Tony and Eva explore the photographic opportunities that are inherent alongside water. As they say, 'Living on an island, is it perhaps no wonder that many of us are drawn to the sea? Even out of season many of our resorts continue to thrive due to the continuing fascination we have for the coast.'
The UK is particularly attractive in this respect as it exhibits great variety in its coastline and, being a small island, nowhere is very far from the sea. Tony and Eva have measured it! There is a maximum of just 70 miles from the most land-locked point which, if you want to know, is Burton-upon-Trent.
As well as displaying their skills as photographers Tony and Eva offer much advice and tips gained from their years of experience. A particular enthusiasm they have is for the opportunity to experiment with filters and using these to craft a personal style.
A question they are often asked is 'When is the best time of year to photograph the coast?' Many assume that the winter months are best as they offer better opportunities at dawn and dusk, as well as beaches and shorelines that are more likely to be deserted. However high summer can provide a totally different range of scenarios with people and man-made structures more relevant. As they say, 'The bucket and spade brigade are out in force but this has proven a wonderful source of photography over many decades.'
Topics covered include:
- Coastal headlands
- Rocky shorelines
- The empty beach
- Coastal structures
- Intimate landscape - rocks and sand
- Piers, groins and lighthouses
If you seek inspiration then head to the coast. The water's edge possesses an appeal that cannot be matched by any other landscape scenario and it is a genre every photographer should explore.
Tony and Eva's book The Water's Edge is on sale now, available direct from RHE Media