Experience the wonderful scenery, history and wildlife of this photographers’ paradise!
Dates: 15-18 June 2018 (3 nights/4 days)
Cost: £950 per person (single accommodation) with a £190 non-refundable deposit payable upon booking: this includes all tuition, meals, transport during the course and accommodation, but excludes alcohol, insurance and travel to and from our base location.
The light in Northumberland often assumes an ethereal quality: the kind of soft, warm, golden light that photographers dream of. Combine this with the fact that the county’s turbulent history has left a range of wonderful castles and ruins in its wake; that there is often great drama in the skies around the coast; and that everyday human activity in the area often creates photographic subjects of interest, and it is easy to see why Northumberland is a paradise for photographers.
Coast, Castles & Wildlife
On this trip our focus will be on wildlife as much as the more familiar castles and coastal scenes. We will be visiting the Farne Islands to see the puffins and other nesting birds as well as the Wild Cattle at Chillingham.
We will be staying in a comfortable small hotel which is very well located for Holy Island (with Lindisfarne Castle, interesting harbour and the Priory ruins), Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Bamburgh Castle and other coastal locations.
Purpose & Format
The aim of the weekend is very much to help you develop your own creative vision and hone the skills to make that vision a reality.
When you have booked your trip Adriaan will contact you to discuss your level of photographic experience, your objectives for the weekend and what equipment may be useful to bring along.
Over the weekend Adriaan will provide photographic briefing sessions and will be on hand to provide advice on location (if and when required). You will also have the option to participate in photography feedback sessions. During these sessions Adriaan can provide one-to-one support to address any areas of difficulty or uncertainty, to advise on composition, etc.
The cost of each 3 night course is £950 per person (in single accommodation) — this includes all tuition, meals, transport during the course and accommodation, but excludes alcohol, insurance and travel to and from our base location.
A non-refundable deposit of £190 is payable at the time of booking with the balance due 12 weeks before the workshop.
Places are limited to three (3) participants per course so early booking is recommended.
All tuition will be in English.
Exertion Level & Weather Conditions
Moderate — The course will involve a degree of walking with some of it on beaches and some of it possibly uphill. However, many locations are easily accessible from nearby car parks so we can cater to the fitness levels of different participants to some extent.
You will need to be prepared for bad weather (for yourself and your camera) as this often provides the best conditions for landscape photography.