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Cornwall & Dartmoor NP

Cornwall & Dartmoor National Park Photo Tour - Seascape-Dream - 07 up to 14 May 2022

In cooperation with naturimfokus.com

Our excellent photo trip to the South West of England will inspire you! You can now register for this brand new photo trip on naturimfokus.com!

I am pleased to be organising this photo trip together with Daniel Spohn from naturimfokus.com. You can find all the details and information about the trip here or by email: info@naturimfokus.com. Booking is also done through naturimfokus.com!

Seascape-Dream: Why Cornwall in May?

In the far southwest of England, an untouched landscape with rugged cliffs, imposing surf and coastal vegetation that blossoms beautifully in spring awaits us. These are all perfect conditions for creative long exposures. In addition, we will learn about exciting image composition and optimal exposure control. The focus of this trip is on photography by the sea, at low tide and of course in the best light at dawn and dusk. We will show you how to create impressive effects of water and waves with long exposures.

In Dartmoor National Park we explore ancient, fairytale forests, gorgeous waterfalls and moss-covered and fern-lined streams. When the weather is right, we will create photos with a mystical atmosphere.

All locations have been extensively scouted. We know the exact times of high and low tide and which location is the most interesting, depending on the tide and time of day. So we can take you to the most promising locations and always count on optimal light conditions.

Highlights

  • creative long exposures and detail photography on the beaches of the southwest coast of England
  • enjoy the sea air, the wind in your hair and the gigantic view from the cliffs to the Atlantic Ocean
  • landscape photography and seascapes to the best light conditions
  • charming fishing villages, small harbours with rowboats, lighthouses and ruins of old tin mines along the coasts
  • dreamlike ancient forests, moss-covered streams and waterfalls in fresh greenery
  • the typical English countryside with small houses and farms, meadows, pastures and forests

What features this journey?

  • 8 days (7 nights) on location in Cornwall and surroundings
  • 2400 Euro in a double room including breakfast (single room on request)
  • daily workshops with experienced photo trainer Daniel Spohn and landscape photographer & guide André Wandrei
  • high individual learning success due to small groups (max. 5 persons per trainer)
  • supported with tripods and filter systems from Rollei
  • travel insurance certificate from Karawane Reisen GmbH & Co.KG

What should you bring along?

  • camera with interchangeable lenses, e.g. SLR or mirrorless camera (MFT or bridge camera)
  • a stable tripod!
  • lenses from wide angle to telephoto (recommended 14 to 200mm)
  • polarising filter and grey filter!
  • photo backpack
  • full batteries, empty memory cards, charger
  • if you are not yet familiar with the operation of your camera, it is an advantage to take the camera manual with you (We cannot know all cameras of all manufacturers)
  • you are healthy and can walk for 20 minutes with your photo backpack.

What else is advantageous?

  • basic photography skills (focal length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO)
  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with lenses from ultra wide angle to telephoto (14mm to 200mm)
  • polarising filter (important!), grey filter (important!), grey graduated filter
  • remote shutter release
  • headlamp with red light

A detailed packing list, including recommended clothing, follows.

What are you learning on this tour?

  • composition and image composition
  • interaction of aperture, exposure time, ISO
  • effect of different focal lengths
  • difference between the file formats JPEG and RAW
  • reading the histogram correctly
  • use of filters (grey filter, graduated filter, polarising filter)
  • long exposures (especially important for seaside and river photography)
  • techniques for creating panoramas
  • photographing in low light
  • image review and post-processing in Lightroom and/or Photoshop

Here are some impressions from Cornwall in May. We try to visit all the places you can see in the photos.