These five day workshops have been an incredible success. They offer a little of everything for photographers of any ability or experience. We cover everything for the beginner or experienced photographer when it comes to shooting surf and adventure, but there is a heavy slant on Environmental photography, and we use them to help document wild coastlines for The Plastic project.
We have three five day workshop locations, Ireland, France (taking in Spain and Portugal) and Scotland.
The European trips are perhaps the most exciting. We are based in Hossegor, but have the flexibility and free range to be totally mobile so can chase big swells and storms from France all the way to Nazare, including Mundaka and Galicia as well. Add in trips through the Pyrenees and The Picos de Europa and it is an incredible one week experience. This workshop is running in February 2018.
In Ireland we are either based in Bundoran in Co. Donegal or close to Lahinch in Co. Clare. We keep the exact location flexible until a week before we leave, so we can be flexible with weather and surf conditions. Both locations are epic, and we also shoot between the two and head up into the rugged landscapes of north Donegal, Co. Sligo and Mayo from Bundoran, as well as into Kerry and Galway from Lahinch.
It is a really versatile week in Ireland, which can see you shooting some of the best big wave riders in the world one day. Then stunning rural scenery the next. We hook up with pro surfers to shoot, as well as doing other activities like climbing and kayaking, depending on the conditions. It’s simply a great way to get out and shoot in a small group, under expert guidance, in incredible locations.
In Scotland we are based in Thurso, a town perfectly placed for striking out into some of the wildest coastlines of Europe. The waves around Thurso are world class and the reefs and slabs are a focus for the workshop. We also have the option of heading over to Orkney as well. Then to the west there is the incredible coastal landscape around Tongue, Cape Wrath and the incredible Ben Hope, the most northerly of the Munros. If that isn’t all enough to wet you photographic appetite, then there is also the spectacular sea stacks of Duncansby Head, and the incredible North Sea coast. It is a week spent in the most incredible scenery.
Despite my reputation for sleeping rough on adventures, we have comfortable accommodation in both locations. The fee includes the workshop and accommodation, and I’m happy to give people a ride from anywhere to the destination to keep travel costs to a minimum. Food is not included, but we generally all chip in and self cater.
As well as constant one to one work out in the field, we have a studio setup in our base camp, where we can look at shots and go through techniques for light room and photoshop, as well all the business side of photography.
These workshops are not only fun, but an adventure into adventure, surf and environmental photography.
For 2017 I have one spot remaining in France in late November, it costs £450 with a £200 deposit required to book.
Otherwise the next Adventure workshops are in January 2018, with Scotland on 15th -19th. Plus an incredible European adventure in February, based in France we will follow swell across the north of Spain and into Portugal. Please email on email@example.com for more details or to book.
A Bit About Tim
Tim has spent 15 years as a photo editor, magazine editor, adventure photographer and creative environmentalist as well as publish eight photographic books. He is well placed to guide and help you improve your photography as well as taking you on an epic adventure.
NEW WORKSHOP IN JANUARY – THE STORM CHASER
I’ve added an extra workshop in January in Scotland. A wild time to chase and photograph storms and surf in the hours of daylight, then chase solar storms at night with a dedicated Aurora hunt. Drop me a line for details.
NEW WORKSHOP IN FEBRUARY
In February we have a new workshop based in France, but taking in northern Spain, Galicia and possibly portugal. We’ll chase swells across the Iberian peninsula from the beaches of Hossegor to the biggest waves on the planet at Nazare. As well as the surf we’ll document the environmental impact of rubbish and help the plastic project. The cost is £450 which includes flights and accommodation and all travel on the ground. Drop me a lien for details.
A Note About Me – I was a magazine photo editor for three years and then a magazine editor for seven, I have written five books and most recently been a digital content and social media manager for Nike. As well of this I have had worked published in almost every major surf and Men’s health mag globally as well as working on brand campaigns for Nike, O’Neill, Billabong, Finisterre and Jaguar.