Cornwall's coastline is one of the most scenic and dramatic landscapes in the British Isles. Bustling with coastal villages and hidden coves it plays host to some varied wildlife and stunning photography locations.
This 4-day workshop is based right in the heart of the Penwith countryside, providing quick and easy access to Cornwall's best locations on offer. Having begun my photographic journey here I know this varied landscape intimately and will be there to guide you through the whole of the workshop. The itinerary is flexible so as to provide great photographic opportunities no matter what the weather.
How To Book
A deposit of £125 is required to secure your place, the remaining £400 will be required 2 weeks before the start of the workshop.
Whether you need artistic or technical support, I will be on hand every step of the way to help you achieve the images you want to capture. The workshop group is kept small to maximize 1-2-1 tuition and allow us flexibility to move around locations. There will also be opportunities throughout the workshop to review your images and go through processing workflows.
Day 1 - Meet and Explore
Meeting at Penzance train station at 12pm we'll then head to our cottage to drop off our bags and head out for some lunch before making our way to Sennen cove to take in the incredible scenery. Our next stop will be Lands End for a short walk and position ourselves for a sunset over one of the most dramatic cliff tops in Cornwall.
Day 2 - The Gems of Penwith
Our first sunrise will take us to the irresistible coastline around Porthcurno with views looking over the Treen cliffs and isolated beaches below. After a late breakfast we'll make our way to St Ives to enjoy some sightseeing and some time to chill out. Once we've had a typical Cornish lunch we'll make our way to the iconic mines at Botallack before heading down to Porth Nanven, one of the most picturesque beaches in the British Isles where we'll stay for sunset.
Day 3 - St Michael's Mount and Atlantic Lighthouses
We'll start the day at the iconic causeway that snakes it's way under the waves to St Michael's mount, with the tides at a perfect level we should be treated to some great conditions. After a leisurely breakfast we'll make our way up the coast to Bedruthan steps, here we'll attempt some long daytime exposures. Briefly stopping for lunch we'll take a short walk around Trevose Lighthouse. Once the afternoon sets in we'll position ourselves at Godrevy with stunning views over the Lighthouse for sunset.
Day 4 - The Lizard
Depending on the conditions we'll head somewhere locally for sunrise before making our way down to the most southerly point of the UK Mainland. We'll take in the sights at Lizard lighthouse before making our way to Kynance Cove, a favourite filming destination for the TV drama Poldark. With perfect tide times we'll finish the day back at the causeway over St Michael's mount and then conclude the workshop back at Penzance train station.
What to Bring
Cornwall sadly isn't sun, sand and beaches all year round. It's peninsula is home to some of the most dramatic storms and faces the full force of the Atlantic. That said, most of the year it's fairly settled but the weather can suddenly change. With this in mind, warm and waterproof clothing is essential as we can be outside for a few hours at a time. I will keep walks short but I would recommend a pair of walking boots or sensible footwear as some of the coastal parts can be rugged in parts. A pair of wellingtons can also be useful when we're photographing on beaches or near water. We could be treated to some glorious weather, so, equally, sun protection is just as important. A sun hat and sun protection is advisable.
This workshop is aimed at photographers of all abilities but I would recommend a DLSR (or equivalent), a sturdy tripod, a range of lenses including a wide angle lens and if required, graduated filters. For our trips that require walking I would advise that you keep your photographic equipment to a minimum. Camera bodies, lenses and tripods can quickly add up to a significant weight so make sure you have a rucksack/camera bag that you can comfortably carry along coastal paths and across beaches. If you have any questions regarding equipment please don't hesitate to contact me.
I will have my own laptop that we can use to assess images during the quieter times in the day, or if the weather keeps us inside, but feel free to bring your own so you can do your own editing. I also have tripods and a set of Lee filters that can be used during the workshop.
Although our accommodation is self catered, breakfast will be provided. Lunch, dinner and drinks are excluded. There will also be ample opportunities to visit shops and eateries when we're out in the day. Personal insurance is also recommended.
We'll be meeting at Penzance train station at 12pm. Penzance is easily accessible by road or public transport. If you have any questions about travel arrangements please let me know.
Our large spacious and modern self catering cottage is fully equipped with the necessary amenities. More details will be provided upon booking.
- Spacious Bedrooms
- Large lounge and kitchen area
- Breakfast Included