An all-inclusive one-week photography workshop on the Isle of Wight.
If you have been to the Isle of Wight, you know what a special place it is. Whether visiting as a holiday-maker, sailor, cyclist, hiker or festival-goer, you have come to appreciate its relaxed pace, friendly welcome and beautiful landscapes. The islandís unique character and charm lie in its stunning scenery and tranquility - all within easy reach for a great time out with friends and colleagues as you experience the very best the island has to offer.
Isle of Wight photo workshops give you a full week to experience the islandís coastal magic plus its inland landscapes with rural idyll. Nearly half of the Isle of Wight is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including over 50 miles of Heritage Coast, both part of the national family of protected landscapes recognised for their special qualities and character. Itís your tour, so you decide where to go and how long to stay. We are very happy to guide with suggestions and a wide range of choices aligned with your interests.
The Isle of Wight is officially the sunniest place in the whole of Britain and with 60 miles of coastline in a small package it provides just endless photographic opportunities. Our aim is to get you about, suggest good angles and interesting subjects, and help you hone your skills receiving as much, or as little, training as you like. The days are yours to enjoy as you learn, capture great shots and have fun bringing home high-quality images. We cater to all skill levels, from beginner to advanced, so everyone can benefit from the workshop experience. Take your photography to a whole new level.
Your workshop begins when we greet you at your port of entry - in Ryde (from Portsmouth), Cowes (from Southampton) or Yarmouth (from Lymington). The tour begins the moment you arrive. The week starts around mid-day and it can begin on any day week or weekend and continues for a full 7 nights on the island. For example if you arrive on a Saturday the workshop will also finish on a Saturday. Depending on your arrival time, light conditions and preferences, we can get you to your hotel for check-in, go to a good location for sunset, enjoy a meal and then return to your place of lodging for the night.
The next morning can be an early start to photograph sunrise probably on the eastern side of the island. We can then enjoy a good breakfast somewhere close by. Next weíll head in the direction that suits the kind of photography you would like to do, making the most of your time, light direction and scenic spots. Optionally, if you want to explore somewhere on your own or have some free time to yourself, that is totally your choice as to when and where. We finish when you feel youíre done, as the hours are completely flexible. You can stay out for sunset, or continue by doing some night photography (the island has a Dark Sky area). We will ensure that you have a good choice of the usual meal options before dropping you back at your hotel for the night.
The agenda for each day is quite flexible and will be dictated by your interests and requirements but we will try to make maximum use of the best light available. We can study photography and processing inside during any inclement weather. On the last day we can photograph sunrise and then enjoy a nice breakfast before you collect your bags. We finish when you feel youíre done and weíll make sure you get back to the ferry in time for your journey home.
Isle of Wight photo workshops are for ideally suited to small groups, two or three individuals per group will ensures lots of individual attention.