North Somerset High Tide Coastal
Saturday 14th March 2020
Workshop Description

This workshop is delivered in assocation with the RPS, the booking process is through the RPS website (see link below)

This workshop has been specially planned to coincide with a particularly high tide on 14th March (10.19 AM) where the wonderful wooden lighthouse at Burnham-on-Sea will be surrounded by water. This lighthouse is at it’s best in these conditions where we can experiment with different shutter speeds and try some long exposure photography using 10 stop filters. Workshop leader Colin Jarvis will have spare filters for participants who don't have their own.

After we finish at the lighthouse we will travel the short distance to Weston-Super-Mare to photograph the marine lake where the post-lined walkway, surrounded by the sea can create very surreal minimalist style images. We will then walk to Birnbeck Pier which is a short distance away to photograph this very evocative symbol of faded Victoriana. For sunset we will drive to Clevedon Pier to photograph this lovely structure with glorious evening light (hopefully).

We will stop for lunch at a local cafe. Please bring / wear: Loose change for car parks and public toilets Camera, charged batteries, memory card Shutter release cable (if you have one) Tripod 6- and 10-stop neutral density filters (if you have them) Graduated neutral density filters (if you have them) Warm and waterproof clothing suitable for the weather, location and time of year Walking boots or Wellies (ideal) Grippers / microspikes for wellies (steps at the marine lake can be very slippery) The terrain will mainly be paved or sandy beach. There are no steep gradients but steps will be encountered during the day. Some areas are likely to be slippery.

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