Suffolk Coastal Workshop Report

Suffolk Coastal Workshop Report
Alan Ranger Photography(44)

A return to home

I ran the first Suffolk photography workshop last year, 2017 at the same time of year, February.  My return this year saw almost identical weather and light conditions. Frosty and misty in the morning and then generally clear blue skies by day but dry the whole weekend.

I spent a good period of my childhood growing up in East Anglia, Bury St Edmunds,  so it’s a place I have strong emotional and family connections too. I decided to expand the itinerary this year to some different locations in addition to the usual and popular spots.  Seascape photography is obviously tide dependant and therefore a huge amount of efforts goes into planning the logistics, timing and optimising drive and walk time for each location.

An extensive weekend

This year we actually covered a whopping fifteen locations over three days.  Some were just quick stops. For example, we spotted a woodland on the side of the A12 covered in snowdrops so stopped for 30-40 mins there ad-hoc.  The ability to run workshops with this flexibility is down to, the benefit, of having small groups and using one vehicle. This year I was pleased to welcome three new clients, all of different skill levels and experience in landscape photography.

Dalice, Diana and Alex were all great fun and up for the early morning starts at dawn and willing to put in the miles through to sunset each day.  A residential workshop includes the option to review images and discuss post-processing in the evening which forms part of the learning and sharing experience.  All three clients produced some great and varied images from the locations throughout the weekend so I look forward to seeing their finished versions in due course.

Lots of variety

Below is a sample (I didn’t shoot at every location) of the images and locations covered over the weekend.  I am sure you will agree that there is a great deal of variety of subjects, lighting and opportunity for all interests and levels of photographer.

If you are interested in the next Suffolk Seascape Workshop, please contact me to see how you can join in the for the whole weekend or just on a day workshop.

Why not book your place, with a deposit, for next years Suffolk Coastal Workshop

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Southwold Pier