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luke whitaker

FOUNDER & TUTOR

Luke is an English photographer and gallery owner with a love of the sea who lives and works in the beautiful waterside village of Bosham, on Britain’s south coast.

He is hugely passionate about photography’s growing position within the art world and in 2012 he set up a photographic gallery on Bosham’s historic waterfront specialising in marine, landscape and wildlife photographs.

Luke has a keen eye for what sells and why, and personally represents some of the world’s leading photographic artists. He has an established record of running successful exhibitions that frequently outsell the London galleries, and has developed a growing list of collectors on the south coast.

Luke has always been drawn to the sea and his personal work is dominated with coastal views and English seascapes. “I try to capture some of the rhythm and timeless beauty of Britain’s coastline that has remained unchanged for centuries”.

Luke was educated at King’s College School in Wimbledon and Cambridge University. He lives in Emsworth with his wife Sally and their two children. Outside of photography, his dream ambition is to own a small fishing boat and catch seabass within Chichester Harbour.

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sally whitaker

CO-FOUNDER

Sally is married to Luke, and together they run Coast & Capture.

Sally is a qualified secondary teacher so she brings a huge passion for education and a lifelong love of learning.

Sally is responsible for the day-to-day running of the business: booking your courses, managing the website, writing our blog and making sure Luke is in the right place at the right time!

She moved to Bosham from North Norfolk, where she loved to walk her dog along the vast windswept coastal paths and salt marshes of Blakeney and Cley and she felt instantly at home in Chichester Harbour with its intricate creeks and mudfalts.

When not working on Coast & Capture, Sally is usually knee deep in lego with their children. With any remaining energy (not much!) she loves to sing folk music and upcycle furniture.

Sally was educated at Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire, then at Kingston University and later the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

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Ben Wood

TUTOR

Ben is based at his studio in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight where he runs his company Island Images specializing in landscape, marine and still life photography. Having moved to the island with his wife Anna in 2000, Ben has developed an in depth knowledge of the Isle of Wight landscape, publishing his acclaimed limited edition book “The Island” in 2006. Shot over a four year period on both film and digital the launch of the book was accompanied by a highly successful exhibition of the 52 images at The Priory Bay Hotel.

Living on the island full-time with its beautiful landscape, changing seasons and world class sailing at Cowes both inspires and informs Ben's ever evolving portfolio.

Ben is a versatile photographer and shoots for a wide range of clients including Trowbridge Gallery, The Art Group and Corbis. He exhibits widely and has previously shown his equine photography at Gallery 54 in Mayfair, London and the Apremont Polo Club in Paris France.

Ben is very excited about running a brand new course for Coast & Capture on the waters he knows so well.

 
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John Langridge

TUTOR

With over thirty years as a successful commercial photographer, John Langridge’s thriving studio in West Sussex specialises in portraiture and wedding photography and in recent years has expanded to offer film production for the business sector. John also has a real passion for the great outdoors and landscape photography and it is his clever use of lighting evident in all of his work that he is best known for.

“I started in the 1980s with a Hasselblad film camera and I’m excited to teach with Coast & Capture because fundamentally the principles of photography remain unchanged today. It’s about light, colour and composition – and above all having some fun with your photography and staying true to your creative vision”

John will be sharing his creative and technical expertise on our ‘Capture To Print’ Panoramic Photography Workshop in Autumn 2019.

 
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Benjamin Graham

TUTOR

Benjamin Graham is a dedicated picture-taker, devoted coast-hugger and devout campervan-dweller. Overall winner of the 2017 UK Landscape Photographer of the Year, he is club-circuit speaker, Tour Leader and Photography Tutor.

His internationally-published work is inspired by the beauty that is right here on our doorsteps in Blighty. The transition-zone theme that unifies his landscape portfolio arises from his obsession with early starts, pre-dawn blue hour light and the mutable atmospheric conditions that, in fairly equal measure, so exasperate and astonish us on our tiny, island realm.

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dominic james

TUTOR

Dominic works mainly as a photographer in the luxury lifestyle space. Although based in the UK he works for clients all over the world, photographing people's lifestyles, sports and goods. He comes from a background of working for a global media brand, co-owning and running a brand design agency in London called Deep which all helped hone his visual sense and creative style.

Dominic’s experience has led him to many corners of our amazing world, such as shooting a windsurfer crossing the sea from Hong Kong to Macau, and Polo in Thailand. Through to California for fashion and automotive photography, not forgetting his home country of the UK where he loves photographing for clients such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ideaworks, Goodwood, the RNLI, Wall Street Journal, Hotel & Resort brands and many more.

Dominic is very passionate about photography and loves photographing landscapes and horses - especially in remote location or ones involved in sport.

 
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Charlie Waite

GUEST SPEAKER

Charlie is now firmly established as one of the world’s leading Landscape photographers; he is also Bosham Gallery’s top-selling artist. Under this guise he joins tutor and Curator Luke Whitaker on an exclusive one-off masterclass: Exhibiting & Selling Fine Art Photography.

His style is unique in that his photographs convey a spiritual quality of serenity and calm. He has established a worldwide reputation for his particular approach to his work. His photographs are held in private and corporate collections throughout the world.

Over the last twenty-five years, he has lectured throughout the UK, Europe and the US. He has held numerous one-man exhibitions all over the world, including London, Tokyo, Sydney, Brisbane, Melborne, Bielsko-Biała, New York and California. Waite has given and continues to give tuition to amateur, professional and aspiring photographers of all ages from the UK, Australia, Europe and the US which he hugely enjoys.

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Ali Warner

TUTOR

Ali is a photographer with one foot in Chichester Harbour and one in India, both places where she has lived & worked for over 25 years.

Her passion for India takes her all over the subcontinent with photography workshop clients. Recent shoots included holy men of the River Ganges and photographing life at Future Hope, a charity for street kids in Kolkatta. Ali has a strong style and enjoys working in both colour and black and white.

Clients include The Portobello Cashmere Company, Charlotte Cornelius Jewellery, Leonora Hammond Clothing & Rebecca James Yoga. Recent projects include wild horses of the Camargue and the dogs of Varanasi. Influenced by living by the water, much of her personal work includes seascapes. Daily walks with her two dogs around the harbour are never without a camera.

Innovative and creative, Ali enjoys the challenge of location photography, editing, and sharing her knowledge through teaching. She is an experienced workshop leader and has taught extensively. The Coast and Capture Workshops are on her home ground and she is looking forward to connecting with you on all things photographic!