Discovering the Inner Landscape - Dorset
That area between Swanage in the east and Portland Bill in the west has some of the most iconic coastal features found anywhere in the UK.
Travelling west from London, Dorset is the first area that features truly wild landscape, and particularly its’ much-famed Jurassic coast, which has recently been awarded “World Heritage Status”.
This area of coastline has been attracting visitors for many years and there is a reason for this, it is absolutely beautiful! Of course, we could not go to Dorset without visiting many of the iconic locations during this workshop, and other places inland that really do show the essence of Dorset. Durdle Door, Kimmeridge Bay and Portland Bill will all be visited, and just because they occupy the same coastline, they all offer something very different with a wealth of photographic opportunities. We will venture to the top of Old Harry Rocks, walk and explore the constantly changing cliffs at Burton Bradstock as these places are never the same twice as the light and conditions here change constantly from day to day.
The other places of Dorset that are rich in photographic potential are the heathlands and many forests. You do not have to travel very far north from the coast to find a hugely varied landscape with vast open spaces. It is in these places that we will encourage you to take your time and explore. In the mornings the mists found on these heathlands can be spellbinding and the late afternoon and evening light is exquisite. The forests and heathlands of Dorset are certainly an opportunity to find images that are unique to you.
Whilst inland we will also be photographing the beautiful Kingston Lacy beech avenue which was planted by William John Bankes in the mid 1800’s and is a rare opportunity to see so many mature beech trees in one place. No visit to Dorset would be complete without visiting Corfe Castle perched on a rise in the Purbeck Hills dating back almost a thousand years.
The Jurassic Coast and Beyond is an exciting opportunity to visit and photograph one of the most beautiful areas the UK has to offer, and this workshop has been designed for you to embrace every opportunity whilst you are there with your camera. One of the aims of this workshop is to delve deeper into how you want to portray these beautiful places. We will actively encourage creativity and the freedom to take your time, soak up the moment and explore yourself as a photographer. Paul Gallagher and Michael Pilkington will be on hand throughout the entire workshop to work with you and harness your individuality.
2 leaders with a maximum of 8 participants
To be confirmed
The price includes extensive one to one coaching and tuition, bed and breakfast accommodation in a high quality hotel (no single occupancy supplement) during the workshop.
Camera and travel insurance as well as travel to and from the venue are also not included. Meals not mentioned. Alcoholic drinks and other personal expenditure is not covered either.