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Walk and experience the iconic beauty of the Sussex coastline whilst learning new photography skills in a relaxed, fun and friendly group environment.

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"I have spent the last twenty five years walking and photographing the beautiful, iconic Sussex coastline and landscape, many of these images have been sold, collected, exhibited and published internationally.

I would now like to share these locations with you and the photography skills I have used to capture them.

I am going to do this by offering guided photowalks. Photo walking is a communal activity, so you can actively learn new photography skills and techniques in a group, whilst walking in these beautiful, iconic locations.

My aim is for the walks to be informative, inspiring, social, fun and great value, so they are open to all.

My photo walks will usually last for two hours and are open to all abilities from beginners to experts, from phone cameras, compacts, digital slrs to film cameras, all skill levels are welcome, there is always something new to discover"

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What to bring on a photo walk

Your camera/smartphone etc, suitable clothing.

Coastal weather can be very changeable and the terrain can be uneven so wear suitable walking shoes/boots and a waterproof for both rain and wind resistance if needed.

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Dates and Places

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Saturday 24th April 10am - 12pm

Hove Beach

Where the city meets the sea and shoreline

This photowalk has a combination of colourful beach huts, old jetties, promenades, beaches, ornate shorelines, Regency architecture and statues.

From the King Alfred Car Park we will walk along the promenade and onto the beach, after exploring Hove sea jetty we will head back onto the promenade to see the repeating patterns of the colourful beach huts and the contrasting architecture of the seafront buildings, we will then stroll further along Hove promenade to view Adelaide Crescent, unique victorian seating shelters, ornate benches and the peace statue, eventually we will walk back along Hove lawns to the beach huts and shoreline. Walk length 2 hours, Yes suitable for wheel chair users.

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Saturday 8th May 10am - 12pm

Brighton Beach

Capture the vibrant, cosmopolitan landmarks and culture of this diverse seaside city

This photowalk has a combination of iconic landmarks, Piers, bandstand, I360, pebble beaches, promenades, cafes, watersports, culturally vibrant victorian arches. Sometimes there is so much going on along the seafront it is hard to know what to photograph.

Meet at the Victorian Bandstand on Brighton Beach, from there we will walk along the promenade to the i360, then we will drop down onto the beach to explore the West Pier and meander along the beach pathway past the Upside Down House and colourful victorian arches filled with shops and cafes, past the sailing club, beach volleyball court, basket ball court, the Grand hotel and onto the Fishing Quarter area, then moving through the Artist Quarter to finally arrive at Brighton (Palace) Pier. Walk length 2 hours. Yes suitable for wheel chair users.

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Saturday 22nd May 10am - 12pm

Hove Beach

Where the city meets the sea and shoreline

This photowalk has a combination of colourful beach huts, old jetties, promenades, beaches, ornate shorelines, Regency architecture and statues.

From the King Alfred Car Park we will walk along the promenade and onto the beach, after exploring Hove sea jetty we will head back onto the promenade to see the repeating patterns of the colourful beach huts and the contrasting architecture of the seafront buildings, we will then stroll further along Hove promenade to view Adelaide Crescent, unique victorian seating shelters, ornate benches and the peace statue, eventually we will walk back along Hove lawns to the beach huts and shoreline. Walk length 2 hours, Yes suitable for wheel chair users.

£14 per person

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Saturday 3rd July 11am - 1pm

Sevensisters Cuckmere Haven

Windswept, weather beaten shorelines, iconic views

This photowalk has a combination of amazing perspectives and different views of the iconic Seven Sisters white chalk cliffs, whilst also combining close ups of wildlife, vegetation, beaches, rock pools and the sea.

From the Car Park at South Hill Barn we will walk along the cliff tops, down a grass covered sweeping pathway and eventually drop into Hope Gap to view the cliffs and rock pools from a closer perspective, then up through Seaford head Nature reserve, exploring the wild life and vegetation. Eventually we will walk down past Coastguard cottages and onto Cuckmere Haven beach, all the time being dominated by the different perspectives of the majestic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. Walk length 2 hours. Sorry not suitable for wheel chair users.

£14 per person

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'Learn new photography skills, informative, great value, fun, sociable, inspiring, knowledge building'

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Saturday 10th July 11am - 1pm

Seaford & Seaford Head

This walk is a combination of sweeping skies and views over Seaford bay, colourful beach huts, fishing boats, jetties, white cliffs, a Martello tower and natural bird habitats.

We meet at the Martello Tower on the seafront and walk along to colourful beach huts and deck chairs, heading back we amble along the seafront and beach past more beach huts and small boats where we explore the shoal bench, jetty, take in the views of the cliffs and bird habitat at Splash Point. We then walk up onto the cliff top at Seaford Head for sea views and sweeping views of the bay.

Walk length 2 hours. Sorry not suitable for wheelchair access

£14 per person

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Sunday 11th July 10am - 12pm

Shoreham & Shoreham Beach

An old fishing port, modern foot bridge, house boats and a sweeping shoreline

This photowalk takes in Shoreham old town, a modern architectural footbridge, a Tidal river, a sweeping pebble beach, beach huts and house boats.

From St Mary De Haura Church and grave yard in the centre of Shoreham old town, we will walk through the town to the river, after exploring the views from the river bank we will head onto the foot bridge and across the river, to explore views on the other side. From there we will wander onto Shoreham’s sweeping beach along its foot paths and eventually back to the riverbank and past Shoreham house boats.

£14 per person

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Saturday 4th September 10am - 12pm

Brighton Beach

Capture the vibrant, cosmopolitan landmarks and culture of this diverse seaside city

This photowalk has a combination of iconic landmarks, Piers, bandstand, I360, pebble beaches, promenades, cafes, watersports, culturally vibrant victorian arches. Sometimes there is so much going on along the seafront it is hard to know what to photograph.

Meet at the Victorian Bandstand on Brighton Beach, from there we will walk along the promenade to the i360, then we will drop down onto the beach to explore the West Pier and meander along the beach pathway past the Upside Down House and colourful victorian arches filled with shops and cafes, past the sailing club, beach volleyball court, basket ball court, the Grand hotel and onto the Fishing Quarter area, then moving through the Artist Quarter to finally arrive at Brighton (Palace) Pier. Walk length 2 hours. Yes suitable for wheel chair users.

£14 per person

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Sunday 5th September 11am - 1pm

Sevensisters Cuckmere Haven

Windswept, weather beaten shorelines, iconic views

This photowalk has a combination of amazing perspectives and different views of the iconic Seven Sisters white chalk cliffs, whilst also combining close ups of wildlife, vegetation, beaches, rock pools and the sea.

From the Car Park at South Hill Barn we will walk along the cliff tops, down a grass covered sweeping pathway and eventually drop into Hope Gap to view the cliffs and rock pools from a closer perspective, then up through Seaford head Nature reserve, exploring the wild life and vegetation. Eventually we will walk down past Coastguard cottages and onto Cuckmere Haven beach, all the time being dominated by the different perspectives of the majestic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. Walk length 2 hours. Sorry not suitable for wheel chair users.

£14 per person

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'The more you look, the more you see'

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Saturday 25th September 10am - 12pm

Brighton Mindful photography

Photography is to be fully present in the moment, this photowalk is more about the process than the end result

Mindfulness is about slowing down, being fully present in the moment, and receiving that moment. The exact same words apply to the process of taking a photograph. The process of taking a photograph forces you to focus on what’s in front of you and be totally in that moment, this helps you focus and calm the mind from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.

In this photowalk as we wander along Brighton seafront I will share with you how to use your camera as a tool to learn to be present, help you to develop your personal visual lens through which you look at the world, so your photography will more accurately reflect your own unique view of the world.

£14 per person

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Sunday 26th September 10am - 12pm

Hove Mindful photography

Photography is to be fully present in the moment, this photowalk is more about the process than the end result

Mindfulness is about slowing down, being fully present in the moment, and receiving that moment. The exact same words apply to the process of taking a photograph. The process of taking a photograph forces you to focus on what’s in front of you and be totally in that moment, this helps you focus and calm the mind from the everyday hustle and bustle of life.

In this photowalk as we wander along Hove seafront I will share with you how to use your camera as a tool to learn to be present, help you to develop your personal visual lens through which you look at the world, so your photography will more accurately reflect your own unique view of the world.

£14 per person

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Saturday 2nd October 11am - 1pm

Sevensisters Cuckmere Haven

Windswept, weather beaten shorelines, iconic views

This photowalk has a combination of amazing perspectives and different views of the iconic Seven Sisters white chalk cliffs, whilst also combining close ups of wildlife, vegetation, beaches, rock pools and the sea.

From the Car Park at South Hill Barn we will walk along the cliff tops, down a grass covered sweeping pathway and eventually drop into Hope Gap to view the cliffs and rock pools from a closer perspective, then up through Seaford head Nature reserve, exploring the wild life and vegetation. Eventually we will walk down past Coastguard cottages and onto Cuckmere Haven beach, all the time being dominated by the different perspectives of the majestic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. Walk length 2 hours. Sorry not suitable for wheel chair users.

£14 per person

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Sunday 3rd October 10am - 12pm

Burling Gap

This photowalk takes us along a cliff top to two majestic lighthouses and the rolling hill landscape of the Sussex Downs, also combining a beach with unusual rock pools and an interesting shoreline, enabling close ups views of the white chalk cliffs.

From the car park at Burling Gap we will walk up the cliff top to Belle Tout Lighthouse, looking out both over the rolling Sussex Downs and the sea, past Belle Tout lighthouse we will walk down towards Beachy Head lighthouse. We will then walk back and onto Burling Gap to explore the beach, it's rock pools, sea and white cliff formations. Walk length 2 hours. Sorry not suitable for wheel chair users.

£14 per person

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'It is not what you see but how you see and your ability to convey this through the lens which is the true essence of photography'

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Saturday 16th October 10am - 12pm

Friston Forest in the Autumn

Golden Autumnal trees, forest vegetation, sweeping South Downs views

This photowalk is a combination of rich autumnal colours of golden beech trees and forest vegetation, dappled light on the forest floor, a village pond, a hilly straight wooden forest pathway, campfire clearings, and great views of the Cuckmere river with the sweeping South Downs and seashore behind.

From the Seven Sisters country park car park we will head along one of the trails into the forest, wandering through the golden autumn trees, we will stop at the village pond before heading back into the forest, climbing up the long straight wooden steps leading to the top of the forest, eventually opening out to views of the Cuckmere river and the sweeping South Downs. We then head back into the forest past wooden survival shelters and campfire clearings. Wandering down through the forest trails to discover more golden colours of the autumn vegetation before we arrive back at the car park.

£14 per person

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Sunday 17th October 10am - 12pm

Stanmer Park in the Autumn

Wooded trails, the ebb and flow of the Sussex Downs, golden leaves on trees.

This walk is a combination of wandering wooded trails, the full golden colours of the autumnal foliage of this well known local country park, surrounded by beautiful rolling scenery of the Sussex Downs

We meet in-front of Stanmer House, we then head across the fields and up into the Stanmer woods to follow the wandering trails and study the trees in full autumn colours, making our way to the top of the wood. Turning right onto open fields and views of the Sussex Downs we follow a country lane and turn again down into further woods on the Stammer Estate, traveling down through woods and rolling fields of the Sussex downs, past the greenhouses we make our way back to Stanmer house.

£14 per person

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Saturday 6th November 10am - 12pm

Shoreham & Shoreham Beach

An old fishing port, modern foot bridge, house boats and a sweeping shoreline

This photowalk takes in Shoreham old town, a modern architectural footbridge, a Tidal river, a sweeping pebble beach, beach huts and house boats.

From St Mary De Haura Church and grave yard in the centre of Shoreham old town, we will walk through the town to the river, after exploring the views from the river bank we will head onto the foot bridge and across the river, to explore views on the other side. From there we will wander onto Shoreham’s sweeping beach along its foot paths and eventually back to the riverbank and past Shoreham house boats.

£14 per person

Choose the number of places you'd like in the next step

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Sunday 7th November 10am - 12pm

Brighton Beach

Capture the vibrant, cosmopolitan landmarks and culture of this diverse seaside city

This photowalk has a combination of iconic landmarks, Piers, bandstand, I360, pebble beaches, promenades, cafes, watersports, culturally vibrant victorian arches. Sometimes there is so much going on along the seafront it is hard to know what to photograph.

Meet at the Victorian Bandstand on Brighton Beach, from there we will walk along the promenade to the i360, then we will drop down onto the beach to explore the West Pier and meander along the beach pathway past the Upside Down House and colourful victorian arches filled with shops and cafes, past the sailing club, beach volleyball court, basket ball court, the Grand hotel and onto the Fishing Quarter area, then moving through the Artist Quarter to finally arrive at Brighton (Palace) Pier. Walk length 2 hours. Yes suitable for wheel chair users.

£14 per person

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Saturday 4th December 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Brighton night photography

Illuminated at night this cosmopolitan city and its iconic landmarks take on on new lease of life and vibrancy

This photowalk starts in the fading light of a winter's day as the sun sets over the sea on Brighton beach, we then take in the illuminated Iconic Brighton landmarks at night, the i360, the Grand Hotel, Brighton pier, the Royal Pavilion and the Christmas lights.

We meet in front of the I360 landmark, we then walk along the seafront and promenade stopping to study the lights of the Grand Hotel, from there we head along the promenade to the Pier, we spend some time on the pier. From there we start to head up into the town centre taking in the Christmas lights and eventually making our way to the Royal Pavilion and the Christmas Ice Rink

£14 per person

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'Everything comes together for a fraction of a second,
the skill is to see it and record it'

Important Notice

This event is an organised walk, along a predefined route.

Terms and Conditions

Gill's photowalks are very popular and book up quickly therefore we are not able to give refunds in the event of non-attendance, however if you notify us in advance you can nominate a friend to take your place.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to unforeseen circumstances, weather, illness under these circumstances a full refund will be given.

Please note Travel and Equipment Insurance is not included, please provide your own if required, as Gill Copeland cannot accept any liability for loss damage or injury to you, your vehicle or equipment.

Please make us aware of any medical issue that may affect your ability to take part, before the event.

Gill Copeland does not guarantee the weather, temperature or photographic conditions for any event - they are all subject to change and outside of her control. Participants are advised to attend the event suitably prepared for all weather conditions and photographic settings.

Each participant takes part in the event at their own risk, we will give a safety briefing at the start of each event. It is the responsibility of individual participants to assess the suitability of this event and match this to their own capabilities.

If you have any questions, please contact us directly.

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