Thursday, June 9, 2011

25 June details

Start: at 11 o'clock on Saturday. "Officially" we end
at 6 pm, but there is no rush as we have the beach hut later than that.

Meet at beach hut no. 2319 near Bournemouth Pier.

Don't forget to bring a camera, and preferably one without a big zoom lens!

Paul Russell: 07528 227 941
Justin Sainsbury: 07900 260 360

Directions from train station:
If you come in on Platform 2, don't exit from there but cross the bridge to Platform 3/4 (one of the longest platforms in the world), and exit from that side. There should be a big Asda and coaches in front of you.

Directions from train station:

This is the quickest way, and will take about 30 minutes on foot. If you combine these directions with a Google Map print out, it should make sense.

Outside the station (with Asda in front of you), turn left. When you hit the junction, turn right. You are now on a wide road called Holdenhurst Road. You soon meet a roundabout which you have to cross via the subway. Take the second exit on the left marked "This exit for East Cliff, Landsdown campus.

Continue along Holdenhurst Road – admire the palm trees in the centre of the road. You pass a small Tesco, and Genie’s kebab and pizza place. You now come to a big roundabout (Landsdown roundabout).

Take the quiet looking Meyrick Road, which is sort of opposite (second turning on the left). It is clearly signposted. You are now travelling along Meyrick Road, which is full of big, detached hotels and residential buildings. Go straight ahead at the roundabout.

You will then hit East Overcliffe Drive, which runs along the cliff. If you look over the edge, you will see Bournemouth Pier to your right (to the left and further away is the little Boscombe Pier - ignore that for now). Walk in the direction of Bournemouth Pier (past the ice-cream kiosk) and at the first chance take a footpath down to the prom - the East Cliff Zig Zag. See if you can see the fox that lives near the cliff edge.

When on the prom, walk towards Bournemouth Pier. Go past the pier, past the restaurant (West Beach), past the amusements and you will come to the beach hut.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bournemouth Street Photography Courses

This is a unique opportunity to join two experienced street photographers in a vibrant coastal resort.

Paul Russell (In-Public member) and Justin Sainsbury (UK Street Collective) will be leading engaging one-day courses around the town on 11 and 25 June 2011.

Through personal, in-the-field tuition we will encourage you to develop your own style and create interesting and inspiring street photographs.

Aspects of the day will include:

– Looking at the practical factors to consider when taking pictures of people in their environment.

– Learning to anticipate and make the most of interesting situations.

– How to best utilise your existing equipment, plus hands-on assessment of specialist cameras – the Ricoh GRD II and the Fujifilm FinePix X100.

– Maximising impact and creating rounded photo stories through selective editing.

By having a maximum of four participants we will ensure that you receive a concentrated level of advice and insight into this fascinating and challenging photography genre. The course will take place in situ on the street but we will have this beach hut base camp close to Bournemouth Pier!

For course fee of £80.00 you will also receive the benefit of a review of some of your previous work prior to the day in Bournemouth. Following the day’s shoot we will also provide an in-depth review of your pictures.

Paul and Justin are known for their humorous and poignant take on everyday life. If you enjoy non-confrontational photography of people without relying on long lenses then this may be the course for you.

For more detail please contact

The one-day courses will run from 11 am until 6 pm plus assessment of your portfolio of best shots via the Internet and a review of your Bournemouth shots subsequent to the day out.

Bournemouth is less than 2 hours from London Waterloo by train and is served by two trains per hour.

Photos copyright Paul Russell and Justin Sainsbury