Although in more recent years my adventures have taken me to some of the world's most spectacular landscape the beauty of Dartmoor remains undeniable. I started my photography on the moor and over the last 10 years I have developed an intimate knowledge of its varied landscape. I have hosted 3 successful exhibitions on Dartmoor and my work is widely used and displayed by local companies, organisations and publications. In 2013 I teamed up with another Dartmoor photographer, Guy Richardson, to produce “Dartmoor Time-lapse” which was a finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards and shown worldwide. This film is on permanent display at the Dartmoor Visitor Centre but you can view the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/82642494
Fitness and Experience
Dartmoor is very accessible and as long as you can walk comfortably we will have numerous locations available to us. You need no experience of either hiking or photography for a 1-on-1 - I can tailor what we do to match your ability.
Please dress appropriately for the season. On too many occasions people have turned up in walking clothes only to find out that standaing around waiting for the light can be a rather chilly business! It's important that you bring warm clothes, waterproofs and sturdy footwear.
As far as camera equipment goes, I would suggest an SLR or Compact System Camera, a wideangle lens, a telephoto lens, a polariser and a tripod. That should cover you for almost every shooting scenario we encounter.
Since this is a 1-to-1 the teaching aspect is to a large degree down to you. Usually I would start by ensuring you are technically able, starting with the fundamentals and then practicing a few more technical aspects like hyperfocal focussing. From there we work on lighting and composition, discuss image concepts, and then try to employ what we have learnt in a variety of scenarios. During down time we can go through a professional editing workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop.
I am able to drive people in and around the Dartmoor area, but bringing your own car may be more convenient.
Please arrange your own accomodation (not included). There are dozens of Bed and Breakfasts and hotels in the West Dartmoor area where we will be based. The Princetown to Tavistock area is ideal. Also check AirBnB.
Want to bring a friend/partner?
Non-photographic guests are free. If you want to club together with other photographers then please add £100 per person per day.
Optional: Overnight Camping
If you would like to camp out on Dartmoor overnight then I can provide high end camping equipment. We will share a mountain tent and you will have the use of the very best equipment - I can provide everything. This is certainly worth considering in Summer when we would be able to camp on location in preparation for a 5am sunrise.
Pricing and payment
I have a weekend rate and a weekday rate.
Weekends £250/day, £400 for both days. 9 hours/day
Weekdays £200/day, £300 for 2 days. 9 hours/day
Overnight wild camping - additional £40 - all equipment provided.
Extra photographers - £100 per person per day.
Workshops for preorganised groups can be organised at competitive rates. Please email me.
Please get in touch to arrange dates and payment.
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