Photography Workshops

The next dates for Workshops are April 8, May 6, June 3


From the studio base at Cowes Yacht Haven Rick offers Photography Workshops and tuition.

These one or two day courses are for a maximum of five people provide the opportunity to learn from one of the top photographers in yachting. From setting up your camera for optimum results, to how to work efficiently and safely on the water, Rick will show you how to take great yachting photographs from his 6.5m RIB. Back ashore he goes through post-production workflow techniques and offers useful editing tips in Photoshop.

The courses are organized periodically throughout the year in between Rick's professional assignments and details of forthcoming courses will be published on the web site.

Prices from £250 per person for a one day course. Gift vouchers available.

Outline schedule for 1 day workshop:

0930 Meet at the Cowes Yacht Haven 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.

1630/1700 finish.

Groups of friends or club members, organise a group of 5 and one goes free. 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!

Thanks to Debs Allen and Paul Keal for the photographs