Summer on the Quantock Hills workshop

Explore the landscapes that inspired Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Somerset's Quantock Hills

21st Aug 2020

£120 (£30 deposit)

Fully booked

One of the best times of year to photograph the Quantock Hills is at the height of summer when wild heather is in blossom. This workshop will cover several locations on the Quantocks and is timed to coincide with the peak of the heather blossom.

Our first location for the workshop will be a drover's road lined with stunted oak trees, surrounded by far-reaching views over the countryside.

We'll move on to open moorland in the heart of the Quantocks, where we'll have the chance to photograph a mixture of gorse, heather and tall grasses. There is a wealth of natural beauty within a very small area that features westward views.

The workshop will begin at 2:30pm from the village of Nether Stowey. We'll spend 2-3 hours at our first location before travelling by car to the second location on the moors. The remainder of the workshop will be spent exploring the open countryside, concluding just after sunset at around 8:30pm.

The workshop will be easy going, including a couple of short walks over moorland terrain.

During the workshop we will cover a range of topics from basic camera settings, filtration and focusing to 'seeing' a picture and improving composition. It doesn't matter what level you're at as there is enough time to give everyone individual attention. You will receive a brief questionnaire before the workshop to allow me to tailor the content towards what you wish to learn.

After the workshop I will send you notes recapping what we've covered.

What to expect

Read about what happens during a landscape photography workshop.

What's included

Tuition and guidance, transport between locations on the day, notes covering topics explained during the day.

What to bring

Camera, tripod, accessories (spare battery, etc), selection of lenses, filters (ND grads/polariser most useful), walking boots, mobile phone, food/drink/snacks.