With Adrian Davies as your guide, you too can enjoy Photographing the Natural History and Landscapes of South Devon. 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: www.adriandaviesimaging.com, and  www.imagingtheinvisible.com.  His new book: “Plant Photography” is due to be published in April 2023.

Explore our range of photography courses hosted by our engaging tutors and learn from their expertise and skills. Our art courses are a chance to meet like-minded people and a chance to unwind from everyday life. They are a great opportunity to experience the UK’s glorious countryside surrounding our field centres.

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: www.imagingtheinvisible.com



Opportunities to attend this course

This course is not currently available to book. Dates will follow soon.

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