September 25, 2019

Seascape Photography Workshop

Improve your landscape and seascape photography skills by attending an Edinburgh Photography Workshop session

We are officially into Autumn and the sunset and sunrise times become a little more sleep friendly. September is also the time when we start to run the Introduction to Landscape and Seascape Photography Workshop. For someone new to photographing seascapes, it’s a great opportunity to learn techniques to getting great images. If you’re already familiar with seascapes, it’s brilliant to be driven to seven or eight brilliant locations on the shoreline of the River Forth.

Seascape photography equipment

To get the best images during the workshop there are three bits of photography equipment that you’ll need. Firstly, you are going to need a camera with interchangeable lenses. Any DSLR or mirrorless camera will be more than fine for the workshop. Next, you’ll need a sturdy tripod. The east coast of Scotland can be quite windy. The last thing you want is a flimsy tripod falling into the water and ruining your camera. Read our previous blog about choosing a good tripod. The final thing you’ll need is a set of filters. I recommend the Kase Filter system but any system that allows you to use both ND and ND Graduated filters is good for the workshop.

Photography locations

The Landscape and Seascape Photography Workshop runs from before sunrise to the last light of sunset. After picking up in Edinburgh we take a long drive to the East Neuk of Fife for sunrise.

We then start to head down the Fife coast at two or three more locations before journeying across the Queensferry Crossing. Here we take a panorama image of the three bridges that cross the River Forth.

Over the next few hours, we explore the south shore of the River Forth finishing around the Dunbar or North Berwick area. We programme the dates of the workshop to capture the bridge at Belhaven Bay with water on either side of the steps. The reason the scene has earned the nickname, ‘The Bridge to Nowhere’.

Available Dates

The October workshop is already fully booked and we have a waitlist for this session. There are also dates available every month from November 2019 to March 2020. You can book now for £150 by clicking here.

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