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Landscape Photography Workshop

Mon 10 - Wed 12 Apr 2017

Colmers Hill Dorset-9717 c Mark Bauer

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Develop your skills in technique, composition and image-processing on this photographic workshop covering the land and coast of West Dorset.

Dorset has been inspiring artists for centuries and it’s no surprise with its inspirational landscape of World Heritage Jurassic Coast to the ancient hillforts.  This special workshop offers you the opportunity to expand your creativity whilst utilising the early spring light, shoots of colour in vegetation and atmospheric weather conditions.

Mark will provide tuition in composition and camera techniques whilst in the field, together with post processing tutorials back at the Centre.  The workshop will cover West Dorset’s beautiful rolling landscapes as well as the World Heritage coastline.  Few photographers know Dorset as well as Mark Bauer, so as well as receiving expert tuition from your tutor, you can be sure that you will be in the right locations at the best time of day to make the most of them.  Over the two days, you will have the opportunity to shoot two sunsets and two sunrises, weather permitting. 

With digital photography, the image-making process does not normally finish when you press the shutter; good post processing skills are vital to making the most of your image.  Mark will show the basics of Adobe Lightroom, together with hints and tips on how to make your images stand out from the crowd.

Suitable for any level of experience from beginner to advanced practitioner, although you will need to have had some experience of working with a digital camera and be able to use photographic software. 

About the Leader:

Mark Bauer has been a professional landscape photographer for over ten years and his images have been published around the world.  He is a regular contributor to the UK photographic press and is best known for his atmospheric landscape images of the South West of England.  Mark has won numerous awards over the last few years including in the ‘International Landscape Photographer of the Year’ competition.  As a former teacher, he offers the skills to convey his in-depth knowledge to course participants.  Mark has been a Manfrotto Ambassador and is the author of four books; The Art of Landscape Photography, The Landscape Photography Workshop and Perfect Wiltshire, as well numerous contributions to the national press.


£349 pp Residential  -  includes 2 nights sole occupancy accommodation, full board including a home-cooked breakfast, tea/cake, lunch and 3 course dinner, all tuition/activities.

£269 pp Non-Residential  -  includes all of the above except accommodation and breakfast.


The course will start at 1pm on Monday with lunch and introduction, and will finish at 2pm on Wednesday with lunch.

What to bring: 

What to bring: A camera, tripod, lens and any filters you have (Mark can lend filters if you need them).

Coming from further afield or wish to extend you stay – we offer B&B accommodation.

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Comments from previous events:

Very happy with my experience with you.  With 6 others on a photography workshop with Mark Bauer, location good, friendly and helpful people at the Centre and food provided by Peter was appropriate and very good - Peter.


Mark Bauer

WD008(MG 1330) A golden morning near Lyme Regis c Mark Bauer

WD019(T7T2258 1) Stormy afternoon St Catherines Chapel Abbotsbury