Dale Fort is a popular venue for developing digital photographers with all types of cameras – this course is suitable for both compact and DSLR cameras. It provides the perfect opportunity to photograph the superb land and seascapes of Pembrokeshire in autumn. We will look at the controls of cameras to achieve the best from light metering, apertures and shutters. As much time as possible will be spent outdoors although we will look at enhancing images on the computer to maximise their potential. Although some knowledge is useful the course is open to anyone keen to improve on their digital photography. All participants will be provided with a computer and software, and there will be a range of equipment to try.

Tutor: John Archer-Thomson

For many years John Archer-Thomson was Assistant Head of Centre at FSC Dale Fort. He is now working as a freelance coastal ecologist, writer and photographer and runs a number of courses at Dale Fort each year. He co-wrote Rocky Shores, Volume 7 in Bloomsbury’s British Wildlife Collection.

Example Timetable

Tuesday: Intro to the course and Pembrokeshire.

Wednesday: Wooltack point looking towards Skomer, followed by Marloes Sands.

Thursday: For example: Newgale sands and beach. St. David’s City and a chance to walk in the area around St. Justinian’s and nearby headland. Other options to suit.

Friday: For example: Preseli Hills, prehistoric mounds, Gwaun Valley with woods and cascades or we can head south to Pembrokeshire’s limestone scenery.

Saturday: Depart after breakfast, packed lunch is provided.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Personal and Travel Insurance

Before You Attend

Start and Finish Times

Resident guests are requested to arrive on the first day at the office reception for registration between 4.00 – 5.30pm. An introductory talk will follow. Dinner will be at 6.00pm. Breakfast will be at 8.00am. Departure will be after breakfast on the last day. Non-resident guests are asked to arrive in time for the welcome talk at approximately 5.30pm.

What to Bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (can be borrowed from Centre)
  • Outdoor footwear – sturdy shoes or boots
  • Day rucksack
  • Warm hat and gloves for inclement weather.
  • Water bottles and/or thermos flask
  • Lunch box


Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item