Photography in Dunwich & Flatford Mill
I’ve conducted a couple of great courses in Suffolk during the last two weeks. The first one took place along the Suffolk coast. It’s a two day course and I always run this course in August because the low-land heather at Dunwich is in bloom. Once you start walking the footpaths, the beautiful colours of the heather just leap at the camera. Red, purples ,yellows and oranges. This time of the year on Dunwich heath is just fantastic for us photographers.
Along with the heath the Suffolk coast is so photogenic and varied from the old fishing boats at Aldeburgh to the classic pier and beach huts at Southwold. Add the many a wrecked and ruined abbeys which Suffolk seems to specialise in and you have so many great subjects to photograph.
The second Suffolk course was also Suffolk-based around Flatford Mill. I was running this course for the Field Studies Council of which I’m an associate tutor. Flatford Mill has so much to photograph which kept my students happy for quite some time. Add to this to a couple of great excursions along the Suffolk coast plus some fantastic light and a good time was had by all.
I don’t generally do much of my own photography when I’m teaching but on a couple of optional sunrises and sunsets I did take a few pictures. We were really spoilt with some fantastic light. I’m always at home taking photographs in sunny Suffolk.