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North Devon Photography Tour in Black & White

07th - 10th Feb, 2021 - AVAILABLE

Tutored by Adrian Beasley and

£799.00 pp / Deposit -£200.00

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This North Devon photography tour will take place in February 2021 and is aimed at photographers who want to explore Black & White photography in this beautiful part of the UK. The North Devon coast is only 40 miles as the crow flies but anyone who has walked this section of the South West Coast Path will know that it is home to towering cliffs, huge beaches and tiny hidden coves.  

In the northern section, we start with Valley of Rocks, where Exmoor meets the sea in a dramatic, dry valley.  The coast here is dotted with coves beneath the cliffs leading eventually to the small resort town of Ilfracombe with its fishing harbour and controversial Damien Hirst statue.  Further west we find the beautiful small Lee Bay and Bull Point lighthouse.  As we head to the first of the big sandy beaches, we pass Morte Point, with its unusual rock structures and fabulous views out towards Lundy Island.  Woolacombe Beach is a long sandy beach several miles in length, ending at Putsborough and Baggy Point. 

Our North Devon photography tour will be led by Adrian Beasley and will provide opportunities and tuition in Black and White photography, editing and printing.

Tags: North Devon Photography Tour | North Devon Photography Holiday | North Devon Coast Landscape Photography

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North Devon Photography Tour in Black & White

At a Glance

  • Tutored By
  • Exertion
    Moderate
  • Included
    • Accommodation on single occupancy basis (double available)
    • Transport during the tour
    • Photographic tuition from Adrian Beasley
    • Print and processing tuition from Adrian Beasley
  • Excluded
    • Travel to the venue
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Insurance
  • Duration 3 Night Tours
  • Tour Code NDC04
North Devon Photography Tour in Black & White

North Devon Photography Tour - North Devon Coast Landscape Photography

This North Devon photography tour is aimed at photographers who want to explore Black & White photography in this beautiful part of the UK. The North Devon coast is only 40 miles as the crow flies but anyone who has walked this section of the South West Coast Path will know that it is home to towering cliffs, huge beaches and tiny hidden coves.  

In the northern section, we start with Valley of Rocks, where Exmoor meets the sea in a dramatic, dry valley.  The coast here is dotted with coves beneath the cliffs leading eventually to the small resort town of Ilfracombe with its fishing harbour and controversial Damien Hirst statue.  Further west we find the beautiful small Lee Bay and Bull Point lighthouse.  As we head to the first of the big sandy beaches, we pass Morte Point, with its unusual rock structures and fabulous views out towards Lundy Island.  Woolacombe Beach is a long sandy beach several miles in length, ending at Putsborough and Baggy Point.  This headland separates Putsborough from one of the UK’s best surfing beaches, Croyde Bay.  This beach is compact and has a rocky foreshore at either end, ideal for macro and long exposure. 

Finally, rounding the headland we reach the spectacular 3 mile long Saunton Sands. Saunton is backed by a dune system called Braunton Burrows, the largest in the UK and also the first UNESCO biosphere reserve in the UK.  At this point we reach the estuary of the Taw and Torridge Rivers and the coast heads inland to Barnstaple.  Across the river and continuing west, we meet Instow, a beautiful, simple beach village with sandy beach and small dune system.  Across the Torridge river we find Bideford and Appledore, leading back to the sea at Westward Ho! with its huge pebble ridge, sea-pool and bouldery foreshore.  Heading further west, you can drop steeply down to the sea at Peppercombe and Bucks Mills before reaching the iconic Clovelly.  Here, the steep, cobbled street leads down to the small harbour. 

Further west we find Mouthmill Beach with its collapsed arch, Blackchurch Rock.  We are in Hartland, nearing the western most end of the North Devon coast.  Here we have the most rugged coastline which exposes dramatic geological folds.  Hartland Point and Hartland Quay offer great views and an opportunity to reach the sea.  The last North Devon beach is Welcome Mouth and is no less dramatic, with fingers of rock stretching into the sea and a large sandy section at low tide.

We will be based at the Saunton Sands hotel, a 1930’s 4* Art Deco gem perched above Saunton Sands and Braunton Burrows.  This tour is aimed at photographers who want to explore Black & White photography in this beautiful part of the UK and will provide opportunities and tuition in photography, editing and printing.  I plan to use the final day for editing and printing and two full days out and about, but the weather may alter our plans.  There are opportunities for long exposure, panoramas, ICM, macro, telephoto and even Infrared.  You could easily bring everything you own, but please don’t!

Many locations require a reasonable level of fitness and good balance to reach and explore the locations.  Wet rocks are a particular hazard in winter and most beaches have rivers running through them adding an extra hazard even in dry conditions.  Please ask before booking if you are not sure if this tour would suit you.

You will need to bring a computer and editing software for the edit and print day. If you don’t have access to a laptop, then you could bring a desktop or even an iPad with a fully featured mobile editor such as Lightroom.

  • Saunton Sands Hotel

    Staying at Saunton Sands Hotel for 3 nights from 7th - 10th February 2021

    Single occupancy

    Breakfasts included

4.7/5

Independent Feedback based on 3 verified reviews

17th Feb, 2020

A GOOD WORKSHOP, WELL ORGANISED AND TUTORED

Derek Murrells - 8th Feb, 2020

A well thought out & well balanced workshop. Excellent tour leader in Adrian Beasley, very knowledgeable of locations, photographic technique & post processing.

John Fontana - 6th Feb, 2020

An excellent leader balancing photography in the field with knowledgeable technical instruction indoors. He was never intrusive but always about for help. He did not take a camera himself, devoting his time entirely to the group, working on with us after the evening meal. The accommodation was excellent though restaurant prices there meant we ate out locally, but were transported there. We were taken to several photo venues in the area. If there were any criticism at all, it might be that perhaps there were too many, allowing only short periods for photography on a couple of occasions. However we were given a real flavour of photo potential in this part of Britain. The leader was an enthusiastic facilitator who enthused passion for his black and white photography, that passion rubbing off on all the members of the group. This was an inspiring workshop, and one cannot ask for more than that. Highly recommended.

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