The course will look at various techniques for photographing the varied natural history subjects of Devon, both from a technical point of view, and more creatively. We will visit various habitats and locations.  

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Techniques will include: 

  •  Close-up and macro
  • Plant photography
  • Seashore photography
  • Landscape photography
  • Infrared photography (demonstration)
  • Indoor (studio) photography

Locations/habitats: (weather permitting): 

  • Dartmoor
  • Seashore
  • Woodland
  • Meadows

There will be some walking over rough ground, no distance exceeding around 2-3 miles in total.

About the Tutor

Adrian Davies

Adrian Davies is a freelance nature photographer, lecturer, author and highly experienced course leader. He has written numerous articles and books, including Digital Close-up and Macro Photography, (Focal Press), “Digital Plant Photography” (Bloomsbury Press) (RHS magazine) “An informative study that would make an excellent gift for plant photographers of all levels”, “Digital Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography” (Focal Press, 2018) and “Photographing the Unseen”, pub. 2022

His two websites are:, and  His new book: “Plant Photography” is due to be published in April 2023.

Example Timetable

Resident participants are requested to arrive for registration by 17.00 on arrival day.

Non-residents can arrive 10/15 mins before the evening meal.

There will be an introductory talk at 17.00. The course will begin after supper.

Supper is usually at 18.30. A non-resident booking also includes dinner during your course as teaching does progress into the evening.

Breakfast, for resident participants, will be from 8:00am.

The course will end on Friday at 09.00. On the final day please vacate your room by 9:00am, storage is provided for your luggage

(Weather dependent)
In the field shooting
Tuesday Evening
Processing of images – software and techniques
Shooting - in the field and indoors
Shooting indoors
Wednesday Evening  
Image processing
Shooting - in the field and indoors
Shooting indoors
Thursday Evening 
Image processing and final Q and A

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Picnic Lunch

Full board accommodation and picnic lunch are for residential bookings only.

Before You Attend

What to Bring

  • Camera (DSLR or mirrorless preferred)
  • Lenses (including macro)
  • Tripod
  • Spare batteries and charger
  • Memory cards
  • Laptop if you have one

(Don’t worry if you don’t have all this – you will be able to do most of the photography in the locations)

Recommended reading list

Books by Adrian Davies:

  • Photographing the Unseen World. Crowood Press, 2020
  • Digital Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography. Focal Press, 2018.
  • Digital Plant Photography, Bloomsbury Press, 2013
  • Web:



Opportunities to attend this course

  • Mon 17, July 2023 17:00 - Fri 21, July 2023 09:00

    Slapton Ley
    South West
    £375.00 - £525.00
    Adrian Davies

    Sorry this course is out of stock

Join Adrian on his Photographing the Unseen World course on 21/07/2023  - 24/07/2023 and receive a 10% discount.