try to achieve.
Waterproofs and good walking boots are essential; wellington boots with a good tread are an excellent choice at this time of year especially for those that enjoy getting wet feet!! I will of course let you know which shoots require wet feet protection!! (Bring your wellies and tripod).
Arrival by mid afternoon on the first day would allow us to check into our hotel and enjoy a Cornish speciality before heading out into the fresh air for our first shoot together at sunset. Dinner and a good night's sleep and you’ll be ready for sunrise the next day! In the evenings you will have a chance to unwind at the hotel, share your thoughts of the day with fellow clients and time to look at images and share editing techniques.
On the first evening participants are invited to join me for a Welcome Drinks Reception and 'ice- breaker' session, followed by dinner, giving everyone the chance to get to know one another, and explore what everyone hopes to gain from attending the course.
No experience of digital photography is required, but the following equipment is essential:
A digital SLR, compact system (mirrorless) or bridge camera with its instruction manual, batteries and charger
Comfortable walking footwear with good grip and waterproofs
Warm outdoor clothing and waterproofs
Please contact me if you would like further information, this workshop is being run with The Mullion Cove Hotel so payment and booking is being dealt with with them, please follow the link to find out more about the stunning hotel.
3 nights, Friday afternoon arrival, departing Monday morning.
The Mullion Cove Hotel
All accommodation, all tuition, all breakfasts and dinners.
All other meals, insurances and transportation around the local area.
What camera kit?
An array of focal lengths benefit us, a wide angle lens (16-35), medium zoom (24-70) and a longer (70-300) will all be ideal to cover a variety of possibilities. The most used will be the 24-70. The bags will be near by the vehicles for lots of the trip so we don't expect you to carry it on your backs all day long!
Filters and a polariser.
Waterproof cover to protect from rain.
Wellington boots and sensible footwear
Where to meet?
At The Mullion Cove hotel on Friday afternoon at 3pm.
Do i need to bring a computer?
Its not essential, it does help if the weather should turn against us, we can cover processing techniques together, this being said, you are welcome to watch anything i do. Its great for reviewing images that day and checking you are getting sharp images and happy with the performance so it does to help to bring it.
Any other questions please ask!