Lancashire Photography Workshop Courses
The Lancashire Fylde Coast which comprises a stretch of wonderful coastline between Lytham through to St Annes, Blackpool, Cleveleys, Fleetwood and along the River Wyre has a few surprises up its sleeve for the landscape photographer. One of the advantages of being born and bred in Blackpool is that I know the coastline around the Fylde Coast very well indeed and there are several gems to photograph. The fishing wrecks based on the Ribble Wyre in Fleetwood is one such gem and are fantastic subjects to shoot, especially during high tide. Great care must be taken though when shooting in this area at high tide and it is wise to go with someone who knows the area well, like me.
Skippool Creek, which is located down the road on the banks of the Ribble Wyre also offers numerous possibilities including old wooden jetties, boats galore and challenging compositions. Cleveleys has a recently acquired art installation called Mary’s Shell, an 8′ high shell like structure which sits on the beach close to the shoreline, always worth photographing either side of high tide. Rossall has its recently built shoreline coastguard tower at Rossall Point standing guard over the waters of the Irish Sea. This makes for an interesting subject to capture during sunset.
Down the road from Blackpool is St Anne’s and its 1885 pier and old landing jetty remains. This is always worth shooting at any time of the year and in any weather. But of course no trip to the Fylde Coast is complete without visiting Blackpool. The UK’s most famous and most visited seaside town has three piers. The South Pier 1893, Central Pier 1868 and North Pier 1893. All are worthy of photographing but Central Pier with its large ferris wheel and fairground rides is the pick of the bunch for me.
So if you’re after some seascape action with your camera and live in the North West, come and join me on a workshop.