Speaker – Alison Taylor ARPS – Seascapes and Landscapes 15/12/21

Our last speaker of the year, if you had thought that taking seascapes was not

inspiring or you had not thought about this genre, then Alison definitely changed your

mind during the course of the evening.

Alison talked about her passion of photographing seascapes, what it was that

inspired her about seascapes, her love of waves, textures, light, the contrast

between all the elements within the scene before you. Alison shared her knowledge and skills on how to get the most out of a landscape or


Along with locations which included anywhere on the North East Coast, from

Northumberland down to East Yorkshire and more importantly where to get food and

drink, parking to be safe.

Some hints were:

  • Safety first

  • Ideas of what to capture and what to see

  • Work on an outing tide which is safer

  • Composition changes all the time

  • Look around you and take in the different composition and how the waves are

  • running

  • Watch the Body of the waves each photograph is different

  • Black rocks – wet

  • How different the coast line is the within a short distance

  • Always look behind you.

  • Important to keep going back and to get to know your environment

A most enjoyable and thought-provoking evening.

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