New Forest - Introduction to Photography Weekend

Key Information

Trip Duration2 Nights
LocationsThe New Forest
Dates 2021 Date TBC
Food and Accommodation Included Yes *

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The New Forest - 28th to 30th Sep 2018
Places Remaining: 16

The Peak District
Places Remaining: 16


Taking full control of your camera.

The course is aimed at those new to the world of photography and those with an intermediate knowledge who just want to improve and fine tune their own skills. This course is perfect for you!

To achieve this we use prime ‘Wild Locations’ situated in The New Forest. In either moorland, forest or mountain environments.

All of our courses use a good balance of teaching techniques that nurture learning, but are packed full of practical fun for the creative and inquisitive mind.

At each location we have access to an indoor location where we run some of the course. We then hop between a covered shelter for some outside practicals. Ideal if the weather is challenging. 

The rest of the course is spent in a small groups out in the wilds. 

During your time with us you’ll have a chance to get involved in loads of practical exercises in the field. In the evening session over a glass of wine, there is time to discuss the images taken of the day. To learn and share from us all. 

At each location we stay in good quality shared accommodation with a cozy communal area and good wholesome food. Perfect for sharing experiences of both the day and the road. 

At the start of the course you will be given your own ‘Masterclass Pack’. Which contains all the theoretical elements covered on the weekend. So there is no need to scribble down notes. This pack is yours to take home and enjoy. It also contains assignments to take your creativity to the next level… Ready for a follow up ‘Advanced Master Class’ in the future! 

The Photography & The Planning.

To take great photos you need to understand a few technical bits, once mastered this will improve your confidence by taking the fear out and putting the fun in! 

We will take you through the fundamentals of photography including:

Camera Anatomy: 

Understanding the settings and controls on your digital camera.

Camera Functions:

How the different settings affect the photographs you take, including ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture and Image Quality.


To understand how to find order in disorder, build structure and create dramatic adventure photographs. 


Learning the basics of harnessing natural light or light sources to the best effect to create the image or shoot the activity that you want to capture.

Post Processing: 

The last few hours of the course we look at backing up and storage. Plus an introduction into the world of Adobe Lightroom and other edit software currently available. 


On your travels you will need to be light and fast. We will help you to plan what gear to take on your shoot, considering the merits of camera choices from a smartphone, bridge to DSLR.
We will also look at lens, batteries, memory cards, filters and all the other gadgets too. 

Most of all we want to equip you with the confidence and motivation to get out there and explore get outside, do something, and photograph it.

 What’s Included:

▪ Shared self-catering style accommodation 
▪ All breakfasts, lunches, dinners & snacks.
▪ Hot & Cold drinks (exluding alchohol).
▪ Masterclass Pack, pens and Adventurelands note pads. 

What’s NOT Included: 

▪ International / domestic arrivals and associated tax. 
▪ Visas (if required). 
▪ Insurances. 
▪ Local Transfers to and from transport hubs 


Day 1: 19.00 to 22.30
Day 2: Full day 
Day 3: 07.00 to early afternoon


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