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Jurassic Coast Weekend Photo Tour and workshop                

A three day coastal photography tour of the Dorset and the Jurassic Coast -
Join me, Ian Middleton, for a weekend photo holiday and workshop on the beautiful coast of Dorset. Stretching along Dorset and Devon, the Jurassic Coast is so-named because its landscape and geology record 185 million years of the Earth's history. The coastline is packed with fantastic photographic opportunities at anytime of the year.

We will be based in the heights hotel on the beautiful island of Portland, where I have secured a discounted room rate.

The tour will begin on Friday evening and end after a sunset shoot on Sunday. There is also the option to extend your tour for an extra day. Accommodation for the duration of the tour will be included, but should you need or want to arrive earlier or stay longer, then I can arrange extra nights for you.

  • Durdle Door Durdle Door
  • Durdle Door Durdle Door
  • Durdle Door Durdle Door
  • Portland Bill Lighthouse Portland Bill Lighthouse
  • Pulpit Rock, Portland Bill Pulpit Rock, Portland Bill
  • Durdle Door at Dusk Durdle Door at Dusk
  • Durdle Door at Sunset Durdle Door at Sunset
  • View across to Chesil Beach View across to Chesil Beach
  • Kimmeridge Bay at Dawn Kimmeridge Bay at Dawn
  • Kimmeridge Bay in the morning Kimmeridge Bay in the morning
  • Kimmeridge Bay Kimmeridge Bay
  • Pulpit Rock, Portland Bill Pulpit Rock, Portland Bill
  • Seacombe Bay Seacombe Bay
  • Seacombe Bay Seacombe Bay
  • Seacombe Bay Seacombe Bay
  • Old Pier at Swanage Old Pier at Swanage
  • Old Harry Rocks at sunrise Old Harry Rocks at sunrise
  • Old Harry Rocks at dawn Old Harry Rocks at dawn
  • Old Harry Rocks at sunrise Old Harry Rocks at sunrise
  • Portland Bill lighthouse in the morning Portland Bill lighthouse in the morning
  • Portland Bill lighthouse in the morning Portland Bill lighthouse in the morning
     

Small group tour - 3-6 people

Dates in 2017
- Fri 15th - Sun 17th Sept

Days Single Occupancy 2 people sharing
1 £95 (without room) ---------
3
(2 nights)
£495 £450

One day workshop

Join this workshop at one of the locations for one day: UK£95


Suitable for: beginner to intermediate

Included in the price:
- Accommodation: 2 nights bed & breakfast (extra nights can be arranged if required)
- Pick up and drop off at bus station or train station in Weymouth
- All transport on tour days
- All tuition and guidance
- Detailed beginners handout (if required)

Not included:
- Flights (Although I will offer some advice and help on how to get here from your country)
- Transport to and from airport (The best option is to come by bus with National Express )
- Lunch and Dinner
- Travel insurance (Guests must ensure they have their own travel insurance)


Equipment needed:
- Camera (obviously), ideally SLR, but also bridge or advanced compacts may suit. (Contact me with your make a model for confirmation)
- Tripod ( I'll have one or two spares people can borrow, but it's best to have your own)
- Remote shutter release cable

Extra equipment desired but not necessary:
- Polarising filter
- Neutral density filter
- ND grad filters
- Laptop for processing

Bookings are now being taken. If you are interested in this tour then please contact me.

Itinerary:

The exact itinerary might change slightly depending on the time of year and conditions, but will consist of roughly the following:

     

Day 1
Sunset and Dusk shoot at Portland Bill lighthouse and Pulpit Rock

After settling into your hotel, we will head down to the southern tip of the isle of Portland to photograph the sunset and blue hour (twilight) at the famous lighthouse and pulpit rock (see photos below). The sea around this headland is extremely rough and provides some great opportunities. Here, for those who need it, I will show you how to freeze the waves as they crash against the rocks, and later as the sun goes down we'll learn how to capture smooth, etheral looking water effects like below. Then it's back to the hotel for lessons on how to best process your photos, over a nice pint of English beer!

Day 2
Morning shoot at Portland Bill and Weymouth town, afternoon at Lulworth cove and evening at Durdle Door

We'll get up before dawn and head back to the lighthouse to capture the dawn and sunrise and photograph this headland from the other side. Then after breakfast we'll head into Weymouth Town and stroll along the beach and harbour before heading off to a nearby hill for a great view. We'll have lunch either in Weymouth or head on to lunch at Lulworth Cove. The afternoon and evening will be spent exploring the wonderful Lulworth Cove and we'll walk along the coastal path to the famous rock arch of Durdle Door for an evening, sunset and dusk shoot. Then back to the hotel.

Day 3
Kimmeridge Bay, Corfe Castle, Swanage and Old Harry Cliffs

Today we'll get up very early and head to Kimmeridge Bay for a dawn and sunrise shoot. This small cove and beach provides some great scenery with the clavel tower folly perched upon a hill at the edge of the bay, and receding tides expose some great rocky ledges. Then we'll head off along this coastline, stopping at a few different locations before heading to Corfe Castle and Swanage. We'll have lunch somewhere around here and then take a walk out to the beautiful chalk stacks and pinnacles of Old Harry Cliffs for the evening.


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