JMW Turner lived in Kent and famously remarked that it ‘had the loveliest skies in all of Europe.’ With Turner’s beautiful words (and work) in mind, we think it also makes for a perfect place for landscape photography.
This is a Triopd Travels workshop in collaboration with my friend and master photographer Lizzie Shepherd.
The workshop will be spent exploring the fascinating land and seascapes that define this unique area. From shipwrecks and abandoned industry on the River Medway to beautiful Beech forests, from soaring white chalk cliffs to sandy beaches and from Medieval castles to tidal sea pools.
Very few places can offer such variety and here we can create our own, new and original work away from the ‘bucket list’ locations found in some parts of the UK.
We will base ourselves in the village of Boughton under Blean where we can enjoy comfortable, en suite, accommodation in a local Inn. From here, we are ideally placed to reach the various corners of the County in search of our photographs.
This location photography is then developed during our digital skills sessions where we will show you the fundamental techniques required to process your photographs, including exposure blending, using layers and masks and how to work efficiently in both Lightroom and Photoshop. The emphasis is on encouraging group discussion and lively debate between all participants and we will also use this time to look over and review some of the photographs from our outings.
This has proved a very popular part of our trips, as it helps take the photographs shot on location through the digital darkroom, ready for print or web display. Lizzie and Alex will share their processing tips with you and are also on hand for support and questions post workshop. We believe this strikes a good balance between shooting on location and practical help with the necessary post production side so that you can leave with a wealth of new knowledge and skills to compliment your photography out in the field.
This workshop is appropriate to anyone comfortable with short walks to each location from our parking places.
We will look to take advantage of the creative opportunities from dawn to dusk. The general format of our day is to photograph at dawn, then enjoy a late breakfast at our Inn before heading out for the day, returning for supper in the evening. We will of course stop for refreshments during the day.
Kit & Caboodle:
- All your usual camera gera, tripod & filters!
- Wellies are highly recommended.
- Waterproof trousers and coats are advisable anywhere by the sea.
- A thermos flask for tea if you feel more regular tea/coffee is required!
- Snacks; a few biscuits and/or fruit in your bag is handy for nourishment throughout the day.
Kent Photography Workshop - Welcome to Turner Country! FAQs
If it’s Fully booked what can I do?
Please get in touch via email or telephone and we can put you on the reserve list. If a place becomes available we'll let you know.
How To Get To Kent & Away
We'll be staying in the heart of Kent in a traditional old Inn with plenty of free on site parking. Full details will follow in your joining instructions but to get into the area around Canterbury where we'll be based travel around the M25 and take the M2 towards Dover. Canterbury is signposted and you leave the M2 and travel a short distance down the A2 to Boughton Under Blean where we will meet you. Anyone flying; the nearest major airport is London Gatwick where trains run into London and then a High Speed Train will take you to Canterbury. We might be able to meet you, if not a short taxi ride will take you to our accommodation.
5th - 8th September, 2019
4 days tuition with 2 professional & experienced photographers
transport to and from our base each day
3 nights en-suite accommodation (no shared rooms)
Transport to Kent, travel insurance, main meals, drinks and other expenses