Workshops

Welcome to my very latest range of landscape photography workshops. I have created them with the beginner and intermediate photographer in mind. I offer you the perfect opportunity to capture stunning images in a professional, friendly and enjoyable manner. For the full list of workshop locations and dates, please see below.

 

2017 Workshops

St Michael's Mount & Godrevy, Cornwall

St Michael's Mount, Cornwall, Melvin Nicholson Photography

25th July 2017 – £95.00 

Come and join me as we spend the morning and early part of the afternoon photographing the gorgeous world famous and iconic island of St Michael’s Mount followed by the wonderful Godrevy Lighthouse and the golden beach of St Ives Bay. We will start our day at 7am at St Michael’s Mount where we will follow out the tide (high tide 6.40am) to reveal the granite setts and the island of Great Hogus before breaking for a late breakfast after which we will take the short thirty minute drive to Godrevy to shoot the lighthouse, the surrounding form formations and the vast expanse of the golden beach of St Ives Bay.


Durdle Door & Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset

Durdle Door, Dorset, Melvin Nicholson Photography

29th July 2017 – £95.00 

We will meet at 8am and our day starts at Durdle Door which has many amazing locations to photograph including its neighbours Man ‘o’ War Bay and Bat’s Head. Our aim is to capture the beautiful sky colours of the early morning. We will break for lunch before making our way to Kimmeridge Bay for the early afternoon session. We will be working on some long exposure images as well as some composition and detail work.

There will be plenty of opportunities to shoot long exposure images whilst seeing me demonstrate my full range of Nisi filters including their 3, 6, 10 and 15 stop ND filters and glass graduated filters. There will be plenty of subjects to photograph with professional tuition available from me as well as enjoying the company of like-minded fellow photographers. This was a very popular workshop when I ran it back in January and with only six places available, the group is kept to a small and enjoyable size.


Eastbourne Pier, Beachy Head & Cuckmere Haven, Sussex

Eastbourne Pier, East Sussex, Melvin Nicholson Photography

30th July 2017 – £95.00 

Come and join me as we spend the day photographing some of the south coast’s most iconic landmarks starting at Eastbourne Pier at 8am followed by a wander along the cliff tops of Beachy Head and to finish a couple of hours or so walking down to the gorgeous Seven Sisters at Cuckmere Haven. The tide will be on its way out by 8am allowing us to fully explore the beach at Eastbourne including the world famous pier and the photogenic wooden groynes whilst it is quite and relatively free from tourists. We will then venture onwards to Beachy Head where a clifftop walk will allow us plenty of opportunities to compose the white cliffs below us as well as looking down over the lighthouse below.


Long Exposure, Brighton & Shoreham-on-Sea, Sussex

Brighton Pier, East Sussex, Melvin Nicholson Photography

5th August 2017 – £95.00 

Come and join me as we spend the day photographing the iconic locations of Brighton and Shoreham. Brighton has the main pier, the old desolate West Pier and the pier stanchions, and the wooden groynes to shoot whilst Shoreham has sea marking posts and groynes. This one day workshop starts at 8am and revolves the high tide at 10.50am, giving us plenty of opportunity to have you capture some wonderful minimalistic images.

There will be plenty of opportunities to shoot long exposure images whilst seeing me demonstrate my full range of Nisi filters including their 3, 6, 10 and 15 stop ND filters and glass graduated filters. I will offer the group tuition as a whole and dedicated 1-2-1 professional tuition at various points throughout the day as well as enjoying the company of like-minded fellow photographers. This is sure to be a very popular workshop with only six places available, the group is kept to a small and enjoyable size.


Cromer Pier, Horsey & Happisburgh, Norfolk

Cromer Pier, Norfolk, Helen Storer Photography, Melvin Nicholson Photography

6th August 2017 – £95.00 

Come and join me and my workshop assistant Helen Storer as we spend the day photographing some of Norfolk’s most prized landmarks starting at Cromer Pier at 8am followed by a wander along to the windpump at Horsey and finishing a fantastic day’s landscape photography at Happisburgh. The tide will be on its way out by 8am allowing us to fully explore the beach at Cromer including the pier and the photogenic wooden groynes whilst it is quiet and free from tourists.

Long exposure photography will be possible at Cromer and there will be an opportunity to see me demonstrate my full range of Nisi filters including their 3, 6, 10 and 15 stop ND filters and glass graduated filters. There will be plenty of subjects to photograph with professional tuition available from me as well as having Helen on hand assisting where needed whilst enjoying the company of like-minded fellow photographers. Image courtesy of Helen Storer


North-West & Giant's Causeway, Ireland

Fanad Lighthouse, County Donegal, Ireland

4th – 8th September 2017 – £895.00 

The coastline of the north and north-west of Ireland is spectacular. There are so many locations to visit, enjoy and capture on camera that it is difficult to know where to start. There are the stunning coastal cliff scenes of Melmore Head, White Rocks Beach, Portrush and of course Malin Head where Star Wars VIII The Last Jedi was filmed in 2016. The sea stacks of Great Pollett and Crohy Head, the ruined castles of Dunluce and Dunseverick, the stunning lake of Lough Nacung Upper, the coastal lighthouse at Fanad as well as the legendary and stunning Giant’s Causeway. Bernard Geraghty of Bernard Geraghty Landscape Tours,  a local Irish landscape photography tour guide will be our tour guide and driver during our fantastic five days on the island.


Dorset

Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, Dorset

25th – 27th September 2017 – £595.00 

Dorset is quite a remarkable county to photograph and its 95 mile stretch of coastline is some of the finest in the UK. For this one-day workshop we will be focusing on several stunning locations starting at the iconic and world famous Durdle Door before moving onto Man ‘o’ War Bay, Bat’s Head and Kimmeridge Bay to finish at sunset. Long exposure photography will feature heavily on this workshop and I have a full range of LEE Little, Big and Super Stoppers available. This really will be a fantastic day’s seascape photography for everyone from the beginner to the experienced.


Isle of Skye, Scotland

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

2nd – 6th October 2017 – £1195 ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT

The Isle of Skye is arguably one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. During your time on the island, we will be visiting many of the iconic locations that have helped made Skye famous. The Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Trotternish, Elgol from which the dominant and mystical Black Cuillin mountain range stands before you. The Fairy Pool waterfalls and Sligachan Bridge and river also feature on the list of locations that you will definitely not want to miss plus a couple of hidden gems along the way. Accommodation consists of four nights at the utterly gorgeous Cuillin Hills Hotel which is situated high above overlooking Portree harbour. With its own restaurant and bar area not to mention numerous seating areas, you are sure to enjoy unwinding after a full day of photography.


Iceland

Aurora Borealis, Jökulsárlón Lagoon, Iceland

12th – 19th October 2017 – £2395 

This eight-day Southern Iceland workshop will be led by myself and my co-workshop leader Tony Higginson. We will have you visit many of the island’s iconic locations mixed with a few hidden gems that few people know about. There should also be an opportunity you capture the aurora borealis too. If you have promised yourself a trip of a lifetime, here it is.


Lake District

Tewet Tarn, nr Keswick, Lake District

31st October – 3rd November 2017 – £795 

Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Ullswater and more, Lake District

The Lake District is the UK’s most beautiful National Park and its 12 million visitors a year cannot be wrong. I have acquired an intimate knowledge of the Lake District through many years spent photographing its lakes, mountains and valleys. There are some truly stunning scenery to witness first hand with the camera from the morning mist over Buttermere in November to sunrise slowly rising over Castlerigg’s famous 3,200 year old stone circle, from the calm waters offering clear reflection shots of Ullswater to the outstanding views of Derwentwater from the summit of Castle Crag. You will enjoy three nights accommodation at the stunning 4* Borrowdale Hotel that nestles in the Borrowdale Valley.


Isle of Skye, Scotland

Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye

6th – 10th November 2017 – WORKSHOP SOLD OUT

Bookings now being taken for my 2nd – 6th October 2017 workshop. CLICK HERE

The Isle of Skye is arguably one of the UK’s most dramatic landscapes. During your time on the island, we will be visiting many of the iconic locations that have helped made Skye famous. The Old Man of Storr, Quiraing, Trotternish, Elgol from which the dominant and mystical Black Cuillin mountain range stands before you. The Fairy Pool waterfalls and Sligachan Bridge and river also feature on the list of locations that you will definitely not want to miss plus a couple of hidden gems along the way. Accommodation consists of four nights at the utterly gorgeous Cuillin Hills Hotel which is situated high above overlooking Portree harbour. With its own restaurant and bar area not to mention numerous seating areas, you are sure to enjoy unwinding after a full day of photography.


Glencoe, Scotland

Loch Achtriochtan, Glencoe, Scotland

16th – 19th November 2017 – £795 ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT

Glencoe, Rannoch Moor and the surrounding areas will offer you extensive opportunities to capture such stunning locations as the lochs of Linnhe, Leven, Achtriochtan and Lochan na h-Achlaise, as well as the legendary munros’ of Buachaille Etive Mòr and Bidean nam Bian and the evocative Castle Stalker.


Isle of Harris, Scotland

Traigh Bheag , Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

20th – 26th November 2017 – £1395 ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT

The terrain is quite different on both parts of the island. The Isle of Lewis is located to the north of Harris and occupies the majority of the island and I find the more dramatic views are on Lewis. The sea stacks of Mangersta and Tolsta are quite simply magnificent and reminiscent of those found on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. The iconic and mystical Callanish Stones also greet you on Lewis and on a stormy day can be very atmospheric. Harris, on the other hand, I find to be more about peace and tranquillity with the truly beautiful world famous Luskentyre Beach stretching out on the west coast with its stunning sand dunes and aqua coloured water. The salt marshes of Northton in the south of Harris provide the landscape photographer with ample opportunities to capture them at their best while the 368 metre Ceapabhal fell provides a wonderful backdrop.


Northumberland

Sunrise, Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland

2nd – 3rd December 2017 – £595

Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, Embleton Bay, Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster and more, Northumberland 

This three day Northumberland photography workshop that are based at Bamburgh have been specially created for beginners and intermediate photographers. The castles of Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Lindisfarne, Holy Island, are visited and the little seaside fishing villages of Craster and Seahouses also feature during your time with us.

Our accommodation during the workshop will be the beautiful 3* Victoria Hotel in Bamburgh.  You will enjoy three nights accommodation in a double en-suite with no single occupancy cost. The hotel boasts its own restaurant and sits in the very heart of the idyllic village of Bamburgh. It really is the perfect place to relax and unwind especially after a full day of photography.


Lake District

Catbells, Derwentwater, Lake District

Thurs 28th – Sat 30th December 2017 – £450 

Derwentwater, Buttermere, Crummock Water, Ullswater and more, Lake District

The Lake District is the UK’s most beautiful National Park and its 12 million visitors a year cannot be wrong. I have acquired an intimate knowledge of the Lake District through many years spent photographing its lakes, mountains and valleys. There are some truly stunning scenery to witness first hand with the camera from the morning mist over Buttermere in November to sunrise slowly rising over Castlerigg’s famous 3,200 year old stone circle, from the calm waters offering clear reflection shots of Ullswater to the outstanding views of Derwentwater from the summit of Castle Crag. This spcially created three day winter workshop has been created to fall between Christmas and New Year for those who have the time over the festive period. I have run this successful workshop three years running now and places are limited to just six.


 

2018 Workshops

Venice

Venice, Chris Beard Images, Melvin Nicholson Photography

19th – 24th January 2018 – £1095/ £1250

Venice has long remained one of the most romantic cities in the world to visit and of course to photograph. It has certainly been on my list of destinations to travel to with a camera for a number of years now. For this five night, four day workshop, I will have professional photographer Chris Beard co-leading and with only a small group of eight attendees in total, there will be plenty of personalised 1-2-1 tuition for everyone.

Our accommodation during the workshop will be the beautiful 3* Hotel Ala in Venice.  You will enjoy five nights accommodation in a double en-suite room with no single occupancy cost. The hotel nestles in a quiet square in the very heart of Venice with St Mark’s Square just a five minute walk away. It really is the perfect place to relax and unwind especially after a full day of photography.