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Spurn Point: Seascape Photographic Workshop 23rd July 2016

This one day photographic workshop will cover some of the most dramatic scenery the North of England has to offer. Dependant on weather conditions and the size of the swell, we will be covering locations such as the Humber Bridge with its dramatic iconic architecture, Spurn Point’s classic lighthouse, plenty of Groins and an abundance of beautiful sand dunes with flowing curves and wonderful grasses to keep you busy on the walk to the lighthouse.

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What to expect on this photograph workshop?

Spurn point is a dynamic environment that is constantly changing and moving 2 meters a year! On the day we have endless possibilities but possible options include, focusing on seascape, movement, dramatic vistas, architectural lighthouses, bridges and experimenting with long exposure to simplify the moving sea and grasses is a must! There are also some classic seascape subjects with plenty of groins and the dominant lighthouse. The locations lend themselves to black and white moody shots and this is something that will be covered on the day!

The one day workshop structure -

A typical workshop day often includes tuition on the following subjects; camera set-up, live view and accurate focusing, of field preview, effective tripod setup, shooting manual, bespoke and one to one demonstrations of exposure, metering, and bracketing, focusing, depth of field (known as Hyperfocal distance). The creative uses of both shutter speed and apertures, use of filters, both exposure balancing (Neutral Density Graduated) and creative effects (Polarisers, Neutral Density). Whatever you’re understanding I assure you that I will help you advance both technically and creatively and ensure a bespoke learning experience depends on individual needs or requests.

Composition will form an important part of the workshop as its key to powerful images and there will be demonstrations, critiques and healthy discussions. Some topics we can cover; what makes a good image, the rules of composition, when to follow them and when to break them, how to win camera club competitions, use of depth, scale, texture, perspective, colour and psychology. Other popular topics of discussion include; location planning, lighting conditions, support material and communities, commercial work, Photoshop and, image philosophy.

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This workshop main aim is designed to improve your technical and conceptual skills so you can be confident when shooting your own work. Oh yes there is always like minded and supportive fellow photographers for plenty of laughs and enjoyable experiences in wonderful soundings.

Group size: Four places available
Duration: 10am – 5/6pm (dependant on light and conditions and swell.)
Start and Finish Location: Humber Bridge, Spurn point.
Date: Saturday 23rd July 2016
Price: £95pp
What’s included: At least 8+ hours of Tuition, transport on the day, a friendly supportive learning environment.
What's not included: Insurance, transport to Whitby, food and drinks.
Fitness level - Please be aware workshop involves at least 4 miles walking along the beach, to and from the carpark, but we will give plenty of time for this and take it at a leisurely pace. This workshop also covers some uneven and potentially slippy ground, but mainly beach walking. I always respect an individual’s personal limitations and due to the small group sizes this shouldn’t be a problem. If you need to discuss any concerns and need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to help.



• Camera and spare batteries (ideally a SLR)
• Sturdy Tripod (I have a couple spare if needed)
• Memory Cards
• Walking Boots or Wellies
• Warm waterproof clothing
• Packed lunch
• Personal insurance

Optional but will improve the day

• Selection of lenses
• Neutral Density Graduated Filters (I use B+W 3,6 and 10 stop)
• Prints for critiques (over lunch, coffee)
• Camera manual

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Note: Shortly after booking you will be emailed a pre workshop questionnaire enquiring your experience / to establish you’re learning style / and offer you a detailed itinerary of the day’s events. If you require further information about this workshop please don’t hesitate to email and I’d be happy to help.

Book a Place on Workshop

To book, click on the PayPal button underneath. If you prefer I can take payment from checks, or bank transfer. Just email me and I can give you the relevant details. Payments are routed via PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to make payment. You can also pay by debit and credit cards via the button. Once your payment has been accepted, your place on the workshop is booked. Please read our Terms & Conditions. By making payment you will be entering into a contract with Jason Theaker Photography and will be bound by these conditions.

Shortly after booking you will be emailed a pre workshop questionnaire enquiring your experience / to establish your learning style / and offer you a detailed itinerary of the day’s events. In addition it recommended that you take out personal insurance to militate against bodily or equipment damage.

If you require further information about this workshop please don’t hesitate to contact me , I’ll be happy to help.