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The Picturesque West Sussex Coast - Small Group Photography Workshop

03rd Nov, 2020 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Benjamin Graham and

£249.00 pp (£298.80 inc vat)

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Our Picturesque West Sussex Coast photography workshop with Benjamin Graham will take place in November. Join Benjamin for an easy-access, productive, photography-packed full-day workshop on the beautiful south coast. Recommended for DSLR and mirrorless users.

Fully UK Government current regulations-compliant group size of four maximum, plus tutor. Socially-distanced, responsible guidance and tuition.

Last minute opportunity to coincide with the tides.

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At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Easy
  • Included
    • Tuition from Benjamin Graham on a 4:1 basis
  • Excluded
    • Meals, drinks - there will be opportunities to stop at cafes throughout the day
    • Travel to the venue
  • Duration 1 Day Workshops
  • Tour Code WSC01
The Picturesque West Sussex Coast - Small Group Photography Workshop

West Sussex Coast Photography Workshop

Join Benjamin Graham for an easy-access, productive, photography-packed full-day workshop on the beautiful south coast. Recommended for DSLR and mirrorless users.

Locations:

  • Aldwick Bay for 06.00 meet-up to shoot through the blue-hour to the sunrise at 07.00
  • Littlehampton West Beach at midday
  • West Wittering at 17.30 for the 18.30 sunset. Our day’s shooting concludes at 20.00

Details:

  • Fully UK Government current regulations-compliant group size of four maximum, plus tutor. Socially-distanced, responsible guidance and tuition.
  • Expect short walks on shingle during the morning and midday shoots and longer walks of up to a couple of kilometres on decent pavement and very easy-going sand during the evening shoot. 
  • Please bring coins or a parking app on your phone as we will be paying and displaying in a couple of our locations. 
  • Please wear sensible, warm clothing that is suitable for an autumnal pre-dawn at the coast. NB: in my experience, it’s usually colder than you think it’s going to be in the hours before sunrise at the beach, so prepare accordingly and be ready for a relatively chilly start to our day. 

Gear:

As a general rule at the seaside, there tend to be rather more plentiful wide-field-of-view ops than long-lens ops, so wide-angle to standard lenses are likely to be deployed more than telephoto lenses. Don’t overdo it and pack whatever you are happy to carry with you for a whole day. 

Recommended accessories:

  • Tripod
  • Polariser - this is an extremely useful filter and something every landscape photographer should invest in and never be without
  • Big-Stopper ND - this is also an important accessory and well worth investing in, not just for this workshop but also for the future
  • Graduated filter - not essential but if you have them please pack them
  • Wellies - highly recommended as your photo-ops will be increased if you can both wade through and stand about in water. If you’d rather wear walking boots, no problem, you’ll still get plenty of shots
  • Laptop or tablet - for any on-the-fly processing ops we get

If you would like some advice on any of the foregoing, please do not hesitate to email Benjamin at: benjamingrahamphotography@gmail.com

What to expect at the locations:

Aldwick Bay has dozens of dark, primeval-looking rocks littered all over the sandy sea bed that are only revealed at low tides. These look sensational from dawn through the golden hour and, on this date, sunrise will coincide with a significantly low tide that will expose all the rocks for us. For those who are interested, just a modest walk westwards along the sand, and also only revealed at low tides, there is the beached wreck of a section of the WWII D-Day Mulberry Harbour that, for the past 76 years, has been steadily decomposing where it was washed up after the great storm of June 5th 1944. 

Littlehampton West Beach Pier/Breakwater is a well-funky wooden structure; a lattice edifice of sturdy timber struts, with a maritime navigation-light tower at its end, protruding into the channel at the mouth of the river Arun. A great spot for long-exposures. 

West Wittering is a vast sand-shelf of a beach with glorious uninterrupted westward views. The sea will be out for yonks at the end of the day and we will explore the sand-forms and tide pools unique to each and every turn of the tide at this gloriously expansive location. 

Schedule:

Other than the start and finish times, the timetable is approximate and, on occasions, timings (usually caffeine-motivated) can be subject to a vote…

06.00 meet at Marine Drive, Aldwick, PO21 2QA. There is plenty of free parking on the sea front at this time, please park as near as you can to the small boat pound at the western end 

06.00 to 07.30 shoot at Aldwick Rocks

07.30 to 08.00 drive to Hotham Park Café, PO21 1HP for breakfast. Plentiful pay and display parking is a short walk from the café 

08.00 to 09.30 coffee/breakfast

9.30 to 11.00 review images on cameras, laptops or tablets

11.00 to 11.30 drive to Littlehampton West Beach Breakwater/Pier, BN17 5DL, for long exposures. Pay and display parking is adjacent to our shooting position

11.30 to 13.00 shoot the breakwater/pier at high tide

13.00 to 14.00 drive to Billy’s on the Beach, PO20 8JH. Pay and display parking 

14.30 to 16.00 afternoon food at Billy’s on the Beach

16.30 to 17.00 relocate to West Wittering. Sadly, the main car park on the beach is always shut at the most interesting photography times and the roadside-only parking is pot-luck here, so we need to arrive by 17.00 in good time to ensure we all find somewhere to leave our vehicles and give us enough time to walk down the entrance driveway to the estate. 

17.30 to 20.00 shoot the sunset and blue hour at West Wittering

20.00 to 20.30 return to vehicles, day concludes

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