The exact itinerary might change slightly depending on the time of year and conditions, but will consist of roughly the following:
Sunset and Dusk shoot at Portland Bill lighthouse and Pulpit Rock
After settling into your hotel, we will start our photography workshop by heading down to the southern tip of the isle of Portland to photograph the sunset and blue hour (twilight) at the famous lighthouse, one of many Trinity Lighthouses in the UK, 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!
Dawn and sunrise shoot at Portland Bill, Abbotsbury, 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 to Abbotsbury and photograph this quaint village and also the stunning views of Chesil Beach. 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.
Kimmeridge Bay, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Old Harry.
Today we’ll get up very early and head to Old Harry cliffs for a dawn and sunrise shoot. 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 Kimmeridge Bay for a sunset 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.