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Workshops and Photo walks in Northumberland

The Majestic castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick to the historic ruins of Dunstanburgh and Walkworth; with a coastline that boasts miles of sandy beaches with numerous picturesque fishing and seaside villages. Rolling hills, rugged moorland, Hadrian’s Wall and amazing wildlife and let’s not forget the amazing and beautiful Holy Island! There is something for every photographer at every skill level to enjoy in the wonderful kingdom of Northumberland.

At Going Digital North East we want to give our customers every opportunity to experience and photograph this amazing landscape with our expert tuition leading you along the way. We will run various photography workshops throughout the year that we hope will capture your imagination to join us and photograph this amazing part of the world.

Holy Island Residential Photography Workshop

The delightful, unspoilt, historic island of Holy Island lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Northumberland Coast. The island is accessed by the much photographed causeway which is covered by the North Sea twice in every 24 hour period.
Holy Island offers an incredible range of opportunities for landscape photography in all conditions. The Island and the surrounding Northumberland Coast offers great locations for photographing seascapes, castles, historic ruins, fishing village’s as well as an abundance of plants and wildlife.

Going Digital North East would like to give you the amazing opportunity of this residential photography course where you will be able to stay and photograph the wonderful kingdom of Holy Island and the surrounding area with expert tuition from Kelvin McIvor and Graham Nobles. Graham is a very experienced professional landscape photographer who owns and operates the Going Digital North West and North Midlands Region as well as having several books published and images featured in the BBC’s Countryfile series.

What you will learn?

The weekend course is designed to help photographers to achieve stunning images by developing the ability to “see” great shots and to skilfully use their cameras to record them. We concentrate on getting things right in the camera by learning to see the light, using filters, good composition and the finer detail as well as getting the technical aspects of the shot correct.

Prior Experience/Participant Ratio

This course is designed for any of our previous students who have attended the SLR1 Photography course or for any new students who have an understanding of aperture and depth of field. Tuition and guidance will be given throughout the day by Graham and Kelvin with the opportunity to review the images at the end of the day. We will work with a maximum group size of 10 people to ensure you get advice and critique as requested from your two tutors.

What equipment do I need?

You will need a digital camera with the functionality of Aperture Priority, your camera manual, a tripod, waterproofs (for you and your camera), warm clothing and boots/strong shoes and a small rucksack. If you have one, you may wish to bring a laptop to download and process your work during your stay.

Cost and Accommodation

The cost of the course is £395; this price includes your room with en-suite for 2 nights, dinner, full English breakfast and packed lunch on both days.
Our accommodation for the weekend is the Lindisfarne Hotel which is based on the island. We have 8 rooms which 5 are double and 3 can either be twin or double; all rooms are advertised at single occupancy but if you would like to share a room then please let us know. If the person you are sharing with is a fellow student then you both just pay the cost of the course; if the person is a partner, friend etc then a supplement of £80 will be required; this cost will cover dinner bed and breakfast for the two nights.

How do I book?

To book the photography course you can either pay in full by clicking on the 'Book Now' button below or you can pay £100 non-refundable deposit to secure your place. If you would like to Pay £100 deposit then please email me at Once we have your payment we will be in touch to ask for your room preference and any dietary requirements. If you would like a partner or friend to join us for the weekend who wish to not take part in the course, then please email to organise payment for the £80 supplement.

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