Essex Wildlife Trust have taken the decision to close their visitor centres until the end of June, so my workshops during this time at these locations have been cancelled. Bookings for the July workshop are on hold until a better understanding of the position regarding Covid-19 is reached. You can read the statement by EWT on their website. Many apologies for the disruption.
This is a more specialist 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, and 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. Then after a short break we will head down to the beach to put these techniques into practice, 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 depends on sunset, please see 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, just click the date for full details 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.
Walton-on-the-Naze - Wednesday 18th March 2020 - 1.30pm to 7.30pm (Click for details) - CANCELLED
Walton-on-the-Naze - Thursday 2nd July 2020 – 3.15pm to 9.15pm (Click for details) - ON HOLD
Walton-on-the-Naze - Saturday 26th September 2020 – 1.30pm to 7.30pm (Click for details) - 5 Spaces Left
To book onto these workshops, please ring the relevant Visitor Centre at:
Ideas and techniques for effective coastal photography, aiming to produce a range of images in a variety of styles. The indoor slideshow will use a wide range of examples demonstrating how shutter speed, composition, lighting, and weather will affect your photos. Once outside, everyone will receive 1-2-1 tuition 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, followed by a practical outdoor session into the evening. Everyone gets some 1-2-1 time once outdoors, which can be used to address any aspect of the camera, photography, or anything else you wish to discuss.
No. I have had customers as young as 10 on a standard workshop (I'm happy for children to be chaperoned if preferred), 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!
Please contact the relevant venue, 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 to show what you've done, you can download one from here, just print it, fold it, and fill in the details.
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 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.
Send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
"This workshop was far more than I expected as it is so reasonably priced. I came away feeling really motivated and looking forward to trying all the different things I have learnt. I will definitely book the next course." Julie M.
"Just to say a big THANK YOU for a fabulous 121. Despite the weather I really enjoyed the day and learnt so much, thank you for your patience and skill and for sharing your great photography skills with me." Debbie W.
"I have had a couple of courses with Daniel and he made everyone feel at ease and was always pleased to help with issues from the minor to the major on any make of camera." Matt B.
"I finally know how to use my camera properly. The change in the quality of my photographs was stunning." Peter W.