Enchanting Exmoor Photography Workshop
Capture beautiful landscapes
Small group photography workshops
Photograph The Landscapes Of Beautiful Exmoor
One of Britains smallest National Parks, Exmoor contains some of the most diverse and spectacular scenery to be found anywhere in the country making it perfect for our two-day Exmoor photography workshop. A special combination of coast and countryside, forest and moorland, it is also one of the UK’s most unspoilt regions.
You will learn…
- Appropriate camera settings
- Working with light
- Composition techniques
- Depth of field & focusing
- Exposure & the histogram
- Use of filters
- Long exposures with water
- Suitable for all aside of the complete beginner
- Light – moderate
- Sarah Howard/Paul Edney
Learn photography amid the beautiful landscapes of Exmoor National Park
Spectacular and varied Scenery
Here, wide open moorland plunges down into deep wooded valleys where within lie rocky streams and waterfalls. Exmoor is known for its beautiful rolling patchwork hills and from the moor, where wild ponies and highland cattle can often be found grazing, there are spectacular panoramic views to be found.
We will take you on a photographic journey, from Tarr Steps, a prehistoric clapper bridge spanning the river Barle in the very heart of the moor, to delightful villages tucked away in the Doone Valley. We will visit local landmarks such the famous Robber Bridge, an ancient medieval packhorse bridge, and the dramatic Valley of the Rocks, perched above Lynmouth with its picturesque harbour. Nearby, the unspoilt village of Bossington is picture perfect whilst the pebble beach with its weathered groynes at Porlock Weir offers numerous opportunities for both close up captures and long exposures.
A Blaze of Colour
Our base is the friendly and cosy Simonsbath House Hotel, nestled in the Barle Valley, in the very heart of Exmoor. This provides the perfect starting point for our two day workshop. For photographers seeking both beauty and tremendous variety, this wonderful region is bursting with photographic potential.
Our Exmoor photography workshop in August is timed to coincide with the flowering of the heather, which provides a blaze of colour at around this time of year.
Exmoor Workshop - General Information
The workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to improve their photography so photographers of all levels of experience are welcome. We will give you both practical and technical advice, as well as individual guidance and hands on demonstrations in the field. 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 6pm on the first evening for introductions and a programme brief before dinner. Our photography commences the next morning after breakfast and runs through until 5:00pm on the final day.
We will visit a number of locations over the course of the workshop which will offer you numerous challenges and allow you to fully explore your creative potential. There will also be time to review and critique your images and the opportunity to discuss them with Sarah as we look back on our days’ 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!
We will have one to two vehicles to take us between locations on days one and two, but a volunteer driver will be required if numbers dictate, and fuel reimbursed.
Our meeting point on the first evening for introductions will be Simonsbath House,a traditional country hotel located at Simonsbath, in the heart of Exmoor. Should you wish to stay here, we have negotiated a rate for you of £90 per night based on single occupancy, which includes a full English breakfast and a packed lunch each day. Please contact the hotel directly on 01643 831 259 and quote ‘Image Seen’ when making your booking. An alternative option is the Exmoor Forest Inn which is 2 minutes walk away. Bookings can be made by calling 01643 831259.
Light – moderate
- DSLR or mirrorless camera with ideally both wide angle and telephoto lenses
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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