New photography tour to the Isles of Scilly!

I’ve just finished putting together the details for a photography tour to the Isles of Scilly, a stunning little archipelago sitting in the Atlantic about 30 miles southwest of Land’s End, mainland Britain’s most southwesterly tip.

Spread over five days/four nights the tour will run 14th-18th April 2018, and will be based at the attractive Wingletang guest house on St Mary’s, the Scillies’ main island.

A low tide view across Pentle Bay, on Tresco, across to the Eastern Isles, Isles of Scilly, Great Britain.

What to expect

Photography highlights will include:

  • The islands’ rugged coastal landscapes and seascapes, which include beautiful curving sandy beaches, interspersed with rocky granite outcrops, headlands and islets;
  • The abundant marine wildlife, consisting of hundreds of mainly grey seals and thousands of sea birds, particularly shags, razorbills and guillemots, as well as the occasional dolphin, spread mainly across the hundreds of uninhabited islands and especially the wild Western Rocks, the last sentinels of the Scillies, exposed to the full force of the Atlantic;
  • The world-famous Abbey Gardens, on the island of Tresco, home to hundreds of species of plant from 80 countries around the world, including Brazil, South Africa, the Canaries and New Zealand. This is a rare opportunity to see sub-tropical plants growing outdoors in the UK, thanks to the Scillies’ mild climate.
A male Atlantic Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus, on rocks on the Norrard Rocks, Isles of Scilly, Great Britain.

How to find out more and how to book

All the tour’s details, including price, accommodation links, how we’ll get around the islands and how to get to the Scillies, are on the website. To get to the right page, just click on the link below:

Find out more about the Scillies photography tour

Razorbills, Alca torda, on a rock in the Western Rocks, Isles of Scilly, Great Britain.
The Western Rocks, Isles of Scilly, Great Britain.

 

 

Spring photography courses!

Photography workshops in April

My programme of spring photography courses have got underway, April seeing me run two events, on the 8th and 22nd. The first was run on behalf of the Royal Photographic Society and covered Jurassic Coast landscapes in and around Lyme Regis, Dorset. The second course was one of my own events, covering architectural and travel photography in and around Exeter, Devon.

Everyone seemed to have a good time throughout the two days, with the weather cooperating with some great sunshine for both events. Quite a miracle! So, good light, great subject matter, and we had the perfect set of factors for two whole days of photography. The only glitch was the struggle to park in Lyme Regis, which rather disrupted the course for a little while.

A sample of the images I shot during the two events is now up on the website, so feel free to take a tour of those. To see images from these two courses (and from a couple of last year’s events) click here….>

Upcoming photography courses

I have two photography courses coming up in May, Exmoor in Spring (6th May) and Dartmoor in Spring (20th May), but as it happens both of these are now fully booked.

There are, however, spaces still on the three workshops coming up in June. These are:

Coastal landscapes and wild flowers, 10th June, around Braunton, in the Taw/Torridge River estuary, north Devon. For details click here…>

The fundamentals of camera handling and image composition, 17th June, in and around Brixham, south Devon. For details click here…>

Garden and flower photography, 24th June, in a garden near Exeter, Devon. For details click here…>

Naturally I really hope you like what you see here and decide to come along on one or other of the courses. I’ll look forward to hearing from you!