I had an excellent couple of days last week running my first Norfolk photography course of 2015. This course concentrated on the Norfolk broads and the coast close by.
There are so many great subjects to be photographed in this area of the country. On the first day we started the photography with a lovely wind pump and its reflection. Our next subject was a ruined wind pump a short walk away. With Norfolk’s big skies in the background this was a very atmospheric location.
In the afternoon we moved onto a very photogenic church at West Somerton before finishing the day with river scenes and a couple more wind pumps. I may have mentioned rather a lot of wind pumps on the first day, but the fact is, they are all very different, which offers the photographer a lot of variety of subject.
Day two started off a bit cloudy so I took everyone to the coast and we concentrated on moving water and slow shutter speeds to create motion blur. There was much use of the Neutral density big stopper filter here. The soft light of a cloudy day is perfect for this type of photography.
As the day started to brighten up it was time to shoot wider seascapes and just up the coast is a very photogenic lighthouse which is the perfect subject for this type of photography.
To finish the course it was back to the broads to photograph a ruined abbey and sailboats tacking along one of the Norfolk broads many channels.
I was very pleased with my first course in Norfolk of 2015. We covered many photography techniques during the two days and everyone really worked on their composition.
I’m back in Norfolk leading a three-day course in September. Very much looking forward to it already.