Northumberland Photography Workshop, March 2019


12th – 14th Mar 2019

6 available


Date and Time
10am Tuesday 12th – 6pm Thursday 14th March 2019

Two Nights


Workshop Leader
Melvin Nicholson

Workshop Attendees

Photography Locations
Dunstanburgh Castle
Embleton Bay
Holy Island
Lindisfarne Castle

Meeting Place
10am Tuesday 12th March 2019
Victoria Hotel
1 Front St
NE69 7BP

Two nights accommodation (double room en-suite, single occupancy)
Dedicated 1-2-1 photography tuition
Full transport during the workshop in a comfortable nine-seater Ford Tourneo minibus

All meals and drinks other than breakfast
Travel to and from Northumberland 
Travel and camera insurance

Exertion Level
Easy / Medium – All locations within half a mile from the car, some much closer. There will be some slippery rocks on the beach and on uneven ground. A reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required.

Northumberland offers some of the most dramatic seascape in the UK. Situated on the eastern side of northern England, this fascinating stretch of coastline offers the landscape photographer thirty miles of outstanding beaches, a huge variety of rock formations not to mention castles galore.

The Northumberland coastline is dominated by the castles of Bamburgh, Lindsifarne and Dunstanburgh but there is much more to Northumberland than just castles. On our specially created three day workshop we will be visiting the above castles as well as several other locations depending on the tide times, weather conditions and the direction of the sun. There are so many stunning locations to visit, from the big, smooth boulder beach of Embleton to the quaint harbour of Beadnell. From the fishing village of Seahouses with its numerous fishing boats and fantastic rock formations to the excitement of being stranded on Holy Island at high tide and photographing the 16th century castle positioned high up on volcanic rock. Of course, no visit to Northumberland is complete without standing on the gorgeous beach at Bamburgh at dawn and watching the sun rise and illuminate the majestic castle. Little wonder why Northumberland is one of the top destinations for landscape photographers in the UK.

Come and join me on my three day workshop which is limited to just six people as I prefer to keep the group small and friendly while allowing me enough time with you on location.

Double room, en-suite (no single occupancy charged)

Victoria Hotel
1 Front St
NE69 7BP

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Our mode of transport for this workshop is my modern nine-seater long wheelbase Ford Tourneo minibus. This ensures that there is plenty of space for us all including luggage, clothing and camera equipment. The minibus also provides three pin plug sockets for charging up camera batteries on the go as well as several USB ports for charging up mobile phones. There is dedicated heating for rear passengers.

Ford Tourneo, Melvin Nicholson Photography
Ford Tourneo 12 Seater Minibus, Melvin Nicholson Photography

Tripadvisor Reviews ( Read all reviews here )

Tripadvisor Iceland Reviews below (click on the review headers to read in Tripadvisor)

I’ve been lucky enough to experience two workshops with Melvin, both times also in the company of Tony Higginson – a 3-day workshop in Northumberland in 2016 and Melvin’s first international workshop, a week in Iceland in March 2017. I cannot say enough good things about this (these!) amazing photographer(s) – not only do they produce amazing work themselves, but they are so keen to share their knowledge, skills and experience with others. They are also really good at taking you out of your comfort zone so you really learn some new perspectives as well as skills. I never dreamt I could produce some of the photos I now have! On top of this, both these guys are such fun to be with! Never a dull moment. If you want to know more about your camera and accessories, learn/revise/extend your landscape photography skills AND have a great, fun time, Melvin Nicholson Photography is definitely the way to go. I hope I can join some other workshops with him in the future.

Suzanne Wafer – UK

Spent 2 days with Melvin on a landscape workshop on the Northumberland coast…variable weather meant several changes to the plans , but still got some great shots of Bamburgh, and Holy Island. Add in a laugh a minute (and a Tony Higginson cooked breakfast , and you have a recipe for an informative and enjoyable workshop atmosphere. May your tribe increase!

Ian Moore – UK


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