Dunes and Defences

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 11am - 7.30pm FULL

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 9am - 5.30pm FULL

The coast near Rye in East Sussex offers tremendous variety for photographers. Camber Sands has vast, shifting sands backed by towering dunes. Rye Harbour is known for its iconic red roofed hut but there is so much more to it, including old pill boxes, and an unusual and imposing sea wall. Meanwhile, the long storm beach at Winchelsea is scattered with interesting wooden sea defences, worn over the years into sculptural forms. Rachael shoots here often and she will lead this workshop, choosing the locations best suited to the conditions on the day. There is plenty of scope for practising long-exposure photography, for capturing more abstract or detailed shots or for traditional, wide-angled vistas. As always, a small group size (maximum four) means that the workshop can be tailored to your individual interests and experience. Over lunch, there will also be a chance to look at some editing techniques and an opportunity for image review.

You will need to get to the start of the tour, near Rye on the East Sussex coast (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.

One of the locations requires a 1-mile (round trip) walk (mostly on level ground). 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 £255 including lunch and refreshments. (Alcoholic drinks excluded.) Group of 4 only.

To secure your place on the workshop, we take a £100 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 £155 which is payable via Bank Transfer. You will receive instructions by email once the deposit is received.