Devon and Dorset Residential Workshop
Sun 18th to Fri 23rd Oct 2020
Workshop Description

Following the success of my previous expedition to Devon and Dorset I am returning in October 2020. This time we will be staying in two locations using the convenience of Premier Inns. The first two nights will be near Seaton, a good location for Lyme Regis and Babbacombe and Burnham on Sea, we may also call into Wells cathedral to shoot the Chapter house steps, great location. The next three nights will be based in a Premier Inn near Poole. This makes getting to locations like Old Harry Rocks, Swanage, Corfe Castle and Kimmeridge a lot easier. Staying nearer to the photogenic locations means we will be able to explore them at the optimum times of the day, sunrise and sunset.

A trip to the South West wouldn't be complete without a visit south to Lyme Regis to photograph the Cob and its environs including the delightful little villages of Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton as well as a very special little location near Torquay.

We will then spend two days exploring the wonderful Jurassic Coast including Corfe Castle, Kimmeridge Bay, Old Harry Rocks, Swanage Pier, Chapmans Pool, Durdle Door and other nearby locations.

As well as being guided, with a fantastic ratio of up to 6 clients to one workshop leader, you can also rest assured that you will be able to spend lots of time working on a one to one basis to not only capture some fantastic images, but more importantly to further your skills. Whether you are a beginner who needs to learn some of the more technical aspects of exposure, depth of field and filters, or a more advanced photographer who wants to really hone their compositional skills, your needs will be catered for. Places are limited to six clients to ensure plenty of tuition during your visit. There is the possibility of shared cost return transport from Preston, Lancashire (limited to two clients). The workshop fee includes single occupancy quality accommodation, full tuition during the day and post processing sessions in the evening. Technical skills including the use of filters for dramatic effect will be explored. This will cover neutral density filters to slow the shutter speed creating atmospheric water movement, graduated neutral density filters to balance the exposure between the land and sky, and extreme 'big stopper' filters to create wonderful movement in the clouds and water. Technical aspects will be explored including achieving accurate exposure using the manual setting of the camera along with making creative decisions regarding aperture and depth of field.

There really is no better way to develop your craft than by 'getting out there and doing it'. I will provide you with a friendly, fun and informative workshop experience that will, I am sure, leave you with some memorable images to add to your portfolio. Partners who do not wish to participate in the photography tuition are welcome at a reduced rate. Complete the online Booking Form to reserve your place. Price £695 £595

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