Landscape Photography Workshop – Arundel Castle

Sunrise at Arundel Castle

This landscape photography workshop at Arundel Castle in West Sussex had some fantastic atmosphere from the changing light! This was a mini-workshop for the Royal Photographic Society with the landscape events group on a cold February morning with crisp frost and clear skies.

Arundel Castle, West Sussex

The pre dawn light here was just starting to reveal itself on the castle, and this test shot was mainly to check the composition for when the sunlight started to hit the building. The slightly muted colours, smooth water and just a hint of mist made this quite a pleasing photograph in its own right.

Arundel Castle, West Sussex

Just before the sunrise, the changing mist and a long focal length gave a completely different atmosphere, with almost monochrome colours from the frosty landscape.

Arundel Castle, West Sussex

As the light started to hit the building, a wider angle shot of the boats on the water and the reflections on the River Arun made this my favourite shot of the workshop. The light striking the trees as well as the castle really boosted the colour (assisted with my polariser) and a bit of light cloud added some interest into the sky.

Click here for more information about landscape photography workshops I’m running in Sussex in the next few months.

Check the RPS website for full details of landscape photography workshops across the UK.

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  1. It was a great morning. Thank you for arranging this Phil.

    1. Thanks! You’re welcome, glad we had some fantastic weather and lighting for the shoot!

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