Sea, Sand and Shingle

Wednesday, 13th February 2019, 9.30am - 5.30pm FULL

Wednesday, 27th February 2019, 10am - 6pm FULL


There has been a settlement at Worthing in West Sussex since the Bronze Age. In the 18th century, it became a Georgian seaside resort and much of its architecture dates from this time.  Although a lively resort in Summer, Worthing is peaceful at other times of year and we often have the beach to ourselves. The well-kept pier, our first location on this tour, was built in the 19th century and remodelled in the 1930s.  We will have opportunities to capture wide and close shots of the pier, the sea and the beach. It is a good location for experimenting with shutter speeds, especially if you use long exposure filters, and seeing their effect on the waves.

Subsequent locations will depend on the conditions on the day but are likely to include areas of beach in Goring and Ferring that offer beach huts, fishing boats and jetties. After a hearty pub lunch (included) we will head further west towards Littlehampton’s West Beach. Part of a Local Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, this beach is one of the least developed coastal areas in the county. Rachael rode on this beach every week throughout her teens and knows it well. When the tide is out, large expanses of sand offer big skies and reflections. You may also like to explore the sand dunes.  We will stay here until sunset so there will be plenty of time and space to explore the extensive beach and work on finding your own compositions.

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 Worthing (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 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 by email once the deposit is received.