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The Waters Edge with Tony Worobiec FRPS
The Waters Edge with Tony Worobiec

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Sunday 17 October 2021

Limited to six participants.

To get the most out of the course students should already understand the basics of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

This workshop aims to develop participants ability to capture emotive images of the UK’s coastline and to encourage a fresh approach to coastal photography, even when visiting “honey-pot” locations.  Led by Tony Worobiec FRPS, the workshop, held in our purpose built studio in Lacock, explores the photographic opportunities offered by the UK’s wonderful coastline.  Images from Tony’s latest book “The Water’s Edge” provide the backdrop for the day.

Living on an island, it is perhaps no wonder we are drawn to the sea; even out of season many of our resorts continue to thrive due to the continuing fascination we have for the coast. What makes the UK particularly attractive is the sheer variety of opportunities it offers. An additional appeal of these locations is that they are capable of reflecting the vagaries of the weather better than any other genre of photography. Presenting an uninterrupted panorama, the skies one can witness from the water’s edge are unparalleled. Fortunately the UK is a small island, so most of us can get to a coastal location relatively easily and many of us already have our favourite seaside locations.


In this workshop, Tony will carefully itemise some of the UK’s best coastal locations, carefully explaining how they can be accessed, and when is the best time to visit them, and very importantly, when to revisit them.  The workshop will cover:

  • The joys of exploring “the inter-tidal zone”.
  • The relationship between weather and location.
  • Shooting at dawn, dusk and at night.
  • Camera set-up (aperture, shutter speed, etc) for breaking waves to milky swathes.
  • Effective use of filters.
  • Loving the “un-loved” coastal elements; jetties, groynes and sea-markers.
  • The merits of adopting a minimalist approach.
  • Useful post-processing techniques.

Participants will be encouraged to understand that by developing a specific skills-set, these can be applied to many locations, in the UK, abroad, and also on lakes and inland seas.

This is a studio based workshop and no camera equipment is required on the day.

To get the most out of the course students should already understand the basics of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO.  We teach these skills on our Beginners Digital Photography Workshop.

What’s Included

Once you arrive we look after you for the workshop duration. Included in the price is:

  • Refreshments (coffee, tea etc)
  • Lunch at Lacock Photography’s studio


The workshop starts at 10:00am, we will be open from 9:45am.  The day ends at around 4:00pm.


The Tutor – Tony Worobiec FRPS

Author of 15 books, Tony Worobiec studied fine art at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. He has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in London’s Barbican Gallery, Bradford’s National Museum of Photography, The Menier Gallery London and The Fox Talbot Museum Lacock. He is a founder member and until recently chairman of the prestigious Arena Group of Photographers. Dozens of his photographs have been used for book or album covers.

His work has appeared in many photographic magazines both here in the UK and in America. More recently he has developed an expertise in digital imaging, exploring both monochrome and colour techniques and has been invited to write extended articles for specialist digital photographic magazines such as Black & White Photography, Practical Photography, Total Digital Photography, Digital Photo Digital Camera and Photo Techniques USA.

A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Tony is a fine art photographer with work in the permanent collection of The RPS, The Fox Talbot Museum and in numerous private collections here in the UK, in Europe, Japan and in The States.

Find out more on Tony’s website!