SUSSEX PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

Currently scheduled open photography workshops in East and West Sussex, and London

Read more about what to expect during these sessions below.

If you’re interested in a bespoke workshop (1-1 or for an organised group) click here.

Gift certificates are available for all photography workshops (group and individual)

Landscape photography workshop on the South Downs near Lewes

18th February 2023, 12pm-5pm

Meeting spot: bottom of Southdown Av (BN7 1EY, map)

Focus on telephoto landscape.

About 2 miles of walking on hills.

Available spaces: 3
Price: £70

Landscape photography workshop at Seaford Head, East Sussex

4th March 2023, 1pm-6pm

Meeting spot: South Hill Barn Car Park (BN25 4JQ, map)

Seascapes and long exposures.

2-3 miles of walking on rough terrain.

South Downs Photography. Sussex Freelance Landscape Photographer.

Fully booked

Landscape photography workshop in Shoreham, West Sussex

19th March 2023, 2pm-7pm

Meeting spot: Coronation Green (BN43 5DD, map)

Seascapes, architecture, long exposures.

2-3 miles of walking on mostly flat terrain.

Winter on Shoreham Beach, West Sussex. Landscape Photography Slawek Staszczuk.

Available spaces: 5
Price: £70

Landscape photography workshop in Portsmouth, Hampshire

25th March 2023, 2pm-7pm

Meeting spot: Hartgills Seafood (PO1 3PU, map)

Cityscapes, architecture, blue hour.

2-3 miles of walking on mostly flat terrain.

Evening at HMS Warrior. Slawek Staszczuk Photography.

Available spaces: 6
Price: £70

Landscape photography workshop in Petworth, West Sussex

1st April 2023, 2pm-7pm

Meeting spot: Petworth main car park (GU28 0AP, map)

Architecture and countryside.

3-4 miles of walking on rough terrain.

Petworth Park. Sussex Landscape Photography.

Available spaces: 3
Price: £70

Landscape photography workshop in and around Steyning, West Sussex

15th April 2023, 3.30pm-8.30pm

Meeting spot: High Street car park in Steyning (BN44 3RE, map)

Countryside, architecture and Blue Hour photography.

3-4 miles of walking on rough terrain.

St Botolph's Church. Sussex Landscape Photography.

Available spaces: 6
Price: £70

Landscape photography workshop in Rye, East Sussex

6th May 2023, 4pm-9pm

Meeting spot: in front of Rye Station (TN31 7AB, map)

Architecture and Blue Hour photography.

About 2 miles of walking.

Blue Hour on Mermaid Street, Rye. Slawek Staszczuk Photography.

Available spaces: 6
Price: £70

About group photography workshops

One-day group photography workshops/courses are held on Saturdays and Sundays across a variety of locations in East and West Sussex. Sometimes further afield in South East England (Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and London).

The subjects and themes include the South Downs and general countryside, woodlands, architecture in villages and towns. Also cityscapes, seascapes, long exposures and “blue hour“.

Key facts

Photography Workshops in Sussex and South East England

Payment

By BACS, you’ll receive the bank details when you get in touch with your booking.
 
Payment is not automated on the site, because I would like to first get some basic information about your experience level, kit and expectations from the workshop. Some workshops require specific lenses/focal length if you want to get the most out of them. I might suggest joining a different session or taking a lesson first.
Photography Workshops in Sussex and South East England

Refund policy

You can cancel your reservation up to a week before the session and receive a full refund.
 
If the workshop is rescheduled due to adverse weather and you are unable to attend on another date, you will receive a full refund. You can also choose to join another session instead or use your credit towards a bespoke workshop or lesson.

What to expect during a group photography workshop

Everyone gets individual attention, so you will get help and advice tailored to your needs.

On the technical side you can expect help:

  • choosing the right settings for the scene/subject matter, including shooting mode, ISO, aperture, exposure compensation etc.
  • working with Histogram
  • focusing and working with depth of field
  • using filters

On the creative side of landscape photography:

  • choosing your perspective
  • composition
  • making the best of available light
  • timing  and planning

You’ll meet like-minded people and probably learn from them as well as from me. There is always good, relaxed atmosphere on my workshops, so don’t feel shy about joining.

Landscape Photography Course at Seven Sisters in East Sussex

Frequently Asked Questions

Workshops are open to photographers of all abilities, as everyone gets individual attention.

Only if you are completely new to photography and can’t tell shutter speed from aperture, I would recommend a lesson on introduction to photography first.

You can benefit from a workshop whatever camera you have, as long as it has manual settings.

Tripod is a must. Anything else is optional.

I always get in touch with everyone a couple of days before, when the weather forecast is reasonably accurate. If the weather on the day is foul (incessant rain, storm), the workshop is rescheduled to another date convenient for everyone, or you can choose to join another session instead, or get a refund.

The locations usually require a few miles of walking, sometimes on hills. There is a short description for any scheduled session detailing the approximate mileage and kind of terrain. Get in touch if you have any doubts.

Some locations, mostly towns and cities, will have pubs and similar establishments where we can take a proper sit-down break. Countryside locations typically don’t, so some packed lunch or snacks will be in order there. I’d always recommend a flask of water.

Countryside locations always entail some distance on rough terrain and usually stiles or kissing gates to negotiate. So if you need a mobility scouter or walking aid, these will not be suitable for you.

Some city/town locations could be suitable, please get in touch for details. But the best thing would be to arrange a bespoke workshop.

Countryside locations usually will not have any facilities (with some exceptions), town/city locations will.

If you have any other questions or doubts: