Dartmoor Landscapes Photography Break
Two night break, arriving Friday 12th May 2017
Sharpen up your photography skills, and enjoy some time away on Dartmoor, with our Dartmoor Landscapes Photography Break.
You’ll receive expert coaching from Devon professional photographer Portia Crossley, including a workshop session and practical sessions on the moor, along with two nights luxury accommodation with breakfast and dinner at the Two Bridges Hotel.
At The Two Bridges Hotel in the heart of Dartmoor National Park there is wild natural beauty in every direction. With the weather known to go through all four seasons within one day there are constantly changing photographic opportunities. Scattered throughout the moor to make a myriad tantalising compositions are Tors, Bronze and Iron Age remnants, stone crosses, ponies, cattle, sheep and wild flora and fauna.
Portia will take you on a walk from the hotel to Wistman’s Wood a famous stunted oak wood where the trees and boulders are festooned with rare mosses and lichens. You will photograph iconic Tors and views, and learn about long exposures with water to capture the boulder-strewn rivers that wend their way across Dartmoor.
Whether you are a beginner or keen amateur Portia can help you get the most from your camera and improve your photography. Her passion will encourage your creativity and improve your compositional skills, enabling you to create images with impact.
After capturing some fresh images of Dartmoor, Portia will lead the group in reflecting on a selection of images from each participant, and providing them with constructive feedback. This is a great opportunity to see how others have approached and interpreted similar scenes and to grow as a photographer. Portia will also give a Lightroom tutorial to show you how to further enhance those already good images.
Friday 12th May
Arrive at the Two Bridges Hotel and settle in. Enjoy a three course dinner in our award-winning restaurant, showcasing some of the finest seasonal ingredients from Devon’s farmers, fishermen and producers.
Saturday 13th May
Indulge in a Dartmoor Breakfast, followed by a practical session on the moors with Portia. Then to The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock for a sandwich lunch followed by a Lightroom and review session with Portia. In the evening you may like to try out some independent sunset photography on Dartmoor.
Three course dinner at the Two Bridges Hotel.
Sunday 14th May
Breakfast followed by a further practical session with Portia on Dartmoor, finishing around lunchtime.
Perhaps enjoy a spot of lunch or a Devon Cream Tea (not included) at the Two Bridges Hotel to set you up for the journey home.
A certain amount of walking, over sometimes uneven Dartmoor ground, is involved. This break is therefore recommended for those with a moderate level of fitness. Transport during the course of the weekend is not included, so you will need to have your own car for travel to the photography locations and to The Bedford Hotel in Tavistock for the workshop session.
Prices and Bookings
£299 per person for 2 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, with photography practical sessions and tutorial, based on 2 people sharing a double or twin (single occupancy – £359).
Ask about upgrading to an Historic or Premier room.
Your photography coach, Portia Crossley
We would request payment in full at the time of booking. You are advised to take out suitable travel insurance to provide cover in the event that you should need to cancel for any reason. This event requires a minimum number of bookings in order to go ahead. We reserve the right to cancel and refund your payment in the unlikely event that the required numbers are not achieved. The schedule of activities is subject to change if necessary due to weather conditions.