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The 'Sea and Shore' photography workshop looks at coastal photography and the techniques we can use to produce effective compositions, from long-exposures to sand patterns, crashing waves to rusty groynes.
The Naze at Walton, Essex, is a stunning backdrop to the beaches with a wide variety of features to allow a range of images to be made, and this workshop runs from afternoon to dusk, hopefully including a colourful sunset.
This is a more specialised workshop concentrating on coastal photography, from wider seascapes to details of beaches. You'll need to be happy with your ability to control your camera, either because you've attended my 'Know The Basics' workshop, or because you've already learnt the basics yourself. A tripod will be hugely beneficial for this sort of photography, especially as we'll be shooting into late evening.
We spend the afternoon indoors, with a slideshow and discussion looking at techniques and subjects available for sea and shore photography, from composition, lighting, subject matter, long exposures and more.
After a short break we will head down to the beach to put these techniques into practice, with everyone getting some one-to-one time whilst we're there. We will have approximately 3 hours shooting time, running from late afternoon, through sunset, to dusk.
The start time for the workshops is variable, depending on the time of sunset for the specific day. Please check the listings below for dates and times. The workshop is limited to 10 participants, and is just £60 for the day.
Upcoming dates are shown below, click the links for full details of the day and how to book.
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I also offer private photography tuition, so that you can receive my undivided attention all year round.
To book onto these workshops, please ring the relevant venue at:
Ideas and techniques for effective coastal photography, allowing participants to produce a range of images in a variety of styles.
The slideshow will use a wide range of examples demonstrating how shutter speed, composition, lighting and weather will affect your images. Once outside, the session incorporates 1-2-1 time with each participant to help them achieve the shots they're after.
This is an artistic and technical photography workshop, but the technical side refers more to the specifics of the location and techniques we'll be using, rather than how to use your camera. If you need help with that, book yourself in to a 'Know The Basics' workshop first.
An understanding of the controls of the camera is very useful, as we will be controlling depth-of-field, subject movement and more. However, the purely compositional aspects of the day can be achieved with little to no technical knowledge.
My 'Sea and Shore' photography workshops cost £60 per person, with a maximum of 10 participants.
The workshop runs for 6 hours (including snack break), and includes an indoor slideshow and discussion in the afternoon. This is followed by a practical outdoor session into the evening.
Everyone gets some 1-2-1 time in the afternoon, which can be used to address any aspect of your camera, photography, or anything else you wish to cover.
No. I have had customers as young as 10 on a standard workshop and have even run workshops for children's groups, with an age range of 7-11. The other end of the age spectrum is no hindrance either!
Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by a designated, appropriate adult; this may be a family member, nanny or chaperone. If the appropriate adult is not a workshop participant no extra charge will be incurred.
Please contact the relevant venue directly, as they deal with all the bookings. Payment can be made over the phone or in person if you pop into the Visitor Centre.
Payment in advance is required to secure your place.
Yes you can, just follow the steps for 'How do I book?' above, and simply state that you're booking it for someone else to attend. If you would like a card to give them, you can download a printable gift card PDF - 505KB. Just print it, fold it, and fill in the details.
If you need to cancel your booking, please contact the venue directly as soon as possible.
If the workshop is cancelled by Daniel Bridge Photography Tuition as much notice as possible will be given and all monies paid will be refunded by the venue.
Yes there are, and it's important you know about them in advance.
The visitor centre at The Naze is on top of the cliffs, and the sea is, quite rightly, at the bottom. Getting from the top to the bottom involves a good number of steps, so you will need to feel comfortable with the idea that you're likely to need to go down and up those steps at least once each way.
Alternatively, you could drive to the sea front nearer to Walton, and walk back along the sea wall to the bottom of the steps.
There are further short flights of steps from the sea wall to the beach.
If you have any concerns, please contact me to discuss so that we can try to make things as straightforward as possible for you.
Send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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"Daniel consistently provides a variety of interesting workshops each year which afford great photo opportunities along with educational instruction for all levels of photographic ability and always a great sense of fun for the participants." David Whyman via Trustpilot
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"Had a thoroughly enjoyable and informative workshop at the Tate modern and on the banks of the Thames. Daniel was very knowledgeable and incredibly patient, taking time with each participant to teach us about settings, composition, lighting and how he approaches different shots. It was a most relaxing afternoon and I can't wait to try out what I've learned in other locations. Would thoroughly recommend and wish I lived nearer to do some of Daniel's other workshops!" Joanne via Trustpilot
Great guy, great communicator, great knowledge
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A great intro session
"A great session with Daniel at Weald country park - wanted to learn how to use my camera more (a Panasonic LUMIX compact), and Daniel explained everything clearly, showing example pics and drawings to help. We then went out to put it in practice - which was great, and to put into practice straight away really helped." Lisa via Trustpilot
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"Excellent day spent at Hyde Hall with Daniel, despite the weather. Daniel managed to teach the uninitiated how a camera works, what all the buttons do, then we managed to get out and put it all into practice. Thank you and yes I will do my homework!!" Brendan Robinson via Trustpilot