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A coastal photography tour & workshop of the Dorset and the Jurassic Coast -

Join me, Ian Middleton, for a 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.

The tour will begin on the afternoon of the first day and end after sunset on the last day. Accommodation will be included for the first two nights, but should you need or want to arrive earlier or stay longer, then I can arrange extra nights for you.

Portland Bill, Durdle Door, Kimmeridge Bay, Old Harry, Weymouth, West Bay, Seacombe, Corfe Castle

Read my blog about Durdle Door here:


Small group tour - 4-6 people

Price per person:

Days Single Occupancy
2½ (2 nights) £550
Dates in 2020
- Sat Feb 15th - Mon 17th (2 spaces left)

Private 1-1

Days 1 person
2½ (2 nights) £1350
Available on request




Suitable for:
beginner to intermediate

Included in the price:
- Accommodation: 2 nights in a single room with bed & breakfast
- 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 and 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.


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. 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
Dawn and sunrise 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.

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 head to a location for a sunset shoot.

Details at a glance

- England - Portland Bill, Durdle Door, Kimmeridge Bay, Old Harry, Weymouth, West Bay, Seacombe, Corfe Castle.

Price: £550

Dates in (2020)
- Sat Feb 15th - Mon 17th (2 spaces left)

- Heights Hotel in Portland

- Accommodation (single room), transport in Dorset, tuition and guidance, ebook handout

- flights, dinner, drinks, camera and travel insurance

- Moderate. Plenty of walking involved. Good walking shoes needed.

- Beginner to intermediate

- Camera (obviously), ideally SLR, but also bridge or advanced compacts may suit.
- Tripod
- Remote shutter release cable

- Polarising filter
- Neutral density filter
- ND grad filters
- Laptop for processing





"Ian has the natural ability of making you understand something that you haven't completely understood the meaning of. Ian has the patience to support and guide you through the learning process which made learning while out and about easy. The practical nature of the course was extremely beneficial as I think I learn more in this way. The instant feedback whilst taking pictures to amend to get the result you were after was very good and made learning more focused as you could achieve the shots you wanted. The small group made one to one tuition readily available and invaluable as learning methods and speeds vary so will suit all needs for prospective clients. I would thoroughly recommend the workshops to anyone who wants to get more out of their camera and the photographs they can produce,and the confidence that it can be achieved. The local knowledge was good and was utilised exceptionally well when the weather did not do as predicted by forecasts. I will be looking into attending future workshops in different locations to develop my skills and confidence further. Ian's handout is remarkably detailed for a short course and is a good manual to refer to."