These workshops are a little different to the normal surf/environment focussed workshops we run, we do cover a lot of the same subjects in these workshops, but they are geared much more to people who want to get involved in shooting the ocean, waves, seascapes and some surfing from the water. The weekends are focussed on getting you to a point where you are technically very aware, as well as very aware of the environment and conditions your are swimming in.
The workshops are geared to all levels of experience, and are limited to three people per weekend We are able to take all levels because of the size of the group being so small, and it means you can be taking your first steps in the water, or be very experienced. It is preferable that you have your own camera and water housing, however we are able to provide those at no extra cost. We have housings to fit all DSLRs and Mirrorless systems, so it is a good way of trying several different types before making the commitment to purchasing your own.
There are three different locations, one is Cornwall and this is during the summer, and although based in Newquay we are very mobile (we do all driving once there) so we are able to maximise water time, ideally we aim to do 2-3 water shoots a day with post processing, and class room bits in between. The French workshop is based during the Quiksilver Pro in Hossegor, it gives you more of a chance to shoot with some fo the world’s best surfers, as well as simply in the ocean. The Scottish workshop we provide accommodation on as well, the is aimed at the more experienced photographer as well, although it is not exclusive.
What We Cover
- Equipment, both cameras and water housings. The pros and cons of the different systems and advice on choosing the correct systems.
- Practical skills, safety and general watermanship whilst shooting, understanding how to work with the ocean environment to get shots.
- post production
- working with clients and the business of selling images
- marketing, social media and pitching and planning for future projects
- working with and building up relationships with surfers
Gear You Should Bring
- Wetsuit and fins
- camera and Waterhousing if you have them
- laptop for post processing (although if you only have a desktop, we will have a computer available)
Below is an example of shots taken on a workshop, the top one is of Zek Lau taken by Lawrence Sly, this ended up as a spread in Carve Magazine, the bottom is Lawrence just going through the ave having taken the shot, shot by his friend Sam Naylor.
We are making these summertime workshops (except scotland0, and whilst we are based in Newquay, we will travel all over Cornwall to find the best conditions, we do all the driving. The French one is during the Quiksilver Pro so has a strong element of shooting surfers as well as waves alone. The cost is for the workshop alone and includes no travel or accommodation. If you need equipment though we can supply it free of charge, we have a couple fo waterhousings which will fit any camera and some more specific housings. The workshops are strictly limited to three people, so we can deliver the best possible experience and spend as much time as possible with everyone.
About Tim Nunn
Tim is a multi award winning photographer, he photo edited Wavelength Magazine and then edited it for 8 years. He has written four coffee table books, ad has contributed many more and is one of the most accomplished water photographers from Europe, with 20 years of experience in the ocean. His technical and theoretical knowledge is second to none, but it is his passion for the ocean which really sets these workshops apart.
January – Cornwall Due to the time of the year this is for people who are used to getting in the water in the cold, conditions are more optimal for shooting but obviously
August – Cornwall 3/4th and 10/11th
October – France 12/13th
November – Scotland 2/3rd This costs £200 as we provide accommodation.
The workshops cost £100 and it requires that to book which is fully refundable up until 2 weeks before the workshop, the Scottish workshops requires a deposit of £100 with the balance one month prior to workshop.
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