Coast & capture

No. 1 High Street, Bosham,
West Sussex, PO18 8LS
England

we are...

A family Business.

A community.

a photographic hub.

A place you can develop your photography skills whilst taking in the breathtaking surroundings of Chichester Harbour and the South Downs.

Focussed on helping you discover and perfect your artistic knowledge and talent for photography.

Workshops Centred on creativity and pushing your skills to the next level

Your go-to community for all things photography on England's South Coast.

 

Partners

The Bosham Gallery — Coast & Capture is a sister company to the Bosham Gallery, which exhibits and deals exclusively in the work of contemporary fine art photographers specialising in landscape, wildlife and marine photography.

The Bosham Sailing Club — is a family based club and RYA Training Centre for members & non-members at Bosham Quay in Chichester Harbour, West Sussex

The Millstream Hotel — The Millstream is a traditional British retreat set within its own private gardens and offers 35 bedrooms, Marwick’s Brasserie and the 2 AA Rosette Millstream Restaurant.

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust - Cobnor is an independent charity based in Chichester Harbour, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Their purpose is to provide high quality outdoor experiences to make life better for everyone - and in particular for young people - both on and off the water.

Rinskis - Rinskis have made their mark as one of the prime locations in West Sussex, for the best ski and snowboard clothing and equipment. They have a diverse range of products including kayaks and electric bikes. Whatever your choice of adrenaline packed activity, be it Skiing, Snowboarding, Hiking or Kayaking, Rinskis will have the right gear for you.

 
 
 

How we can help

Coast & Capture is proudly local: in our warmth, knowledge and expertise.

We grew out of a demand in Chichester Harbour and beyond for top quality photography tuition delivered with energy, clarity and patience. Our friendly, hands-on workshops deliver the comfort, experience and quality that you naturally expect from Bosham, so even after a day shooting you know you will be very well looked after.

We cover landscape photography tuition, including panoramic and aerial photography, and workshops can take place on foot, by bike or by boat!  We cater for individual training, group workshops and corporate team building days.  Our small group sizes mean you are the focus.  We also offer 1-2-1 tuition, print critiques and commercial guidance for the photographer artist looking to secure gallery representation.

Set in quintessentially English Bosham (pronounced Bozzum) - one of the most historically important villages in Sussex  - around every corner there is always something to shoot...pink sunrises over calm water, bustling harbour life, wildlife or simply a serene shoreline.

Led by local passionate photographer Luke Whitaker, Coast & Capture is an extension of our family-run business - The Bosham Gallery - which provides a relaxed central hub  for our workshops, surrounded by photographic inspiration.  This means we're always mindful of the finished product - it's as much about the paper and ink you use and the glass you frame behind as it is about the filter in place when you capture your shot. 
Who knows?  Perhaps the photos you take at one of our workshops could be proudly displayed for sale at our Gallery next to artistic Greats.

Alongside Luke we have a diverse range of tutors - all experts in their own field - and a community of photographers we connect with to bring you the very best in South Coast tuition.

 

TESTIMONIALS

See what others think of Coast & Capture… 

“Luke has a way of challenging you, making you think deeper about what you are doing, how you see things and direction.  I always feel utterly exhausted after a day with him, but also amazed at how much I’ve learnt.  Luke is quietly firm, challenging and determined that you get all you need in the day.  A big thank you Luke.  This will not be the last we see of each other.”
- Martin Stones, February 2019 (Advanced 1-to-1)

"Please can you pass on my sincere thanks to Luke for the amazing session today.  I feel that I learnt a great deal about my camera and also about composition.  I am looking forward to putting the theory into practice. 
I will definitely be booking another session."
Julie Dennett, October 2018 (Beginners 1-to-1)

"I very much enjoyed learning about photography in Luke's beginners one to one class.  Luke very clearly explained some key issues which underlined the need to: work within a camera's limitations; to plan;  to be  patient; to adapt and be aware.  Luke is a very intelligent man with the gift of communication. He is most encouraging and takes pains to make his students feel at ease. I would thoroughly recommend him."
Anthony Howe, October 2018 (Beginners 1-to-1)

"Definitely a highly enjoyable, instructive and indeed enlightening four hours which simply whizzed by.......a brilliant Birthday present.  Now the challenge is to put the guidance given into much better composed photographs. More thinking; less snapping. Bravo and many, many thanks Luke."
Bruce Garrett, September 2018 (Intermediate 1-to-1)

 

 "I found this morning quite an eye opener. I began to appreciate with your guidance that having a clever camera is so much less important than composition and imagination. Luke has a happy way of explaining some of the techniques of good photography and how to realise, in the photograph, what the eye saw and wants to remember."
Simon Veysey, September 2018 (Intermedaite 1-to-1)

“Thank you, Luke, for a delightful and informative afternoon.  You gave me full attention – not even bringing your own camera with you – and helped me think about my picture-taking in a new way.”
Paul Cuthbert, September 2018 (Intermediate 1-to-1)

"Please thank Luke for an excellent workshop.  The best feedback I can give is that, unlike many workshops I have attended, Luke did not take his own pictures.  Luke is also very encouraging, gave excellent feedback on my previous work and took the time to understand my requirements."
David Slaughter, August 2018 (Intermediate 1-to-1)

 

"I was very fortunate to attend a 1-2-1 workshop with Luke Whitaker in his Bosham Gallery. What an eye opener into how to prepare your artwork for gallery representation. His enthusiasm, passion and wealth of knowledge is exceptional. Bosham is a beautiful place to spend a couple of days with great food and locals. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a drinks reception at the gallery showcasing historic photographs of Bosham and to hear an inspirational address from Luke Whitaker."
Lorraine Finney, August 2018 (Exhibiting & Selling 1-to-1)

 

"I worked with Luke for a couple of months in the lead up to my first solo exhibition in Scotland. From start to finish the experience and knowledge that Luke openly shared with me and the solid advice he gave along the way was invaluable.  I can honestly say that this was the best investment in my work and development this year. Luke guided me along the way from print choice to framing assistance all the way through to branding, wording and presentation as a whole. I want to thank you for everything and highly recommend anyone facing the same process, gets in touch with Luke!"
Margaret Soraya, July 2018 (Exhibiting & Selling 1-to-1)

 

"What an enjoyable day in beautiful Bosham my friend and I had with Luke.  He gave us loads of useful tips and opened up our minds to new ways of approaching location photography. Helpful and patient, he took time to make sure that the day was tailored to our needs. In particular, his critique of our results on the day was especially valuable.   We signed up for some photographic "therapy" and certainly got it."
— Elaine McLaren, Melanie Kaveh, May 2018
 

"Just to say thank you so much for the last two days. It was not only informative but also thoroughly inspiring, and I really appreciate your encouragement and your enthusiasm for what I am trying to do!" 
Gill Prince, January 2018
 

You speak clearly and the advice you gave makes perfect sense, especially with the practical walk-around to see the situation."
 — Peter Kilmister, March 2018
 

"Luke has the eye of a hawk at spotting distractions that should have been removed and at suggesting other improvements such as tighter crops and areas that should be lightened or darkened.  Sessions with Luke are an extremely enjoyable process and I would highly recommend them "
Dr Edward A Hyde ARPS, March 2018 (Advanced 1-to-1)
 

"Reviewing photos along with the various framing and paper choices with Luke is time very well spent. His knowledge and experience provides an important and objective perspective.  Bosham is beautiful and provides the perfect atmosphere to take it all in."
 — Peter Geraerts, February 2018 (Print Critique)

 
 

 
 

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