Piers and Wreck

Wednesday, 30th January 2019, 9am - 5pm FULL

Thursday, 31st January 2019, 9am - 5pm FULL



Photographers frequently overlook the coast around Bognor Regis yet it abounds in opportunities. Rachael Talibart grew up here, literally a stone’s throw from the beach, and her local knowledge ensures that f11 workshops’ tour visits the best locations. In the morning, we will explore underneath Bognor’s Victorian pier, opened in 1865, and we will also have a chance to photograph a rare, wrecked portion of WW2 ‘mulberry harbour’ that has been rusting on a quiet section of the beach since 1944, only revealed at mid to low tide. For the afternoon, we will head west. Likely locations include Dell Quay, a picturesque hamlet on the banks of Chichester Harbour, one of the few remaining undeveloped coastal areas in Southern England, and the nature reserve at East Head where we will finish the day after sunset.

This workshop is led by Rachael and it is predominantly landscape and seascape orientated. If you use ND filters, bring them along as the locations chosen are perfect for practising long exposure photography.

You will need to get to the start of the tour, in Bognor Regis (exact location to be confirmed a few days before the tour), under your own steam but then Rachael will drive the group around all day in and return you to the start point at the end.

This is not a particularly strenuous workshop and we are able to park reasonably close to all the locations. There are short stretches of shingle beach to be negotiated at all locations and, depending on the recent weather, some of these may be steeply banked.

The cost of this workshop is £225 including lunch and refreshments. (Alcoholic drinks excluded.)

To secure your place on the workshop, we take an £80 Deposit payable now which you can pay by clicking the PayPal link below (no PayPal account needed). 


Four weeks before the day of the workshop we require the balance of £145 which is payable via Bank Transfer. You will receive instructions via email once the deposit is received.