Winter/Spring on the Beach Photography Workshop Series

Kingsgate Bay

Botany Bay, Camber Sands, Deal and Hastings.  Just some of the many beautiful locations of the Kent and East Sussex coast line.  Each location offering a very different photographic experience.

On each workshop I will give you advice and tips on how to capture each of these fantastic places.

Give you some ideas on how to think outside of the box for that perfect composition.

How to manage your exposure and camera settings.

How to make the most of whatever Mother Nature throws at us in terms of tide and weather.  Yes that also includes wind and rain.  Believe me when I say the more dramatic the weather the better your images can be.

Most importantly it's a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet other like minded photography lovers.

Suitable for photographers of all levels.  If you have a DSLR I do recommend that you are familiar with how to change your ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings.  You don't need to know what to set them to.  I can help you with that.  Mobile phone camera users are also very welcome.  

Under 18's must be accompanied by a full fee paying adult.

Each Workshop costs £55 for a three hour session.  There will be a maximum of 5 attendees.  If you sign up for all four experiences you can get the fourth one for just £25.

Details of dates and how to book at the bottom of this page.

A full refund will be available if the event needs to be postponed due to Covid 19 restrictions or if you have symptoms at short notice.

Botany and Kingsgate Bays

Kingsgate Bay, Kent

Not to be confused with it's famous name sake in Australia.  Botany and Kingsgate Bays are located on the Kent coast line between Margate and Broadstairs.  The two bays are separated by unique white chalk cliffs.  At low tide the two bays  become one due to an eroded gap in the rock formation.

Beaches are not just about sand and water. There is always plenty of potential photographic subjects laying around.  

I will show you how to get really creative with composition and depth of field.

Botney Bay Beach
Botney Bay Beach

Find out how the speed of your shutter can have a dramatic effect on your image.  Experiment with filters to slow down water movement.  

Camber Sands

Camber Sands is a real gem with it's sand dunes giving a very rural untouched feel to the place.

Camber Sands Beach
Camber Sands Beach

Plant life amongst the dunes can make some fantastic alternative photographic opportunities.  It's all about thinking outside of the box and exploring the beach.

Even with the tide out. The flat wet sands still present some fantastic imagery with footprints and water pools and channels

Camber Sands Beach
Camber Sands Beach

Find out how to handle the weather conditions of the day.  Cloudy wet days can bring out some fantastic opportunities.  Five minutes before this shot was taken it had been raining.


Deal is a Kent Costal town with strong links to the Royal Military Marines.  It is also home to a castle constructed as an artillery fort by Henry VIII.   Positioned next to the beach it makes for another great photo opportunity for this series.

Deal Castle
Hut at Deal

The pebble beach does not make it less attractive for photography.  Lots of opportunities with fishing boats and huts.  I will show you what makes a good composition and how to deal with shadows and high lights in your exposure.

Deal Pier gives the ideal opportunity to learn about aperture, depth of field and the effects of different shutter speeds.

Deal Pier
Beach at Deal

Find out about the rule of thirds and how to make a dramatic sky the focal part of your image.


Hastings on the East Sussex coast line has so much to offer photographically.

The pier even in the rain as pictured here always makes for a good focal point.  

Beach at Hastings
Fishing boats at Hastings

It's full of beach furniture such as fishing boats and artistic sculptures.

Let's not forget The Stade with it's beautiful bay and rock formations.  Excellent for capturing crashing waves.  Another great opportunity to play around with those shutter speeds.

Hastings Coast
Seagull at Hastings

All of these locations have an abundance of coastal wildlife.  I will advise you on the settings I use to capture gulls and other coastal birds.


Due to Covid 19 restrictions these events have now been postponed to the Winter season of 2021/2022.