North Devon Coast Capture to Print
Maximum group size 4
Based in Bideford, North Devon
The North Devon coastline is only 40 miles as the crow flies but is one of the most dramatic in the UK. Featuring sprawling sandy beaches and craggy coves; photographically there is something here for everyone. We have the UK’s first BioSphere reserve and the second largest dune system. The Eastern section touches Exmoor and transitions from rocky cliffs to expanses of sand. Across the Taw and Torridge estuaries we head towards the rugged cliffs of Hartland before turning south towards the North Cornwall coast and on to Bude.
You can photograph the ocean with big skies, tiny shells, crashing waves, rock details, surfers in the sunset, dune grasses drifting in the wind in colour and monochrome. Use creative camera techniques, multiple and long exposures to capture scudding clouds or movements of waves and long grasses.
This workshop combines shooting, editing and printing. We are a small group and will divide our time creatively depending on the conditions and needs of the group. The outline plan is for 2 full days shooting and 1 full day developing and printing. Our studio offers the very latest A3, A2 and A1 printers from Canon and Epson and fine art papers from Fotospeed. All of the studio facilities are available during the workshop and we have included a material budget for 1-day of printing.
Location and Accommodation
The workshop is based at Kingsdown House in Bideford, North Devon, the home of Adrian and Clea Beasley. Kingsdown House offers a well equipped studio. B&B will be provided by the Royal Hotel in Bideford on a single occupancy basis.
Breakfast and packed lunches are included every day. Clea will provide a hearty brunch as an alternative to breakfast if we do a dawn shoot.
Evening meals for night 1 and 2 are at your expense but Clea will cook for the last evening.
No previous experience is needed, especially for the editing and printing elements. Training will be provided during the workshop.
You need to bring a computer for the editing and printing session. You may bring your desktop if you do not have a laptop. We may be able to loan you a laptop if you are unable to bring your own but please check before booking.
You will need an average level of fitness for the location elements. If you have issues with mobility, please speak to us before booking and we can advise if the workshop is suitable for you.
To help you sleep at night, please make sure you have suitable travel and equipment insurance.
Evening meals day 1&2 - evening 3 is provided.
Travel to and from the workshop
Travel and equipment Insurance
Computer and editing software
Location & Contact Details
Adrian Beasley +44 7785926738
Address and travel details will be provided after booking.
Booking and Cancellation Policy for Residentials:
We require a 10% deposit when you book to secure your place, final balance will be due 4-weeks before the start of the workshop. If you cancel at any time, please understand that I may need to retain some of your monies to cover incurred costs that I cannot recover, unless I am able to re-sell your place. In general, if I am able to re-sell the place, I will refund you so please contact me as quickly as possible.