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Atlantic Coast Landscapes  One-day Photography Course

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Atlantic coast landscapes photography one-day course

14 September 2019. Hartland Quay, north Devon

Course location: On the coastline at and around Hartland Quay, near Bideford, on the north coast of Devon.

Times: 2pm to sunset (approx 8pm)

Price: £95 per person (Discounted to £90 if booked and paid for before 31 Dec 2018).

The wild, rugged Atlantic coast of north Devon is a dream for landscape photographers, a place of sheer cliffs and coves, waterfalls cascading straight onto the shore. Facing west, this coast is ideally photographed in the afternoon, and so this course runs throughout the afternoon until the sun sets over the sea.

The coast at and just to the south of Hartland Quay is among the most photogenic places in the whole of the southwest, and is well worth the effort needed to walk along this coast to catch the best shots.

However, please see the note at the bottom of this page.

The course will aim to teach the following skills:

Participants should have an understanding of what shutter speed and lens aperture mean, plus a knowledge of how to operate their own camera in order to get at least basic images.

Beyond this, the main requirements are enthusiasm, an open mind and a readiness to learn!

A special note about this Hartland Quay course

Please be aware of the following:

1. This course involves a certain amount of coastal walking, amounting to about three miles - 1.5 miles out from Hartland Quay and about 1.5 miles back;

2. The walk from the cliff down to the beach - and then especially back up again - is very steep, with a short part of the path not in great condition;

3. Much of the main beach we’ll be photographing on is quite rocky and in places takes some care to walk on.

Therefore, don’t sign up for this course if you find walking difficult, particularly on steep, rough paths or on rocks.

That said, this is definitely one of the most beautiful parts of Devon’s coast, and is hugely rewarding, photographically, to those able to make the effort.

One final, general note:

Since we’ll be working outdoors, what we are able to do during the day is very weather-dependent. Weather conditions may make it necessary to vary the itinerary.

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See other one-day courses:

30 Mar 2019 - Low Light Photography

14 April 2019 - Architecture and Travel photography

4 May 2019 - South Devon Coastal Landscapes

18 May 2019 - Exmoor in Spring

25 May 2019 - Dartmoor in Spring

8 June 2019 - Camera Handling

5 Oct 2019 - Jurassic Coast Landscapes photography

19 Oct 2019 - Exmoor in Autumn

26 Oct 2019 - Dartmoor in Autumn

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