If you’re thinking of hitting the beach and hoping for an late Summer heat wave, why not head to Brighton for a photography adventure?
There are some truly unique spots to photograph – from amazing architecture, the famous pier, stunning scenery, exciting history, Brighton Beach…. and many, many more.
If you need some inspiration – fear not fellow clickers! Red Cloud have the best angles and frame fillers in the city!
And…. Why not Book onto a Red Cloud Photography Course in Brighton?! A great way to learn all the techniques we have described below.
1. The Pier
Why not practice your pan shots and long shutter speeds down at the Pier?
Rollercoasters and rides are great fun to photograph! And wait until dark to capture an iconic image of the Brighton Big Wheel – lit up at night.
For a great shot of Brighton by night, look at this picture by Flickr member ‘Catherine :]’ – We are impressed by the effect Catherine :] created with the long shutter speed – it captures movement and makes the pier look alive!
2. The Royal Pavillion
You’d be forgiven for thinking this view is of an imperial palace in India or China. This is actually the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
The stunning architecture that can be seen today is the work of John Nash. John Nash was the architect to the Prince Regent and the man responsible for Marble Arch and the redesign of Buckingham House to create “Buckingham Palace”.
The picture above by Howzey is one of the best we’ve seen of the Pavilion – looking dramatic and regal!
3. The Chattri
The word “Chattri” means umbrella in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu – and is the name of this monument built in the South Downs over Patcham.
The memorial structure was erected in 1921 as a tribute to the Indian soldiers who died in the First World War. The monument was built on the site of the cremations of Hindu and Sikh soldiers who succumbed to their wounds and died.
When you reach the monument - accessible on foot, bike and on a horse – you will be rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding country side.
In WWI, the Royal Pavilion (Number 2. above) was used as a hospital for injured and wounded Indian and Ghurka soldiers who fought for Britain in the war. You can see a great album of photo’s on Flickr of when the Pavilion was used as a hospital here.
We were also impressed by Flickr User gandalphthegrey and his interesting angles and use of HDR.
4. The Brighton Wheel
Enjoy panoramic views of Brighton from the Brighton Wheel – and don’t forget your polarizing filter to make sure you reduce glare and reflection.
5. Brighton Beach
If you’ve managed to get pictures of the Wheel, the Pier and the Pavilion and you’ve still got room on your memory card; why not take a stroll down to the beach?
Catch the reflection of the sunset, or inject some colour into your portfolio with a picture of the Brighton Beach Huts.
We think this picture by Lorenzo is excellent – we can taste the see air from our desks!