CHASING THE LIGHT

Wild Seascapes - Cornwall Photographer

Photography Workshops in the UK and International 

Welcome to Wild Seascapes

My name is Mark Dobson a full-time seascape photographer in Cornwall. 

 

My approach to photography is (keep it simple) and to capture the feeling rather than the scene. This is often easier said than done. But, over the last few years, I have harnessed this technique and want to share the process behind it. Seascape photography provides so many possibilities, the ocean will always be a very close part of me.   

Based in the far west of England - the beautiful county of Cornwall to be a little more precise. It's at the tip of the world, well, that's what it can feel like sometimes. This part of the country is very dramatic, rugged, but most importantly - absolutely beautiful. The weather is very unpredictable and with wild scenery, this adds a great mixture for photography. 

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Latest Published Work

- Outdoor Photography - December Edition 2019

 

- Outdoor Photography - November Edition 2019

                                             

- Practical Photography - October Editon 2019

- Practical Photography - July Editon 2019

 

Other Published Work - Outdoor Photography  Magazine  (Numerous  Editions) - Country Walking., Practical Photography, The Guardian, The Times, BBC. 

Winner of Coastal  View 2019  - Shipwrecked Mariners 

Work exhibited at The Truman Gallery - Brick Lane (London) 

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Winter Arrives on the West Coast of Cornwall. 

Published - 04/02/19

Mark Dobson Photographer Cornwall

This winter is turning out to be rather dramatic, with cold weather systems and storms what does the rest of the winter months hold in store for us.

 

There are many photographic opportunities to be had during the winter months. The personal tuition workshops can be arranged seven days a week, and is a great way to learn and improve your photography skills and experience the dramatic coastline of Cornwall.

 

Being a seascape photographer this is brilliant news, being in the midst of stormy weather can be exhilarating when the ocean shows it's force, and at times rather intimidating. I'll be running special photography workshops during the autumn and winter months capturing these moments of magnitude. If you would like to join me, click the link below. 

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Autumn Arrives on the West Coast of Cornwall. 

Published - 01/09/18

Mark Dobson Photographer Cornwall

After a summer with scorching temperatures and lack of rain, what does Autumn hold for us.

 

The most colourful of our four seasons, and for many photographers their favourite season of all.

 

Autumn means the start of the storm season when the Atlantic weather systems start to invade the British coastline.

 

Being a seascape photographer this is brilliant news, being in the midst of stormy weather can be exhilarating when the ocean shows it's force, and at times rather intimidating. I'll be running special photography workshops during the autumn and winter months capturing these moments of magnitude. If you would like to join me, click the link below. 

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Summer Arrives on the West Coast of Cornwall. 

Published - 29/05/18

The cold winter months have now passed and summer is finally here on the beautiful coast of Cornwall. What does this mean for landscape photography. The first big difference will be much longer daylight hours. Currently the hours of darkness are fairly limited, six hours to be fairly precise. 

 

On clear cloudless days, which we seem to be getting regularly lately the light is very harsh during the day. However, this opens up new opportunities for Astro photography with the Milky Way currently making it's way across the Northern hemisphere. This is great news for the ambitious photographer. Spend a few hours during the night shooting the stars and you'll also get to shoot the sunrise as well. 

 

Mark Dobson Photographer Cornwall

Winter Storms - The effect it has on Cornwall. (2017/18)

The past few months here in Cornwall and other parts of the British Isles have endured an onslaught of big storms. Whilst this can be exciting for a landscape photographer it can also have a devastating impact on our coastline.

 

I'll admit that the news of a powerful weather system coming our way will provoke me with interest and excitement and have me reaching for the camera bag in anticipation. Being a landscape photographer in Cornwall, capturing the power and force of dramatic weather can have a big impact in the image.

 

However, the enviroment and landscape can be changed rather dramatically - like in Crantock (near Newquay), where huge sections of sand dunes have disappeared and the landscape is changed indefinitely. Here in Portreath the harbour defences where badly damaged and the sea breached the harbour wall and affected homes. Although I love to capture these storms, I also have an understanding of how they can effect others and hope we are heading towards a calmer period of weather. 

Mark Dobson Photographer Cornwall