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Newcastle in B&W
Capture to Print

Oct 2023

All inclusive* with 2-nights accommodation, max 4 clients


Join us for a fun filled, Black & White, capture to print workshop in the majestic city of Necastle-Upon-Tyne.


Newcastle is famed for its 7 bridges. These include the Gateshead Millennium rotating foot bridge, the low level swing bridge and the worlds first combined road and rail bridge designed by Robert Stephenson. However, Newcastle offers much more for the inquisitive B&W photographer. The sweeping hills on which the city is built result in a cascade of buildings, roads and bridges that provide some unique perspectives. There are many steep and narrow stairways to discover, hidden between the beautiful period facades.


On the North side, Grainger town offers the central arcade and the lovely old covered Grainger market, home to the original M&S stall and an opportunity to do some people watching. On the south bank there is the towering, austere Baltic museum, a converted flour mill. The Sage centre is the most recent addition, with its futuristic curved glass exterior looking like an alien space craft and makes a great modern B&W subject.

During the processing and printing day we will look at how to interpret the subjects you have captured during the previous day. For those interested, Adrian will show some of the techniques he uses to make his bold B&W images. We will print images onto a selection of Fotospeed fine art papers at A3 and you will take home 4 to 5 prints.

Brief Itinerary 

Day 1: 2pm Introduction followed by a shoot along the riverside

Day 2: 9am to 5pm shooting all day

Day 3: 10am to 4pm editing and printing


This workshop involves walking between all photo locations, we will not use transport. We will walk during the day with stops for refreshments and lunch. There are some steep climbs and a few steep steps so this workshop will not be suitable if you have mobility issues or tire quickly. Please contact me before booking if you wish to discuss.

Location, Accommodation and Transport

We will be staying at the Ramada Encore hotel, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on a single occupancy basis, a short walk from the riverside.

Start and End timing

The workshop starts at 2pm on the first day and finishes at 4pm on the last day to allow for travel and de-stress.


  • 2 nights accommodation on a single occupancy basis

  • ​All tuition by Adrian Beasley

  • Printing facilities, paper and ink. You will be able to take 4 or 5 high quality A3 prints from the workshop.

  • My endless patience! You are in good hands if you are new to Black & White Photography.

  • *Breakfast, lunch and a 2-course evening meal are included. Alcoholic drinks are NOT included


Not Included

  • Colour - its a Black & White workshop!

  • Travel to and from the workshop

  • Travel and equipment Insurance

  • Computer and editing software

  • Alcoholic drinks


  • No previous experience of shooting in Black & White, editing or printing is needed

  • You need to bring a computer for the editing and printing session. If you do not have a laptop, we may be able to loan one but please check with us before booking.

  • Please make sure you have suitable travel and equipment insurance.


Location & Contact Details

Adrian Beasley 07785926738

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.

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