Sunset & golden hour seascape photography workshop
Around 3.5 hours one to one tuition. At least 2.5 hours shooting and 1 hour post processing.
Refreshments included and image review afterwards on the laptop.

North Yorkshire Locations: Flamborough, Cayton Bay, Saltwick Bay, Filey Brigg, Whitby

Once you have booked, I will discuss the location with you. If you have a preference, that’s great!

What you will learn

Key elements to taking a great seascape image

  • Shutter speed
  • Composition
  • Light
  • Subject

How and when to use filters and exposure blending, in order to control dynamic range at sunsets.
The exposure triangle. How to properly use shutter speed, aperture and ISO when shooting seascapes and landscapes in general.
Tips and tricks to make life easier when shooting seascapes.
How to achieve optimal focus and sharpness in your seascape.
Post processing techniques in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Equipment Needed

Waterproof footwear – Wellies with good grip are recommended.
Warm clothing. Hat and Gloves are essential. Down or Insulated jacket is recommended.
Camera (with wide angle lens ideally)

Optional (these will be provided if you don’t have them)

Typical Itinerary

10-15 minute phone call or skype session before the workshop so I can tailor the workshop to what you want to achieve or an aspect of seascape photography you particularly want to improve.
Meet at location 2 hours before sunset to work on composition and technique before the (hopefully) optimum light develops. I can arrange to pick you up if you live close or on the way.
Golden Hour, Sunset and Blue Hour shooting (around 2.5 / 3 hours).
Refreshment (on me) and image post processing/review (around 1 hour)

Key Info


North Yorkshire Coast


15th April – 1st September



Group size



Approx 4 hours including 3.5 hours shooting and post processing work.


£99.99 per person (£24.99 deposit)


What's not included

Personal/Equipment Insurance
Transport to the location

How fit do I need to be

You should have a moderate degree of fitness. Althought we will drive to the location so the walking distances will be short, the path down to the coast is often steep. As with any rocky beach it can be slippery so footwear with a good grip is a must. There is no rush so we can take our time.

What level of photographer is this workshop aimed at?

The workshop is tailored to you so any level of photographer is welcome. For beginners all foundations of landscape photography will be covered. For more experienced photographers more advanced creative techniques will be explored.

What time does the workshop run?

It all depends on what time the sun goes down. The longest day of the year – June 21st, the sun sets at 9:38pm, so if the blue hour is good and we then spend some time reviewing images, the workshop would typically run until about 11:30pm. For a 9:38pm sunset we would arrive at the location about 7:30pm.

Take the first step to improving your Sunset Seascape Photograhy