Dartmoor Photography Break, with Juliette Mills
7th - 9th May 2019
Enjoy a two day break on Dartmoor, and develop your photography skills under the expert tuition of Devon photographer Juliette Mills.
This is a two day group photography adventure for anyone wishing to improve their photographic skills whilst enjoying a relaxing two day break on Dartmoor. Participants will work towards a slideshow to music of their best pictures on the final afternoon.
Tuition in the field will be personal, based on each participant’s level of ability but will include basic camera settings, composition, capturing energy and movement as well as landscapes, and making your pictures unique.
Arrival - Tuesday 7th May
Your room will be ready from 2pm. Relax and settle in, then join the group for a delicious three course dinner, with an introduction and slideshow by Juliette Mills.
Day One - Wednesday 8th May
Juliette will take you on a walk to Wistman’s Wood – a extraordinary, ancient, stunted oak forest. This will give you the chance to explore landscape, trees, and macro photography – and the wood is also a wonderful place to just sit still and soak up the special atmosphere. After a picnic lunch, you’ll head back to the hotel for a coffee break. In the afternoon there will be a visit by car to a nearby tor, with a chance to look for wild ponies en-route, photographing landscapes, with thought given to light and the essence of Dartmoor. Return in time to edit and get ready for drinks by the fire, and dinner with a group discussion and critique of the day’s work.
Day Two - Thursday 9th May
You will head out by car and explore a wonderful river location with Juliette. This will be your opportunity to photograph moving water, reflections and the beautiful wider river scenes. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the river, and return to the hotel to edit your pictures and prepare for a final slideshow to music (accompanied by a traditional Devon Cream Tea). The day will finish at 5pm to give you time to drive home – or you might like to stay another night?
Juliette Mills is a long-established Dartmoor-based photographer who has worked in many fields of photography including wildlife, travel, landscape and portraiture. She is working on several personal long-term photo projects based on the moor that she exhibits and sells as fine art, and as well as teaching workshops on Dartmoor, she leads photography adventures abroad. She will be running a group trip to Mexico to photograph the Day of the Dead celebrations in October this year.
Equipment to Bring
- Camera or iPhone, lenses, spare battery, charger, memory cards, camera bag.
- Laptop with photo editing programme, and memory stick for final show (optional).
- Bean bag and or tripod if desired.
- Waterproofs and a bin liner or waterproof camera bag cover.
- Walking boots, water bottle.
You will need to have your own car with you, to travel to the photography locations on Dartmoor. There will be some walking involved, including a 30-40 minute walk to the beautiful Wistman’s Wood.
Prices and Bookings
£399 per person for guests taking part in the photography programme.
£160 per person for companions not taking part in the photography programme.
£100 supplement for sole occupancy of a double/twin room.
Prices include tuition with Juliette Mills, two nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner, two packed lunches and one Devon Cream Tea.
For companions not taking part in the photography programme, the prices include two nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner.
Call 01822 892300 to book.
We will request non-refundable payment in full at the time of booking. We suggest you take out suitable travel insurance to provide cover in the event that you should need to cancel for any reason. A reasonable level of fitness is required to undertake the photography programme. The outdoor activities are weather-dependent, and it may be necessary to provide a reduced photography programme.