Seascape Photography Workshop in Cornwall

St Ives, Cornwall

18th - 24th November 2023

A Seascape photography workshop in Cornwall for lovers of the sea and those who feel most alive in wild, beautiful coastal locations. The winter months are best for dramatic light conditions and big waves. It is also a quiet time in Cornwall so we will have our choice of incredible and quiet spots. 

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Cornish Seascape Photography Workshop

During the Cornwall seascape photography workshop, we will be based in St Ives, with central access to many of the best places for seascape photography in Cornwall. Cornwall can feel like being at the tip of the world; dramatic, rugged, and beautiful. The winter months in Cornwall are fantastic with dramatic light conditions and big swells.

Being based within a resort means you will have access to the pool and restaurants and we will have an area where we can get together to discuss our work in a comfortable and cosy environment. 

The basis of this workshop will be encouraging everyone to find their own voice through photography. There will be plenty of incredible seascapes, but also the chance to look for smaller details and intimate landscapes. An opportunity within a wild and beautiful landscape to consider what you are drawn to photographing and finding your own style in your photography. 

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YOUR TUTORS

Margaret Soraya & Lesley Lintott

Margaret Soraya

Margaret is known for her love of coastal photography, waves, and seascapes. Cornwall has a special place in her heart, having lived there for a few years and spent many holidays surfing on the Cornish coast. Margaret will share her love of capturing seascapes. From big crashing waves to more gentle, artistic, slow shutter speed images. Margaret specialises in encouraging and inspiring others in a genuine way.  

Lesley Lintott

Lesley’s photography is intuitive, mainly working handheld with her smartphone or Canon mirrorless camera. She is drawn to light, line and colour and often creates more abstract images.  Lesley will also be on hand to help with some creative in-camera techniques such as ICM, multiple-exposure, defocusing and shallow depth of field close-up work. You will also have the opportunity to explore how to get the best from your phone camera using creative apps and editing. 

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GROUP SIZE

6 participants:

This workshop has been designed to provide bespoke teaching and individual attention. There will be 6 participants with Margaret Soraya leading and Lesley Lintott assisting.

This is a rare opportunity to benefit from seeing the landscape from contrasting photographic angles with two photographers who share a passion for the oudoors. You will have ample opportunity for 1-2-1 support both in the landscape and whilst back indoors. 

OVERVIEW

Duration: 6 nights / 5 days 

Dates: Meet at dinner 6pm on the 18th Nov. Finish after breakfast on 24th.

Included: All tutoring. Complimentary transport during the workshop. Self serve breakfast within the houses, lunches.

Excluded: Evening Meals, drinks, travel to Cornwall & camera insurance.

GRADING

Fitness level:

Most locations are within a short walk from the car park but there will be short cliff walks, uphill sections, and options for longer walks. A basic level of fitness is required in order for you to access the landscape. As a rough guide, you should be able to walk carrying your camera gear for 20-30 minutes across uneven ground.

 
There will always be options to stay nearer the vehicles, although this may mean separating from the group for a while. Your safety on location is our top priority so Margaret & Lesley are both qualified outdoor first aiders

LOCATIONS

Locations will include ( weather & wave dependent)

St Ives

The Bedruthan Steps

Porthcurno

Botallock 

Sennen Cove

Lands End 

Fistral Beach 

Godvrey Lighthouse 

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DAILY OUTLINE

What the days will look like

Our days during this seascape photography workshop in Cornwall will start with breakfast before heading out to the most suitable location for the day based on the wave and wind forecasts. 
 
Lunch will usually be taken in a cafe to enable us to stay outdoors all day. However, if the weather is really against us we may return to the accommodation and take time for one-to-one tutorials, editing, or any assistance you need. 
 
If we have been out all day there will be some time to relax before  dinner. Dinner is optional and will be discussed as a group as o where to go or whether to eat in.  If we have had a more relaxed day then we often meet a couple of hours before dinner for inspirational talks, demos and slideshows. The small group size on this seasacpe photography workshop in Cornwall ensures plenty of time for everyone to be helped individually.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is in two self-catering luxury lodges within the newly refurbished Una resort in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. Each participant will have their own double room within two 3 bedroom lodges. One room in each lodge is en suite and the others are shared bathrooms between 2. The price is adjusted to reflected the share bathrooms on a first-come first-served basis. Each lodge has a kitchen and large lounge area. Your fridges will be stocked with simple breakfast items. 

The resort has a spa, jacuzzi, steam room and swimming pool, gym. The restaurant on-site, Una Kitchen, is a Mediterranean-inspired brasserie and bar that’s open from breakfast to early dinner. Evening meals will generally be taken in the restaurant but this is optional. 

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TRAVEL

How to get to the workshop

The nearest train station is Carbis Bay train Station.

The nearest airport is Newquay.

If you are driving there is ample space at the accommodation to leave your car.