Solent Workshops: Rick offers Photography Workshops and tuition aimed at amateur photographers that would like to improve their photography skills and have a great day out on the water.
Dates for 2023:
April 7 & 8 Two one day workshop photographing the RORC Easter Challenge. Limited to 3 people each day on the RIB. £275 per person
July 29 - August 4 Cowes Week Experience Days just 2 places available each day - £450pp.
Workshops: One day course for a maximum of three people provide the opportunity to learn from one of the top photographers in yachting. From setting up your camera, to how to work efficiently and safely on the water, Rick will show you how to take great photographs from onboard his 7m RIB. Back ashore he goes through a post-production workflow and offers useful editing tips in Photoshop.
Experience days: "Ride with Rick" accompanying Rick on a working day onboard the RIB . You will get close up to the action and with tips from Rick take your own pictures. On this day out you really get the experience of what its like to be a pro-photographer. Limited to just 2 people the exact schedule will depend on the weather and the daily picture requirements. Usually we leave the dock at 0930 and back around 1600, weather dependent.
Helicopter Experience days: The ultimate experience of shooting alongside Rick at a key event. Limited to just 2 people you accompany Rick on a helicopter photography sortie at a major event, usual duration around 2 hours, plus editing and processing time back at the studio. 2 people required.
One to One tuition: Based from the Gallery, or at your own location, Rick spends a day offering his experience and advice on how to take great pictures and editing to get the most out of them, depending on the time of year there will be practical sessions either on or off the water. Call to discuss your requirements.For more information contact: email@example.com
Outline schedule for 1 day workshop:
0930 Meet at the Hamble studio. Introduction to the workshop and advice on how to set up your camera before we go out on the water.
1030 out on the RIB taking pictures on the Solent where Rick will give ideas and instruction on taking pictures of the racing yachts.
1430 return to Cowes and review our work on the computer including post production, importing and editing on the computer, Photoshop techniques and digital workflows.
Workshops can be organised at your club and combined with Rick giving an evening slide show about his work to your members.
What is included:
1 day of tuition, printed course notes, onboard picnic lunch. Lifejackets. What you need to bring: Camera equipment, laptop (optional), warm clothing, boots and wet weather gear. It can be very wet on the boat. We can recommend B&Bs and local travel arrangements.
There is no age limit, lower or upper but you need to physically cable of being on a RIB for 4 hours, it can be wet, cold and bouncy and there is no loo. It's not all glamour being a Yachting Photographer!
Last updated 18:52 on 2 October 2023