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Photography Break in Kent

From £575 pp

England , East Sussex

2 nights/3 days

3-6 people

Photography Break in Kent

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What You'll Do

Explore this magical coastal area, capturing ancient buildings, coastal views and great landscapes - it offers something for everyone. This two night photography break will allow you to capture the stunning coastal and inland landscapes of both Kent and East Sussex, led by a professional photographer and tour leader on this small group tour.

Available 17-19 October 2021

Kent provides a wonderful variety of photographic opportunities which your host has utilised to make the perfect photography itinerary. From the unique, other-worldly coastal landscapes of Dungeness, loved by artists and photographers, to the rural scenery and ancient churches of Romney Marsh, it offers plenty to focus on and new perspectives. While in Sussex, the dunes of Camber Sands and the charming cobbled streets of old Rye will complete the varied itinerary for this extraordinary weekend.

Experience
Highlights

Cosy accommodation in a country hotel in beautiful surroundings

Personal hands-on expert tuition and guidance

Includes the highlights of the area to photograph throughout

Your Local Host:

Mary & Pat

Mary and Pat have been running their photography holidays for the last couple of years now…

Your holiday host, Mary
– Mary has worked in travel for the past 20 years and has hosted groups for many different companies
– She is extremely detail oriented and hands-on to ensure everything runs like clockwork so h Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival day

You’ll meet your hosts and new friends at the hotel at 2.00 p.m. for a warm welcome and introductions, followed by a short walk and some late afternoon photography. Join up after a break for a welcome drink in the bar and a cosy dinner in the hotel.

Accommodation

You’ll be staying at a country hotel set on beautiful grounds high up on the hill with the Camber Sands in the distance. It is a tranquil place to base yourself while exploring the area.

*The following days will begin, weather permitting, with the opportunity to get out early and enjoy the dawn light on the coast and, if possible, your hosts will add in a sunset.

 

A full day of photography

The itinerary may vary depending on tide times, allowing you to do some low tide beach photography on Camber beach. The dunes and beach of Camber provide a total contrast to the unusual landscape of Dungeness, with weird flora and unique collection of dwellings. You’ll explore Romney Marsh, known as “The Fifth Continent” because of its diversity of habitats, as well as visiting some of the historic, intimate churches. Finally, you’ll visit Rye, one of the best preserved medieval towns in England.

Afterwards, meet up for dinner and chat about the highlights of your day.

 

Accommodation

hotel bedroom in kent

Colours and Castle, departure

This morning the focus will be on autumn colours, and we will visit more formal gardens, which will offer some stunning photographic opportunities.  Our final stop will be at the quintessentially English, moated Bodium Castle.

Reviews (1)

Deborah

Wednesday 27th November, 2019

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and it's given me the incentive to look for a beginner's photography course in the locality.

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and it's given me the incentive to look for a beginner's photography course in the locality.

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Location Information

The coastal areas, dunes, and old town charm make this area a delight for photographers, and your hosts have chosen the very best for your shoots over this 2 night break. Come capture Kent and the Sussex coast on film so you have memories for a lifetime – of your own creation.

Just 10 minutes from Rye and Hastings, there’s a bus stop right across from your accommodation if you choose not to drive. Exact details can be found on your booking voucher.

  • 2 night's single occupancy accommodation
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • Breakfast daily
  • 3-course dinner in the hotel on both evenings
  • Full photographic itinerary
  • All transport to photography locations
  • 1-2-1 tuition and advice from our experienced photography tutor, Pat Simmons

FAQs

- Suitable for all photographers from beginners to advanced
- Please bring a DSLR/SLR camera, point and shoot camera with manual controls or a smartphone with at least 5 megapixels and a xenon flash
- Minimum age 18 (under may attend if accompanied by an adult)
- There is also some equipment available to borrow on request (subject to availability)

– Rules of composition (and when not to use them)
– Confidence and your own eye for details and subjects of interest
– Using exposure and ISO to best effect
– About using ‘depth of field’ to focus on your subject
– How to master whichever type of camera you own (including phones), and to utilise their essential modes and functions to the best of your ability
– Landscape, wildlife, portrait, architecture, and close-up photography techniques

Essential
Either:
– A smartphone with at least 5 megapixels and a xenon flash (anything less will give a poor image quality)
– Phone charger
Or:
– A DSLR/SLR camera or a point and shoot camera with manual controls (If you are using a camera that does not allow you to change lenses, then an optical zoom of at least x10 will be useful)
– CF or SD memory cards with sufficient capacity for the number of photographs you might take
– Spare batteries for your camera
– A battery charger and a European plug converter
– A camera bag, large enough to hold all the equipment you need (don’t forget to check your airline’s size restrictions for carry-on luggage)
– Rain covers for your camera and camera bag (bin liners work well for this purpose)

Useful additional extras
– A tripod, useful if you have a long, heavy telephoto lens or want to shoot long landscape/night time exposures but not necessary if you have a small camera which is easy to handhold
– A laptop/tablet for downloading, storing and sharing images (a card reader is an easy way to download images; I use a dual slot Lexar USB card reader – it accepts both SD and CF cards)
– If you have a lot of images and a small laptop memory you might also want to bring a storage device, either a USB stick with a large memory or a portable backup device
DSLR/SLR users may also wish to bring
– A general purpose lens, ranging between 28-100 mm
– A telephoto lens, ranging somewhere between 70-400mm
– In addition, these lenses may be useful: a wide angle lens e.g. 17-40mm (good for wide landscapes) and a macro lens (good for close-up plant and insect photography)

*Please note: your tutor, Pat will have a spare Canon EOS 6D body and a range of canon lenses (17-40mm, 100m macro and 100-400mm mk 1) and a tripod if you would like to work with any of these