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Photograph the stunning Jurassic Coast

Small group photography workshops

Photograph Dorset's UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast

Dorset is a great region for a photography workshop and one of the most varied. A UNESCO World Heritage Site; The Jurassic Coast is recognised for its outstanding rocks, fossils and landforms. Here, the Isle of Purbeck presents us with some fabulous possibilities for landscape photography with some truly iconic locations.

You will learn…

  • Appropriate camera settings
  • Working with the light
  • Composition techniques
  • Depth of field & focusing
  • Exposure & the histogram
  • Use of filters
  • Long exposures with water

Ability level

  • Suitable for all except the complete beginner

Fitness level

  • Moderate – Good – one walk of up to 2 miles on the flat, very steep slopes to Durdle Door & Corfe Castle viewpoints. Moderate slope to Seacombe.

Tutor

  • Sarah Howard

Workshop Details

Group Size

Max 8

Dates

October 9th - 11th 2024

Duration

Two days

Price

£685
Deposit 20%

Meeting Place

The Castleton b&b, Swanage

Main Photographic Locations

Swanage pier & beachfront, Peveril Point, Durdle Door, Man O War Bay, Kimmeridge Bay, Old Harrys Rocks, Corfe castle, Seacombe, Kingston Lacey beech avenue

Included

Two full days of photographic tuition and demonstrations, 2 nights single occupancy accommodation with breakfast, lunch on both days, 1 image critique session.

Excluded

Travel to and from Dorset, personal insurance, equipment insurance, meals, drinks from the bar

Accommodation

The Castleton b&b, Swanage.

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Insurance

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Dorset’s Jurassic Coast – Oct 2024

Learn photography on the beautiful Jurassic Coast

Sweeping Dorset Coastal Views

The great rock arch of Durdle Door is one of Dorset’s most famous landmarks. Along with neighbouring Man O’ War Bay with its sweeping crescent shaped beach, it provides for sweeping views of the dramatic coastline. 

The white chalk cliffs at Old Harry Rocks catch the sun beautifully and the fascinating fossil and rock formations at Kimmeridge Bay offer great potential when its incredible rock ledges are exposed at low tide.

Swanage Beachfront

Swanage beachfront, with its weathered groynes and the  wonderful old Victorian pier, provides a chance to work on long exposures and capturing movement. We’ll have a selection of Kase filters available for you to try so don’t worry if you don’t have any, plus we will be on hand to offer advice on how and when to use them.

Corfe Castle

The opportunities for photography are endless on this stretch of stunning coastline but we will also take you inland, to explore a little of Dorset’s delightful countryside.

The romantic ruins of nearby Corfe Castle are unmissable and often subject to misty mornings at this time of year. In addition, we’ll be photographing the impressive avenue of beach trees near Kingston Lacey which is a sight to behold.

Expert, Small Group Tuition

I have been photographing Dorset for many years and know the area well.

All the locations are researched thoroughly so, as well as receiving expert tuition, you can be sure that you will be in the right spots at the best time of day to make the most of them.

Our Dorset photography workshop has a relaxed format and along with photographing some stunning locations, you will be able to enjoy delicious pub food each night and comfortable accommodation with a small group of like minded people.

Upcoming Dorset Photography workshops

Dorset’s Jurassic Coast – Oct 2024

Sarah knows her locations very well and picks accordingly on each day depending on the weather at the time. Sarah creates a very welcoming and supportitive environment for the attendees. Great for those wanting to learn and improve their landscape photography.
Simon Riches
Had a great time at the Image Seen workshop in Dorset. Sarah and Paul combined first class tuition with great locations at the best time of day. The whole thing re-energised my interest in photography as well as improving my overall level of skill.
Chris Smyth

Dorset Photography Workshop - General Information

The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their photography so photographers of all levels of experience are welcome however it is not suitable for the complete beginner.

Over the course of the workshop we will help you to get the most from your camera, and work with you on composition and camera technique to enable you to capture the best images possible ‘in-camera’.

We will give you both practical and technical advice, as well as individual guidance and hands on demonstrations in the field, at locations chosen to both challenge and inspire you. We will also look at the creative side of photography and developing your vision.

A minimum of 4 participants are required for this workshop to proceed.

We will meet at 5:30pm on the first afternoon at the Castleton b&b for an introductory talk and discussion on each participants needs and aims – an essential aspect of ensuring that every participant gets as much as possible from the course. You will also at this stage be briefed on the programme for the following  2 days. 

Our photography will commence the next morning with a sunrise shoot and run through until 5:30pm on the final day. There will be an optional sunset shoot for those who want it on the final day.

We will visit a number of diverse locations, all of which will offer you numerous challenges and provide you with ample opportunity to practice a number of techniques. There will also be the opportunity for dawn (conditions permitting) and dusk photographic shoots.

Time allowing, we hope to have the opportunity to review your images in our image critique session, when you’ll be able to discuss them with your tutors, and receive constructive feedback as we look back on our photography.

The workshop has a relaxed format and is designed to be enjoyable as well as well as educational, so aside of improving your photography you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and most importantly have fun! There will also be time to relax and chat over dinner in the evening

We will have one to two vehicles to take us between locations each day. A volunteer driver will be required if numbers dictate, and fuel reimbursed at the rate of 22p a mile.

Our base for pick ups and drop offs will be the conveniently located Castleton B&B 

Moderate – Good.

There is a steep walk down (and back up!) to Durdle Door and a steep climb up to the viewpoints for Corfe castle. There is also a 25 minute moderately sloping walk to Seacombe.

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with ideally both wide angle and telephoto lenses
  • Tripod
  • Cable/remote release
  • Whilst not essential, you will benefit from bringing neutral density graduated filters; a polariser and a neutral density filter.
  • It is also recommended that you also bring a rain cover for your camera.
  • A laptop and card reader is useful to select and review your images for the purpose of our image critiques but not essential.

 

Before buying any equipment or if you are unsure of what to bring, please email sarah@imageseen.co.uk for more information.

Please ensure that you insure your photographic equipment. It is also recommended that you take out personal insurance in case you need to cancel. You may wish to consider Staycation Plan

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