European Maritime Day: Scouring Poole for shots to come.

On the 20th of February Chris Sutton, Will Pattenden and myself travelled to Poole Harbour to investigate the location we plan to shoot in, for the upcoming European Maritime Day and associated festivals/events.

20/02/2017,  T.J.Nicholas

On Monday the 20th of February I set off with two of my fellow Bournemouth University students, Chris Sutton and William Pattenden to explore Poole harbour in preparation for the European Maritime Day. Which will be taking place in mid May of this year.

Left: Will. Right: Chris.

The event will be “celebrating Poole and Dorset’s local maritime heritage and environment.” As such we want to present Poole in a positive and welcoming place to visit. Ensuring our media content matches this tone is our primary goal.

20/02/2017, T.J.Nicholas

Ideally we were looking for permanent features which looked particularly photogenic, with a mind to return in better conditions and with higher end gear than we currently possess (Canon 650D/600D). The promotional campaign will be presented in nearby airports and as such we want to represent ourselves and the client with the best equipment we can access.

20/02/2017, T.J.Nicholas


Having identified a number of potential fixtures, we lamented the temperamental weather conditions which would rarely stay sunny for long. The group persisted with the exploration of the area. Going beyond looking exclusively for Maritime Day, but also for general photography as each of us are enthusiasts.

If there was more time available we would of considered having dinner in one of the seafronts many eateries, all of which looked appealing. Perhaps next time.

Click here to see the follow up trip.

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